Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 19th, 2021

@dawnstarau @BunkyFob So, you’ve heard of a coffee enema? That, but with the Kool-Aid of their own self-importance.

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DylanReeve I just keep thinking about this deeply stupid take. It haunts me. pic.twitter.com/s42VB3IBB8

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@franksting Because I have a bottle of Talisker 10yo at hand.

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@madame_diamond OK, so you know how I was saying *I* am wrong in the head? Jesus fuck what are you thinking? Also,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gy

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I am happy to do some thinking this Monday. But only then, OK?

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Apparently Monday is World Thinking Day. wagggs.org/en/what-we-do/…

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erstkate Maybe there isn’t a Mars rover; maybe there’s only a quarry in Wales. twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/…

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Wow nearly midnight.

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@AbstractCode That’s the one. :) Separatist Queensland’s cops really didn’t care about an egg thrown at a PM no one there respected.

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@NewtonMark @kcarruthers @cstross Opal is Oyster and also Octopus in Hong Kong. Myki is… fuck knows. Myki is Myki.

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@asta_fish Yes, I am an antipodean who knows about the Cod Wars. :)

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@asta_fish I think everyone outside the UK does. You’re just a bit closer. :) Is it time for Cod War 4?

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No you’re not. You just didn’t notice then. twitter.com/thespecialbka/…

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NewtonMark @cstross The Government of Victoria in Australia spent three times more than the Phoenix Mars Polar Lander on a tra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hf

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chrisjrn OH: Dear startups: If NASA can put a rover on Mars with their people working from home, you can launch your silly l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3s

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@twcau What, fisted by Jesus? No, that seems wrong somehow, despite Jesus’ noted open-mindedness.

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@BunkyFob @dawnstarau Putting aside the critique of modern newsmaking, which is a whole separate thing, yes, they d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…h1

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@erstkate I have not. But I have appeared with Chris Kenny live on UK radio LBC, along with Arthur Sinodinos and ho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XX

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@Ingeegoodbee It does, and once again you should not confuse them.

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The phrase “Fisted by Chris Kenny” just came to mind for some reason. Possibly because I’m wrong in the head.

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@jplonie Counterpoint: Yes you should.

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Sorry, I forgot to tag @Lauren_Southern in this. It’s laughable how someone who has so little understanding how the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bS

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@asta_fish Lol Brexit is just… bizarre in its effects. :)

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Lol off you go you dipshit low-rent B-grade Nazi. It’s a fair report of parliamentary proceedings and therefore pro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…90

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@KetanJ0 @GrogsGamut @franksting @erstkate Don’t we already know that? (I can’t remember names.)

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@manindotblack That late? Wow. I was involved in the whole Windows 95 / MSN launch in 1995 and the integration of b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iz

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TheGrimRecapper I’m sorry… we’re taking advice on political sex scandals from VIKKI CAMPION?!

(Yes, an affair ≠ rape. But the po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…M6

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@jamesrbuk Like you want endless Brexit news. :)

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Hah! Hey @asta_fish is Guinness that big a thing in Iceland? I mean it’s right for the climate, but it’s also very..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4Q

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@fantoman79 @GrogsGamut I mentioned that in another part of this thread. :) Yes, real estate ads and share prices i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q3

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@franksting @Bergha2 @VWHawkesbury @GrogsGamut This is exactly the thing. The cultural aspects of media are complex..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1A

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut Indeed. It’s the same thing as people saying writing a TV soap opera is easy, or writing a po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bO

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@GrogsGamut @franksting @erstkate Oh how could I forget? But I had forgotten it was him.

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@manindotblack The transition was the thing. AOL was the walled garden. Then in 1993 they became a general ISP. The..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yu

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut I can rant about this for DAYS. [Pours whisky.]

