Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 2nd, 2016

Well, they don’t get out much. twitter.com/HughRundle/sta…

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twlldun Ted Cruz looks like Robin Williams playing a closeted gay Republican politician in a very bad comedy. pic.twitter.com/kTPBf3jArE

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@retrogrrl Oh @franksting is “special”, no argument there.

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LibyaLiberty I just heard Ted Cruz’s first words on his Iowa caucus win: “To God goes the glory.”
That’s Republican for “Allahu Akbar!”

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Wow, I hadn’t realised The Adelaide Review was still a thing. twitter.com/TheKouk/status…

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thegrugq_ebooks If you collect it, they need more RAM for all the implants.

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Heading back down the hill from K-town to bunjaree on a bright summer evening. instagram.com/p/BBRret0CFvc/

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@sjsmith_au @macgibbon It’s a great place to steal stuff from. :)

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@sjsmith_au Sounds like you’re already channeling @macgibbon there.

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@sjsmith_au @macgibbon I don’t think either of us can tackle old age. We’re all about the cybers.

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@macgibbon All silliness and ritual horn-locking aside, this is going to be a significant year, isn’t it.

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@sjsmith_au @macgibbon We’re on the page re the goal, defending people against the threats. Policy and process, well, let’s talk.

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@sjsmith_au True. But @macgibbon and I are comfortable with a, er, “robust standard of debate”.

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Sorry, Alastair.

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See? Even the bald man with the kangaroo-and-emu business card agrees! twitter.com/macgibbon/stat…

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HumanoidHistory Jane Fonda in a groovy poster for the 1968 romp BARBARELLA. pic.twitter.com/mgYhJrWZBo

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GonzoHacker I just clicked on a bunch of electric toothbrush ads for no reason and now all my ads are toothbrushes and it’s cool

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@dobes So many of the telcos’ objections seem to be point out basic “reasonableness” issues that should’ve been dealt with in drafting.

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The problem here, of course, is that Australia’s favourite Attorney-General imagines he’s a legislative genius. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“Telcos urge government to dump telco national security laws”, writes @thelaughingsub zdnet.com/article/telcos…

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I feel it would be awesome and hilarious. twitter.com/cxi/status/694…

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csoghoian Clinton’s chief of staff, on Clinton’s computer skills: thehill.com/policy/nationa… pic.twitter.com/09Pgppkroc

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This malware-in-the-health-systems story is a precursor to far, far worse incidents to come, in my view. twitter.com/juhasaarinen/s…

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@DavidRDHeath Yeah, but jet streams are a thing.

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@snare That’s thing. If you’re at a point where you deserve opiates, you’re not in a position t enjoy them.

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I’ve never thought of giving opiates to a dog before. twitter.com/snare/status/6…

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@SnarkyPlatypus It would be lovely to get through a whole day without seeing you slagging off middle-aged people, there’s a good chap.

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@kyllevik @waltonkate @SnarkyPlatypus Well thanks to both of you! I shall adjust my attitude accordingly.

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@waltonkate @SnarkyPlatypus Thanks, Kate. I’m old enough to remember the horrible times.

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@SnarkyPlatypus OK, I am willing to be convinced. But those long long-hauls need a certain focus.

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Excellent news story illustration. Five points to @SBSNews. twitter.com/SBSNews/status…

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Yes, Garuda is clearly the best choice for this mission… [Shudder.twitter.com/waltonkate/sta…vj

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Maybe I’ve gone too far now.

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And then doing lines of cocaine off his naked buttocks. twitter.com/feed_the_chook…

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@nickschadegg @CompleatCunt @deanog What about Trough Boy, the one from Cronulla?

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@caseyjohnellis @jturner_ibrs @Bugcrowd Man, that damn thing has a lot to answer for. We really should shut it down.

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@caseyjohnellis @jturner_ibrs @Bugcrowd Dear sweet Jesus, who let you two get together?

