Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 15th, 2014

I’m going away now.

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When does that stop me? You’d be surprised, @staticsan @mediahunter, how many tweets get rejected.

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Laughing uncontrollably because I dare not tweet what I just thought of tweeting.

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God farts endless kittens, @mpesce. He propels Himself like Project Orion, but with kittens instead of nuclear explosions.

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If you forget to retweet one single breaking news tweet then God kills every kitten in the universe.

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I’ve also kinda launched “The 9pm Summer Scrounge”, aiming to fund four episodes for January. skank.com.au/news/subscribe… pic.twitter.com/YDIDPfbjhM

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You can also listen to “The 9pm Personal Brand Enhancement Journey” at SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… Or iTunes. itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZS…

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A minor thing, but “The 9pm Personal Brand Enhancement Journey” appeared last night. stilgherrian.com/edict/00033/ pic.twitter.com/DswOpaHIce

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From the footage, it appears that people are being held hostage by a giant Channel Seven logo.

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Back at @bunjaree, after riding a that stenched of burning brake blocks.

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Being devoured by mosquitoes.

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lukemcgee Oh this is very funny pic.twitter.com/qh9fBQpsub

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@purserj I believe my first tweet of the day covered this point.

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@alexmeaney @RichardDawkins To put it politely, I don’t know that hypothesising from the TV sidelines is particularly helpful.

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Hey @nswpolice you can stop investigating now because @RichardDawkins has figured it all out in his head.

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Platform announcement : “Police are targeting criminal and antisocial activity across the network. Thank you.”

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I’ve done my shopping too quickly. More than half an hour until the next train.

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The things they’re allowed to put on public signage up here. instagram.com/p/wnwJjriFtN/

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DMReporter : American readers weigh in with their messages of support. pic.twitter.com/cOmyiucT5B

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@MattSainsb @mscott @TheRealPBarry @richardaedy @ABCmediawatch I dunno, there’s just so long you can repeat the phrase “Oh fuck off!”

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I mean that, @mscott. This was a BIG day in Australian media, and it deserves a thorough analysis. Not rushed though.

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Hey @mscott, can we pull in @TheRealPBarry or someone (@richardaedy?) to do a one-off @ABCmediawatch special on today?

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@BernardKeane It’s in par 2 of the Wikipedia page for that movie, if your internets have Wikipedia. Hard to tell these days.

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@BernardKeane 2019. I looked it up. Unlike all the arsehats.

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It’s not a proper siege unless there’s a trebuchet. Idiots.

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+1000 RT @mumbletwits: “A city under siege”. Get a grip ABC.

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“Analysts” not “analysis”. Obviously.

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You know, @TonyAbbottMHR, while @nswpolice seems to be doing well, I’d save my “I’m proud” comments until it’s all sorted.

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I pity the intel analysis trawling through all this bullshit we’re posting, trying to find something of actual value for Sydney today.

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Careful readers will note that I’m being an utter hypocrite, making cheap jokes during a crisis. Like you only just figured that out?

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RT @newscomauHQ: A third hostage from within the cafe has been forced to contact Channel Nine. [Nine? Oh the humanity!]

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@sroc Perhaps so. Still, people will naturally spread news in a time of crisis. [Shrugs.] I won’t repeat it, but it’s already out there.

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@sroc I saw quite a few tweets from all over. I didn’t note specifically from where.

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RT @NickDRalston: Police have asked that any demands made by the gunmen not be published. [That horse bolted half an hour ago.]

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@michaelellams @FitToPrint Want a rational conversation about the role of taboo language in society? Shall we do that?

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@michaelellams @FitToPrint Why are you so stupid to imagine I think it’s to make me “look or sound intelligent”? Fuck off.

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@Rob_Stott What else can you say to “these people”?

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And while I’m on a roll, what sort of turd tries to make party-political mileage out of a hostage situation while it’s still live?

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OK, I’ve ordered pizza and another pint. It has come to that. I might as well take a selfie.

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@MattSainsb I did see the @dailytelegraph’s front page. There’s a special level in Hell for the cunt who green-lighted that.

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Gosh, anti-Murdoch tribalists, @leighsales just complimented @newscomauHQ for that summary too. Wrap your little brains around that.

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I’d forgotten how fucking mindless some the Murdoch-is-evil tribalists can be.

