Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 22nd, 2016

OK, that’s enough from me. From here on in you’re on your own.

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And of course my tweet having a go at @guardianstyle has a typo in it. Thus the balance of the universe is preserved.

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@bigbadave @guardianstyle Their logic is that if it’s pronounced as a word, not spelled out, then it only gets the initial cap.

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On a related note, I thought this passive-aggressive publisher’s note was excellent. twitter.com/AcademiaObscur…

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Or as @guardianstyle has it, “Icac”. Which looks more like a laxative. twitter.com/zackster/statu…

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Far more disturbing is @guardianstyle’s insanity of “Nasa” and “Asio”. But hey, they’re probably more gin-soaked even then me.

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While I like @tfswebb’s work, I think my previous piece on this issue cuts to the chase. stilgherrian.com/language/presc… twitter.com/ben_hr/status/…

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Important reminder for tram passengers. instagram.com/p/BG9JFYUCFsM/

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@petedavo_au @MacqDictionary A lot of bullshit linguistics gets taught in schools. It’s almost a folk tradition.

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@historyben That’s my speculation though. It’s a long time since I did my linguistics.

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@historyben Pretty much, I suspect. English middle class plus colonists from all over, not Irish convicts.

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Also, there are no boat noodle because I eated them all.

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Escaping from the corner before Golf and The Chef Who Wants to Kill Me turn this into a very long night.

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@jameslyne @BrianHonan We’ll see, when I’m not several pints down. ;)

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@petedavo_au @MacqDictionary I think WA phonetics is different again. I’ll have to go looking. (Also most “rules” are bunkum.)

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@jameslyne @BrianHonan Goddammit you two are almost persuading me to break my rule of never watching TED Talks.

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Down to 600m on Friday, Victoria? Have a lovely winter wonderland! twitter.com/BOM_Vic/status…

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“London photographer turns Tube commuters into 16th-century portraits” telegraph.co.uk/news/0/londone… Ping @ApostrophePong pic.twitter.com/CZ2dUhTnXW

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The ladyboys seem to be Queensland supporters.

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@GyanS Indeed. But the Stobie pols is a work of art. Both practical and lethal.

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There is boat noodle.

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There’s a table of ladyboys here getting drunk and you could use their accents to break up concrete.

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@petedavo_au That’s the same vowel shift, I think. I should do a podcast with someone from @MacqDictionary some time.

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@garthk Well we weren’t convicts. Middle-class property scammers making use of folks eager to make a new life in the off-world colonies.

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There shall be boat noodle.

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@GyanS Given that it’s the Cambridge History of the English Language, I suspect they’re not even Australian.

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@KrazyKarl910 It’s a fun read, as I remember. A 1930s [?] explanation of Chinese attitudes to an American audience.

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Hah! The key phonetic shibboleth of the Adelaide dialect explained in one paragraph. books.google.com.au/books?id=419yI… pic.twitter.com/8UEsBAYfCp

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@JimboStanford @BernardKeane And that’s enough for now from this bored erstwhile linguist.

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@JimboStanford @BernardKeane I’m finding speculation that it’s a southern Irish pronunciation. If true, it would’ve come with the convicts.

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@roisin6 Thanks. Alas I am not, but I’m slowly improving.

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TheFeedSBS Now: @markhumphries takes the lead of @ScottMorrisonMP’s book to reveal the struggle of being a straight white man. pic.twitter.com/LfIAK8Czik

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I must still be sick. I don’t feel like tub waan at all. This is weird.

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He must have a microscope and tweezers or something.

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How is that even possible?

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@KrazyKarl910 It’s more Confucian that Taoist, but an interesting perspective. I haven’t read it for 30 years tho, so I may disagree now.

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@KrazyKarl910 Ah, then puruse a chapter of Lin Yutang’s “The Importance of Living” titled “On the importance of having a stomach”.

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@KrazyKarl910 OK, there’s no argument against that piece of theology. (Nice work, BTW.)

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@AbstractCode @jplonie Not as such. She was suggesting a certain course of action and asking me if I knew what “contempt of court” was.

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@KrazyKarl910 Mate, exactly how many gods do you serve?

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I have never been the subject of a court order, @jplonie. Wait. Do directions from a federal magistrate count?

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@NewtonMark Oh were you getting bother over there? That monitor could have had its audio killed.

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@rlcyberpathogen It certainly was last time. However it seems that the bossfella has seen the error of his ways.

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@smidgey I was hardly loud, nor disapproving. Merely disappointed. However you’re right. WWE is the true reality.

