Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 2nd, 2019

I’ll try to get some sleep now. My brain hasn’t been having a fun time so maybe attempted sleep will help. Gorn.

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stilgherrian Like, there was this. You should read this, and its thread. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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stilgherrian NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 470: Three cities with whisky, gin, and some cybers” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/47… Covers 27..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0a

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JUST LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THESE FUCKERS THEY ARE AS BIG AS A HUMAN AND HIGH ON SUGAR SACHETS. pic.twitter.com/aC8lwO71lf

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@dobes @purserj This demands the application of Science.

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Hey @dobes @purserj have today’s jerkbird action. Bonus question: Should we feed them coffee beans? twitter.com/JM77/status/11…

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@allsumnull Questions need to be asked. Difficult questions.

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@dobes @rohan_p Wow I think I need to apply for American citizenship.

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MrNathanStone St Cross College, Oxford, managing to pull off the most epic of fails by flying the flag of Mauritius instead of th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1V

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@JanJoostBouwman @tekkie @i386 @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah this is getting out of hand. Western and Central Europe is all basically the same.

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Have I retweeted this yet? Maybe not. It’s rather good. twitter.com/SkyNews/status…

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@evcricket @bradhodge007 This doesn’t actually surprise me.

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Should anyone care, here’s the Department of Home Affairs org chart. homeaffairs.gov.au/about-us-subsi… (PDF) It’s stupid. Thi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bK

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Interesting*. The entire complex Home Affairs portfolio reduced to slogans about stopping brown people coming here…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cD

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@doctormcdougall @jplonie The whole “smart toilet” scene is fascinating. Well, it’s not a scene as such. I hope.

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@jplonie Still, I think we’d all like to see the chart. Attn: @theharryshearer for the smart toilet angle. twitter.com/jplonie/status…

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“Kalimotxo, also known as calimocho, is a drink consisting of equal parts red wine and cola-based soft drink. Datin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…re

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@SnarkyPlatypus Moderation in all things, Sir, including moderation but not field artillery.

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@JanJoostBouwman @SnarkyPlatypus I’m not familiar with the earlier war, but am aware of the Landsknecht phenomenon

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The Guardian is such a self-parody at times. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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@JanJoostBouwman @SnarkyPlatypus I’m half Barossadeutsch so I am in no position to judge.

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@JanJoostBouwman @SnarkyPlatypus Hah! I was wondering how long it would take for one of my Dutch contacts to pipe up.

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This is the first time I’ve heard the Dutch referred to as “Swamp Germans” and I approve. Attn: @SnarkyPlatypus. twitter.com/i386/status/11…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Which is why I enjoy that older Chinese-Australian woman in Leura trolling them mercilessly. :)

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@firstdogonmoon Where did you encounter the leeches? One invaded my kitchen once and attached itself to my toe and it was very annoying.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Certainly the PRC tourists tend to make their feelings known, at quite loud volume. :) Actually, on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BI

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@SnarkyPlatypus That’s a thing, sure, but I suspect the trope evolved from something much more specific.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m curious about when the “inscrutable” thing started. I’m guessing gold rush era and the popular fiction around that time.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well yeah that masthead is fanfic central these days. I’m not sure whether to feel sorry for the fe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eS

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@GordyPls I’ll admit I was quite impressed.

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Bowenchris Thanks for the congrats Greg. But a little hint: it’s best to delete the “what about” before cutting and pasting a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eP

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@SnarkyPlatypus You can, but this is also a national broadsheet creating a meme (original sense).

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@Rhys_Needham I think you know the answer to that.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Are you sure? You’ve got quite a bit of time on your hands for plotting these days. You could be do..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eb

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FXMC1957 PHOTO OF THE DAY: The first aerial photograph of Stonehenge (1906). pic.twitter.com/uDppSGIn5t

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I’ll draw this to @SnarkyPlatypus’ attention, though he’s probably got enough anger already today.

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By “shake up America” I think they mean “cause a minor ripple in liberal media while nothing actually changes”. Ce..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CC

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@benpobjie @LiberalAus Isn’t that just called “changing your mind”? Sure, politically convenient, but I am SO this..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SR

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@LiberalAus Seriously, @LiberalAus, you won. It’s over. You’re now in charge again. Congratulations. Now get the fu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9Z

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Hahaha these stupid cunts at @LiberalAus think that these things are negatives. Also, THE ELECTION IS OVER. twitter.com/LiberalAus/sta…

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@dannolan @johnb78 @GordyPls @SnarkyPlatypus I feel dirty just reading the description, and not in a good way. And..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ep

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GrogsGamut We are now to D Day like D DAY was to the Franco-Prussian War

‘The sea around was red with blood, but you had to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wa

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BrigadierSlog Pfffft some days when I’m really bored I just decide to reply to all, the entire day. twitter.com/TechRepublic/s…

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Like, there was this. You should read this, and its thread. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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To be clear, the week wasn’t all about alcohol.