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@stereogamous @dailytelegraph @newscomauHQ They are. But this kind of mindless tribalism shits me to tears. It was a good report.

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I’m so very impressed* with all the backbench politicians wanting to be seen to be tweeting “support” to @nswpolice. Words are cheap, folks.

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@stereogamous @fieldproducer As I said before, that’s @dailytelegraph not @newscomauHQ Are you so stupid you can’t tell the difference?

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@0xAli Cheers. It’s looking like @nswpolice is just working the procedure. No rush to this stuff. My amateur eye and gut feels OK here.

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RT @BlogsofWar How long until we hear from the family about this guy’s history of unusual behavior? [They’l be home from work any time now.]

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@jamesjdominguez @ElPrezAU @newscomauHQ @dailytelegraph Yeah I’m not a big fan of that sort of tribalism. Credit where it’s due.

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@0xAli It’s still not clear what is happening, though this summary seems good. news.com.au/national/nsw-a…

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@0xAli It’s cool. It’s just that there’s a live situation 100km down the hill from me, and all manner of weird shit is flooding out.

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@0xAli I’m not sure that we’re on the same page here. Can we wait until today’s bullshit is over?

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@jamesjdominguez @ElPrezAU Indeed, @newscomauHQ is quite specifically saying we don’t know the motive. @dailytelegraph made their own call.

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@0xAli Sorry, what are you referring to? There’s to reply-to in that tweet.

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“Sydney siege: What we know, what we don’t.” Thank you, @newscomauHQ news.com.au/national/nsw-a…

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I repeat: Your viewing today? “Frontline” series 1 episode 5, “The Siege”. Watch and learn. youtube.com/watch?v=ONA8Um…

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@jeamland @glengyron Well, there were some interesting moments back then.

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@BlogsofWar I’ll be interested to see what you make of all this, once it’s over. I’ve been trying not to watch it too closely.

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I should’ve corrected @glengyron’s spelling of “water cannon” before I retweeted that. Still, you should know he’s ignorant.

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+1000 MT @glengyron: Hey @nswpolice, normally I love freedom and stuff, but can you turn the water canon on the sightseers at Martin Place?

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MT @natecochrane: Oh FFS pic.twitter.com/N9MfEfxPfG [If anyone knows these people, do please tell them what fuckwits they are. Pass it on.]

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nicchristensen Press Council confirms it has received complaints about Telegraph’s “Death Cult” afternoon front page mumbrel.la/1xiPvdQ

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RT @natecochrane: Terror porn pic.twitter.com/igiuEby8ym [What if he’s not a real policeman but a Chippendales stripper? As dusk falls…]

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leslienassar Shittest backpedal since Superman turned back time by flying around the Earth really fast. pic.twitter.com/Wtn9kBN2fN

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RT @charispalmer: Oh how precious. An insider account from someone who WAS NOT INSIDE [Isn’t journalism wonderful!]

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@adamjogrady Ooh! Quantum physics and Markhov chains are contemporary ideas. I think you’re onto something here.

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jayrosen_nyu Pro tip. When journalists call something “newsworthy,” their criteria for that will be incoherent, inconsistent, a confused jumble of ideas.

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“The charm quark or c quark is the third most massive of all quarks… with a spin of -1/2.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charm_qua…bW

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NightValeRadio All i want for christmas are your two front teeth.

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5at5daily 5at5 number 122: Thought leaders, hostage-takers, futurists and other terrorists. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@jonoabroad I didn’t measure it. Should I have? Would that help?

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 236: Summer and swirling water”, links to last week’s stuff. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/23… pic.twitter.com/om001CVxVW

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@NewtonMark Hah! It does seem there’s more mirth than distaste being generated. Also, doesn’t it seem a VERY long time.

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@jpwarren I’ve been meaning to hunt down some good audio production tutorials, so I’ve added it to my list. It’s a very long list.

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@corduroy Oh, none that I noticed. But I’m not on the train any more.

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, for a short while, so I’m not too disappointed.

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BlogsofWar If you think Twitter is bad - It has nothing on YouTube chat for live breaking news. The pro trolls are there. This is minor league.

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mumbrella Food store takes to Instagram to use hostage drama to promote its Westfield store mumbrel.la/1xjfTV8

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NewtonMark What kind of blast radius are they expecting? arseh.at/9yri

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Uber_Sydney Uber Sydney trips from CBD will be free for riders. Higher rates are still in place to encourage drivers to get into the CBD.

