Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 17th, 2015

@Gin_ev_ra Yeah, “The ABC produced a documentary titled Big Things as part of its programme The Big Picture” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia…

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@shiftkey “Bargain basement”? That’s USD 12.00 there!

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@Gin_ev_ra I thought an AU version of that had already been done?

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@adlrope Poor @domknight doesn’t have the sportsball thing, I presume it’s very lonely indeed.

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BernardKeane Wow you really DO hate people of the same sex getting together, no matter what the circumstances twitter.com/LyleShelton/st…

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@johnallsopp Oh that was all ages ago now. I’ve forgotten and moved on.

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@comedy_nerd It’s a trivia night in another part of the pub.

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THE ANSWER IS ‘PURPLE RAIN’ YOU STUPID BASTARDS.

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I’ve just recorded some feelpinions for tomorrow morning’s @amworldtodaypm, with a dare for them to use one particular soundbite.

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@jplonie Like I get paid for this shit.

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@charliepick @ABCTV @theweeklytv I’LL WATCH IT ON IVIEW TOMORROW WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

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@jplonie Well, I’m about to supply some feelpinions to The Media™.

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So, CVE-2015-2865, eh?

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@xntrik @semibogan It’s like isopropyl alcohol, but with more gin.

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@jonoabroad With glue, yes, and then roll you in sesame seeds. Or hundreds and thousands.

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@jodiem I’m in a different part of the pub, and not playing. I can just her the questions over the PA.

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The media is such a funny industry.

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nightlightguy Yes RT @GreenJ: can you buy Trump hair? pic.twitter.com/DT58bdI4uZ

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@removeabbott Yeah well @R_Chirgwin is an arsehat and deserves far worse. He’s lucky tonight.

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Yes, this is Trivia Magic™. God bless Reta.

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@nilesh13 How DARE you, Sir! I would never cheat at pub trivia! There’s a special place in Hell for such people.

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Actually, I think this is the Trivia Magic format.

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The Wednesday night trivia has started and so far the questions are piss easy.

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@R_Chirgwin To the Bernard Salt Mines, perhaps?

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Yeah @willozap is on a roll tonight.

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willozap Is there a version of the Dunning-Kruger effect where hyper awkward people don’t know they’re awkward twitter.com/MrKRudd/status…

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willozap This is my hair. There are many others like it, but this one is mine twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…

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Sending messages.

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Herring1967 Whenever you shave your balls dad, I want you to think of me.

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George Monbiot hasn’t been gassed yet? This planet is useless.

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@jonoabroad @LifehackerAU I just want things to be done properly.

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@dez_blanchfield Oddly enough, in 2012 @e_kaspersky predicted that the “golden age of cybercrime” would soon be over. zdnet.com/article/cyberc…

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@bernietb @LifehackerAU I’ve had to close the web pages. Families are coming in for dinner, with kids.

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Folks, sorry, but we’re going to have to burn down the internet. twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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@TrancewithMe @LifehackerAU Mind you, I still find people who are shocked that I’ve reported on / worked with sex industry related stuff.

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@TrancewithMe And this surprises me not at all. I think @LifehackerAU needs to get out more. ;)

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Wondering whether @LifehackerAU needs a sex toy correspondent.

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Never a truer word was said, eh Melbourne? twitter.com/rhysam/status/…

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@TrancewithMe @LifehackerAU Yeah I remember that about a nanosecond after I’d sent my first whingetweet. I’ve seen plenty before.

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Pro Tip: When anyone says their product is “first” in a category, spend five seconds doing a search. You’ll probably debunk their claim.

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More to the point, @LifehackerAU, just Google “vibrator for men” to see the range of options. You’ve been had. By, yes, a marketing gimmick.

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“M’Lud, I submit* that calling this the ‘first vibrator for guys’ is heteronormative crap.” @LifehackerAU *Sorry. twitter.com/LifehackerAU/s…

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Uber is clearly starting to see itself as the Next Big Thing in logistics. twitter.com/Entregreeneur/…

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Who else should be gassed?

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guardianstyle “Oi, you. Yes, youse lot.”
theguardian.com/media/mind-you… twitter.com/thegreenpencil…

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@will_ock @bengrubb That said, something like @OpenAustralia’s @RightToKnowAu could be a fun project for someone.

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@NewtonMark @oliyoung @bengrubb @will_ock Well, I’d find a well-oiled comms censorship process far more disturbing.

