Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 16th, 2020

The brain worms are strong in this one. twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/s…

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smolrobots Finally, a sensible leader of Her Majesty’s opposition, calling on the government to *checks notes* murder children. twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/s…

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@TheDanAnimal It’s always good to have something to aspire to.

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@TheDanAnimal Mind you it’s also summer there. (And I have experienced these conditions in Certain Other Cities.)

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Well this headline is both shocking and unsurprising. twitter.com/bencubby/statu…

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thhamilton This reminds me of the 2011 riots when middle-class white people went into the town centres with brooms to clear up..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ia

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@LeonieGSmith If we’re ever allowed to go to Tasmania again, yes, I would make a special trip to spend a day with t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ca

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@JamarzOnMarz Never read the comments. :) I’m glad this is getting some traction.

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sydneymardigras Our talented mate @JamarzOnMarz is hoping for an end to discrimination in schools on the basis of culturally divers..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4C

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star_observer Two drag performers have taken an Australian Conservatives politician to the Queensland Human Rights Commission und..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sO

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TrevClark1958 Just over 20 years separate all the RAF types seen here!
In modern terms if Hawker Hart in the foreground, was in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…e3

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“International student flights to Australia to restart in September” smh.com.au/politics/feder…

Yeah but it’s only “u..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pE

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@LapTop006 @jsleeio Thank you for helping that young man achieve his dream of… of… well… of maybe still openi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wu

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@NewtonMark @dobes @kels_316 @JustJimWillDo @k_morrissey “Possibilities are amazing with this property,” and yes I agree.

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@NewtonMark @dobes @kels_316 @JustJimWillDo @k_morrissey Pausing my video so I can properly appreciate this… Stand by…

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@Ng88Mr Yep down in Sydney, catsitting.

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@Ng88Mr Yep. I was somewhere else that day I’m sure.

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MatthewBevan Love texting acquaintances to tell them I’m watching their show pic.twitter.com/r9xIZMaAPG

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@HHackenbecker @R_Chirgwin @antsharwood Lol no there can be snow across the flat Central Tablelands and the like.

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@R_Chirgwin Also, yes @antsharwood, that chart is just ridiculous.

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Oh FFS, the forecast even has “possible snow” for the Blue Mountains on Saturday too. That’s annoying, @R_Chirgwin. twitter.com/antsharwood/st…

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@_midofo_ @PeteLawler The problem is, I’ve written way worse shit that that story.

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ATTENTION! @LOOKMUMNOCMPUTR has completed his 1000-oscillator analog KiloDrone synthesiser and it is gloriously ins..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uI

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@jsleeio And it continues to be one of the most gloriously insane things ever created. I love it.

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@_midofo_ @PeteLawler Oh come on, that’s a big call! There’s a LOT of shit in there. ;)

(Someone once commented on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4a

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@BXGD Her name is Eleanor Lutz, not Lulz. :)

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stuartfiddle our indoor cat was nowhere to be found & everyone was so worried & then we found him sleeping on the apple tree lik..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Es

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I should also mention (i.e. plug) the two goodish things I’m doing in the coming week.

1. A new episode of “The 9p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ul

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@Sam_Hickey They probably have an app by now. :)

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@Sam_Hickey Simpson & Day is a good investment, though my copy is more than 30 years old and is missing a few thing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jO

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ronnui_ Women get to smell like real things (vanilla, lavender) but men have to smell like concepts. What the fuck is “cool sport rush”

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@JustJimWillDo Obviously buying more wine is something I definitely need to do. I barely drink at all, as you may know.

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@PeteLawler A shag has been a good introduction to many things.

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Also, just so you know, your promoted tweet worked.

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WINE! I’ve just given this a go. @NakedWinesAus has a $50 off your first half-case deal right now, and the idea of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8g

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@jeamland @JohnBirmingham Good thinking. Let’s leave it with him and see what happens.

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@seanpryor Sigh. I guess I’d better get started then.

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@AUSFestivus That certainly had a huge effect worldwide, but there was also a lot of chemical-ish stuff further ups..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6Q

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Is there anything else on the internet that I need to correct?

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CORRECTION: The 5-car set has nothing to do with the ‘rona. On Sunday this train starts as two trains at Canberra (..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…db

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Mind you, a few metres to the right there was a fisherman with his rods, so I suspect she was hanging out for a fre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sp

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION: The bird is not a shag (cormorant) of any kind but in fact a female Australasian Darter (Anhi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t1

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@Sam_Hickey My Simpson & Day is out of date! It turns out that the Australasian Darter is now considered to be a se..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8m

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danilic The Q Au memes are terrifying —pic.twitter.com/uCtHzhW3IPP

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Back at @bunjaree, finally, where the temperature is plummeting. I’m not going to look at the numbers.

