Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 15th, 2021

Reminder: Do not watch The Bad Program.

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When you don’t just drop the dead cat on the table, you shit it out. twitter.com/posty/status/1…

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psychicyogamat Just came across this extract I copied from a Home Office letter setting out reasons for refusing asylum to a perso..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0V

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@dfpiii The best bit is that’d the bleeps make it sound worse that it probably is. “What DID they say?”

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Earlier today I had a bit of a rant and if you missed it, well, here it is. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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I see that @JonathanPieNews enjoyed the fallout from the sportsball game: “A Nation of Wankers” youtube.com/watch?v=EI5nw1…

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Oh good, the Blue Mountains area around me has a severe weather warning for strong winds on Friday and then the pos..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0I

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dannolan I’m in sydney so I’ve been through a lockdown, to my friends in victoria can I recommend getting outside, going to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y7

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mwyres pic.twitter.com/GMEjYP27Cb

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@NewtonMark @AndrewPStreet Andrew and I didn’t manage t solve ALL the mysteries of the world this week, sorry.

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@AndrewPStreet And to think that all these are perhaps some of the most sensible parts of this episode!

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@AndrewPStreet And finally: 113 Pancakes Eaten in 8 Minutes (NEW World Record) (2016) youtube.com/watch?v=1jSgM4…

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@AndrewPStreet Also: Australian TV commercial featuring former prime minister Gough Whitlam talking in Italian, for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5R

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@AndrewPStreet Further to our conversation, Andrew: Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser ad from the 1999 republic refe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jw

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NEW PODCAST: “The 9pm Billionaire Gummi Worms of Spicy Freedom with Andrew P Street” @AndrewPStreet (1h15m38s)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L1

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jonoabroad @glengyron Fuckin honestly if Melbourne and Sydney had to play a game of “who can stay quietest longest or everyone..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xa

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I’ve finished the main edit of the podcast, so now just need to top-and-tail it (not a sex thing) and mix it. I lik..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uD

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kcarruthers Senior Analyst position available @UNSW - position description here - ping me on DM if interested..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tQ

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Airminded “the golden age of aviation” pic.twitter.com/v4zsnahXl5

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The podcast editing goes well. I’m just coming to the bit where I have to bleep out all the actionable defamatory material.

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Thanks to some more wonderful people we just hit the halfway mark! 51% of Target One in fact. Thank you, and for ev..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…UH

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markhumphries I would like to apologise for driving the police car in Norman Swan’s video.

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Oh yes, I’d forgotten this one. :) twitter.com/oysta/status/1…

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MagazineAmplify Listen. Covid is shit. Lockdown is shit. Uncertainty is the destroyer of peace and everybody is feeling vulnerable…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jp

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j_zimms How rich do you have to be to be unable to visually identify a bus twitter.com/DanPatrick/sta…

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@_TheOtherHoff So you are! Or so someone is. :) Thanks.

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Overnight this campaign crept up to 42% of Target One with seven and a bit days to go, so thank you and please keep..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mn

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Thu plan: Settle down a bit, with miso soup; edit and post the podcast what we recorded yesterday; tackle that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IZ

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Lol this is a better burn than my “Alan Jones-grade” swipe, eh @normanswan? Seriously, do better. twitter.com/KetanJ0/status…

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CORRECTION: I meant to type that “lockdown” is a word with NO fixed meaning. Which is why we get into these idiotic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1E

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Now I’ve got a headache.

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End of thread. Probably.

I’ll ignore all replies that are just rehashed whining about what is and isn’t “lockdown”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GB

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I could go on, but I’ll finish by saying that people fortunate enough to speak with authority to a wide audience ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SU

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6. Here we go. Data from TfNSW via @_BertHandsome. Someone else can graph these, but it’s pretty obvious that passe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sL

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5. Who took the video? Why were they on the street? Was taking this video “essential” work? Go back inside!

(“The..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pE

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4. What even does “lockdown” mean? It’s a word with a fixed meaning, and right now is so politicised — X was “in lo.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Blt

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3. What does Swan know about *why* these vehicles are on the road? Here’s my theory, and I’d love to see data: “Ess..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vL

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2. This is at 8.15am. How long was traffic at this level? An hour? An hour and a half? Two hours? All day? Or just..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CG

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1. This is a 10-second packet of vehicles, much less than a single cycle of traffic lights. Of course vehicles are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4h

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Swan posted a single 10-second grab at 8.15am, the peak of peak times. The ways in which this can be misleading are..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rd

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For a start, the actual data from traffic monitoring shows that Sydney’s traffic movement are under 15% of the norm..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qm

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The tl;dr will be that it’s unprofessional cherry-picking of data to suit your narrative. It’s as bad as those 500m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pS

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I’ve tried to give Norman Swan the benefit of the doubt, because I know some of the people who go on and on about h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6U

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Could someone please find me those numbers that get posted every now and then, showing how much cities’ traffic is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2Z

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@Pratt_Steve I find them fascinating, because they’re often dependent on sociolinguistic aspects. In this case thea..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DT

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@SteveMolk Is Ms Trioli auditioning to front a The Cure tribute band?

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I also love how a show-stopper can be either a very good thing or a very bad thing. pic.twitter.com/4lFz59XSJ1

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Oh well, it’s not *too* serious a problem because I have most of my meds in the morning. It’s an annoyance rather t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…T6

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Me: Wonders why he’s feeling a bit odd this morning.

Also me: Discovers last night’s meds still sitting in the pill box

Me: “Botheration.”

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Thursday. If life were a rollercoaster, you would be a bolt holding the rails in place at the steepest curve, soon to crack. Thursday.

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