Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 16th, 2013

“I’m not [X], but others might.”

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@TheMeanSplendor @benpobjie Well, I saw “Silo 15” on TV. (Where? When? Dunno!) I’m digging into this for the first time in decades.

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Serious fuckin’ bonus points for anyone who can deliver to me a video file of either of those two movies.

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The Aussie 1970 “Silo 15” was a re-make of the 1967 German film of the same name. imdb.com/title/tt132020…

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Jack Thompson, Ed Deveraux, whatever. They all feel the same in the dark.

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Fuck yes, thank you @benpobjie! “Silo 15”, 1970, starring Jack Thompson and Owen Weingott. imdb.com/title/tt224156…

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Dammit! Australian movie 1960s or 1970s. Cast of two. Missile silo. Earth shakes, comms broken, do we launch or not? So tense. What was it?

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Ray Barrett is an excellent suggestion, @Tim_Coronel, but no.

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It was literally a cast of two. I think it was originally a stage play, but they made a movie of it. In the 1960s. GOD DAMN YOU, INTERNET!

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Fuck! It was the Australian nuke equivalent to “12 Angry Men”. Two blokes in a missile silo, arguing whether to press the button.

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah “Threads” will cheer up the kids. ;)

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@benpobjie No, not “Whoops, Apocalypse”. A serious, and tense, piece of drama.

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OK, maybe it wasn’t Ed Devereaux, but there was a film about two Aussies in a missile silo and an ambiguous reason to launch the nukes.

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Now, there was an Australian movie starring Ed Devereaux (“Skippy”) and another guy, in a missile silo, will they launch? What was that?

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Here’s the original 1964 movie “Fail Safe” youtube.com/watch?v=ReSPnE… … maybe watch this one before the 2000 remake.

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You seriously need to watch the 1984 UK movie “Threads”. youtube.com/watch?v=_MCbTv…

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“Dr Strangelove” was a parody of “Fail Safe”. Here’s the 2000 live-to-TV remake. youtube.com/watch?v=djqlAT…

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The film “Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” veoh.com/watch/v1948313…+

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So, interested in the Cold War? I shall now tweet some links to stuff that you WILL watch, or be considered an arsehat forever.

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I’d be interested to know what proportion of you folks recognise the image from “Doctor Strangelove”. I’m guessing… fuck all.

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@phbarratt @donnamulhearn And I say this while this image is circulating tonight. twitpic.com/c46jn6 I love this planet!

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@phbarratt @donnamulhearn Indeed. Yet “Go to war” can be a decision that has to happen faster that a legislature. (I am NOT defending 2003.)

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Obvious, but … twitpic.com/c46jn6 [Obvious perhaps to gentlemen of a certain age, but this is very good.]

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GreenJ so a supermarket lasagne walks into a bar, and the barman says ‘why the long face?’

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Look, @GreenJ, before I dare tune in tomorrow morning, can you please confirm that “Philip Collins” is not Phil Collins? Because obviously.

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@sherro58 Oh dear. I’m going to ruin your average tomorrow.

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RT @lyntonmanuel: I swear this cloud looked so much like Rolf Harris it wasn’t funny… instagr.am/p/VyO9kZyGLs/ [True.]

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@laurenetrim Yeah yeah the polkadot reindeer will be coming with me tomorrow.

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@sherro58 @AusGovCTO Yeah you buggered that up but, hey, it’s Saturday night. See you in Queensland tomorrow!

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Fuck this, I’m just going to buy vodka and ride my inflatable polkadot reindeer until dawn, then catch my plane to Queensland.

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@donnamulhearn @phbarratt Er, because executive government and legislature are different things? 2003 was bullshit, yes, but this isn’t it.

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@Pollytics Who even shaves a goat? HALF OF THE FUN IS DESTROYED RIGHT THERE!

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RT @triple5adam: pic.twitter.com/RaIqWeYc [I’ve zero idea what this means, but I assume some will find it amusing.]

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RT @triple5adam: pic.twitter.com/hq89TtvM [THIS IS THE HOTEL I AM STAYING IN!]

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RT @triple5adam: @stilgherrian thought of some more pic.twitter.com/igroDkvY [“Thought”, eh?]

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Damn. It’s an 0500 alarm on a Sunday. Good thing I shifted 70km closer to Sydney airport for the weekend.

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So let me just work out how early I have to get up tomorrow so I can plan the evening’s… limit. Because I’m really good at that.

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That’s “revenge”? Pathetic.

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Removing unwarranted pangolins.

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@jennylmackinnon By which I mean that I, too, was too old to know this meaning without further research.

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@jennylmackinnon I think just old. A quick search revealed the meaning rather, erm, quickly.

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So you want me to follow you, @LeeNic_, yet this is your Tumblr? i-love-clunge.tumblr.com Yeah I’d think that through a bit more.

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RT @triple5adam: @stilgherrian It sounds as if you’re sobering up [No.]

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Truth be told, I could forego TV for a year and just watch the clouds roll in over the city. But hey, you watch “My Kitchen Rules”, OK?

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@triple5adam WHY DON’T I GET A BATH?

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HERALDRY GONE MAD!

