Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 11th, 2018

I’ve got a long day ahead tomorrow, so I’m going away now. Please try to cope.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 441: The joy of a calm spring week” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/44… Covers 5–11 Novemberpic.twitter.com/zIZS7SfAPfPf

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Back at @bunjaree, finally.

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bioGraphic “Aggression, deception, and sex rule the day” in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, where 250,000 giant cuttlefish gat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ar

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0xMatt 2008: “I use a VPN to hide my traffic so the government can’t spy on me.”

2018: “I use a VPN because the internet..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qw

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auspolwatch GregHuntMP liked this tweet: twitter.com/burgotastic/st…

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So my walk today ended up being a bit over 6km, what with the faffing about taking photos, and it was kinda in betw..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ra

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@NnugYllas All noted, thanks, though I’m not over that way very often at all.

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DujaMuhanna is the clear winner of his latest showdown with . pic.twitter.com/K6vlvsI26I

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motjusteme Macron: Just need to make it through the day with this big baby
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danilic Good gif work twitter.com/QldPolice/stat…

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@oberonsghost I’m pretty sure it’s just templates and a grammar that can create, say, complex noun-phrases and a bunch of words.

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@aspientiae Well if it does then I should’ve stayed!

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These are becoming quite baroque in their complexity. twitter.com/midsomerplots/…

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interrogativus My kind of funny. pic.twitter.com/HRvK84XH5w

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How classy is Whelan’s Strathfield Hotel? For security they have a bloke out front with a shaved head, goatee, and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3K

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@TheGrimRecapper Oh I know all too well what game is being played here. Don’t get me started.

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Yes, this does sound like how the NSW Greens work. Maybe it’d work better if they slipped notes into their “Seachan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…d7

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@T1SydneyTrains Thanks. It’s no big deal. It sounds like it was a very sudden change. But if not, obviously you nee..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sT

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@T1SydneyTrains The platform 5 indicators were still showing that train right up to the announcement, I think.

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@T1SydneyTrains That sounds right, yes thanks. Run 738L, by my reading, flipped from Ashfield platform 5 to platfor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZV

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While I hear that The Russian Club is wonderful, I know that if I went there now it wouldn’t end well. So I’m havin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rp

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I now have an hour to kill, which will happen at Strathfield.

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Wow, that train just got flipped to another platform and we got a minute or less warning. So I’ve missed it. Young..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…US

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I know you’re all very excited by this.

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Uhoh. It was only the 1730 because it was the 1725 running late. Now it’s the 1733, standing room only, and that le..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TP

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CSIROnews The bigger an animal’s brain, the longer it will yawn. ^JH

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I think I’ll try for the 1730 train from Ashfield, and get to Wentworth Falls at 1919.

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@horheii It’s lovely. I shall return soon.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @gathgwyn Oh he knows me from a four-week stretch in May, so that’s what he’s fearing. Wrong humans!

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@SnarkyPlatypus @gathgwyn I think he’s sorting it out. I’ll be off once my devices have recharged, and then a human..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ap

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@LanceFabulously @damhenn @ianbremmer It’s all about projecting authority, right? :)

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@gathgwyn So, @gathgwyn, you’re wanting me to feed you, and yet you still want to hiss occasionally. It’s so very confusing!

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glengyron “Bunnings has links to terrorism” - @PeterDutton_MP

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Penang Hawker, Home Made Goats Pot, New Kueng Kee Seafood Restaurant, Cake World. pic.twitter.com/btr6HRb1qi

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Sun plan, remainder: Train Campsie–Lidcombe–Ashfield; collect my stuff; train Ashfield–Strathfield–Wentworth twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ztJLOSd7tI

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@jxeeno I await your report with interest.

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Yes, I suppose this is one way of describing it. twitter.com/dfat/status/10…

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus That’s true. :) The cultural blending and evolutions are complicated, of course.

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus This would be a good pub for a cheap group long lunch. Suburban Chinese-run pubs ar..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ts

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus Confirmed. Vietnamese style laksa, Chinese boss from Vietnam. He was busy so I didn’t ask further.