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut And yet they derided, say, BuzzFeed ‘cos it was “cat listicles” when those listicles paid for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4j

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut All that pompous stuff about holding power to account and journals of record was possible bec..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x4

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut Yep. As soon as it was decoupled — as soon as people could get the ads without all that news.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…02L

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@eddiemajor Pretty much. In other tweets this evening I’ve touched upon some of this stuff. I was there the the tim..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rr

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@manindotblack If you don’t know of it, may I refer you to the Eternal September of 1993. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_S…

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@nickzoic @GrogsGamut Yep, that was in The Australian, mostly, and it funded the IT journalism of the 1980s and 199..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IQ

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@Bergha2 @VWHawkesbury @GrogsGamut Hah! I also saw some research in the 1980s which said male workers watched the 6..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…n6

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@GrogsGamut And for Saturday papers the classifieds. And during the week anyone watching commuters at a railway sta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pH

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Note for the hard of thinking: No, this is not a defence of Facebook. Facebook is a pack of cunts. It’s a despair-f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…m6

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God I feel old talking about this Facebook versus the 20th century media factories stuff. We were discussing this e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sk

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@swearyanthony @Bergha2 @GordyPls Indeed. Tail wags dog, etc. The real estate boom inflated many bubbles. But don’t get me started on that.

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@seanpryor Well @jonkudelka is the official arbiter of The On, but hey with Morrison in trouble Dutton will be tryi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…er

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@GordyPls @nkmccallum Also, I’d forgotten about that “digital journalist” cutout. Own goal!

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@evanspw @GordyPls Another generation is… 2046 lol. :) OK, I am being cruel.

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@NewtonMark @GordyPls Did you laugh at them?

(I’m sorry, there are many seriously good employee-journalists at the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K7

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@swearyanthony @Bergha2 @GordyPls Disclosure: In 1995 I worked for a media startup that was 50% owned by Fairfax, a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ec

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@AriadneStarling Lesbian porn will never match escaped hospital baboons. :)

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@evanspw @GordyPls Yep, that’s the challenge. Is this particular organisation up for that challenge? (Rhetorical qu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…I7

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@nkmccallum @GordyPls Lol a quarter of a century strikes me as… slow? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the power o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xT

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@Bergha2 @GordyPls I don’t know the exact number but whatever it is, for Facebook it’s back of the couch money. Fac..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ld

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@Bergha2 @GordyPls The really stupid thing is that these numbers and this kind of business analysis was a thing a d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oA

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@Bergha2 @GordyPls So the news mastheads want Facebook to pay for some of that shit? Nah, fuck it. Facebook will sh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GZ

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@Bergha2 @GordyPls It comes down to having to pay for “content”. Facebook already receives for free more content th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sw

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@GordyPls And musicians, and actors, and stagehands, and conductors, and composers, and make-up artists. MEAA = AJA..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…a8

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@GordyPls At least it recognises those factory journalists as labourers producing N items of news per day for a wag..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ap

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@GordyPls True. I don’t imagine the MEAA will ever go into bat for, oh, million-follower fashion YouTubers getting..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JV

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NewtonMark I feel like maybe they’re looking for something a bit more comprehensive than that. pic.twitter.com/V8irpj6vGG

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@GordyPls I get the feeling that the MEAA confused “journalism” with “the employment of journalists”. And again, th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oh

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@GordyPls I dunno, there’s a good few of us out here who reckon the MEAA is just a labour union for employee-journa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YU

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Why does a journalist not know that business analysts exist?

Obviously I have given a ridiculously oversimplified..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7Y

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@JohnBirmingham I have heard this is very good. I also trust your judgement in these matters.

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Lol. Facebook and “Australian media” (which is not just some big blob) are businesses, and there is a thing called..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g9

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Sydney things which can be confusing, Part 42435.

Steam King: A Cantonese dumpling restaurant.
King Steam: A gay sauna.

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@BXGD @zzap Haha that’s awesome! Sometimes the market does solve things! :)

What’s frustrating for me is that this..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J9

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Has anyone referred to the Australian news media’s reaction to Facebook’s actions as yet?

