Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 15th, 2015

OK, I’m outta here.

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@sylmobile @derekbarry Much the same ecological niche, so makes sense. Arboreal insectivore.

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@futureidentity That’s a telephone. Today is the anniversary of A G Bell’s patent.

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@futureidentity As I said to someone else earlier, I’m a descriptivist.

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@futureidentity @maelorin The “head” may not be a single letter.

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@timpoliti @JohnBirmingham I’ve got about 60 pages of “Resistance” to go. Enjoying it muchly.

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RT @timpoliti: @stilgherrian Have you been reading too much @JohnBirmingham? [This is a complicated question…]

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RT @KetanJ0: I feel like it ought to somehow feature Harrison Ford doing a terrible Russian accent. [EXACTLY.]

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BuzzFeedOz RT if you’re asleep

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Unless Christopher Pyne really is holding scientists hostage somewhere, in which case it’s the coolest thing the Rabbit government has done.

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This whole “Christopher Pyne holding scientists hostage” thing really is quite bad fanfic.

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@timpoliti @maelorin Oh I repeat, @guardian has an fine style guide at @guardianstyle. I just disagree.

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@BXGD Oh no! Some of it is fabulous. Not that one though.

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@StanDevia @NewtonMark That’s probably a better joke than mine. Needs exploration.

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I guess we can all say pretty much anything we like about Chopper Read and Alan Jones now that both of them are dead.

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If you prefer the @ABCmediawatch version, “Chopper, Alan and KAK” youtube.com/watch?v=23WFRa…

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For those who don’t know the history, “Chopper vs Alan Jones” youtube.com/watch?v=Dj3jrp…

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@haruki_zaemon If it’s good enough for Chopper Read it’s good enough for me.

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@haruki_zaemon No, I think “going the full Alan Jones” requires a public toilet.

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So that’s the song? Well, it’s shit. Both of them are shit.

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Until this week, I had never heard of Blurred Lines or Robin Thicke. This concerns me not at all.

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@teek_eh Shit. You’re right. What was I thinking.

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@lvlld The blue light will be important, yes. Appreciated. I have the article open in a browser tab, ready for this morning person.

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@teek_eh Or, we could fill his pockets with bricks and throw him into a canal.

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@maelorin @guardian While I might get cranky, I’m more a descriptivist than a proscriptivist when it comes to linguistics.

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@maelorin Meh. @guardian gets to use its style guide, and I get to use mine. Unless I’m writing for them, in which case I use theirs.

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@lvlld Oh dear. I am seriously out of this loop. Or, since it’s past my bedtime, I’m just being thick. Either way, not a good look.

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Is there some reason we can’t just do a hessian sack job on that Jeremy Clarkson arsehat?

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AbiWilks The word ‘silenced’ has been gradually losing all meaning over past 6 months or so but this is final nail in coffin pic.twitter.com/88knFcCXUk

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@maelorin @guardian I get the theory. If it’s pronounced as a word, it gets written as a word. *Nasa. *Asio. I just disagree.

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@lvlld “Libertarian”? Um, how so?

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@Anthony_Caruana Excellent. I’m assuming we’ll see far too much of each other this week.

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@maelorin Your gripe is with @guardian. I’m just the messenger. But look, they can’t even write “NASA” properly, so what do you expect?

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“‘Space Invaders’ and the birth of Chicago House”, being a bit of musical history. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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RT @NewtonMark: Who is Tue-Sun? [He wrote a famous book, “The Art of Arsehattery”.]

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Dear Melbourne, just a reminder that I will be visiting Tue-Sun, so please take all the necessary precautions.

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jonkudelka How does anyone stay cranky about the pomodoro thing for this long? It’s just a tomato. Let it go.

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“New to nature No 139: Antechinus arktos”, the black-tailed antechinus. theguardian.com/science/2015/m… pic.twitter.com/Mz98gBWlxm

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@kevthecamel Oh thank you! That’s a beautiful critter. I shall retweet immediately.

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@fakedonwalker @allthepie @abcnews With the benefit of distance, I’d have led with the circumstances of the body, left speculation to later.

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@fakedonwalker @allthepie @abcnews That’s about the awkward first par, I think, but now I’m sitting comfortably with time to reflect.

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@allthepie @abcnews I’m guessing that in a few hours the tone of the reporting will change significantly.

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@allthepie @abcnews The phrase “domestic situation” is from the police. The ABC can’t add their own interpretation. Yet.

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@allthepie @abcnews Sod the “profession”. I attack it regularly.

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@allthepie @abcnews Well, I didn’t know about that background. But my original comments were meant more generally.

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@allthepie @abcnews I’m not saying you did. Others have, though.

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@allthepie @abcnews I’m not defending anyone. I’m just trying to explain the law around media and police reporting.

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@allthepie @abcnews The police need to have something better that a suspicion and a feelpinion before they can call it a murder.

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@allthepie @abcnews Well, that’s a statement about your belief. The language of the report suggests the police suspect but can’t say yet.

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@allthepie @abcnews Same as a person found dead after being reported missing with “no suspicious circumstances” is code for a suicide.

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@allthepie @abcnews That’s usually police-report code for them knowing of an existing violence problem.

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@InflappableAK @allthepie @abcnews Indeed, homicide covering both murder and manslaughter (1st and 2nd degree murder in US usage).