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@nickschadegg @deanog Well this raises the fascinating idea of choosing a 21st century John Alexander…

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kevinperry $41 for @SharriMarkson? Take my money! ;-) twitter.com/nicchristensen…

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Well this would work for me, yes. twitter.com/deanog/status/…

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Mind you, I shall never, NEVER, forgive Mr Eno for taking a certain Dublin pub band and turning it into a “phenomenon”.

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@GreenJ Oh. It seems that we have certain things in common, Mr Green, and not just our astonishingly good looks.

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@nikrodden Ah. thank you. I shall read that properly later this evening, rather than when I’m in a cranky mood at the pub.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. Yes, she is. Her email auto-reply says she’s SO busy. An @OpenAustralia lookup shows she does sweet fuck all.

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Man, the excitement in Australia never ends! twitter.com/rohan_p/status…

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@SESSpackman Thank you for spotting what I meant. I guess that story stays with every reader.

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I’d send a copy to my local federal MP, but she doesn’t even reply to direct questions in email, so I’m starting to doubt she can even read.

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He’s a PDF of it. Please read it, @TurnbullMalcolm. Ursula K LeGuin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” engl210-deykute.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/omel…

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But to return to my theme, yes, Australia has become Omelas. We send children into misery so we can feel safe in our pretty suburbs.

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I must’ve been conflating it with “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

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Oh. @SESSpackman is correct. It’s not Oscar Wilde at all. It’s Ursula K LeGuin. “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” twitter.com/SESSpackman/st…

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What was that Oscar Wilde story about the endlessly-turtured child enabling everyone else to live a bright and lovely life?

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@BrigadierSlog Oh, I thought you meant how many drinkers. One. I’ve had about a quarter of this pint so far.

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Yeah, who needs to worry about crimes against basic human rights when you’re nimble, eh @TurnbullMalcolm? twitter.com/NannanBay/stat…

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If you get a chance to try this ale, do so. It’s really rather good. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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You’re poison runnin through my veins / You’re poison, I don’t wanna break these chains.
Etc.

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I wanna kiss you, but I want it too much (too much) / I wanna taste you, but your lips are venomous poison.

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I wanna love you, but I better not touch (don’t touch) / I wanna hold you, but my senses tell me to stop.

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Your cruel device / Your blood like ice / One look could kill / My pain, your thrill.

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Now wouldn’t it be cool is EVERYONE at was wearing one of these! HT @oliyoung twitter.com/foomeister/sta…

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Well, I’d never be one to contradict a sign on a blackboard… instagram.com/p/BBRadReCFsv/

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Shopping done. Now for a quiet drink as I arrange certain other matters.

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@scoopgeorge Provided certain other conditions are met, yes. Circumstances vary.

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I think I’ll buy some zucchini. There are few things more satisfying than a zucchini.

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Suddenly realising is the first time I’ve been outside the @bunjaree compound since Friday. I hope Number Two doesn’t find out.

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ProfJeffJarvis This could be the most important day for democracy since the launch of Google+.

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@PointZeroOne What is wrong with you? I’m on my way to do the shopping.

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nswpolice Always secure your load!
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@SnarkyPlatypus How could one not? They are both practical and stylish in a way that will never go out of fashion.

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danielhurstbne Turnbull confirms AFP has “sought assistance” from Wyatt Roy and Christopher Pyne “in addition to the former special minister of state”

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God I love me a man with bookshelves.

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JustinianNews Bookshelves tweaks offences for disclosure of special intelligence operations. Insiders and Outsiders: static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/55671…

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FarrellPF Asio offence that could jail journalists for reporting on spying could breach Australian constitution gu.com/p/4gb6z/stw

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Well, I see that you have a bottle of wine there. Start with that. twitter.com/dobes/status/6…

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jdub I do enjoy a good @terrimbutler / @Clare_ONeil_MP reaction shot. twitter.com/mearesy/status…

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GonzoHacker Remember as your drive your phone around town that you are training your replacement

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@RichardTuffin By all means. I am not your keeper. I’m merely spouting feelpinions at you.