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“Crowds cheered as the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City was demolished on Wednesday, the oceanfront ey..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ws

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@moylecroft @kcarruthers @swearyanthony I have a standing invitation for when I’m in Texas for firearms, BBQ, and b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ns

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@kcarruthers @swearyanthony I’ve never been to Texas. Maybe in the Aftertimes.

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@mpd_au Pffft! It’s only a factor of a million.

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@zzap Except, you know, who the fuck would buy it at that spot price for more that a few minutes?

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@zzap One might argue that it could be lower then lol. I wondering how high it might have gone without that cap.

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@moylecroft @swearyanthony That ABC story hints at it but clearly the WaPo story has the details. Forbes and Bloomb..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6f

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@dawnstarau I’ve seen some spot prices like this in AU in summer when a gas turbine fails and there’s going to be a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…43

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@swearyanthony Well at $9k a unit… Sigh.

Some years back I did some work for an energy industry newsletter so I kntwitter.com/i/web/status/1…yh2S

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@aggerchez The promo is also out of date now, obviously.

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@aggerchez Wow I had no idea they’d used the song! That’s great.

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Wonder photo placement, @abcnews: “Millions of Texans have gone days without heat in a cold snap. Their senator too..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fj

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Right now @statelibrarynsw has an exhibition titled “Coming out in the 70s” both in the library and on the line…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qf

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@oberonsghost We should catch up some time for the $10 plum negronis, or one of the other happy hour options.

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@MerrickPhillip @Samillsweneedt1 @JohnBirmingham Ah! That one. I should’ve realised, but I don’t have an account over there.

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@jpwarren @paulwallbank @developerjack @bigyahu Well that’s certainly something to be thankful for.

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@paulwallbank @developerjack @jpwarren @bigyahu I think I might pitch a story: A collection of people saying nice things about DTA.

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@sophieactual What is “normal sleep patterns”?

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How can it already be nearly 7pm?

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TheMediaTweets Trying to think of a more idiotic non-sequitur than this absolute room-clearer of a brainfart… but I’m really str..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UB

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@AbstractCode @bastardsheep Lol. I think I would struggle to continue with that level of blandness.

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“This must now be a moment to think again about the delay in getting back to the Mountains this weekend.”

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This one too. Wait, maybe I need to add the extra words. twitter.com/johnb78/status…

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That’s not all that good really.

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This must now be a moment to the Mountains this weekend and I will be in the Blue Mountains today and I’ll try to g..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kN

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Mr @JohnBirmingham’s Alien Sideboob this week is titled “Time line of a cover up” and it’s pretty fuckin’ fierce. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zm

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atrupar The governor of Texas is a Republican twitter.com/donaldjtrumpjr…

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@_ClaireConnelly Yeah but half an hour later it’s sorted. That’s fast. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@ScottFitzG That’s true, it was pretty obscure. I’ve been toying about getting back into it, but seriously if I get..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ld

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@DrRhysPockett This is true. There’s a lot of other cool stuff out there I know.

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LukewSavage Meat identity politics is an underrated right wing micro-genre IMHO pic.twitter.com/yu1S5wbtng

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@LusciousLani I’ve only heard that as a semi-rumour. I plan to follow it up at some point.

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At uni I did both computing science and linguistics. If I’d followed that path, today I could be making squillions..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c1

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@LusciousLani Indeed. But two of them in a reply triggers their ban hammer. I’m told that’s specifically for Austra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xb

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Anyway I’ll come back to the original thread this evening. Your replies include some wonderful phrases I hadn’t tho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8M

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I don’t think they’ll mind me showing you this private message. It’s funny because it’s true. pic.twitter.com/cpKYRAHsXU

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(Those tweets are so the person in question can cite them in their appeal against the decision. The first cut of Tw..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pl

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This doesn’t even relate to the rule. No one is being threatened or harassed, certainly not on any of the bases lis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…i1

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Lol this is ridiculous. I asked to see well-known Australian phrases, someone replied with some, and Twitter called..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ft

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Obviously things have happened subsequent to this fish. We will not speak of them.

