Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 16th, 2014

@SnarkyPlatypus Thanks. If I do, it’ll be the first time in months. Gorn.

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Despite the best attempts of both Full Moon and Roof Goat, I will attempt sleep. Monday is a busy day.

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@RealNickHodge There shall be more to say about Roof Goat in due course. But this was not Roof Goat’s work.

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TumblrTXT So while I think it is TOTALLY FINE to be sexually attracted to mammals (non human ones) I don’t think it’s OK to engage in sex with them.

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RT_com Official website of referendum is down due to cyber-attack originated from US - local minister of information on.rt.com/xhz2zu

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Imresal “GDP not good for me” — first time I’ve known somebody to object to an economic indicator: pic.twitter.com/zTSMuWGsyr

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The Full Moon is now less than six hours away.

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RT @AbheiJeet: I am damn sure that this psycho pilot hijacked plane, killed 238 people to support homosexuality. mirror.co.uk/news/world-new… [!]

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RT @shanghaiist: Photo of the Day: This is what happens when you kiss a snapping turtle fb.me/3t8AZrxTb [Curiosity FTW!]

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Oh please don’t retweet That Man into my world.

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@ikostar I had not thought of that. This is the most humble day of my life.

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@jdhowson And that reminds me that I have to do an explainer for @crikey_news early tomorrow. Oops.

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StephenAtHome Pope Francis said the internet is “a gift from God.” Sounds like somebody hasn’t scrolled down to the comments section yet.

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joalabaster The angry goat on the roof is my spirit animal.

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@jdhowson Yesterday @scottcarson1957 was posting details of what’d be involved in disabling a Boeing 777’s transponders, for example.

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@ikostar You’re right, many questions still need to be answered about The Man who is Earned a Goat’s Respect. Should I find him?

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Looks like someone’s finally hit @R_Chirgwin with the tranquilliser gun.

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RT @GreenJ: Now queen/Bowie. This playlist is very bi curious. [Well, you ARE at football game…]

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@jdhowson There is that. NP, I just wish there’d be more explainers like independent.co.uk/news/world/asi… rather than speculation and feelpinions.

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RT @jonkudelka: I would like to meet the man who has won the respect of that goat. pic.twitter.com/CLl6dTgbVQ

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@jdhowson Perhaps. I’m not trying to make a major thing of it. Just struck me as an odd / obvious thing to point out. [Shrugs.]

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GordyPls Who is the coward fuck “editor” who used Daniel Morcombe to try and resurrect Internet filtering in the @smh

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RT @glengyron: Rake is basically Chances with Richard Roxburgh replacing Jeremy Irons. [Now there’s a theme to explore!]

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@jdhowson @PeteDotAscian @PrimlyStable But it doesn’t differentiate this pilot from any other, and in broadcast news every word is precious.

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[I was afraid of that.] RT @jasonjordan: He’s absolutely on purpose. RT @stilgherrian: Is Richard Hammond for a reason?

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Is Richard Hammond for a reason?

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PrimlyStable BBC breathlessly reports that Malaysian pilot with 18,000 hours of flying time “was an aviation enthusiast”. I’d never have guessed.

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“The Year of Living Annoyingly”.

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RT @chrisjrn: @stilgherrian what if I’m facing south? [Then you won’t see the Moon. Der.]

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@R_Chirgwin [Looks at watch, no, looks at desk calendar.]

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It’s the Full Moon tonight, possums, at 0409 AEDT here on the right-hand side of Australia.

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Earlier today I bloggerated: “Weekly Wrap 197: Leura, clouds, and other minor joys” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/19…

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KimKierkegaard My soul is a hollowness & everything around me is as empty as eternity. Where do I look for fashion inspiration or fun trends?

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johnb78 That “oh-so-funny” old Malaysian Airlines advert is a bad photoshop job based on
an A380, you dullards.