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@trevorlong @tashlee I have done rolling coverage, but regardless, you don’t need to be a violinist to know the orchestra is out of tune.

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@GizmodoAU “Massive” siege? What, like Constantinople? Stalingrad? Get a grip.

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bernietb You know what today is missing? Naomi Robson.

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natashamitchell The breaking news consumer’s handbook, as reshared by @onthemedia onthemedia.org/story/breaking… pic.twitter.com/6IoB0WlQrM

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@gregmcintyre That chap is @NicholasFryer, and where you can find his stuff is… well, I don’t actually know.

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BlogsofWar Well, at least one is required - MT @cnnbrk There is at least one armed suspect involved in Sydney hostage situation, U.S. officials say.

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CosmicRami For your reference. The actions of a few do not indicate the wishes of the masses.

Know your facts. pic.twitter.com/FpJspm3mWs

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@j_hutch Ah, that wasn’t there when I looked. Ta. Seems a bit tin-ear, given the circumstances.

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As some have said, it’ll be interesting to see how Uber “I was just following algorithms” Sydney responds to the situation.

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@sroc As I said before, I was just following algorithms” is just an update of an old line.

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@purserj @chrisjrn Agreed. “I was just following algorithms” is just an update of an old line.

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Your viewing today? “Frontline” series 1 episode 5, “The Siege”. Watch and learn. youtube.com/watch?v=ONA8Um… HT @KetanJ0 for the reminder.

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“Uber introduces surge pricing in downtown Sydney during hostage siege”, reports @mashable mashable.com/2014/12/14/ube…

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@jpwarren I was taught by an old-school audio director, and know how to work with ambient sound and one microphone. That’s all on a Zoom H1.

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I, too, am sick of @deptofaustralia’s offensive actions. pic.twitter.com/oj4cDpUx1y When will @leslienassar be brought to account.

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@jpwarren Oh good! I wasn’t sure whether that’d work. I really did just do a walk-in. The obvious edit is to remove another customer.

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@oliyoung Obviously I have no idea what you’re talking about.

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I’ve also kinda launched “The 9pm Summer Scrounge”, aiming to fund four episodes for January. skank.com.au/news/subscribe… pic.twitter.com/YDIDPfbjhM

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You can also listen to “The 9pm Personal Brand Enhancement Journey” at SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… Or iTunes. itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZS…

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Last night a podcast appeared, “The 9pm Personal Brand Enhancement Journey” stilgherrian.com/edict/00033/ pic.twitter.com/DswOpaHIce

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[Pokes head above parapet.] I see the unravelling continues. Nevertheless I shall plug my stuff.

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Yeah I’ll leave you to it. I just saw someone do a triple somersault over a shark. If you need me, you know where to find me.

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RT @TimdeSousa: I’m a block away. There’s nothing we can do, so we’re getting on with our day. The hell with these idiots. [Exactly.]

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Mind you, one night I was woken by gunfire, listened, told everyone in the house “Oh don’t worry, it’s next door,” and went back to bed.

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So, I’m getting on with my day. I’m 100km away. I can contribute nothing. Recreational rubber-necking is pathetic. I won’t be terrorised.

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Hippopeteamus Whatever the situation, whoever is responsible, might I suggest CALMING THE FUCK DOWN can’t do any harm.

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RT @BundyB: YOU’RE ON TWITTER THERE IS ALWAYS MORE. [I KNOW AND IT’S FUCKING WONDERFUL.]

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CAN WE PLEASE HAVE MORE UNINFORMED SPECULATION.

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@sroc To be clear, I’m not saying it isn’t. I’m saying I’m seeing people who would know say it isn’t.

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This siege in Martin Place… I’m seeing plenty of people who would know saying it is NOT an ISIS flag. Dear news media, can we have facts?

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Lawyers for Sony Pictures have sent this letter warning off the media from using “stolen information” (PDF) hollywoodreporter.com/sites/default/…

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expectproblems It’s okay, everyone. The TV news has started covering the tweets about the actual news that’s going down.

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@will_ock Fancy luggage there, Will. Words, eh?

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@NewtonMark Given that the RSS doesn’t even support HTTPS for the referenced image links, I suspect emoji may be too much for it.