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RT @triple5adam: @stilgherrian crazy pic.twitter.com/lRZHrLwy [I did not order the killing, let’s make that clear.]

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“Deal mayor Marlene Burnham said it was ‘heraldry gone mad’.” bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan… HT @Greg_Callus via @DavidAllenGreen @Colvinius

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Who needs a PR agency when we have Twitter plus arsehats with too much time on their hands?

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RT @triple5adam: there’s always one in every cabinet pic.twitter.com/geeFtmt8 [Yeah, I could run this country.]

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RT @triple5adam: pic.twitter.com/sCZ1PQDr [I have conned a ship, yes. Briefly. But not that one.]

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RT @aaronkearneyaus: Now, for the fourth time, Channel 9 talks to Matthew Newton for the very first time. [Television maths > Bistromaths.]

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You know, @NickRynne, I never thought I’d ever live to see someone use the phrase “pre-game smoothie”. Australia is fucked.

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@PointZeroOne @CirculatorG Oddly enough, the desire to leap from an 11th-storey window is relatively low today.

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So, @CirculatorG, there’s a swimming pool down there… instagr.am/p/VyF0y9CFn_/

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@ddowza @firstdogonmoon @Asher_Wolf Mount his calendar? Surely I should mount his clock?

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I have done so. One of my favourites, too. Koonara Angel’s Peak 2006 Coonawarra Shiraz.

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I should probably open another bottle of wine.

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Oh fuck I am so going to regret that.

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RT @retrogrrl: I knew of one [cat] called Graham. He seemed perpetually miffed. [I can well understand…]

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New photo: Sydney skyline as seen from Parramatta just now. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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mcclure111 1. Create OKCupid account with female avatar. 2. Whenever messaged, respond with horse_ebooks tweet. 3. Make tumblr. okcebooks.tumblr.com

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@Asher_Wolf @firstdogonmoon @kcarruthers I think this is a sit-and-bounce toy too, but I’m a few decades older than the target audience.

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@SnarkyPlatypus So are we going? I’ll bring a translator.

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@R_Chirgwin: RT @stilgherrian: Who the fuck calls a cat “Gavin”? [ I had a cat called “Barry” once ]” And I had one called “J51”.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The Pinnacle of Japanese Culture. instagr.am/p/VyAGnlC2lr/ [FREE SUSHI SERVED BY SEXY CATGIRLS! No, no problem here.]

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Who the fuck calls a cat “Gavin”?

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RT @jclacherty: Haven’t you heard @stilgherrian? The copper’s all fine. Oh, and “Supa-fast” is a unit of measurement. pic.twitter.com/2XPdHlKx

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Influence, vanity metrics and other internet astrology” zdnet.com/influence-vani…

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OK, I said I’d done the final retweet for some of the stuff I did this week, but hey some of you only catch up on the weekend… so…

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@CirculatorG Well, yes. Thanks for getting back to me. Appreciated.

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RT: New blog post: “@TurnbullMalcolm and the NBN: This one’s for you, Sir!” stilgherrian.com/politics/malco…

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@firstdogonmoon 34C in Adelaide in February? That’s nothing. Usually for the Fringe it’s in the low 40s.

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I have abandoned the idea of getting a haircut today. I’m sure this news thrills you.

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@ApostrophePong Ikea? Easy! Try assembling a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter from two crates of parts! youtube.com/watch?v=V2D3k0… HY @NewtonMark

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Anyway, the key issues now are that it needs a name and, yes, it’s coming with me to Kickstart Forum tomorrow.

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Especially since most of @JetstarAirways’ customers seem to bring half their damn household possessions with them for a 90-minute flight.

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If that… thing… whatever it is… isn’t carry-on luggage then @JetstarAirways are going to get so much grief.

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Ah yeah I have an 0845 flight in the morning. Possibly I haven’t thought through the logistics here.

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@AnnabelAstbury I remember my time in Africa well and, now that the anger has subsided, I intend to return without the unwarranted chaos.

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Gina’s Dream, Westfield Parramatta instagr.am/p/VxwONsCFjn/

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Now playing at Westfield Parramatta: Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” instagr.am/p/VxvvkkCFi4/

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Now playing at Westfield Parramatta: Toto’s “Africa” instagr.am/p/VxvmqtCFir/

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@PointZeroOne Stop saying that! Because I will. And then what?

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Parramatta Farmers Market. Needs work. instagr.am/p/VxuxmWiFhg/

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Is the tag line visible? chrisberg? instagr.am/p/VxuE9GCFgk/

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@Taezar “Scheduled group things.” Yes like North Korea. Excellent.. This is the way ahead.

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Even on a Saturday, I have to deal with dull literalism. Sigh.

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RT @AnnabelAstbury @stilgherrian was it about horizontal scrolling? [OK, burning women as witches, so only slightly worse than that.]

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OMFG! A terrible thing has been happening forever but I just read about it in @TheGlobalMail. Quick! It must stop! Tweet now!

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RT @nephstar @stilgherrian tis a great nation. And pierogi maybe THE greatest ever foodstuff. [Ping @SnarkyPlatypus]

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This  thing seems a bit tacky.

