Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 12th, 2016

@SnarkyPlatypus Well I’m familiar with entire oeuvre, but hearing it again I can confirm it’s a not-bad pop song.

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Now playing in the Wentworth Falls taxi: Belinda Carlisle, “Summer Rain” [insert link here]

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That is to say, it’s easier to get the information FROM SPACE and something called “the cloud” than look out the window.

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Station lighting and signage is so poor it’s easier to use a pocket computer to get a fix from satellites then download a map and show me.

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Tony Ate… at Eight #74: Tony doesn’t mind a bit of hot American meat. (Photo: Smoquepic.twitter.com/mnsRVSP3OPOP

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“Tony Ate… at Eight” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth, whatever its nationality. 0800 AEST, repeated 2000 AEST.

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@swearyanthony That’s just the Murray, not the Darling etc.

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@swearyanthony And there’s an implication that list isn’t complete.

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Crossing the Nepean, again, after dark instagram.com/p/BFTWFTkCFjg/

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@swearyanthony Indeed. Federal, 3 x states, 15 x local councils. Then add lobby groups etc. Fun for all the family.

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@rpy Yeah I can see there’s a lot of cute things happening there. Nice work.

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@swearyanthony I remember that at at one point there were 19 governments responsible for the Murray River.

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@swearyanthony Yep, and whether that patch of shore belongs to Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority or local councils or whatever.

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@developerjack See, I told you someone would correct me momentarily. ;)

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@swearyanthony That’s what I was thinking. More an administrative boundary than an environmental one.

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@rpy @nickmaher The station maps are handy for the irregular traveller. pic.twitter.com/cTff5Nr0XH

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@rpy Yep, @nickmaher’s is fast if you know the routes, whereas yours is more for the “How do I?”, at least from first impressions:

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forest_fr1ends ok guys, so on my count we’re doing ‘f**k the police’ by n.w.a in f#. ready? pic.twitter.com/AMHp8L8ny9

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@mcbridesride @rpy Well we don’t stop at Auburn, but I can wave at the Gallipoli Mosque as we go past:

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@R_Chirgwin @developerjack So when does it stop being “harbour” and start being “river”?

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@rpy I say, @NextThere is rather nice. Different concept from @TripView_App, so I can see me using both.

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@rpy Lovely. I’ve been using @TripView_App but I’ll download your baby now.

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@developerjack I believe it’s marked by salinity levels, but someone who follows me will shortly correct me.

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@rpy BTW, is there a public version of timetables with run numbers? (I know the full live data is not for us.)

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@rpy Oh. Yeah. It can still go and get fucked.

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@rpy There’s an M-set on 9 and that can go and get fucked.

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@rpy Well we were told to keep waiting on 7, but a 4-car V-set just arrived on 6 and we’ve been told to board that.

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Sydney Central needs a gin cart, @TrainLinkWest. And the trains need bar service. We’re standing around like animals here.

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The computers are lying to me, @rpy.

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@developerjack Please throw yourself into the nearest river.

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@rpy No it’s not. We’ve just been told the cars for the 1836 to Lithgow will arrive at 1842 and we depart at 1846.

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@UTS_Science I was too afraid to click through. Thanks.

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chrisjoregan Can’t believe all these people who hate VoteAstrology just because it says they should be a Water Dragom when they are a Wood Goat

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@marshontap I may well do when I’m back at base.

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Departing Rakeland.

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Now playing: Devo, “Mongoloid” youtube.com/watch?v=GZDl_R…

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tfswebb inspiring pic.twitter.com/GaR2NX6E4I

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Yes look at this tweet @mikebairdMP and do something for the people for once. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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@KarlskiB Isn’t it just beautiful work!

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I cannot tweet today’s @davpope cartoon too many times. twitter.com/TalkingPicsABC…

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Surly little ex-twink queeny barmen dot Tumblr dot com.

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illywhacker_ Labor voters annoyed at Vote Compass for saying they’re Greens dot tumblr dot com pic.twitter.com/XmfyhQDUZZ

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@WarrenNMurray Exactly. He sounds just like all the poets I’ve ever met.

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That’d make a great Twitter bio.
“I’m a poet. You cunt, I’m a fucking poet.”

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“I’m allowed to be here. I’m a fucking poet. I’m a poet. You cunt, I’m a fucking poet.” Agreed. Should’ve been let into the Literary Awards.

