Archive for September, 2012

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-30

  • @Trephinator I didn't notice that. Nice pick up. It's like Seven Melbourne constantly putting Amy Parks outside AAMI Park. in reply to Trephinator #
  • Nearly NRL Grand Final time. Go @NRL_Bulldogs!! Can't wait to watch while listening to Andrew Moore, Joel Caine and Steve Roach on @2GB873 #
  • Congratulations @MelbStormRLC 2012 NRL Premiers 14-4. Commiserations to my beloved @NRL_Bulldogs. #
  • @PatrickHoughto1 And the singer hired by the NRL was better than the singer hired by the AFL. AFL should have stuck with taped Julie Anthony in reply to PatrickHoughto1 #
  • About Alan Jones' comments. I believe his explanation, but it doesn't excuse the comments. On this, I'm disappointed with him. #
  • I should point out that I can disagree with someone on something without disagreeing with them on everything. I still like Jones' politics. #
  • If I was Alan Jones, I would be using my 7am & 8am editorials tomorrow to PROPERLY apologise to Julia Gillard, not repeat today's nonsense. #

September 30th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-29

  • @trevorlong Hey Trevor. Can I say a big thank you to you and SBS for bringing @talkSPORT's Premier League coverage to Aussie radio. in reply to trevorlong #
  • Michael Savage is off the air after winning a legal battle to get out of a restrictive contract. 400 stations affected. #
  • I wonder what TRN and radio stations will fill Michael Savage's timeslot with? I'm hoping @marklevinshow gains stations. #
  • Can't wait for the AFL Grand Final to start. Can't wait for Rex Hunt & Sandy Roberts to call it on AFL Live @talkthetolldown. Go Hawks! #
  • @morrison954 qwertyuiop mnbvcxz!?,. in reply to morrison954 #
  • The only thing I hate about grand finals is the music at half time. Thank goodness Peter Donegan is talking on AFL Live @talkthetolldown #
  • “@talkthetolldown: 'They've got to take risks and they're doing it'-Rex Hunt” Yep, and now the Hawks lead by four points late in the 3rd. #
  • @writerwood If it's still acting up, try they're taking AFL Live and left their stream on. in reply to writerwood #
  • Wowee! Big crowd. RT @theheraldsun: The official attendance at today's #AFLGF is 99,683 #
  • @writerwood Pleasure 🙂 in reply to writerwood #
  • Swans by 10. Hawks' coach Alistair Clarkson looks like he's going to cry. Seconds left. #
  • Sydney are 2012 AFL premiers. 14.7.(91) over Hawthorn 11.15.(81). Congratulations Sydney. Disappointing end for Hawthorn. #
  • @talkthetolldown Thanks for a great call of the grand final, and great coverage all year. Hope Rex catches lots of fish in the off-season 🙂 #
  • @Matt_Info Hi Matt, in the article I believe "five minute delay" should read "five second delay". in reply to Matt_Info #
  • RT @Matt_Info: Car Jacking suspect commits suicide Live on Fox News with Shepard Smith (video) 9-28-2012 #
  • 757,000 people have watched the unedited video of @FoxNews showing the suicide. Given the interest, one wonders if the error was that bad. #
  • In the same situation, in that timeslot, I would have opted to cut away, but in a later timeslot, I might have let it run. #
  • As someone who works in live television, I do accept @foxnews "human error" explanation. Perhaps in future, replace 5 sec delay with 15 sec. #

September 29th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Happy First Birthday Pebbles

Today is Pebbles’ first birthday. It is really quite hard to believe that almost a whole year has gone by since Pebbles came to stay. She was six weeks old when she arrived and made herself at home, and found that Nattie was very keen to make it known that the new dog would not be of a higher rank than her.

Nattie (right) and Pebbles (left) sharing a chair in the last few days...or to be more precise, Pebbles visiting Nattie and Nattie not budging out of her comfy spot

Nattie (right) and Pebbles (left) sharing a chair in the last few days…or to be more precise, Pebbles visiting Nattie and Nattie not budging out of her comfy spot

Since Pebbles’ arrival, Nattie has grown to like Pebbles quite a lot, although probably not quite as much as Pebbles likes Nattie. To say Pebbles is fond of Nattie would be a serious understatement. Nattie also seems to be happier and more active since Pebbles arrived and quite gladly joins in on ball games.

