Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 17th, 2016

I think I’ll wander off now, in case The Vivid Dreams wake me a bit later and I spend the rest of the night curled up in a ball shaking.

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@Sam_Hickey They are indeed good people, but I know what the ride will be with this one. I’ll know in a couple of hours.

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That moment when you think you may have accidentally doubled your dosage of meds for the evening. This may or may not be interesting.

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MarkusMannheim Unusual job. @Serco_Inc needs a Phantom 4 drone pilot for its “incident response force” seek.com.au/job/31409448 pic.twitter.com/XFU4VUtJX1

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@johnb78 No, the first post-election Coalition party room meeting.

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“Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth” nytimes.com/2016/07/17/us/…

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Tomorrow is a key day in Australian politics, though it may not be immediately apparent out here in a normal world.

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“As Turnbull knuckles down for big fight, Coalition needs to rediscover its true purpose”, writes @murpharoo theguardian.com/australia-news…

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Pollytics You are all so fucked twitter.com/boredjessica/s…

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Detailed analysis by @ArmsControlWonk and others on possible RU fakery re MH17 imagery. armscontrolwonk.com/archive/120163… pic.twitter.com/2ABzahFHon

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@robcorr That says, I take that back. I remember these cars, and there wasn’t such a big gap between “ABC” and “News”.

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@robcorr Both doors are open, though that’s harder to see.

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@AbstractCode @SnarkyPlatypus Hang on, Jason Donovan turned into a reasonably decent actor.

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@miamiaman @AshGhebranious So you probably didn’t see my tweets from just 12 or 13 minutes ago…

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Can someone help the Platypus with this vital* question? I can’t be arsed. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Meanwhile, do people remember this one? pic.twitter.com/MGQleP6en3

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@joshgnosis I can only assume it’s your innate luck and natural good looks.

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Meanwhile, yes, I look forward to meeting his gracious wife. twitter.com/allanbrauer/st…

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When you dig just a little further, it seems @ScottBaio is the perfect match-up for Trump. twitter.com/ScottBaio/stat…

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So I decided that @ScottBaio needed a helping hand with the authenticity and stuff. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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I think @ScottBaio’s response was both heartwarming and informative. twitter.com/ScottBaio/stat…

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Some of us, including me and @joshgnosis, pointed put the true source of the image. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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So, if you missed it earlier, this is the dignified* @ScottBaio’s contribution to debate. twitter.com/ScottBaio/stat…

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allanbrauer The only person nicer and sweeter than Scott Baio is his lovely and elegant wife. I hope she speaks at the RNC too. pic.twitter.com/9LcTpvIgzi

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If nothing else, @AusBorderForce, just a tad undignified, no? Though I think there are deeper problems with this sort of thing.

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Given this is the official account of a govt agency, I must assume this is an official AU govt statement. twitter.com/AusBorderForce…

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thewritertype In the old days we had to make our own emojis by paying an urchin to pull a face and painting it onto a button.

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Just in case you don’t know, @FrBower is the naughty priest behind those Gosford Anglican Church signs. pic.twitter.com/cQk9uRoszJ

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FrBower If you have read the Gospels and don’t have an ASIO file, go back and read them again. business.facebook.com/anggos/videos/… pic.twitter.com/HMTHc1PfF3

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davidblairdt My favourite bit of evidence. Sir John & a spy exchange quotes from Virgil’s Aeneid - and break for tea. pic.twitter.com/oYH52ueDvk

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@joshgnosis @PPantsdown You know, if Lyle wants to turn off anti-vilification, that could turn out to be an own goal.

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Yes, I had thought of this. I’ve read every single word. twitter.com/AbstractCode/s…

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ICYMI, last week I read ALL of One Nation’s policy agenda into a podcast, because insane. stilgherrian.com/edict/00061/ pic.twitter.com/FtDRcUi6mV

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Manic_Henry Simoselaps species are some of Australia’s most beautiful snakes. They live in sand and hunt skinks! pic.twitter.com/5Il8DSKfMA

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thegrugq_ebooks in case you haven’t seen it, it’s good.