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Are there any sentences more Australian than “Too easy” and “Sweet as”?

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@paulwiggins @JM77 There’s been a lot of consolidation since the inter-bank fees changed too.

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@MaggieMaefair I’ll be even more pedantic, then, and say that word choice isn’t grammar, it’s just style. And “game..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c5

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@paulwiggins @JM77 I think ATM siting is up to the banks, who request a lease?

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TheShovel FULL DETAILS: Morrison Finally Responds To Sexual Assault Scandal By Releasing A 3-Minute Video Of Himself Building..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Aq

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@paulwiggins @JM77 This is the pair on Eddy Avenue, from the tram stop down to the colonnade.

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@franksting I know it all too well. Roll on the Metro!

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In Australia it takes a whole year to replace a pair of escalators. pic.twitter.com/uhzpfSfKGb

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Passing the Hill of Dead Pets.

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@dobes I’d put that into the Edict as a new segment but I’d have trouble with that word in the description because puritans.

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Some of the replies to this tweet suggest that the senders should seek medical advice. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Oh. I thought National Drink Wine Day was any one with a “y” in it. twitter.com/ABC7NY/status/…

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Dear Journalists and PR People, if you find yourself writing “game-changer” in you copy please consider whether you..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1B

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PaulVermeersch Tell your kids this was the NASA Perseverance rover. pic.twitter.com/HJRxzltKtE

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patriottakes BAHAHA 😂 Okay Marjorie. This will go well. pic.twitter.com/8jGSEY4xqo

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yokoonobot Sir Cliff Richard. Discuss.

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expectproblems I can’t wait until NASA runs out of inspiring-sounding names for rovers like Perseverance, Spirit and Opportunity…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wp

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile Typing is more difficult with only one hand.

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thor_benson Ted Cruz’s statement regarding claims he is in Cancun: pic.twitter.com/Q2pmn8zusn

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I undid my retweet of this because it happened some years ago. Nevertheless it shows some community ingenuity, whic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kR

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smolrobots Yeah, we know. pic.twitter.com/R0vamDMBe5

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The news connected to the parliament house rape allegations continues to get worse, but one tiny speck of dark amus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ed

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TheOnion Curiosity Rover Frantically Driving Around Mars To Make It Look Like It’s Been Busy Before New Spacecraft Arrives..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oq

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, though there won’t be any photos today. Probably.

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For some reason — OK for an obvious reason — I am reminded of the time Patrick Stewart was on “The Kumars at Numbertwitter.com/i/web/status/1…cR9Y

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Lol NASA uses Webex the poor bastards.

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During a live event, retweeting things from an hour ago isn’t terribly helpful. You should feel bad about doing this.

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stilgherrian The 9pm Autumn Series 2021 crowdfunding campaign screamed past Target One to a pledged total of $3570, or 123% of t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S8

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stilgherrian “The 8pm Quiz” S02 E01 has just finished streaming. If you missed it, you can watch the recording at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oy

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MalwareJake Mam, there’s a shotgun on your books… twitter.com/owillis/status…

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Is “peanuts” code?

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Fri plan: 0824 Train to Sydney; administrivia en route; errands; 1200 lunch with con-conspirators; remainder TBA, d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pC

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MatthewBevan MORE HOONS pic.twitter.com/O67edGHVPW

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MatthewBevan HOON ALERT pic.twitter.com/RyTxT2H7t8

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ka9q For those who don’t care for the “keep talking at any cost” commentary on the NASA TV stream the JPL clean feed is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oA

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In the Blue Mountains the Great Sog continues for yet another day. pic.twitter.com/rXIzKYFyaA

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Friday. That’s not very attractive. Wipe the side of your mouth! Friday.

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