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@NewtonMark @NicholasFryer True. Clearly I have misjudged the situation.

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Mon plan: Finish the blogging I didn’t finish yesterday; errands, Katoomba; various sysadmin tasks; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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“I am releasing CrackStation’s main password cracking dictionary (1,493,677,782 words, 15GB) for download.” crackstation.net/buy-crackstati…

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I am now literally staggering around the room giggling uncontrollably.

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Suddenly realising someone just sent me money to listen to me take a piss. This is what my life has become.

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RT @NicholasFryer: You just don’t hear pissing of that level of professionalism now, @stilgherrian. Not like in our day. [Tru dat.]

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RT @leslienassar: This one’s for you, @stilgherrian. youtube.com/watch?v=1VFrPC… [Yes, it most definitely “is”. Also, “echidna”. Crying now.]

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SwiftOnSecurity The movie “Her” is unfair to men. They can’t fall in love with a disconnected voice. It needs to be connected to something. Like a microwave

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So there it is. I am sure that @NicholasFryer has previously heard me piss, and probably much more, so perhaps it’s just nostalgia.

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NicholasFryer I have just listened to the 9am Alcoholic Regret, @stilgherrian, and consider listening to you piss worth the price of admission alone.

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The tweet I am about to retweet, from @NicholasFryer, is already the most wonderful thing I have seen all day.

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figgled stop being self-conscious, it makes you look weird, idiot

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“You are not a Thought Leader and You Probably Should Not be One”, writes @thekilman. Well said. exploreb2b.com/articles/you-a…

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TheKouk Liberal Leader at next election betting:

Abbott out to $1.60 (!!)
J Bishop $3.50
Turnbull $5.00

Extraordinary odds

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Dear Sony Pictures, Go fuck yourself. Love, Pretty Much Everybody.

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TheMediaTweets “The winner…of the 2014… is….”

[Leaves room, ices Christmas cake, paints bathroom, does ironing, returns…]

“….Ben!”

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cathywilcox1 Unspeakable things. pic.twitter.com/rnKho81m8n

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mumbletwits Time of year when pollies’ spinners must decide which books to tell journos their bosses are reading over summer. You will need: Google.

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EmilyHeyWhatNow This ad is a bit weird pic.twitter.com/ZfKxA5vIC3

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prestontowers This holiday season, I am mixing political comment with lifestyle comment. Today - Peta Credlin and Selfie Sticks wp.me/p1hM82-pv

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Hmmm. The YouTube page says the video is “satirical”. youtube.com/watch?v=PVxaL8… How good an actor is @AstroMarshburn, do you think?

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@thornae @joshgnosis I can’t recall the original Telstra sales figures, T1 through T3 shares, but that’s how many will perceive it.

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Gravity can be so confusing. Just ask a recently-returned astronaut. youtube.com/watch?v=PVxaL8… [Original YouTube link.]

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I was going to dig out the source for that video, rather than tweet a Tumblr link, but then I realised that that’s part of the charm.

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Gravity can be so confusing. Just ask a recently-returned astronaut. rainbowthinker.tumblr.com/post/105055069…

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“NBN Co to take over Telstra, Optus networks in new deals [announced Sunday]”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/nbn-co…

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RT @sylmobile: Maybe @TonyAbbottMHR should allocate $100million promoting internal tourism. [Revealing the Mysteries of Endoscopy!]

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ArmedResearch to resume with BZHRK nuclear trains. Each equipped with 3 launchers & 12 SS-24 ICBMs.

ria.ru/defense_safety… pic.twitter.com/FgOYk7AOBz

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sarahrlnrd Uber as it exists now vs Uber as a workers collective
thenation.com/article/192545… pic.twitter.com/wRThIQhtPn

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@TheDanBarrett At the very least, it was a lost opportunity.

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You can subscribe to “The 9pm Edict” on iTunes. itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZS…

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New podcast: “The 9pm Personal Brand Enhancement Journey” stilgherrian.com/edict/00033/ Also on SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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@TheDanBarrett In hindsight, I think I should have dropped the whole wine / pub / wakeup sequence. Oh well, I’ve done it now.

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Mon plan, draft: Finish the blogging I didn’t finish yesterday; errand, Katoomba; various sysadmin tasks; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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Monday. Right now is the best you will feel all week. Consider that for a moment, and weep. Monday.

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