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@reparb Oh it’s a EPIRB gone off somewhere, but not on our property. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@helenperris @franksting @smperris @sylmobile Perhaps, but it’s the princesses who are always slipping and spraining their ankles. ;)

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@R_Chirgwin Would you like some machine oil for the valves on your horn? It seems to be stuck on that one note?

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@virag064 Pretty much. That chopper looked like it had a black belly in that night. It’s actually white.

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@franksting @smperris @sylmobile @helenperris I haven’t been on any of the tracks in quite some years, I couldn’t tell you.

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@smperris @sylmobile You’re 2km down a marked trail, @helenperris slips, breaks a leg, it starts raining. No mobile reception. Next move?

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@smperris @sylmobile Yeah, but visitors often don’t realise how rugged it can get, or that so much of the scrubland has no mobile coverage.

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In answer to @smperris’ question, an EPIRB can be rented by the day, or even free in the Blue Mountains. bwrs.org.au/?q=faq-plb-epi…

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Dear Everyone, when bushwalking in the Blue Mountains, even just a little stroll, take an EPIRB (beacon) with you. It may save your life.

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Emergency vehicles have now departed @bunjaree and headed down Frenchmans Rd or somewhere. Not our problem. No further updates.

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OK, @nswpolice at Katoomba tell me an EPIRB (emergency beacon) has gone off down that way somewhere. They haven’t reached it yet.

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The (almost) Full Moon is about to rose over the trees, putting some light onto the @bunjaree track. Wondering whether to go look-see.

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This does not bode well.

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I have just been informed that @nswpolice Police Rescue and an ambulance have now driven down into @bunjaree, no party lights.

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Helicopter, as previously mentioned. This is when it was much higher, as it was departing @bunjaree. pic.twitter.com/LD9SaASBKU

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@R_Chirgwin Alex was having similar thoughts, but in connection with one of the neighbour’s more, um, adventurous family members.

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree That would make sense. it’s still odd seeing it hover RIGHT in front of Rozella Cottage.

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Note to self: Keep the video camera in a more accessible location. I did get a tiny snippet though, which I shall transfer now.

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And now @bunjaree’s next-door neighbour and I have decided that it’s too cold to be wandering around at sunset in shirtsleeves.

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It’s still very close-by, circling that takes it out over the valley but back directly over @Bungaree at low altitude.

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It was @ASNSW’s Augusta Westland 139 ambulance, making low passes around @bunjaree, hovering ~200m away looking right at us, then away.

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Well that shows how easy it is to misidentify an aircraft when you can only catch glimpses of it between the trees.

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No, not Blackhawks. Misidentified due to shadows and foliage. Stand by.

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WHY HAVE THESE HELICOPTERS SUDDENLY APPEARED OVERHEAD?

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Actually, I’d just like to repeat my, erm, Modest Proposal for Journalism Reform from “The 9pm Edict” episode 19. stilgherrian.com/edict/00019/

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Can we round up everyone reporting “NATO servers hacked” into some sort of muddy pen, where people can throw rotten fruit at them?

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mumbletwits Folks comparing SA with Qld boundary manipulations under Bjelke-Petersen, pls return to mothership for rectal exam.

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benpobjie It was ageing pop star Normie Rowe RT @Mamamia: She thought it was asparagus in her salad. It was definitely not asparagus…

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And just as I typed that, there was a peal of thunder. Yes, so many arsehats. Something shall be done.

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benpobjie Instructions on how to put a kitten in your vagina RT @Mamamia: Like kittens? Have a vagina? Then this very specific video is for you

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djackmanson ALP moving in to drink protester’s blood MT @owrangle: You Victorian types are all gonna volunteer for yeah?

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@shonadawes Context is all. @Asher_Wolf and I have a bunch of past experience of each other’s conversation to contextualise comments.

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@Asher_Wolf “These people” is such a useful phrase, isn’t it. :) Still, people’s placards ARE the messages they want to get across.

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@shonadawes Oh @Asher_Wolf is tough enough to tell me if it’s unfair. And, I think, smart enough to see recognise irony when it’s used.