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Is this a euphemism? Because if it is, I’m kinda turned on a little. twitter.com/elronxenu/stat…

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@MrStevenRaeburn @johnb78 @elronxenu More than likely, yes. But everyone has to go through the motions, just in case.

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@johnb78 @elronxenu Ah yes, I’d forgotten about that. It’s a curious thing, the wartime back channel.

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On reacting to bomb threats, once more it’s @schneierblog’s 2007 essay “How We Won the War on Thai Chili Sauce” schneier.com/essays/archive…

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@RichardTuffin Yep, that’s how fear works. Concerned about your kids, excellent. Worrying about bomb threats first week back? Maybe not.

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@RichardTuffin How big do you think this non-existent bomb is?

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elronxenu @stilgherrian Dickhead: “There’s a bomb in the school.”
School office: “Oh yeah? Prove it.”

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elronxenu @stilgherrian It’s basically a DOS attack. I’m pondering the irony of requiring authenticated bomb threats.

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Routine reminder: In “bomb threat against school” events, it’s extremely rare for there to be any kind of bomb. twitter.com/RichardTuffin/…

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Isn’t it something like $40 or $50, depending how many fillings she has in her teeth? twitter.com/crikey_news/st…

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The Butter Queen scene is indeed beautifully written. Thank you, @monsieurarion. twitter.com/monsieurarion/…

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@dobes We can make this work, Sir!

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@dobes Yep. And I already know the system to deploy for this. Like in this video, but with goat shit. youtube.com/watch?v=inNklN…

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@dobes Yes. Sydney needs to be covered in a thin layer of goat shit.

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus Ah, that was all so many years ago now. These days we’d be arrested as terrorists.

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774melbourne SMS from Alan “On the 12 tram St Kilda to CBD a naked man, casually sipping coffee gets on tram in Middle park, rides entire way to city”

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@dobes No. It doesn’t show at all. [Backs away slowly, palms out and maintaining eye contact and smile.]

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus I don’t think I need to ask you why.

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I would like to be a Butter Queen, if it means what I imagine it means. twitter.com/widestance/sta…

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus Also, yes, “What are ‘girls’?”

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus IIRC, it was because we’d would so many turns on the coil it was actually emitting soft x-rays and was dangerous.

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus We used it for some excellent* practical jokes, but were ordered to dismantle it.

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus Along with David Rasch, who I was told now designs crittercams for NatGeo or someone, built a kickarse Tesla coil.

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus Indeed. We did a bunch of ham radio and learned about antenna design and electromagnetic resonance.

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@mogadeet @SnarkyPlatypus Yes, there are a very great many things wring with this planet…

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randlight .@SpottyIreland: ALP fibre rollout would’ve been cheaper, sooner pilot results show smh.com.au/it-pro/governm… pic.twitter.com/SY3eZjw4yT

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Curled on the floor, hands wrapped around head, rocking back and forth oh so slowly… “Make it stop. Make it stop.twitter.com/edyong209/stat…UR

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edyong209 Shut the fuck up. pic.twitter.com/nH7aP0Rc8y

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And who said Australians don’t have vision, that they don’t have dreams? twitter.com/9NewsBrisbane/…

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He just goddam read it on Quora.

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Jesus I wish @0x1C would stop lying about this “PhD”… twitter.com/0x1C/status/69…

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@jonoabroad @SnarkyPlatypus Thanks, though as I say, there’s not a lot that happens immediately. This will doubtless be a long haul.

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Can’t make the place any weirder than it already is. twitter.com/sparklefingere…

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curious_scribe Just noticed that the RBA has a fancy, new homepage! rba.gov.au Am liking the layout

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SarahLouiseAgar Which VPNs still let you watch U.S. Netflix? @choiceaustralia has the answers - choice.com.au/electronics-an…

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@paulkidd Yes, I definitely missed that. What a powerhouse of reasoning is Senator Erica!

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@paulkidd I don’t think Senator Erica wears a lot of Dolce & Gabbana…

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I’ve been making substantially more word-substitution and superfluous word typos lately. I hope that’s just tiredness.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Thanks. Although as I’ll blog, tomorrow is purely diagnostic stuff that feeds into the developing the management plan.