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Never change, Northern Territory, never ever change. abc.net.au/news/2016-05-1… pic.twitter.com/P9OzK3UpBy

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Well, @NewtonMark, perhaps the government has a plan to fix that. pic.twitter.com/3cRAmX0aV3

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Pausing for a gin and tonic in the approaches to Rakeland.

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Finally, with the front of the car just 30cm from his knees, he turns to see two cheerful* cops making friendly* gestures to him. He runs.

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Lad crossing road engrossed in music in his headphones, doesn’t notice detectives’ car with lights and sirens waiting patiently* for him.

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OK I’ve just seen a place that sells “quinoa sushi” fetch my flamethrower.

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Seriously, people, this has to stop NOW. pic.twitter.com/K3UXti3Y5T

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@susan_m Yep, it’s completely independent of age.

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FJKeany So, this is the website Xenophon says he’s set up pic.twitter.com/brZKWrwwU9

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This is (yet another reason) why we can’t have nice things. twitter.com/nathanjstitt/s…

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COULD EVERYBODY PLEASE WALK MORE SLOWLY AND WITH LESS AWARENESS OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS THAT WOULD BE LOVELY THANK YOU.

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This is both very wrong and oh so right. twitter.com/nehadk/status/…

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@NuclearAnthro Yep. As Google Maps showed me crossing a viaduct, I could see the street we were crossing. Only a few metres out.

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@SilvesterSJ I’m looking at Google Maps now, and yeah very little has changed down that end.

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@SilvesterSJ Yep, one place was a single-storey terrace, the other a top-floor unit in the cluster at 386 Carrington, IIRC.

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HappySinger Incorrect. pic.twitter.com/zbgfvja7u3

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MarkBahnisch Malcolm Turnbull Was Confronted By A “Real Voter” And It Went Exactly As You’d Expect buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednews/e… via @BuzzFeedNews @BuzzFeedOz

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@SilvesterSJ Well obviously. :) I’m embarrassed to have gotten it wrong, ‘cos that’s my patch, but it was 20+ years ago.

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@SilvesterSJ Shit. So it is. I was trying to work out why it still looked wrong.

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Google Maps was spot on with my location as the approached Parramatta. pic.twitter.com/aiXznxhcYu

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It’s nice to see An Incident around Hutt & Carrington that doesn’t involve me for once.

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Actually, I lived in a lot of places just around here. Two in that bit of Carrington St, and two on Hutt St (turn left at the lights).

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Yeah, I used to live across the lights (that’s Hutt St) and two blocks down on the left. twitter.com/JemmaChapman10…

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Oh, actually no, I lived another block along. I was confused because there’s a lot of similar buildings along there. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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It’s really not that threatening, Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/4YzNmWebNh

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@DancingDanB I left Adelaide more than 20 years ago.

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@kagey That’s ozPDA’s Oz Weather for iPhone, by the inimitable @gpdawson.

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“Excellent, Malcolm-san thinks this old robot is innovative. Bring out the contracts for him to sign.” twitter.com/malcolmstaring…

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See those 3-storey apartments on the right? That’s where I used to live. twitter.com/JessAdamson7/s…

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So @mikebairdMP, 1. What makes a council “stronger”, in measurable terms? 2. And communities? 3. How does 1 cause 2? twitter.com/JakeSaulwick/s…

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@incorrect You’ll just have to believe me that this is an intra-set coupling. pic.twitter.com/HWG8XvZ2BG

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@incorrect I can’t find a photo handy, but I shot a rough video of a coal train passing, and can confirm it’s a standard two bogies per car.

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@incorrect That’s right. I’ve seen the container flat cars you mean. I’m just trying to find a photo to confirm.

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@incorrect Nope, I’m pretty sure it’s full bogies all round. Coal is made of rocks and weighs shitloads.

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Oh great. A sulphur-crested cockatoo just flew half a metre above my head and screeched at me and now I am deaf for a bit.

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The triple-car units are semi-permanently couples, so I assume the coal port’s bulk handling gear deals with them all at once.