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I suspect that eventually Uber Eats Itself. An Ourobuber, if you will. twitter.com/RachaelHasIdea…

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swearyanthony Vote Trump twitter.com/NicHalley/stat…

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 320: A midwinter shift in focus” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/32… pic.twitter.com/OWH319JiAc

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markpopham If you’re freaking out about adults playing children’s games holy shit my friend, sit down and let me tell you about “professional sports”

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feed_the_chooks YOU WILL HEAR ME. SOON THE WHOLE WORLD WILL HEAR ME

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@Manic_Henry @coalesce79 So what’s you’re saying is that the bandy bandy is bendy bendy.

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Manic_Henry There are a few Bandy Bandy species, this 1 (Vermicella snelli) is only found in the Pilbara pic.twitter.com/Bd8yX0wsIq

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AyaReina Painkillers make you a racist fuckwit? That’s a strange side effect. twitter.com/7sport/status/…

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feed_the_chooks fuck if I ever write open letters to supermarket managers about what they decide to call biscuits, fucking jam the bolt gun to my temple

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LiquidThinker I love observing a bit of impotent rage and this letter - in a local paper - is wonderful. Feel the anger rising. pic.twitter.com/vuvoZ4Ak9R

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@whiteswine @johnb78 What even is that? An aircraft of some sort, I assume?

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@elronxenu The NAA folks should be able to help you with that. Give ‘em a call.

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@johnb78 @SovietVisuals They look quite snug, actually. Though at -30C this may not be the case.

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@twiddlekins @NuclearAnthro @feed_the_chooks I don’t know if the Blue Mountains UFO folks still meet, but I’m thinking about doing a doco.

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@johnb78 It doesn’t look like those “2 class” compartments have changed since that poster. pic.twitter.com/7dl4dkmwTm

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“Keep in mind that on train you are always hungry, or just want to chew something.” @johnb78

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@johnb78 “In each carriage there is a big kettle of hot water, so any time you can have tea.” explorussia.com/blog-travel-by…

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RealNickHodge **************************** BOTTOM OF DATA ****************************

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@NuclearAnthro @feed_the_chooks He was fucking insane. Not in a dangerous way, though. Just a Chrysler short of a car park.

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@NuclearAnthro @feed_the_chooks Once when I was hitchhiking, years ago, who should pick me up? Colin Norris. theozfiles.blogspot.com.au/2009/07/passin…

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@NuclearAnthro @feed_the_chooks I don’t know. Will look now. The US UFO thing was part of an organised disinformation campaign though.

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@feed_the_chooks He kept visiting commie embassies to “borrow films”.

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@feed_the_chooks As an aside (tho I can’t find it now), David Stratton’s ASIO file is an amusing read.

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@feed_the_chooks Dunno. I should ask him when the classifications expire. It’s more recent that those documents.

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@NuclearAnthro Ah, quite a different process from UK and AU.

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@feed_the_chooks An ex-RAAF friend of mine was once on the UFO investigation gig. Turn up in full uniform to interview nutjobs, mostly.

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“10,000+ pages of declassified Australian UFO documents compiled” (2013) tottnews.com/2013/07/28/100… naa.gov.au/collection/a-z…

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@NuclearAnthro I’m not sure about US processed, but in Commonwealth countries there’s declassifications at 30, 50, and 70 years.

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axmcc Sydney in a headline pic.twitter.com/N3xBHiAQye

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@NuclearAnthro … and I remember seeing somewhere that the colour footage and others was only recently declassified. (70 year rule?)

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@NuclearAnthro Yeah that’s the footage I watched last night. I see now they were the “newsreel” rolls for unclassified distribution…

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@NuclearAnthro Ah thanks. The footage I watched last night my time was uploaded before then. I can see this is from a different camera.