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@zerogeewhiz I hope @rooshv keeps up the kindergarten shouties. If he crosses into “making threats via a carriage service” he’s screwed.

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@0x1C Ah, knowing how to use the subjunctive! You have no idea what that does for me! (Someone fetch me the tissues.)

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@zerogeewhiz @rooshv Though as a former @Aus_AirForce officer of my acquaintance once said, “Missiles are too quick and painless for ‘em.”

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@PointZeroOne @rooshv If he comes by sea, I’d vote for @Aus_AirForce burning a Harpoon on the pathetic little cunt, but that’s just me.

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Tue plan, supplemental: The does mean that the weekend’s “tidy up this fucking mess” task is now pushed back to Thursday.

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Tue plan, draft: Confirm timelines for next two weeks; shopping and a quiet drink, Katoomba; cook something nice; blog about the spiders.

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I have arcane knowledge too, @0x1C. Like spelling.

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Hey Melbourne, lunch next Fri 12 Feb at 1300 with me and @andrewdotnich somewhere near Federation Square. Contact me if you want in.

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@darrenpauli You are safe for another day, my nemesis. And safe tomorrow. But beyond that, who can say?

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This @rooshv guy is fuckin’ hilarious. All the bravado and all the clue of a 10yo boy after too much red cordial.

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Actually, tomorrow’s going to be a long, long day, so I think I’ll keep today’s plan fairly simple.

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I suppose I should put together a plan for the rest of the day.

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@net_hues @BennettArron @SnarkyPlatypus @valeriekhoo Thanks, Annette. (P.S. “Arron” is his family name. I think he gets that a lot.)

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Like I needed @ABCFarNorth to help me make that decision. twitter.com/ABCFarNorth/st…

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At the very least, bring @BennettArron to Australian to help set up an Australia-specific version where you fellate Channel Ten execs.

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Australians in the arts, writing and TV businesses should read this tweet and goddam do something about it. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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If you look at the stuff @jeffchu is posting at the moment, you’ll see that America is just like Australia.

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“Major manufacturing sectors include food processing, heavy machinery, and agricultural chemicals.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa#Manu…

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“Iowa’s main agricultural products are hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, eggs, and dairy products.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa#Agri…

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dobes Somewhere, someone is promoting the idea of caucusing for Trump on the blockchain.

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If you’ve been confused about when my podcast recordings happen, well, this is the latest version of reality. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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jpwarren Gingrich: “It’s important to win, and it’s also important not to lose.”
Thanks, Newt.

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@AtomicMPC It’s starting to feel a bit on, at least.

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dobes X-Files on the tv, Liberal PM likely to take GST to the electorate, Prince won’t let me download his music.

The 90s, they never left us

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@dobes Mind you, when I told @Bobosphere I spent a whole night watching Fox News he asked “And do you also cut yourself?”

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@dobes I would watch this. For a little while, anyway.

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A double dissolution election would be hilarious and I want to happen. Do it.

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Would it be in poor taste to call it a Grand Mal event? twitter.com/gavmorris/stat…

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@OaaSvc No, I think I’ll be right, thanks.

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@OaaSvc No, but you have my sympathies.

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What’s that phrase again? “Could talk under wet cement.”

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k_morrissey Charged with one count of Good Onya For Havin A Go and two counts of Accessory To Good Onya For Havin A Go pic.twitter.com/aW9NICnku9

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nycjim Dutch police are training eagles to grab drones from the sky. mashable.com/2016/02/01/dut… pic.twitter.com/zGvCOQq6gn

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alexcpsec IPew (github.com/hrbrmstr/pewpew) now supports “norse_mode” to keep up with the recent news pic.twitter.com/KqnPaFeBQd

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Tuesday. Is this all your own work, or did you have help? We will find out if you’re lying. Tuesday.

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@BennettArron No worries. Things really only restarted after the summer break today, so it’s a good time to give these arsehats some ideas.

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