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Each train has 15 sets of three cars, making 45 in all, hauled by four locomotives because Blue Mountains. pic.twitter.com/4Acd8UwDNt

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It’s our future prosperity! Well, it’s a coal train. pic.twitter.com/Ftt5Ybroi1

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Foundations done, the next stage of the Wentworth Falls station elevators is about to begin. pic.twitter.com/97RFulJ7Io

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As usual, there’s plenty of banksia about. pic.twitter.com/U46RKigaAK

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That rain on the weekend? All it did was slightly moisten the mud at the bottom of the dam. pic.twitter.com/FHH3QPe21X

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pjlogue @stilgherrian @ResignInShame if you got a daily payment for tweeting “carp” it would be a carper diem.

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Thu plan, update: Administrivia (done); 1224 train to Sydney; story pitches en route; errands Enmore, CBD, Potts Point; dinner; return.

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adamjohnsonNYC lol, solution to stopping “big govt” is putting chips in everyone’s brain. Fantastic idea! zoltanistvan.com/Platform.html pic.twitter.com/ayd0ikjJrS

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I would vote for this. Especially the robot ibis. twitter.com/dr_nic/status/…

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@FlyOpineMonkey Erk. Anyway, there’s a clue in “offshore patrol vessel” too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPV_Nemes…

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Here’s a better view for you, @_midofo_. Less pretty sunset, more detail of the Nemesis. pic.twitter.com/lhw0VDBpo2

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@FlyOpineMonkey There’s more to aquatic police work than chasing tinnies full of drunks on Sydney Harbour.

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@AbstractCode I have literally no idea what you’re talking about.

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@nancycato1 Right. I can see that it’s going to be one of those days.

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CAN I JUST SAY THAT I AM REALLY ENJOYING THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN SO FAR AND I AM ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO SERIES TWO.

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Don’t worry, the drugs will wear off eventually. twitter.com/nancycato1/sta…

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1. Yes, lovely photo. 2. Nice boat, I’m jealous. 3. “Nemesis”? Really? twitter.com/nswpolice/stat…

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@NewtonMark @michellegrattan Oh let’s not confuse the poor possums with even more facts. They’ve enough trouble with the ones they’ve got.

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@Gizmodo @Colvinius Pssst. Medieval, not renaissance. Also, re-enactor not actor.

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@glengyron @dobes Please don’t put that image in our heads.

That’s my job.

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@Griffiths_John @michellegrattan Just to be clear, that is not a comment on when caretaker mode starts.

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MOAR JOINED UP THINKING FROM THE TURNBULL TURMOIL. twitter.com/michellegratta…

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All over South Australia are facilities so when you’re finally defeated by despair you can walk slowly into the sea. twitter.com/theislanderki/…

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Thu plan: Urgent administrivia; 1324 train to Sydney; story pitches en route; errands Enmore, CBD, Potts Point; dinner; return train; thud.

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In which Arthur Sinodinos discusses matters of potential improper conduct, and concludes that there are none. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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What is “a smack of ham”? Oh wait. As you were. twitter.com/CaseyBriggs/st…

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Not a lot happens in Adelaide.

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OTOH, “Someone Taught Drones To Dodge Swords And Now We’re All Doomed” digg.com/video/drone-do…

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“Hero At Medieval Reenactment Takes Down A Drone With A Spear” digg.com/video/drone-sp… HT @edyong209

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Rearranging today’s plan, because reasons. Too many reasons.

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The War on Masturbation has a long history, and a key weapon could already be in your home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_flak… pic.twitter.com/fmWXYxdnhh

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Remember, kids, masturbation is* dangerous. twitter.com/ProfAlanMcKee/…

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ProfAlanMcKee Another journalist wants to discuss porn addiction. Why do journos hate pornography so much? pic.twitter.com/hIcGxAXv4F

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@SnarkyPlatypus This is what happens when you let the Prime Minister loose on the .

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So who wants to send me on an overnight excursion to Canberra on 17-18 May? aspi.org.au/events/icpc-pa… (Hey, if you don’t ask…)

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Australia needs this kind of public dialog on encryption (and many other things too). 17 May in Canberra. twitter.com/TFeakin_ASPI/s…

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Hold on, let me just write this down… twitter.com/riskybusiness/…

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Thu plan, second draft: Story pitches; errands, lunch and shopping, Katoomba; write for @zdnetaustralia, I reckon; quiet evening.