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Oh shit. It’s Sunday, isn’t it.

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@NuclearAnthro Surely the film of the detonation itself was only in B&W, and that sepia was added later?

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FXMC1957 17 July 1917. George V announced the Royal Family would adopt the title House of Windsor to replace the German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

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I’ve asked the same question. Ping @onthemedia. twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/…

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@davispg It took me literally seconds to make. I’m exhausted.

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Here you go, @ScottBaio @joshgnosis, at least use a genuine photo, OK? pic.twitter.com/pyLo0U62Yb

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@EndRoadwork Indeed. I’m thinking of a Victorian-era glass done, though, or something with an attached magnifying glass.

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@evanwilliamsss As I mentioned to @markhumphries the other day, I’m really quite enjoying your spots.

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@joshgnosis And we’re only half-way through. This is such an awesome* year.

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@purserj @joshgnosis Why the fuck would anyone watch them?

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“God created Adam and Eve, not Van Badham and Eve.” Oh dear, @evanwilliamsss @markhumphries, you naughty lads. facebook.com/thefeedsbs/vid…

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evanwilliamsss The first ad for Cory Bernardi’s GetUp-style movement has arrived!* facebook.com/thefeedsbs/vid…

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How @joshgnosis being told off by @ScottBaio. What a time to be alive. twitter.com/ScottBaio/stat…

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@trevorlong More importantly, is that a Paul Kirk (PKE) desk?

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@SnarkyPlatypus That said, given her love* of PRC, and the melamine-in-milk thing, I’d stay well clear of stall-bought plastics.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Early ones would. Burning plastic would release dioxins. Hence new formulas with “microwave safe” on them. Watch, though.

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@ApostrophePong @smartbrain I’d assumed they’d have an encrypted pipe across to Washington and back out.

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alistaircoleman And Echo and the Bunnymen to clamp down on people pissing in doorways pic.twitter.com/brwrIbqKox

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@ApostrophePong You’re both in BKK. I’m guessing @smartbrain can suggest a suitable VPN provider. Or your employer can.

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Now wondering whether I should put my piece in a RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL warning bottle. twitter.com/LunarGolfBall/…

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@smartbrain @ApostrophePong BTW, I like “General Happy Face”. You’ll end up in jail at this rate.

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@davispg Indeed. And the Thai name is literally “stand cheer”, says @ApostrophePong, who used to be a cheerleader for same.

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@smartbrain @ApostrophePong I did not know that. I’ve been having too much fun watching my own wonderful* democracy lately.

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@ScottBaio @realDonaldTrump I presume people already told you this was a pic of Australian broadcaster Alan Jones? pic.twitter.com/ZNrnviOENC

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@ApostrophePong Yeah there’s not a whole lot of macho going on there, but it’s an amazing performance.

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@ApostrophePong Yeah I can see a couple of the boys have already got the full drag queen shoulder moves happening.

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@ApostrophePong There was a young guy from UNSW in a kimono with his bf at Ruxcon last year, but he was actually Japanese.

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Can someone tell me whether this sort of performance is even a thing in Western culture, and if so what it’s called? youtube.com/watch?v=n8CLnE…

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@ApostrophePong I doubt it has a name in English. Is it even a thing in Western countries?

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@ApostrophePong And the fans, now that I see them. Those snap moves with the golden fans strike me as very Japanese.

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@ApostrophePong I notice one of the stagehands is wearing a rather nice kimono. Exchange student? Japanese influence, like the butterflies?

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I love the looks on the faces of the red team on audience right. “We are so fucked.” @ApostrophePong

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@weigh4d Not me. Others have done it all.

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@weigh4d It’s all been done already.

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@twiddlekins Good God. Hasn’t time moved on.

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@danilic @garthk @juhasaarinen Love your work. Except for these tweets, obviously.