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@NewtonMark @bengrubb @will_ock @austlii True enough. It’s going to take a while before some sort of process gets stabilised too.

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@Colvinius Ah yes, I’m familiar with that case. What a clusterfuck. Fortunately I am already known to police. Wait.

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@bengrubb @will_ock @austlii Ah, I missed that it’s listing “applications”. Still, Federal Court lists are only a few dozen items a day.

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@bengrubb @will_ock @austlii And a site hasn’t been blocked until there’s a ruling. Or am I missing something here?

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I’m really hoping that this scheduled payment drops before I have to pay tonight’s bar tab.

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@bengrubb @will_ock @austlii It’s not a thing until it’s a ruling.

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@bengrubb @will_ock @austlii This is the sort of stuff that someone from @OpenAustralia could knock off in an afternoon.

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@bengrubb @will_ock @austlii Same basic task though. Parse a well-structured text file, pull out relevant data, stick it in a database.

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@bengrubb @will_ock Who cares about yesterday? Anyway, watch @austlii for mention of s115a, parse the text. It’s pretty easy stuff.

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@bengrubb @will_ock Silly boy. There has to be a Federal Court order. You just watch the court lists.

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Oh yeah. Pro Tip: Don’t discuss your future crime career on Twitter. I know I did, but I think I got away with it.

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Once I’ve finished gassing the Canberra press gallery I might turn my skills to this lucrative cybercrime stuff.

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“Hackers are seeing a whopping 1,425% return on investment for these two kinds of attacks” businessinsider.com.au/hackers-see-14…

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Qianjiang makes the next great contribution to Chinese culture by constructing a gisnt crayfish. shanghaiist.com/2015/06/17/gia…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @R_Chirgwin I think it’s the electorate that needs the ketamine.

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Hang on, let me find a photo to go with that tweet.

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@virag064 @R_Chirgwin I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work that way, but hey, this is what we invented Science for.

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This is a fair start, @R_Chirgwin, but add peyote and ecstasy as well for the perfect Midwinter Ball mix. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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Well this is another effective strategy, yes. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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I hadn’t considered this question. Experiments need to be conducted. I’ve compiled a list. twitter.com/AbstractCode/s…

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@R_Chirgwin That’s the remainder of the Parliament sitting before the winter break, plus the weekend following for “analysis”.

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I’d forgotten that. Sarin into the Great Hall’s ducts then. Where are the bloody terrorists when you need them? twitter.com/bernietb/statu…

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I strongly recommend that the Dept of Parliamentary Services feeds sarin into the press gallery’s aircon ducts, It’d be a mercy. (2/2)

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The next ten days is going to see the very worst kind of political horse-race “journalism” and speculation coming out of Canberra. (1/2)

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“I Went Looking for Ball Torture in a North London Gastropub”, a @VICEUK report on fetish speed-dating. vice.com/en_uk/read/lon…

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paulkidd @mpesce somewhere in the infinite multiverse there’s a universe where Bag Sinews is a great statesman. (And pi is exactly 4).

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MeredithFrost This is a hell of a shot. South Korea’s Air Force Black Eagles aerobatic team, by Jinsoo Park: 500px.com/photo/15861117 pic.twitter.com/6DJ4ANjlYr

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deanog Fairy Poop pic.twitter.com/by7ZyJh4k9

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ZacDavies My watch just asked if I wanted to order a meat pie pizza for the state of origin.

Australia in the fuuutuuuure!

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tobiasziegler Who will what? twitter.com/ABCNews24/stat…

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That @smh yarn says it’s the first instalment of an investigation into Bill Shorten that’ll run over the next four days.

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Uhoh. “Bill Shorten’s union took hundreds of thousands from building company”, reports this @smh exclusive. smh.com.au/victoria/bill-…

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Given that the library has closed, I’ve had to retreat to a nearby hostelry.

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Closing time at the Blue Mountains City Library. pic.twitter.com/xwNSztDV4p

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5at5 number 200: Donald Trump’s hair, Chinese women’s feet, and the end of email, TED Talks, and the internet. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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In which @briankrebs returns from holiday and catches up on the US OPM data breach. krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/catchi…

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“What local cyber attacks? US personnel data breach not isolated event”, writes @Stevie_Easton themandarin.com.au/39936-us-gover…

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“George Brandis unites the crossbench in votes against the government,” writes @HeathJAston. smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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We used to have Howard’s Battlers. Now we’ve got Abbott’s Super-mums. So there’s that. twitter.com/SBSNews/status…

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CartoonInk Took a drive to Lake Minnewanka & caught these Bighorn lambs practicing their head butting. Fun stuff! pic.twitter.com/YcKLb4KB2w

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The Sun peeks out, briefly lighting up my afternoon workplace. pic.twitter.com/6Qms5l9Wuj

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@jpwarren @zdnetaustralia I do like the occasional “verisimilitude”, but it doesn’t really fit my narrative this week.