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NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 470: Three cities with whisky, gin, and some cybers” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/47… Covers 27..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0a

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@benpobjie Love your work, Ben. I think it’s the human warmth and empathy.

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benpobjie “I force kilo after kilo of it down their throats till they vomit. Then I know they must be sick.” twitter.com/guardian/statu…

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@christopherneal So what you’re saying is that it would be even better without the din.

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FXMC1957 2 June 1740. Marquis de Sade was born in Paris. He promoted sexual freedom. The words sadism and sadist are derived..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L7

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Modest Proposal: Any pub that advertises or operates “Sunday Jazz” should be burned to the ground and the managemen..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VW

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@mundoplano Goddammit I was feeling like a pie earlier. I might give them a go, but not today.

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@GordyPls @SnarkyPlatypus I always put a full stop at the end of sentences BECAUSE I’M NOT AN ILLITERATE TWAT.

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@oberonsghost @SnarkyPlatypus Well, they’re wine taps, but that does raise the question of how they’re pressurised. Carbonated Chardonnay!

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I have alighted at Brisbane Central station for reasons which are not entirely clear.

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Queensland Rail SMU 200 series EMU at South Brisbane station. I have boarded this train. pic.twitter.com/IfkjPFDS4C

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Another NGR700 class EMU stopping at South Brisbane station. pic.twitter.com/G0v9IMOnp3

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@roisin6 No, Assistant Minister is what was once called Parliamentary Secretary.

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jonkudelka I think I tried this in a physics exam once. pic.twitter.com/9aRvG5R2jX

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xtop my favorite lifehack is NYC residents who follow the “your dog must fit in a bag to ride the subway” rule on the sl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YQ

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workmanalice Here’s Labor’s new shadow ministry.
Marles - Defence
Wong - Foreign
Keneally - Home Affairs and Immi
Burke - IR &..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dm

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I’d missed this in that earlier news story. Interesting. twitter.com/TimWattsMP/sta…

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johnb78 Huge if true twitter.com/Koalaburger/st…

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il_beavo Spotted on Reddit. pic.twitter.com/8eFGhg9q8K

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@rgibli Hah! Alas I fail to monetise my idiocy. I am a terrible influencer.

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@errolwi @NewtonMark Possibly both. There’s a lot of mythology around that incident, but I think the Wikipedia vers..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…e7

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@errolwi @NewtonMark You’re possibly thinking of ASIS and “The Sheraton Hotel Incident”? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia…

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Steve_Dalby Sure… but can it tow a caravan?
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@johnb78 @SnarkyPlatypus The raw passion. Keating is a technocrat. Hawke genuinely loved the joy of people, all people.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’d argue that we need a good forensic type in Defence because reasons, whereas Marles will be pwne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ey

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah I think Hawke would’ve been the last.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @wibbly Agreed. Labor could have done a lot worse there. Dutton’s brain worms will already be squirming.

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At The Plough Inn, on the balcony, there’s a bunch of Tottenham Hotspurs fans chanting continuously, and waving sca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CI

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Well that’s not totally terrible.

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[Fetches huffing kittens in readiness] twitter.com/AlboMP/status/…

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BernardZuel Holy hell, I thought this was joke, or a parody. Greg Sheridan is an intellectual hamster. twitter.com/jamcolley/stat…

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@staticsan Heh. It’s such an silly exception, and it took me ages to remember it.

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The South Bank Parklands are quite well done, I think, though I just saw a mob of Noisy Miners (birds, not angry wo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EL

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@JohnBirmingham Thank you for your recommendation. Now I need to sit by the river for a moment.

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@eztephen Please hand in your card to the concierge.

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THERE ARE TWO Ns IN “MILLENNIAL” YOU STUPID TWATS.

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@shermozle @JohnBirmingham Brisbane is a lovely city these days, in parts.

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@bigjsl Mr @NewtonMark will have his work cut out for him when he lands.

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@jonoabroad @irisherself @19bk69 @stufromoz @irisshackleton Mate, I watch your little pony more than you might think.

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@wibbly @JohnBirmingham Definitely no heart-related issues with this breakfast.