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Oh excellent. There is no sportsball in the corner.

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After all, it’s the first time I’ve been more than 300m from the house on more than a week.

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I’ll poke my head in for a quick drink anyway, I think.

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Hmmm. I was going to grab a quick dinner in the corner, but I just realised its a sportsball night. Sulk.

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@dfg77 Oh God, I knew about Waterstreet and Rake, but I didn’t know he was Rogerdon and McNamara’s barrister. God I love Sydney.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That would be the one, yes. But I have now left the North Shore to its own misery.

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Having crossed the Harbour again, and found myself in a tunnel. instagram.com/p/BG83Nr4iFsP/

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Ah, what a wonderful melange of privilege, bravado and repression!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Certain logistical arrangements are being finalised.

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It’s fun coming into North Sydney at 1700 because there’s nothing but a stream of briskly-walking people desperate to be somewhere else.

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Entering the wasteland that is North Sydney.

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I just passed a place that was selling some sort of quinoa liquor. This really must end.

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“Japanese councils try their hand at match-making, as marriage numbers rapidly decline” ab.co/28LoMyu pic.twitter.com/mfMMlRQHsK

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Anyway, whatever it was, it’s pretty much over now. Plus I have a tram to catch.

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Length of the crime scene was 40m or 50m along the footpath. Looked like three yellow evidence markers leading into (or out of) the flats.

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Four police cars and a forensic unit van. They’ve just removed the tape from a crime scene area along the footpath.

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Awesome idea. If something goes wrong with the battery or charge controller it’ll blow the back of your head off. twitter.com/esdnews/status…

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Kimbo_Ramplin Maybe they could start by, IDK, employing a woman. twitter.com/BuzzFeedOz/sta…

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So I’m getting somewhat mixed views on my Modest Proposal to set Tasmania adrift.

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“A day in the life of Scott Morrison if he actually faced the same bigotry as LGBTI people”, writes @Brocklesnitch sbs.com.au/comedy/article…

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How much would it cost to just set Tasmania adrift and leave that lot to their own devices?

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“Basslink cable goes offline only nine days after being restored” theguardian.com/australia-news…

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glengyron Shut up and build the network. twitter.com/nbn_australia/…

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“Clare defends Labor backing of Australian data retention laws”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/clare-…

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I probably shouldn’t have done that. I’ll get complaints.

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djackmanson If you’re going to burn money on boondoggles, at least make sure they look beautiful! twitter.com/silodrome/stat…

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WhoresofYore Pulp fiction book cover, 1950s pic.twitter.com/fHewtfE9x1

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@SnarkyPlatypus @franksting As you know, I’ve spent a lot of time in St Ives. The best bit about it is that Kamahl goes shopping there.

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communist_au They’ll try to convince you that taxation is theft, and that reverse racism exists. pic.twitter.com/jVkZSjsCDP

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@franksting That would work. With global warming and ocean rises, there’ll be Kanakas looking to cut cane. I mean, mow the lawn.

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“Of course the trickle-down effect works. We have servants in St Ives.” twitter.com/franksting/sta…

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@peterdutton @reubenacciano @joshgnosis Yah, we’ve been watching that slow-motion train wreck from afar. Good luck!

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@peterdutton @reubenacciano @joshgnosis It’s only going to get worse, Sir. We’re ten days out from a federal election on 2 July.

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@jc_cummins Is there cake? There better have been cake.

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SBS As the election looms, @TheFeedSBS is hitting the road. Watch things unfold by joining the studio audience: sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/c…

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JonathanBarkan You win this round, license plate… pic.twitter.com/ogqxnjMddC

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landeryou Senator @corybernardi slams Turnbull for failing to defend Liberal colleagues from ABC homophobia claims pic.twitter.com/IZuzN3dgid

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JohnCleese Yes.Dick Cheney twitter.com/alextindal/sta…

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“‘Plane Hacker’ [Chris] Roberts hacks cows” theregister.co.uk/2016/06/21/pla…

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joshgnosis Peter Dutton seems to be embracing the (daily) abuse he gets for sharing a name with our immigration minister. pic.twitter.com/CeJJAhoBFh

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rashasman Do two scares make a fright? twitter.com/jamesmassola/s…

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@murpharoo YOU CAN’T DELETE @PeterDutton_MP HE’S AN ELECTED MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.

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glengyron If we have to kill people in the name of boat safety, then so be it. twitter.com/hippopeteamus/…

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@jcmurty @zdnetaustralia @dobes Yes, @NewtonMark suggested that, saying if it’s important the sender will be in touch.