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glengyron @stilgherrian don’t give in to the cloudshaming.

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Some of the words already in this @zdnetaustralia piece are “master assassin”, “pear-shaped”, “epoxy”, and “ramification”.

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@dobes Now I have to work out how to get “cybertranscloud” into an actual sentence.

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Pleased that I’ve gathered all the words I need for this @zdnetaustralia. Now I just have to put them in the right order.

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absrdst In other news the quick brown fox FINALLY jumped over that lazy dog pic.twitter.com/yOaS0daygl

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There seems to be some pushback against the verbs “upcloud”, “downcloud” and “transcloud”.

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@Tim_Beshara Yeah, it’d take too many tweets.

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The data has now been transclouded.

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@Tim_Beshara Well let’s face it, you’re probably done something really, really wrong. I just don’t know what it is yet.

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Downclouding the data.

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Upclouding the data.

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Time is an arsehole.

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Wet and windy, but not here inside the library. instagram.com/p/4BGFIBCFqF/

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@snurb_dot_info Yes, we might all be saved by the Husic Vortex.

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@mpbowers @edhusicMP I meant Tumblr, obviously, but some demon from the Husic Vortex possessed my fingers.

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Indeed, @mpbowers, will this spawn a Tumble of @edhusicMP looking at things?

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So, @mpbowers, will @edhusicMP check his Twitter feed for the screenshot of @edhusicMP checking the photo of… etcpic.twitter.com/yrUuEVHQosos

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At the next table, a woman is loudly explaining to two men that a service delivery plan is not a strategy. She’s right, of course.

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I have eated a hamburger, and now I am soon eated a coffee.

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@timpoliti @jeamland For some reason, Bing Translate (used by TweetDeck) decides that that’s Estonian, and then gives up.

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@lewellyn True. Here, the police are at least generally on our side.

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@jeamland It’s a long time since I did Latin, but I know that Google is rather wrong there. I’ll go back and fix it later. Carpe equum!

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@jeamland “Carpere” is surely not the imperative.

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@lewellyn Possibly that’s “at best”. Some likely scenarios seem a lot worse to me.

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@jeamland Oh, I grammared it wrongish. That should be “Carpe equum!”

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@lewellyn There are limits to what one can get away with in a public library.

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@jeamland I intend to re-horse the burners in July. June is proving to be a PITA.

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Pleased with the morning’s burst of work, despite the many, many distractions and annoyances.

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@jeamland Um, no, it’s kinda fallen off the burner. Is that a metaphor? There were schedule and cashflow problems.

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ben_hr Donald Trump is one of the most hated candidates in U.S. history fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/why-do… pic.twitter.com/X9RFoJXD60

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SwiftOnSecurity Can someone send me a Linux license key I want to try Ubuntu

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Look what I just found in the Blue Mountains City Library, johnbirmingham instagram.com/p/4A4_I4CFho/

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RosieGray Jeb Bush on Hannity right now. “I’m blessed to be Jeb Bush,” but “nobody wins this by heredity”

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“We’re doing sea creatures next week,” I just heard one of the librarians say.

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@oliyoung @ki_sekiya The kids loved it. And then there was a second frog book. And then they all made frog puppets with curly paper tongues.

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@lewellyn I’m working from the local library because it’s warm and comfortable. Storytelling is on Wednesdays. One can’t avoid it.

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The book was “Oi Frog!” by Kes Gray & Jim Field. @ki_sekiya pic.twitter.com/8X9QILqykT

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A 3yo girl in a frog onesie has just enthusiastically explained that her paper frog puppet has a curly tongue and it’s for catching bugs.

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You should play that song EXTREMELY VERY FUCKIN’ LOUD. It’ll cheer you up. Well, it cheers me up.

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“It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering.” — J G Bennett via Robert Fripp.youtube.com/watch?v=hzFsDQ…8

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BernardKeane “Bill Shorten currently has Zero bids,” notes @murpharoo.

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@ki_sekiya I can’t see from here. There’s a shelf in the way. I’ll ask the librarian when they take a break.