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bbykaat egg thief!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/X3ySQ3zhWp

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@Sam_Hickey We’ve also got a couple of species of cormorant too, I saw. I’ll hit my copy of Simpson & Day shortly.

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@R_Chirgwin Oh dear. Some people have too much time on their hands lol.

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@Sam_Hickey Neither. Female Australasian darter or Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae), I think…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6z

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@erkpod Ah yes, @druey pointed that out too. I’d forgotten about that quaint little feature. I’ll add a correction when I get home.

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@paulkidd Yeah the construction and engineering videos from these times are rather shocking to the modern eye.

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nickschadegg the saint kilda logo looks like a christian fried chicken franchise pic.twitter.com/v4scwxAUPj

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NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 533: A shag in the sunshine to end the week” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/53… Covers 10–16 Augustwitter.com/i/web/status/1…h0aL

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SamGriLaLaLa I woulda worn gloves and not touched that germ ridden paper with bare hands. These ‘hoax’ morons are gonna kill peo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ec

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@paulkidd Pretty much. The miracle was called “America” I think.

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@SMHFConvoy I’d say go for it. Transport of all types through the Blue Mountains is horribly inadequate, as was obv..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Na

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@paulkidd Right. Because they’d have definitely used that as a navigation point rather than, say, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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@jeffsonstein Yes, and the rest of their work in this series from, erm, Japan Culture Lab. Love it.

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Passing the Hill of Dead Pets.

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I see that the afternoon Xplorer service to Canberra is five cars rather than the usual three, presumably to allow..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OO

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@paulkidd No one will ever know. But yes, it’s a classic of the genre. Mind you, I quite like Southern Cross now too.

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@LapTop006 Hello. I keep forgetting you’re in this patch.

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Approaching Sydney Central station from its quiet little north-western corner. pic.twitter.com/rvpwDS7Pyl

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9NewsMelb The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for four weeks. pic.twitter.com/NSduAZNmGx

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JazzTwemlow The mental contortion required to pretend social media / smartphones are not only neutral, but are actually The Ans..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qr

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@FrKarlSinclair So I can tell the anti crowd that God wanted Westconnex?

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@misosusanowa It’s only 4.30pm on a sunny Sunday. The NIMBY complaints will come later.

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@Pollytics @R_Chirgwin This is also from 1996, which you might have even been able to guess.

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aravosis Just to put a finer point on it: Your “best friend” is on his deathbed, you stop by and say hi, and then you go gol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…O7

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@MalleeRay @hi_robb Not the least of which would be them toxic vapours.

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@MarkDando4 @Paul_Karp Missing quite a few things I’d suggest. :)

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Obviously the replies to this are exactly what you’d expect and it’s hilarious. People who “lost their homes” lol t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tI

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Paul_Karp Just drove on Westconnex and it saved 15mins from inner west to Canberra, can I say everyone was giant babies for opposing this.

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hi_robb Put Son’s PS4 controllers in the oven last night to hide them so he’d go to bed.

Didn’t tell the wife, who then p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7y

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SuperCroup Pest control is *different* in Sydney pic.twitter.com/RYCsxWlJiG

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glengyron To be fair, Schapelle is less of a criminal than many SAS officers. twitter.com/sasaust7/statu…

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This is an excellent discovery. I think @Pollytics and @R_Chirgwin will both appreciate the guitar sound.

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One of the staff at Pontip Thai Market today has shunned the usual T-Pop and Luk Thung to play this quite loud: Sek..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…js

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@Museumonkey I was wondering whether anyone would bite… :)

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Quolliver the Adventure Quoll observes the passing trams. pic.twitter.com/htM64wlCHg

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disco_socialist don’t make fun of “straight culture”, they said. pic.twitter.com/Cu8eLxqGIR

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Boarding a tram at Circular Quay. Appropriately sparse in passenger numbers, but fewer than half are wearing a mask.

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I have no idea what a calorie is or how it relates to anything. I’ll assume it’s around 2.4 Kylies.

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I decided that I couldn’t be arsed climbing up Observatory Hill. pic.twitter.com/C8tCnMWkqX

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Passing the Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium, because I have already eaten.

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So it turns out I’m going for a walk in the sun after all. From Haymarket up through King Street Wharf and Barangar..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xy

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@jeffsonstein Still, they have an adequate range of sake.

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@AlanBixter @phbarratt Yep, and I imagine many people don’t get what margins of error are anyway.

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@jeffsonstein Fortunately my favourite sushi bar pre-kills them.

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@jeffsonstein They’re yummy though. Mackerel sashimi is one of my favourites.

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“‘Highly active’ spies posing an ‘extreme threat’ to Australia’s shipbuilding plan”
abc.net.au/news/2020-08-1…

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“‘Nonsense’ translations of coronavirus messages distributed by governments,” in Australia. Don’t we have translato..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3G

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@glengyron This certainly surprises me too, but there’s a LOT of Thai people in the apartment towers around Thaitow..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F3

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@ApostrophePong @SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Yes, you’re right. Apparently I have forgotten how to read.