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“I knew I put them here somewhere…twitter.com/Breaking911/st…rK

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@alex4pt Public IV use isn’t that widespread in MEL, surely? Glass pipes are perhaps another issue…

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I should probably say “profile” rather than “SITREP” but, you know, fuck you.

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Listening to @onthemedia’s pre-Olympics SITREP on Brazil, and it’s very good. wnyc.org/story/on-the-m…

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@alex4pt Yep, any activity that ends up with people seeing the actual world in all its rich variety…

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@iain_chalmers @michaelb8309 @NuclearAnthro I agree. It’s a superb book, and the edition I saw was very well printed on quality stock.

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I was never impressed with Happy Days. I thought it was bullshit. And that was well before the shark thing.

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sylmobile You know how people do the god parent thing, does anyone do the science parent thing?

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@developerjack Did you remember to set $SPITE to FALSE?

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I should stop talking to that damn thing.

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@thegrugq_ebooks This would leave them vulnerable to social engineering attacks?

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@thegrugq_ebooks @BradThor But do you have a cheese platter? A cheese platter would be better.

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BradThor Let’s play: Liberace or Donald Trump? pic.twitter.com/xGojIwarmB

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“Players looking for Pokemon outside church find naked woman” bigstory.ap.org/985a4d63ddbc44…

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SwiftOnSecurity OSX is like Linux for laptops

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@dufussy I had that problem too just now. Maybe “list of shame”?

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And then put all the containers on the Blockchain, for safety. twitter.com/mattallen/stat…

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@dufussy While I agree, I think you mean “cringeworthy culture” or somesuch, not cultural cringe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_…

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Sun plan, belated: Pasta; cross-check certain geektasks; Weekly Wrap; evening TBA, but probably staying indoors and not sneezing.

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SeanMcElwee Scientist 1: what are you researching? cures for cancer? new sources of clean energy?
Scientist 2: well… sorta… pic.twitter.com/yxsoqdLNaq

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I assume this program brings much-needed mental health services to those who imagine Blockchain solves everything. twitter.com/Steve_Lockstep…

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Meanwhile, during that most recent doze, I dreamt that @marcfennell and I were loading things onto a trailer. Boxes and stuff. Dunno why?

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@skwashd Excellent. I suspect there will end up being a Pokémon segment in the next Edict.

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This is a local yard, for local people. There’s no Pokémon for you here.

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davidharvey Get off my lawn, Pokemon Go edition pic.twitter.com/ZwVmOIKmpd

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I used to quote velocities in furlongs per fortnight. twitter.com/rpy/status/754…

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HeidiHallTN Other restaurants, you can stop trying now. @PartyFowlNash is serving an entire hot chicken as a Bloody Mary garnish. pic.twitter.com/uOUVQKf4Q5

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@techoglot No, oddly enough. Most of the action seemed to take place at Fox Studios. The studio bit, not the Entertainment Quarter.

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@haruki_zaemon Took me a while, but I got it eventually.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well when I stopped doing that I was lying here with no pants on.

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I just dreamt I was explaining to a whole series of people all the ways in which they were wrong.

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Yes, it’s Civilisation’s equivalent to a “My Favourite Herpes Virus Calendar”. twitter.com/twitter/status…

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@nancycato1 Look, you. You’re in Paris and it’s summer and it’s Saturday night. I’m sure you’ve got better things to do.

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@nancycato1 Well it’s cheaper than Rohypnol, I suppose…

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@nancycato1 Ah, I misread the clock. It’s early, and I’m still befuddled.

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@nancycato1 Have a delightful time, Mademoiselle!

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@nancycato1 It’s a bit early to be hitting the absinthe, isn’t it? Also, possums take you on. pic.twitter.com/Js69F5pRkN

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@nancycato1 You can be oblivious to their rowdy sex waking you hours before down. Also, I’m envious. Also, no squirrels?

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Goddam possums.

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Sunday. In the dark comes a sudden shriek, a snarl, a clatter of activity. It is not terror, but worse. Sunday.

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