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OK, that’s enough. I’m meant to be doing things other than livetweeting the library’s storytelling session.

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Time for a song.

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DOGS SIT ON FROGS IT’S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.

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“Puffins sit on muffins. Snakes sit on cakes.” This cat is on fuckin’ drugs. “Pumas sit in satsumas.” WTF?

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“Goats sit on coats,” apparently.

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“This cat is very bossy,” notes the librarian. Indeed.

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“No,” said the cat. “You’re a frog, and frogs have to sit on a log.” And then there’s a whole taxonomy of where animals have to sit.

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“But logs are all knobbly and uncomfortable, and they give you splinters in your bottom,” said the frog.

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“We have a special guest today, and they’re a frog.” And it’s true.

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@jonoabroad No, the Wednesday storytelling session has just started.

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KoryStamper You miss all sorts of great stuff if you ignore your dictionary’s front matter. pic.twitter.com/mFcADgh5tQ

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Brainfuzz slowly subsiding.

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@shokufeyesib Who can say? I guess it depends on the millionaire. Or something. I’ll let you know when the coffee starts working.

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Yes, it’s spontaneous Generation, the same as how maggots arise from dead flesh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneo… twitter.com/shokufeyesib/s…

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@dobes Shark Bay. It’s always about Shark Bay.

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@dobes Actually, it would’ve been a cybermissile.

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“Kaspersky Lab is delivering its security offerings to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet across Australia,” says a press release.

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I have no idea what this even means, but I’m sure it’s sensibly cyber. twitter.com/MsLods/status/…

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And now a sudden wave of fatigue. Excellent.

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gazosullivan This is probably the most depressing advert for tech I have seen, hat tip to @Dom_Walsh for sharing the misery pic.twitter.com/AXFsMpZpXO

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The Blue Mountains are killing me.

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I have to wait until 1000 for the library to open anyway. Everything is just so slow here.

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Sitting on the doorstep of a shop with my pot of drugs.

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rockyd Apparently the local school district expects the kids to be in school a very long time. pic.twitter.com/pSkcklRO29

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@joannejacobs Things happen very slowly up here, and it shits me to tears.

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Hmmm… The place with the breakfast special I wanted isn’t open yet. That’s odd and annoying.

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If there are reports of a mutilated corpse in a shallow grave, don’t worry, it’s just a client who still hasn’t paid their bill yet.

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@parisbcowan @posty Do you know if anything detailed was published about the Elizabeth trial?

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SimGenerator Metal Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setter Simulator 2015 pic.twitter.com/sG6rQmND6m

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@RNFutureTense @RNmediareport @RNthelist @plumrid I’ll link to the whole thing in today’s @5at5daily, but my podcast is running late.

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@RNFutureTense @RNmediareport @RNthelist @plumrid Thanks! And I suspect the sound bite I’m after is Morovoz, of course. I should’ve guessed.

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jonathan_shine Standard sight outside many shops… pic.twitter.com/v549X62Sas

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But don’t hold your breath for that information, OK, because I’ll be doing all those other things first.

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Wed plan, supplemental: “The 9pm Edict” podcast won’t be recorded today, because of other deadlines. Stand by for further information.

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Wed plan: 0912 train to Katoomba; finish this goddam story for @zdnetaustralia; errands; scripting for “The 9pm Edict” podcast; @5at5daily.

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@posty @parisbcowan There’d have to be some control. Police officers have to be able to go to the toilet in private, for example.

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South Australia is funding body cameras and tablets for every police officer, reports @parisbcowan itnews.com.au/News/405278,sa…

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Here’s that fascinating-and-WTF @ForeignOfficial TV story on South Korea’s education system, a must-watch. abc.net.au/foreign/conten…

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@plumrid @RNthelist Doubtless, ta, but it’s a specific @RNFutureTense/@RNmediareport item I’m after for a specific sound bite.

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Wed plan, draft: Finish this story for @zdnetaustralia, probably in Katoomba; errands; scripting for “The 9pm Edict” podcast; @5at5daily.

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@RNmediareport @RNFutureTense I think so too. Trying to filter down Google results was taking too long so I thought I’d just ask. Ta.

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Now, was it @RNFutureTense or @RNmediareport that did a story critiquing TED Talks maybe two or three years ago?

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ryanbeckwith The secret to Donald Trump’s hair ti.me/1MIY6dG pic.twitter.com/ht2MI6IUNW

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Wednesday. As surely as night follows day, failure follows you entering the room, idiocy follows you opening your mouth. Wednesday.

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