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@chefonsecurity This is quite true. It feels like there’s been an invisible comet or something.

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This is true. @markhumphries’ work on @TheFeedSBS has been quite fun this election campaign. twitter.com/gregmcintyre/s…

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Can Australia politics please stop being insane for a couple of hours? I have some things to do.

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TheShovel “It’s Time Straight White Men In This Country Were Heard”: guest columnist Scott Morrison theshovel.com.au/2016/06/22/its… pic.twitter.com/uEupPP5VUl

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theamwu Today, we pray for ScoMo as he faces down hatred and bigotry 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/U7rkTDYXRY

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LaurenBeldi Rick Astley is voting because he’s never gonna give Eur-ope

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“Things just explode sometimes.” twitter.com/lucethoughts/s…

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@developerjack We need something quite a bit more than popcorn now, young man.

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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your advent calendar. twitter.com/AnnabelAstbury…

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jamescardno The concept of a Lynchian music festival - literally - is simultaneously compelling and HORRIFYING. twitter.com/musicfeeds/sta…

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It’s like an Election Advent Calendar. Open the tenth-to-last square and it’s… BOATS!

What will be under tomorrow’s square?

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TEN DAYS TO GO TEN DAYS TO GO.

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MarkDiStef Australia’s Schrodinger’s boats: They both have and have not stopped. pic.twitter.com/2iujo5N32G

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@Taezar @ABCNews24 @TurnbullMalcolm Well that was the ALP too, so it seems Labor is pretty good at protecting our borders.

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McAfee continues to skyrocket, with 24% growth over Q1. Latest @McAfee_Labs research: intel.ly/28LY0ET pic.twitter.com/E1SU2alqrY

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@williamslachlan @ABCNews24 @TurnbullMalcolm The event happened under the Coalition’s policies, sure, but it’e the RAN not the LNPAN.

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Ahem, @ABCNews24, the boat wasn’t turned back by a political party, just as the ALP didn’t defeat Japan. twitter.com/ABCNews24/stat…

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“Rushing through email lowers phishing defences”, being a brief @zdnetaustralia video with @dobes and me. zdnet.com/article/rushin…

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Wed plan, second draft: Urgent administrivia; breakfast; sloth (all done); certain geek tasks (I have a list); errand across town; bins.

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jamesrbuk It really shouldn’t, but this front page reminds me eerily of a very old and very NSFW meme. twitter.com/suttonnick/sta…

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@AbstractCode I’m having a good tronc right now, in fact.

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WE HAVE MORE TRONC I REPEAT WE HAVE MORE TRONC. youtube.com/watch?v=Vdkz9y…

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“… because they have all the data now.twitter.com/CSMPasscode/st…kj

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SofieHagen Hey, are you a woman, a man, a kid or fat? You can only pick one. pic.twitter.com/1am3Y9b5Ds

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Wed plan, first draft: Urgent administrivia; breakfast (both done); sloth (due to lack of sleep); remainder TBA; errand across town; bins.

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Hardywolf359 This is why it’s important, when translating a restaurant name, to ask a person and not just use Google… pic.twitter.com/YbDQtRyiYh

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“Frustrated Nation Out Of Ideas To Solve Gun Violence Problem Except For All The Obvious Ones” onion.com/28LT4lQ

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Photographer June Korea “Shows Us His Fantasy Love Relationship with His Sex Doll Eva” fotografiamagazine.com/still-lives-ev… Ping @ApostrophePong.

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I believe, @jeamland, you’re thinking of something like June Korea’s “Fantasy Love Relationship with His Sex Doll”. fotografiamagazine.com/still-lives-ev…

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Yeah and we all know how this one ends, folks. twitter.com/Reuters/status…

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@antoniodini Indeed, the AU sugar cane industry used slavery in all but name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanaka_(P…

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@antoniodini When I say “deep north”, yeah like the US “deep south”. Sugar cane farmer stock. And he’s not the brightest crayon in the box.

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I see that @gattaca has finally come around to my way of thinking. twitter.com/gattaca/status…

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So I just went to download the latest @Akamai State of the Internet report, and was greeted by this. pic.twitter.com/5jFhRpOHxg

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@antoniodini Ha! I just saw what you retweeted. Here’s more on this conservative far-north rural MP from Queensland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ch…

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Also, apparently waking up before 0500 is back as standard operating procedure. So obviously I’m thrilled with that.

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Wednesday. No, it’s facing the wrong way. You idiot. Wednesday.

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