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JohnBirmingham I told you kids what happens when you leave crumbs. pic.twitter.com/YYtGfzOpIq

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s never been a more exciting time to spend a day in Hobart with Mitch Fifield.

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Tony Ate… at Eight #74: Tony doesn’t mind a bit of hot American meat. (Photo: Smoquepic.twitter.com/HffrnJu76T6T

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“Tony Ate… at Eight” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth, whatever its nationality. 0800 AEST, repeated 2000 AEST.

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Meanwhile, I may have tweeted this a little early for most of you possums. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@dmeeze No, ‘cos everyone would go “What’s a Fifield?”

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GreenJ Plus ca continuity

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BRING ME MY CRAYONS I’LL SHOW YOU. twitter.com/burgotastic/st…

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Whoever’s travelling with @SenatorFifield could probably afford to take some basic lessons in photography.

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And here’s a dim-lit @SenatorFifield looking truly excited* to be with the dim-lit local candidate. twitter.com/SenatorFifield…

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Here’s @SenatorFifield saying that it’s good to be in Hobart, but his body language says he’s fibbing. twitter.com/SenatorFifield…

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Ah yes, thank you @R_Chirgwin. It’s @SenatorFifield and a bunch of photos of him standing with people looking bored. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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Does Australia have a Minister for Communications at the moment?

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It’s bad enough that recent versions of OS X and iOS look like you’ve eaten crayons until you vomited. Now this. @AppStore @instagram

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Oh great, @AppStore @instagram. Replace a distinctive icon with one that looks like all the rest, so harder to find. twitter.com/AppStore/statu…

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Let me get this right. This is the boat The Media was calling a “tinnie”, such as in @smh? smh.com.au/national/five-… twitter.com/earleyedition/…

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@michaelneale There’s certainly an angry sky out there.

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“Buy Duncan Storrar a Toaster” has now raised $53,595. gofundme.com/23hcwd8 pic.twitter.com/BwbDqS5YKi

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@oberonsghost @R_Chirgwin I don’t mean smoke, just dust and Christ knows what random genetic material.

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@oberonsghost @R_Chirgwin Quite possibly. I just realised that’s probably why I feel like my head has turned into a dugong.

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@drearyclocks I’m not the one boasting about it.

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I’m sure there’s another name for this. twitter.com/drearyclocks/s…

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@R_Chirgwin There hasn’t been any signs of activity the last couple of days.

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@TrishHepworth It’d be even more stunning if photographed with a proper camera.

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So all in all, it’s going to be an excellent* day for Malcolm Turnbull. Fetch me some popcorn.

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And then there’s this: “Coalition’s $840 million interns plan illegal: lawyers” smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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Yeah being linked to Neville ‘Nifty’ Wran usually doesn’t end well. twitter.com/llament/status…

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It’s still very windy out there, but there’s also an upside. pic.twitter.com/LLsgxkxBd4

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@nancycato1 @NeilChenoweth I am laughing so loudly that even you could hear it, ma’am. ;)

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I love a good long and solid debunking.

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“That kid didn’t find a lost Maya city. Don’t believe what you read,” being a long and solid debunking. anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/05/that-k…

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A person’s name appearing in the Panama Papers doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve done anything wrong, but it can’t help politically.

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Today’s fun story: “Malcolm Turnbull named in Panama Papers”, writes @NeilChenoweth afr.com/news/politics/…

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@marcuskelson @TrishHepworth @mashable Neither of your “explanations” satisfy me.

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Oh well played, @davpope. I will envisage Turnbull this way forever. canberratimes.com.au/photogallery/f… pic.twitter.com/w69rHJbKoX

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Tl;dr: ‘Cyberbombs’ is just a wankword for the collection of capabilities we’ve been talking about for years. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“America is ‘dropping cyberbombs’ – but how do they work?theconversation.com/america-is-dro…mpic.twitter.com/8xD8hRx1WAWA

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Yeah, it’s reasonably windy out there. pic.twitter.com/Am4sof4CCP

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Thu plan, early draft: Survive the wind; story pitches; errands, lunch and shopping, Katoomba; write for @zdnetaustralia; quiet evening.

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fanfiction_txt I never wanted to imagine Mickey Mouse having testicles. Thanks a lot, asshole.

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Thursday. They have taken their positions, and They have opened their notebooks. They await your first mistake, and the rest. Thursday.

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