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@safzoro @abcnews Not all suspicious deaths are murders. Once something is clearly a murder, sure, call it an unsolved murder. Go hard.

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@allthepie Indeed. But @abcnews can’t report ahead of the statements they have. “Not determined the cause of death”? I’d be cautious too.

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@AutumnMandrake @jonoabroad No it’s not. I posted a photo of the dead snake some days earlier.

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This is not to distract from the obvious, terrible issue of violence against women, but don’t trash the criminal justice system en passant.

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So, folks who are shouting at @abcnews, you know you can’t legally describe a suspicious death as a murder until after a murder conviction?

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“BBC boss likens Jeremy Clarkson to Jimmy Savile after establishment support”, so there’s that. telegraph.co.uk/news/celebrity…

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@EX_V19 @NewtonMark Apparently they’ve got two of them, and they arrived in 2009. hars.org.au/2009/05/ah-1-h…

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@EX_V19 @NewtonMark Oh that. Silly me. I wasn’t expecting it either. It’s real, ex-US Army, flew in Gulf War I. I forgot to ask.

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@EX_V19 @NewtonMark Qantas gave them one last weekend. VH-OJA. hars.org.au

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I can hear dinosaurs burning, so something must’ve gone according to plan.

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@NewtonMark Yeah that bloody 747 gets in the way of everything now. I was trying to pretend it didn’t exist, but it had other ideas.

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NewtonMark If you haven’t spoken to your MP about yet, first thing tomorrow morning is the time to call their office. Takes 5 minutes.

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NewtonMark This week, Abbott wants to get through and mandatory minimums for gun offences. EVERYTHING will be cast as a natsec issue.

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I suppose I’d better organise that extra accommodation in Melbourne at some point.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Probably not. I don’t really want to go now, but rearranging everything seems like a pain too.

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@PeteDotAscian @MarkRWheeler2 I’ll try to remember, but there’s no guarantee. If only there were some sort of remembering machine.

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Also, “Mawson Lakes”. Lulz. @9NewsAdel

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RT @9NewsAdel: A brown snake has been found in a Mawson Lakes backyard with its head stuck in a beer can. pic.twitter.com/AgzsZPmdcg [Idiot.]

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RT @lukehopewell: I’ve spent two hours trying to change a toilet seat. Fucking hell I hate everything. [But did it want to change?]

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 249: A snake, a seal and some aeroplanes” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/24… pic.twitter.com/20Q7uDqk0h

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I’ll post the full-resolution photos in due course.

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Here’s the rough images I posted yesterday from Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at Albion Park. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@SnarkyPlatypus This Korean cafe only has a BYO license, and it seems poor form to drink soju alone.

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What’s the Korean word for “rootrat”? Asking for a friend.

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OH, American accent: “Manly Beach is an amazing place. It’s like a giant frat party.” Yes, I suppose it is.

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So @jonoabroad, will you finally accept that this snake is dead? instagram.com/p/0PKaQmiFqF/

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I think I might go to Katoomba and have some noodles.

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Sadly internetcafeorurinal.tumblr.com is no more, but Tumblr’s error page is suitable mesmerising.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That idea has been kicking around for a while. A little book of wisdom.

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@stufromoz No, no I remember that occasion. Things were indeed getting that desperate.

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Re-living my past through my Twitter archive.

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24 August 2012 must’ve been a difficult day. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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From 24 August 2012: FREEDOM FROGS! instagram.com/p/Osf1BeCFsz/

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JohnBirmingham A big bag of red frogs and a double maths class.

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Reviewing a contract. Discovering the phrase “a Delaware corporation”. Laughing. Yes, of course it is. Shaking head slowly.

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I think you’re right, @SnarkyPlatypus. My mistake has been to write only about things I actually know something about.

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I wish I were ignorant enough to be paid to be a lifestyle columnist.

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“The Pyne Ultimatum”, one of Robert Ludlam’s less-successful novels.

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“Bae come over my parents aren’t home.” theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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benpobjie Miranda Devine dreams of a world where all children say their prayers before bed, and all parents plough doggedly on through their misery.

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jessradio What’s really wrong with the modern world? People get paid to write stuff like this: pic.twitter.com/1S5VCDXLcs

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cathywilcox1 Foreseeable in hindsight. pic.twitter.com/6j4PAj89jJ

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@Steve_Lockstep You seem to be making some sort of argument against the gassing of Balmain.

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whitequark “any of these cases” pic.twitter.com/IhBpeqVlYI

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I tell you what, if I were Tsar of Sydney, it wouldn’t just be bunker oil fumes I’d be gassing complaining Balmain residents with.

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Charles Waterstreet is still a thing, apparently.

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“The rise and rise of Tony Abbott as an international laughing stock”, writes Charles Waterstreet. smh.com.au/comment/the-ri…

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Sun plan, draft: Tidy up all the loose ends on this table, and plan out my week in Melbourne (from Tue, since you asked), plus Sunday lunch.

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paulkidd About time someone targeted the cripple supply. pic.twitter.com/8AJLrTgDjM

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Someone seems to be reading their school project on lemons on the radio.

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TheMediaTweets With ‘You’re Back In The Room’ ITV has taken another step towards the inevitable day when it just shows people soiling themselves for money.

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Sunday. The statistics are being analysed, and you will be assigned a score for this week’s effort. Do not expect a large number. Sunday.

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