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@Asher_Wolf Yes, how dare these people’s public political statements be brought to a wider audience and discussed. We must prevent that.

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firstdogonmoon Yes I’ve made lots of jokes about how the how prime minister’s penis is worse than hitler but Im a professional. The rest of you stop it.

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@jonostrower The “ping” measures the distance, not the direction. So that’s the circle of that radius centred on the satellite.

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RT @bernietb: What is Tony doing about my erection issues? instagram.com/p/llwOKYBIVu/ [Hers? Or yours? Or mine?]

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RT @theretronaut 1884: The Jull Centrifugal Snow Plough (source: buff.ly/1eEM0Az) pic.twitter.com/C6lZEPvyLB [I so want one of these!]

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RT @semibogan: Fucking VMware!!!! [Nice weather for it!!!!]

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@wolfcat My Worzel Gummidge is already raised, thank you.

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RT @jonathonio: pic.twitter.com/vNqqU1c4pa [While part of me wants to ask about alternatives, I am mesmerised by the sandals.]

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There’s just a bit too much thunderstorm for me to be comfortable walking into the village for Sunday lunch. I shall summon transport.

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My straw man is bigger than your straw man, and wronger.

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raganwald Of course I drink on the job! I’m not an airline pilot, I’m a guy trying to make sense of JavaScript. I’m lucky I don’t shoot up.

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@scottcarson1957 Given that @marcfennell hosts the TV program that brought us vaginal knitting, I suspect so. youtube.com/watch?v=q6RZZf…

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 197: Leura, clouds, and other minor joys” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/19…

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@glengyron What’s wrong with “memetic climate”? At last I actually know what a meme IS.

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RT @marcfennell: I swear there’s a good reason for me licking my phone… bit.ly/1fZMHd4 pic.twitter.com/HM83ycPwtS [Mental illness?]

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katecrawford High frequency trading comes to bitcoin. Next up: we bring gasoline to an oil rig fire. freedomwat.ch/2014/03/14/per… via @sgourley

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bbhorne “In 100 years, we’re going to look back on borders like today we look back on slavery,” my friend said to me once.

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semibogan It’s 11am. My foot hurts.

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AusElectoralCom Group voting tickets for WA Senate election avail aec.gov.au/gvt (Scroll to bottom of candidate listing to access gvt PDF 427KB)

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Random thought: Would referring to Mr Turnbull as “The Doge of Wentworth” work in the current memetic climate?

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@waferbaby Into the ocean, never to be seen again? Um, I mean to the beach?

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IMPORTANT: Please explain this gloriously “good” Google-like phish to your non-tech friends. arstechnica.com/security/2014/… HT @alliecoyne

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RT @steve4good: Best Facebook status, ever. pic.twitter.com/LKhjayebwC [Agreed. Excellent work, Unknown Taxi Driver. HT @Arash_Mohebbi]

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I agree with @latingle, the map in this @nytimes explainer is the best MH370 seen so far. nytimes.com/2014/03/16/wor…

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It seems like the rain cells are forming out Bathurst-Orange way, and they’re heading eastwards fast.

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vanOnselenP It’s nearly six months old now, but I still think this is the best cartoon I’ve seen in ages… pic.twitter.com/XY3GkB2eiS

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@ajbau @Prohairetic While I’m certainly no expert, my feelpinion is actually that these guys would be much better off with fixed wireless.

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@ajbau @Prohairetic Indeed. I’m looking at the satellite imagery now. And I wonder how old the copper is in that river flood plain.

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@ajbau @Prohairetic Anyway, I’m guessing the story accurately relates Mr Webb’s complaint, without exploring the chances of him winning.

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@ajbau @Prohairetic Your logic is right, yes. Unless the plan gets changed again with political pressure. Woombah was never fibre zone.

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@ajbau @Prohairetic Sticking Woombah into the NBN Co’s rollout map shows it to be pretty marginal. nbnco.com.au/when-do-i-get-…

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@ajbau @Prohairetic Sounds (in my bleary grumpiness) like you’re specifically looking for ways to discredit the story. Could that be right?