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@petstarr What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. :)

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@petstarr I’m glad you watched it. I think.

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AWMemorial In front of the Stone of Remembrance Wing Commander Jonathan Lilley is playing the didgeridoo. Wing Commander Lille..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jg

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Oh dear. @petstarr on “Game of Games”: “Game’s up, Grant — this one’s a loser”adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/…1pic.twitter.com/eEIRrLuQgVV

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Yep, “Rabbit of Seville” is a Bugs Bunny masterpiece. twitter.com/arwon/status/1…

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phbarratt When did that happen? twitter.com/cathleen5/stat…

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phbarratt People with mental illness and lone wolf terrorists are not a threat to our way of life : they simply present a ris..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…az

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ApostrophePong I’ll try to grab the boss at some point. We need to know.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ApostrophePong Yeah there’s not a lot of obvious Indonesian or Malay influences in this kitchen. :)

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samanthamaiden Good afternoon. Minding my own business at the Crookwell gardening festival, cool climate plants and a so on but no..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sN

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@duckbytheoboe @SnarkyPlatypus Hmmm. He might have been, that kinda rings a bell.

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus I was tempted to try the “Indonesian fried rice”. ;)

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus It’s Chinese but with a strong Vietnamese selection.

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus There is that, but check the menu. This is a Chinese pub kitchen, or something. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ApostrophePong This is, I think, the Chinese folks in Vietnam. Check the menu I tweeted earlier. L..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fH

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ApostrophePong Definitely more Vietnamese in style. Very little coconut milk, a tang of lemon grass.

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@mrowe @SnarkyPlatypus @JohnBirmingham I know the scene. It’s when the US signals team is escaping from Shanghai.

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@ApostrophePong Goddammit! :) Anyway, I’ll re-crop the image to bring that pink flower in from the edge a bit.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Check Admiral Yamamoto’s quote about Pearl Harbor having woken the dragon. He said that day that ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZW

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@SnarkyPlatypus This comes back to the grand theme of WW2, which is the emergence of US industrial capacity. There’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hl

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@mrowe @SnarkyPlatypus @JohnBirmingham Hmmm. I’ll check the plot outlines on the ‘pedia. Thanks,

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@ApostrophePong I wish I’d taken longer to frame it more carefully, but I needed to get down to Campsie for Remembrance Day.

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@laurenetrim The Campsie ceremony was quiet and dignified. I’m glad I chose it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Pretty easily” except for the phenomenonal casualty levels in the beach landings. On both sides. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9I

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@SnarkyPlatypus I wonder if there’s any alt-history fiction set in East Asia like that. @JohnBirmingham may know.

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@laurenetrim Only a tiny handful of young veterans there, but my experience is that Anzac Day is more the thing for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pi

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Crystal_Fishy LOL 😂 Amazon Alexa rewired to a Billy Bass Fish! 🤣 I love this. pic.twitter.com/4m8n1mt5eV

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@laurenetrim Alas, I didn’t continue on to the RSL, so I’ll try again next year. He looked pretty healthy so I’m su..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3Y

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I’ve also just been told it was free food at the RSL, on both Remembrance Day and Anzac Day each year, even for non-members.

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I probably shouldn’t assume Vietnamese, but it’s obviously the most likely scenario given where French global interests were.

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At the Campsie RSL Club’s Remembrance Day ceremony, there was an old guy, I assume Vietnamese, wearing TWO full med..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zL

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@erstkate Fair point. It could be like six kids in the entire city.

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The person who managed to get this terrible program funded? twitter.com/ABCTV/status/1…

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ADDiane Overheard at the phoenix airport “omg, cactuses are real!”

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Oh this is just brilliant*.