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RT @oberonsghost Flower detail, Strand Arcade. instagr.am/p/Vxr0bYQ31T/ [Gorgeous!]

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RT @triple5adam red red wine [Thank you for citing the worst,most tedious song in the entire history of Western music.]

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Don’t worry, they’re already dealing with this issue. instagr.am/p/VxrYMXiFtn/

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There is much to admire about Poland, @nephstar, including half my ancestry (though ethnically German).

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RT @nephstar In Poland: ‘drugie sniedania’ [lit. 2nd breakfast] is a recognized meal. Suspect its to offset starting work at 7am.

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Time in Parramatta helps. Sydney’s demographic centre of gravity is still west, but The Greens’ heartland is already a smear on the horizon.

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@docbaty Yes, I’ll think you’ll find that’s my entire point.

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So is that campaign dead yet? Next!

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Today we are all mothers of three in Horsley Park.

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RT @lukebunyip You’re working on an antipodean auto Guardian letter response app? [Yes, for Guardian readers in Horsley Parks everywhere!]

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BernardKeane So if DFAT is “helping” Xenophon he’ll either be found dead in his cell or will have to seek asylum with a South American country.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus Horsley Park falls into that big amorphous area known as “West of Newtown”. [Ah right. Petersham. Gotcha.]

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I don’t seem to be able to find Horsley Park on that map… Is it near Rozelle?

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“I’m a mother of three in Horsley Park and my husband works night shift in Sutherland. So your light rail plan…”

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So what was the population of Sydney in 1945?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus I’m not sure implying we should go back to the 1940s is a good campaign strategy. [Shall I Godwin this now?]

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There’s a scallop in this marinara the size of Uluru.

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chrisberg let’s all be incredibly serious

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RT @franksting @stilgherrian why do you have a plate? [Tradition.]

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MT @ConversationEDU Monday, exclusive interview with Julian Assange from Ecuadorian embassy in London. [Asking him about Rudd’s chances?]

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If only I’d realised 37 years ago, it could have been nipped in the bud then. Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island is… witness-deprived.

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Having completed the first two items in my Sat plan, I shall now emerge onto the streets of Parramatta for the next few.

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@bigbadave In @TurnbullMalcolm’s defence, he’s part of a team. Well, tribe. And while he may well be listening, the tribe limits his speech.

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RT @lucethoughts: My friend Jim has the smallest nipples in the world. pic.twitter.com/TLE0xn4P [Here’s a challenge, Boys!]

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Sorry what? @abcnews has nuked Russia? And they said they were all communists at Aunty… [confused]

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New blog post: “@TurnbullMalcolm and the NBN: This one’s for you, Sir!” stilgherrian.com/politics/malco…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Alors vous avez dormi plus longtemps que moi. Heureux samedi.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’apprécie le processus d’écriture. Tout sera révélé très prochainement. Et vous?

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The tweets from inner Sydney seem to be complaining about this… instagr.am/p/VxXf8aiFmX/

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RT @corduroy: @michaelneale @stilgherrian I have a new startup - it’s like Netflix, but for sheep. [So, BigPond Movies?]

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@mikko @tapanisimojoki @johnthelutheran @juhasaarinen Indeed, history has taught us this. :) Happy Weekend, gentlemen, I must write now.

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RT @corduroy: Our neighbours seem to have a goat. Bloody noisy, but I wouldn’t mind borrowing it once a week.

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Sat plan, semi-ordered: Blog; pants; errands in Parramatta inc haircut; write for @technologyspec; remainder TBA. Meals ad lib: choices!

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@andrew_hedge @GrogsGamut @jonkudelka Ah, well that puts a rather different complexion on things… as you were. [grumbles]

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RT @SamEyes: an actual screenshot from the BBC News website: pic.twitter.com/NQlrsCGL HT [private]

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Oh FFS! Who made a thing? Do we know there they live, and would anyone mind…? Do we have to infantilise EVERYTHING?

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RT @Beaker: Fair warning: I am now classified as a sophisticated attack [That means he’s drinking the expensive bourbon.]

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@gattaca Ze ole fashioned bad guys with guns is a threat we can all understand and deal with. Bring them back, I say!

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@tapanisimojoki @johnthelutheran It is all as I suspected. I shall inform @juhasaarinen and @mikko appropriately, and then avoid them. :)

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In another joyous win for media diversity, @BusinessSpec runs the Michelle Grattan column…

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@gattaca Did it have cybers in it? They have cyber-meteors in Russia now, even without Bruce Willis.

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I do love it when people do what you tell them. I get all warm and tingly.

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@NanoRaptor The long way of answering your question is that the location field in my Twitter profile is aways kept up to date

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You heard it here first: Michelle Grattan will be running for Labor in Warringah in 2016.

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For all those wondering why Michelle Grattan is always going on an on about Kevin Rudd, remember one word: Cheryl Kernot.

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If you feel cheated because an early tweet was missing a “y”, here it is now: y. Pass it on.

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Sat plan, draft: Unsure as yet, but it must include buying a new suitcase and getting a haircut. I’m in Parramatta, so anything is possible.

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