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@ajbau @Prohairetic That said, the facts supporting the argument are “just” Mr Webb’s testimony, but hey a follow-up story may fix that.

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@ajbau @Prohairetic The interviewee using the wrong word (note the quote marks) doesn’t change the logic of his argument.

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“Man Googles himself, discovers he’s on the ‘Most Wanted’ list” news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-5…

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davpope I went to the Canberra balloon biennale this morning, but the only thing flying was this goo.gl/oc0BNQ pic.twitter.com/AsF0sF5k90

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TheBlogPirate What mainstream media did not show you today. Approx. 70000 Russians marched against war with in . pic.twitter.com/gxB1HyOGvh

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BastardEddie Well played gentlemen, well played. pic.twitter.com/dYW4bStt1H

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RT @cathywilcox1: How it works. pic.twitter.com/i1tbCefn0x [Once more, Ms Wilcox explains things well.]

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joanwolk Your periodic reminder that the stereotype of the antisocial male geek programmer was purposely built in the 1960s: gender.stanford.edu/news/2011/rese…

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MT @Prohairetic: North coast NSW unhappy with wireless NBN pic.twitter.com/GhtQ0l2BSK [Some of us not exactly shocked by this result.]

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Sun plan: Relaxed reading and a little research; Sunday lunch; write for @crikey_news; try to get some sleep before a busy week.

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If CIA’s disruption of US Senate investigations into torture are as outlined in this @nybooks yarn, it’s way bad. nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…

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@R_Chirgwin Good idea, but we’re getting 40 to 50km/h winds, so it’s marginal. I’ll see how it goes.

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Hmmm… The spinebills are out doing their thing, but my plan to attach a GoPro camera to the bushes is still thwarted by the wind.

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RT @Nightwyrm: @marcuschown @stilgherrian Kia’s a car; that’s a Kea. [There is that. Thank you.]

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vanOnselenP I bet Marshall is glad he invited Tony Abbott to campaign in SA in the final week…

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Thanks, @leoniedoyle @bunjaree, that was a male Eastern Spinebill, photographed March 2012. Here’s a female. pic.twitter.com/kOcX1PC6q9

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marcuschown Retweet if you think the NHS would be safer run by this obscure squawking NZ parrot (Kia) than by David Cameron pic.twitter.com/80NHoVQyrW

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@GreenJ That might actually be a fun way to point out clichés and buzzwords to guests who could cope with that sort of thing.

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I was going to shoot video of the Eastern Spinebill clan at @bunjaree this morning, but it’s a bit too windy now. pic.twitter.com/Ku7hKxjpQo

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Vice_Is_Hip How Berlin’s hippest DJ is one of Kraftwerk’s old drum-machines

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EvansRyan202 When I refuse to give my email address to my local wine shop “because of all that NASA stuff” I dont think they got the joke

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Renew Leichhardt launch event in Sydney this morning. renewsydney.org/news/renew-lei… HT @unsungsongs

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@llament I knew of the Space-Time Continuum, of course, but the TV series I learned of when you just mentioned it.

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@GreenJ Can you sound a horn every time someone says “left” or “right”? Or shall I just find you a gun?

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“Malaysia Airlines Expands Investigation To Include General Scope Of Space, Time” theonion.com/articles/malay…

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At some point in the next few months I’ll sleep more than four hours one night, and then you’ll be in for it.

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chrstinadarling What the actual fuck is wrong with people? “Gee, we’ve invented immortality. LET’S USE IT FOR TORTURE.” pic.twitter.com/gDh09QTYAp

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RT @NewtonMark Autocorrect wants “ferchrissakes” to be “fetch rissoles,” but I don’t know why. [It’s hungry. Obey it or face consequences.]

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@myrcurial Well, I do admire a certain practical efficiency.

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Sunday. Dusting off the empty husk of the previous week, patching the worst of the scars, or hiding them. Fresh lipstick. Fraud. Sunday.

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