* Not brilliant. twitter.com/jakpost/status…

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prestonjbyrne Introducing the hot new startup, “Initiative M”

Log into this website and give some random dude your confirmed int..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CQ

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@misosusanowa @gathgwyn He does look a bit moody there. :) @gathgwyn will have to get used to me because his humans..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eR

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@SnarkyPlatypus This makes sense, though the one exception might be Chinese diaspora? But then I suppose the region..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ht

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NewtonMark Best rego on the airfield. pic.twitter.com/JxzfAJQKmz

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Attn: @SnarkyPlatypus, because the third photo is both Indonesian and Asian. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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openculture Bette Davis Divorced: “She Read Too Much,” Says Husband (1938) openculture.com/?p=1057515 pic.twitter.com/XbIwvI3QcE

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GrogsGamut Why is Morrison not in France? twitter.com/lis_smith/stat…

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Campsie Astrology Centre, World of Fruit, Indonesian and Asian. pic.twitter.com/zNG3bz8mlJ

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Excellent start. America’s appallingly low wages and a tipping culture are an embarrassment. twitter.com/juliaereck/sta…

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Now she’s cheerfully berating a regular’s shopping choices. “Why do you buy all this food? You can just walk and bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Z0

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Good basic selection of beers on tap, including Young Henry’s Newtowner for $5 a schooner. “Your first time here?”,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Km

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The Campsie Hotel first. It’s huge inside, and reminds me of the Meridian Hotel in Hurstville. pic.twitter.com/t5PJ2XiRxi

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Hahaha the band is playing “Poker Face”. I should have been recording this.

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Meanwhile, the Station House Hotel is obviously the middle-class pub. stationhousehotel.com.au

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The Campsie Hotel has ridiculously cheap Vietnamese food. Hmmm. campsiehotel.com.au/wp-content/upl…

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The ceremony over, I’m sitting in the park listening to the Canterbury Girls High School Band playing a few tunes…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Uc

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m recording everything, so I’ll post a transcript tonight.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m recording everything, so I’ll posted a transcript tonight.

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The Campsie RSL president lays the first wreath, followed by @SnarkyPlatypus’ friend Tony Burke MP. Further wreaths are being laid.

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She also tells us of indigenous people who served in WW1 in the Canadian Army but were then denied re-entry to Aust..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oh

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The ceremony begins with one of the local aunties — I missed her name, sorry — doing the welcome to country and remtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…QmjB

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I have arrived at Anzac Park, Campsie, where I have received the traditional avian greeting. pic.twitter.com/Qo0qOQpuaB

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@SnarkyPlatypus @gathgwyn He’s figured out that when I arrive his humans vanish. I am a harbinger of doom.

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@_midofo_ Hard to say. The brick gateways are there, but shuttered. They may still have turnstiles inside.

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Peace Park, Ashbury, with random jerk bird. Also I was just attacked by a Noisy Miner. Or maybe an Indian Mynah. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yh

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Caution. And in the background, the endless sound of a koel. Which ⁦@garthk⁩ will appreciate. pic.twitter.com/48c202wpax

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I hadn’t realised that Pratten Park is an old-style sportsground. pic.twitter.com/qYT65XUm8S

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For those of you who were wondering, the new bar off Chessell Lane in Ashfield is an Esports Bar. pic.twitter.com/gjpdErMcbr

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@gathgwyn Agreed, your teeth are good, and your tongue is pink and health.

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That park near Ashbury Public School is really nice, by the way. I was down there when voting at the school for an election one year.

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GenMhayden How was the weather? twitter.com/realdonaldtrum…

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@emelaarghh I have a talent for these things. :)

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Dear @gathgwyn, I am feeding you, so don’t hiss a me. Also, I have given you exactly the type and amount of food al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eY

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That should be a pleasant 5km walk, taking a little over an hour. I’ve allowed 90 minutes, so I can faff about a bit along the way.

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I’ll actually stay north of the planned route for a bit, to see those two small parks and to cut off that eastern b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UY

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I think I’ll walk the southern of Google Maps’ suggested routes, or close to it, because it looks more scenic.

(Ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X4

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It’s going to be a lovely day in Sydney too. Thanks, @CARROT_app. pic.twitter.com/kiwLGMgjzj

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Sun plan: 0900 walk; 1030 Remembrance Day ceremony and lunch, Campsie RSL; return to Ashfield; record promo for “Th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5x

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Sunday. Have you checked your feet for defects? What are their names? Sunday.

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