I filmed this last night as Pebbles wanted to play ball on the stairs and Nattie joined me at the bottom of the stairs where she tried to catch the balls as they came back to me. Nattie doesn’t like to run up and down the stairs like a crazy dog these days, but when I invited her up the stairs, she was very quick to find a loose ball to take back to her chair and chew on. My apologies for the video being a little bit out of focus.

A very happy first birthday to Pebbles! And a thank you to 2UE’s John Kerr who wished Pebbles a happy birthday on the radio at about 2:30 this morning.


September 29th, 2012 at 02:36am

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-28

  • Watching the 2005 AFL Grand Final on 7mate and just heard @TimGossage providing an injury report. Nice to hear that voice on TV. #
  • I was on a 10am – 2pm news shift on 2005 Grand Final day. Muted TV and listened to @3AWisfootball radio with Rex Hunt & Clinton Grybas #
  • @AHHA_Thin_Edge Thanks for following. I'm in a unit with electric heating, but I fully support people's right to have wood fire heating. #
  • A job title called "Head Newsgathering"? Goodly Englishings! RT @tvtonightau: New appointments as ABC News restructures #
  • @abcmarkscott Re: News restructure. Perhaps job title "Head Newsgathering" should have "of" in it. The English language will thank you. #
  • @5122oiMyra 1. You're wrong: I am employed. 2. You're not Google. The use of their logo in your avatar is deception. in reply to 5122oiMyra #
  • @PRIME7CanNews Good luck with the Bub Renee. Hope it brings you lots and lots and lots of joy and happiness. in reply to PRIME7CanNews #
  • RT @SteveTurner84: Looking forward to joining Andrew, Blockie & @JoelCaine 2nite on the @NRLgameplan. Hope the @LateMailMan is on time!!! #
  • Pebbles and Nattie playing ball #
  • The @2GB873 webstream is almost silent. Just a bit of low-level hum. Has a weather-related power issue taken "the power station" off air? #
  • I see, thanks Randall 🙂 RT @randallgill: @Samuel_SGS think they’re ( @2GB873) discussing a subject that can’t be broadcast into Victoria. #
  • @NRLgameplan Your 40/20 has inspired me. I'd love to see a high scoring grand final. Go @NRL_Bulldogs 40-20 over the Storm! #TGPNRL #

September 28th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-27

  • Aaargh! I thought that dreadful "Canberra Milk Kid" jingle had died and gone to advertising hell. Alas now it's back to haunt us all. #

September 27th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-25

  • My post-midnight coffee is better now that I'm watching the @glennbeck radio show on @theblaze #

September 25th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-24

September 24th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-23

  • One very happy @NRL_Bulldogs fan here. Well, three actually when I count the two dogs…and they must be counted. Bring on the grand final! #
  • @TimGossage It's a shame that over here in the east, ABC are showing a doco about Russia instead of @wafl grand final. I'd gladly watch WAFL in reply to TimGossage #
  • @TimGossage Thanks Tim 🙂 I shall listen to @wafl on @6pr as soon as NSW Cup NRL finishes. Looking forward to it. in reply to TimGossage #

September 23rd, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-22

  • @talkthetolldown Hard to believe this is your 2nd last match of the year. Next week, any chance of hearing the Fat Lady's greatest hits? #

September 22nd, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-21

  • @mrpford Welcome to Canberra Peter. What brings you to this neck of the woods? (p.s. thanks for bringing nice weather) in reply to mrpford #
  • From 2009 it seems RT @theblaze You know that picture you’re seeing today of Obama with a pirate? It’s not new #
  • Could Nevada finally be ousting Shelley Berkley? Hope so RT @RasmussenPoll Nevada Senate Heller (R) 42% Berkley (D) 41% #
  • @mrpford Floriade certainly is. Always looks great. Also always triggers my hayfever, but it does look great. in reply to mrpford #
  • My footy tips for this weekend. NRL: Storm & Bulldogs. AFL: Collingwood & Hawthorn. #

