Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 24th, 2020

Disappearing into the moist Melbourne night. Gorn.

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Headline: “Pablo Escobar’s hippos the new scourge of Colombia’s waterways” abc.net.au/news/2020-02-2…

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@max_au Lol I meant back at my hotel to get sleep, but I’m grabbing food on the way.

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markhumphries Apologies to anyone who thought this was a sledge and not a factual description of his life’s work. twitter.com/markhumphries/…

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@twcau @dobes No, I don’t know. Football is a mystery to me.

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I should probably be in another part of Melbourne right now.

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team_daddy My sister on holiday with the kids, they had a few cute ‘towel animals’ left on the bed during the week but just ca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q9

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Rachael_Conrad For the love of god UNMUTE THIS pic.twitter.com/MA48mit8MX

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@dobes @twcau Turkmenistani oil traders investing in football clubs. What could possibly go wrong?

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@dobes @twcau Does any of this involve Saudi princes?

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@twcau @dobes Ta. I’ll look for it later. I won’t believe covering this so it’s for my own interest. Or my self-trolling.

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@swearyanthony I would like to say that what politicians talk about is not necessarily what ASIO analysts talk abou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rj

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@twcau @dobes I’d missed the A League one. FFS. Thanks.

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@swearyanthony ASIO hasn’t been blind to right-wing problems. Public documents will confirm this, and my understand..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tL

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WHY AREN’T AUSTRALIANS ALLOWED TO POOP OUT ALL THIS FAT THIS IS RACIST. pic.twitter.com/LmSfSzGozZ

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@DavidFeng How the fuck would I know Central European tram lines? I have enough trouble while I’m visiting Melbourne.

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@DavidFeng The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway.

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byronkaye After 15,276 Gerard Henderson columns attacking the ABC, the ABC has made the difficult decision to let Gerard Henderson go.

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@DavidFeng Yeah I have literally no idea about any of this.

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From ASIO, “Director General’s Annual Threat Assessment” by @MikePBurgess asio.gov.au/director-gener…

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@moylecroft @SnarkyPlatypus Heh. Much as @RealSexyCyborg rolls her eyes, and I get that, hosing down bizarre fears..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PH

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@SIGREVOLT @riskybusiness @MikePBurgess Heh. Mr Burgess actually made some serious changes in terms of openness at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MF

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@RealNickHodge Except it seems to go for about two hours.

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Prediction: The Bad Program tonight will be even more of a debacle than usual.

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stilgherrian So did everyone love Barnaby Joyce’s Modest Proposal? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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dmejiacanales SOME ANGEL DID THIS! pic.twitter.com/9SdP32bLCj

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@SnarkyPlatypus I get the feeling he’s a parliamentary staffer, given we’re directly across the road.

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auhansardsaidby @auhansard_said Plibersek, Tanya, MP in the House of Representatives on 2020-02-24: It really does sound like somet..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nd

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@Sheeds_au Exactly. And to be fair flake is quite yummy.

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@Sheeds_au I hope you’re eating seafood to show those cunts who’s in charge.

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@19bk69 We’ve done that joke already.

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nyt_diff Change in Headline pic.twitter.com/tg9T5MFWnP

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@peterw Later in the week. It’ll need some editing and I have some writing to do first.

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il_beavo I figured as much. twitter.com/tweetofspirit_…

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cybergibbons It’s half eight. What time is it?

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Even in the Parliament of Victoria you exit through the gift shop. pic.twitter.com/mzOW4c6fSp

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A chap at a nearby table is complaining to his friend about being “fucked so hard by the sub-committee”. So there’s that.

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@duckbytheoboe @WorldBollard That presumably happens a lot in Melbourne.

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@jsleeio I’ve only been to KL once but I definitely want to go again. Though it’s lower on my list that some other places.

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dex_eve That one time when the Air Force briefly thought it would be a great idea to put a GAU-8 into an F-16 pic.twitter.com/onIBffg4Hs

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@SkyNews Interview me, you cunts. I have exactly the same amount of relevant expertise.

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You know he’s not an epidemiologist, right, @SkyNews? twitter.com/SkyNews/status…

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@CBCe8enn Well this is a scenario I hadn’t envisage and now, obviously, I am intrigued.

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Nothing. None of this means anything. It’s all within the poll’s margin of error, and correlation is not causation…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JY

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My God you are all such sooks. Just think of the dry, ragged, desperate thrusting.

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Wondering where to go for dinner.

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@Davelennonabc Well I’m already thinking about it. That’s the point.

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@RanTLaw @Picketer @swearyanthony This is a story we should explore further, but another time.

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Imagining what sex with Gerard Henderson would be like.

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sebpatrick neil it’s got a talking snowman in it twitter.com/neiltyson/stat…

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@RanTLaw @Picketer @swearyanthony Some of us were adults, and working in the media, and knew the people involved. ‘Nuff said.

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@moylecroft @franksting @DanInADL Ooohhh… I thought he looked vaguely familiar. So I was right about the rent boy..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W1

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@RanTLaw @Picketer @swearyanthony There was serious Cold War shit going down then though, including the UK nuclear..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QU

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cnni Senasook spent six years as a slave working on a Thai fishing boat, enduring regular beatings from the captain. Lik..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LT

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@SuperCroup @SnarkyPlatypus @RealNickHodge @johnb78 I call shenanigans. You can do fuck all knitting in five minutes.

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@swearyanthony @RanTLaw @Picketer Oh a two-parter? I’ll add it to the list, ta.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “I once dated a(n) X” is true for all values of X. [Ducks]

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@moylecroft @DanInADL Wait. Is that Piers Morgan on the right?