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This is some early research for improving the Wikipedia article, which is terrible. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ApostrophePong @glengyron Also another article said this is only the second “official” Thai Town i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Op

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Nice profile of Sydney’s Thaitown in Nikkei Asian Review, including a surprising fact and a story I wasn’t aware of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cr

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@joneaves Nah, not when the Herald Sun has got a narrative to maintain.

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@SouthwickMP Now I’m going to post my tedious piece of image analysis from March. Because I’m annoying and tedious…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GM

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@SouthwickMP This deception is a hot-button issue for me. Instead of pointing at random photos and deciding Bad Peo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8Q

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@SouthwickMP Or, consider how a telephoto lens, even a short one, can foreshorten distance and wonder whether your..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tp

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goldengateblond a Vegas drag queen hit on this guy and he’s spent 30 years thinking it was Dolly Parton pic.twitter.com/2dHUngqCkA

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@MolanJill @kept_simple That must’ve been hard to negotiate.

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@granleese @ben_hr @wmyeoh Still, beats sniffing each other’s arses.

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@AlanBixter @phbarratt Thanks, Alan. I’ve noted that people do tend to focus on day-to-day numbers rather than tren..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8F

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kept_simple guy on facebook is telling me that he was indoctrinated with marxism in high school. he we both attended robert e l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…k0

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@AlanBixter @phbarratt I’m not an epidemiologist (IANAE) and my statistics is a bit rusty, but I do know about data..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oh

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@elbinfodesign I’ve never been to that part of the US, but I’m seeing plenty of people saying that this should be the flag.

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claytoncubitt You were never meant to be exposed to the internal monologues of millions of strangers as they react to a firehose..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cm

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thehill Mississippi blames “typo” for including huge mosquito among new state flag designs hill.cm/BTXAoCF pic.twitter.com/bJKK3PB6Hp

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cstross Police issue warning about Donald Trump-shaped ecstasy pills: theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/a…

Well *I* wouldn’t put anythi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xb

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CeeBeeGBs insiders is the dracula of australian politics, and if we killed it, it would kill all the other vampires it created

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pwnallthethings Come on people, let’s not confuse the bad type of mail in ballots that contain votes for my opponent from the good..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1T

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@CassPF Oh I certainly like that idea!

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@SteveAustinABC Because it can be. See also: dogs and their tongues, etc.

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ben_hr Sounds like a great export to be betting our economic recovery on, in contrast to, say, education. twitter.com/benserrurier/s…

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Hey records management and archives people, would you like robots with that? twitter.com/FBI/status/129…

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@KathAlbury Well it does look like aged care is at an inflection point in Australia. We may be able to get it happening.

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nazriahi I will never be able to unsee what I saw at @Wegmans today. No more @BeyondMeat 😂 @ImpossibleFoods take note…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X6

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@paulkidd I am always an optimist, as you know. But it’s also @johnb78’s fault.

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The other day I did a longish thread on the Dept of Home Affairs’ “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IQ

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@potrzebieggm That’s wonderful period-style art too. Thanks.

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stilgherrian Apparently we have very little idea about how these work, which obviously means they’re a transient phenomenon caus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gH

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stilgherrian In which @JohnBirmingham writes about Cliversaurus Max, “a billionaire edge lord and supersized bowl of tardigrade..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aU

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stilgherrian Did anyone notice that NASA photographed Cthulhu on Jupiter the other day? twitter.com/Astroguyz/stat… pic.twitter.com/zCvoAtK1UH

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@potrzebieggm Dunno but I imagine there would be. That and my thingy sound like they’d be a common enough trope.

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Actually the shitposting is going to include a bunch of retweets from the last 48 hours o so because we all need to help spread the gloom.

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Sun plan: Quite a bit of shitposting this morning; try to get a little sun; a little shopping; 1554 or 1664 train t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…M7

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rellortnocon Many are asking what this is. This is Party Food. It’s good for 10 people. pic.twitter.com/TNdSxmw46g

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@Picketer @kels_316 Let’s hope Banksy is there for us today.

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@ladyhana I know he’s terrible but is @Wyld really going to be able to live in that?

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Marcellomj Hot water mixed with vinegar & baking soda. 2 cups of Coca-Cola, a dishwashing tablet & half a lemon. Swirl it for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S8

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It’s lovely in Sydney, it’s lovely in my life. pic.twitter.com/VmV6gUqjoW

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stilgherrian The year is 2055, and in the Tina Arena Memorial Performance Space at the Autumn of Love Nursing Home, Jessica Maub..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xh

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Sunday. There is a Time Surge deep in your fundament. Sunday.

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