September 21st, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-20

  • There will be an anti-Israel protest outside Max Brenner in Parramatta tomorrow. I'll visit Max Brenner in Belconnen in support of Israel. #
  • @Mel_TurnerAU You make a very good point Mel. I have no intention of making an overt political gesture. Rather, I will just buy from there in reply to Mel_TurnerAU #
  • Gmail is down for me, home and mobile. Hangs at trying to connect to IMAP works though, so iPhone can still connect. #
  • @NRLgameplan I was hoping for a Dogs V Rabbits grand final, but this week will do. Go Dogs! (and go Dogs in NSW Cup too!) #

September 20th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-18

September 18th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-17

  • RT @2CC: #ACT Liberals's Zed Seselja promises to inject an extra $1 million into Canberra's street sweeping program #
  • If you want to better justify the $1m street sweeper increase @ZedMLA have the sweepers look out for & report damaged roads & potholes @2CC in reply to 2CC #
  • @Joe_Hildebrand Nice job on TT tonight calling BS on the claims that the violence was somehow justified. Good work Joe. #
  • @Joe_Hildebrand I'd call BS on the claim by that the mother of the sign-holding kid couldn't read English. She took the photo for a reason. #
  • @TodayTonight If Muslims or anyone else can not accept freedom of speech, then they are incompatible with our society. #TodayTonight in reply to TodayTonight #
  • @TodayTonight The appropriate response to free speech is more free speech, not violence. Violent protestors are not welcome. #TodayTonight in reply to TodayTonight #
  • @St_KiKi @joe_hildebrand Haha, not today, but I think there was one some time ago. in reply to St_KiKi #
  • It really doesn't matter what my excuse is; it doesn't change the fact that I am sitting here watching Home & Away 🙁 #
  • @JodieMarq Of course I should change channel, but it's so appalling that it's compelling. One can't help but see how much worse it can get. in reply to JodieMarq #
  • @JodieMarq Yep, and the characters seem to have such a lack of mental aptitude that I bet they'd all vote for Gillard and Milne. in reply to JodieMarq #
  • @JodieMarq Come to think of it, I wouldn't be surprised to find them fraudulently on an electoral roll somewhere… in reply to JodieMarq #
  • Not unless they want to. RT @2CC: Should YouTube remove the anti-Islam video? Vote in the 2CC poll #canberra #2cc #
  • @2cc I do not believe that YouTube should be forced to remove the video by law or force. They should choose as it's their website. #
  • @2cc If I was in charge of YouTube, I would not remove the video, but I would add a note that I believe it to be part of an Al Qaeda plot. #

September 17th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Twitter Updates for 2012-09-14

  • While Obama does nothing, US sovereignty dwindles. Now the US Embassy in Yemen is being stormed. This is war and Obama doesn't realise it. #
  • RT @gretawire: New claims for unemployment benefits jumped to 382,000 last week, prev week upwardly revised to 367,000 #
  • Is it any wonder @gretawire that Romney has regained the lead in the Rasmussen poll when the economy is bleeding jobs like this? in reply to gretawire #
  • @timwilsoncomau From now on Tim, you should celebrate your birthday with the largest sugary drink you can find, and send video to Bloomberg. in reply to timwilsoncomau #

September 14th, 2012 at 09:00pm

Tips for the second week of the finals

An email to 2GB’s Andrew Moore and The Continuous Call Team

Evening Andrew,

How good is it to have another week of finals. It gets really serious from here…but not for the next few seconds…

After my resounding success of only tipping one winner (the Doggies) out of eight AFL and NRL finals last week, I’m officially tipping the Cowboys by seven points tonight, and the Rabbits by twelve tomorrow. In the AFL, Fremantle and Collingwood are my tips.

Have a great call!

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

September 14th, 2012 at 07:13pm

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