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@RanTLaw @Picketer Absolutely. I don’t know how much @swearyanthony knows the locale, but this is such an amazing unsolved murder.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @RealNickHodge @johnb78 @SuperCroup You have to scroll quite a way back to find a rootable Charles though.

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@DanInADL No, I’m serious, I don’t know who they are.

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@RanTLaw @Picketer Oh THAT one! There’s a whole podcast series about that. I’ll post a link shortly.

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Can I just say that @FionaPattenMLC’s metal business cards are both useful and on-brand. pic.twitter.com/eLrrz3xGT0

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@Picketer I am in favour of all these things.

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@je_au @PointZeroOne With the requisite amount of irony, I assume.

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dobes Here we go again twitter.com/AFP/status/123…

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@dobes What the fuck are you doing? I’m sensibly drinking a pint of XPA at a pub on Spring Street.

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samanthamaiden Governor General’s office confirms Bettina Arndt’s Order of Australia under review after formal complaints regardin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tB

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wolfcat Gerard Henderson learns what is like to be a casual shift worker… pic.twitter.com/h7ZJFyJDsz

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I have no idea who these people are but it seems likely they’re some sort of sex-based serial killers. I’m from Sou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Km

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@dobes Mate, 200 metres is an impressive spray.

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billbirtles Farewell from Beijing to a great mate and an outstanding Australian journalist. @PhilipWen11 has consistently broke..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ip

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stilgherrian Mr La Trobe checks his Twitter feed. pic.twitter.com/goMHqwJ7yv

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@jonkudelka Are you capable of being that shit?

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So did everyone love Barnaby Joyce’s Modest Proposal? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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smolrobots 733) Refusebot. Do you have trouble saying no when someone asks you to do them a favour, even when you know you can..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wR

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markhumphries Hoping this gives Gerard more time to do what he loves: critiquing ABC content from the perspective of a dog. twitter.com/meadea/status/…

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@PollHereford So it can. But I’m not a big fan of that style of wine glasses.

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Well Malaysia seems to have just descended into a constitutional crisis, so that’s a nice start to the week.

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Reuters JUST IN: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has submitted resignation to the king - sources pic.twitter.com/fbBlSa14oX

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@moylecroft @jpwarren Nevertheless it was a very nice Shiraz.

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@moylecroft @jpwarren So, do we FOI the wine contracts? Or maybe just ask first?

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@evmulholland Counterpoint: Take responsibility for your own garbage. You’re not a child any more. Clean your own room.

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@jpwarren I would assume so. It’s Parliament House’s own wine label. Of course.

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I hate email, @dobes. Check your DMs.

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@PollHereford No, I was actually drinking in the Members Dining Room.

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@garystark It does. And I am no longer in Parliament House. So there.

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That podcast will need some editing to protect the guilty.

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To be clear I haven’t been drinking in Parliament House all afternoon. Absolutely not.

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Inside Victoria’s Parliament House.

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@DecayRSO He’s got to have a go to get a go.

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@JayMo31415 It’s amazing what can be achieved with just a few paragraphs of legislation.

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@DecayRSO This is the entire point of his plan.

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Think of a word!

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Sandy_Powell @cameronwilson “For someone who badges themselves as a gallery journalist, they’re surprisingly reliant on lazy cli..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ip

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cameronwilson in awe of the bravery of this gallery journalist who anonymously dissed another journo without putting their name t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3v

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@awelder @evcricket @Manic_Henry See there’s a bit of tradition there, which I like.

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Here is Barnaby Joyce MP’s proposal to restructure the Senate in all its legislative glory. Please enjoy the Repres..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6q

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@awelder @evcricket @Manic_Henry I understand the motive but sometimes a little more joy would be nice.

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@evcricket @Manic_Henry It’s the imaginatively-named red-bellied black snake. Our colonists were a drab lot.

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@evcricket They’re beautiful but they can fuck right off, sorry.

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sydthenandnow Looking west along the Parramatta River from Chiswick in the 1880s and in 2020.

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Reductress Woman Who Has No Time To Clean Room Spends Full Hour Searching For Other Shoe: ow.ly/mppy50yrBtz pic.twitter.com/owB0Wv8SIV

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@RealNickHodge That’s not the middle bit of Australia either, Nick.

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@TheNehad Heh. That was quite a way down their to-do list I think.

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@ConnorCJolley Lol I hadn’t spotted the name. That’s lovely.

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emilycmulligan The Oz has a story attacking GetUp today that’s as dull and wildly inaccurate as usual. It also includes this absol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cs

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GrogsGamut Angus Taylor just put out a press reslease saying “We are committed to our 2030 international commitment of reducin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gA

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@needsmorevodka And that’s a fair point, but obviously we need a ruling from the governing body.

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@jpwarren @rohan_p @computerworldau But his brain is already cooked! (Also, congrats.)

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@needsmorevodka I’d always interpreted that as the event caused the death or sterility, putting them out of the gene pool after that.

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Interesting backgrounder and analysis: “One crisis after another means Scott Morrison should rethink the surplus” abc.net.au/news/2020-02-2…

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“Daredevil and flat earther ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes dies in homemade rocket crash” abc.net.au/news/2020-02-2…

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alexvtunzelmann The quote marks somehow lend this sign in a corner shop window an air of dark menace pic.twitter.com/dN9Cyw8NLC

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Oh yeah. The rest of the plans and links to last week’s stuff are in the Weekly Wrap, along with a photo of a stran..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tW

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Mon plan, draft: Laundry; write for @zdnetaustralia; 1400 podcast recording with @FionaPattenMLC, Parliament House;..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ev

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Monday. It cranes its neck, looks over the fence, and laughs. Why do they even bother? Monday.

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