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@shermozle @JohnBirmingham See immediately earlier tweets in the thread I am not you mother. :P

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@SnarkyPlatypus Grab the PDF of the report. It’s a bajillion charts covering all manner of things. The 2019 report..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zr

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@SnarkyPlatypus IIRC it’s based on the usual set of “issues” that are polled, so no. But it’s still very worth looking at.

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kjhealy @gte Also this one. pic.twitter.com/46KWmizaiQ

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@JohnBirmingham I have just remembered that they do Bloody Marys here and now I feel like a fool. But I have to write later so maybe not.

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“‘Tip of the iceberg’: Influenza cases may be 10 times higher than we thought, researcher says,” so goddam get vacc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r2

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@Mich11775 @CarnegieEndow Thanks, Michelle. @CarnegieEndow has put together a fine looking working group, so I reck..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MZ

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L’ornithorynque est une chatte.

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That isn’t related to the previous tweet though.

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Oh right I understand the sex thing now.

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I am at Pourboy and @JohnBirmingham said I had to order the Croque Madame and so I have.

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baddestmamajama The only thing stopping a good man with a milkshake is a fucking psycho shooting him because he’s afraid of a milks..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ic

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sadydoyle Siri, show me the experience of trying to explain gender politics to white male progressives twitter.com/loisbeckett/st…

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Je suis sur la Rive Sud de la rivière.

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To be clear, I’m not going to the Gold Coast, just crossing the Brisbane River to South Bank.

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@boynxdor @abcdarwin Thanks. :) All that times working in radio wasn’t wasted. ;)

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@abcdarwin And the radio spot is done. I might post a recording of that one because it was fun.

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@abcdarwin This radio spot should be coming up in just a few minutes, I reckon. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“Laptop infected with six of the most destructive viruses sells for $1.9 million” abc.net.au/news/2019-05-3… I’ll be r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ad

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@brisvegas1 Sadly I know exactly what you mean.

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This one is much better. Only one minor typo, and it’s phonetically reasonable. pic.twitter.com/LxhOJWpVyO

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I think the AI-based audio transcription system had some trouble with this paragraph. pic.twitter.com/GiG9ykbKQN

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Sun plan, confirmed: Data wrangling (almost done); 1100 ABC Radio spot; wander across the River; brunch; settle int..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NQ

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@Vortigon1 @NewtonMark Sigh. There are always such annoying practicalities.

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@Sam_Hickey @NewtonMark Some people* are idiots.

* Most people.

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“Can you match these New Romantic stars to their classic haircuts?” bbc.co.uk/programmes/art… Attn: @RealNickHodge.

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Yes, my current avatar is a brain worm. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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ALL THE BRAIN WORMS.

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@NewtonMark OK well that’s a criminal offence and for once I think the AFP should have shoot-to-kill powers.

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@CarnegieEndow @zdnetaustralia Pro Tip: The more hashtags, slogans, and political neologisms (like “fraudband” or “..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…m6

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@CarnegieEndow Also this week, “Employees not the target of encryption laws: Home Affairs” at @zdnetaustralia is fu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Eo

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@CarnegieEndow It was written before the Australian federal election, so the last few paragraphs are now kinda funny.

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I’ll plug it again because I’m kinda proud of it: “The Encryption Debate in Australia”, being my paper for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ul

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@NewtonMark I’d make it a functional IQ test, not that I’m important enough to get priority boarding.

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oliyoung this … this needs to be a thing twitter.com/everywhereist/…

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patentology “It is a quirk of Britain’s democracy that Mrs. May’s replacement will be selected not through primaries…” So the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…15

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Sun plan, additional: I might not get across the river before phoning in the radio spot because I don’t want to rus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xp

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When does David start on the Bad Program (Sunday)?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @sylmobile Do some of us need to be reminded of the difference between capex and opex?

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As we all know, Cop Twitter is some of the worst Twitter there is, but occasionally it has its moments.

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Sun plan, draft: Ease gently into the day with a wander across the River; 1100 ABC Radio spot; brunch; settle into..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x8

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gths I see the derp has mutated again

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patstokes Likewise, my tobacco company will continue to export cigarettes because smoking-related deaths in other countries a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S1

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@doctormcdougall @CARROT_app Hmmm. Maybe tomorrow. I actually have to do some writing today.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You would have been impressed with the boss-level Aldi addiction of these people. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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And @CARROT_app has turned on a nice day for what I have planned. A bright morning to get me going, and some rain t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K7

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A small piece of Brisbane just now, namely Spring Hill. pic.twitter.com/KLUK5FimAI

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Sunday. Please draw three small circles on your left arm and await further instructions. Sunday.

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