Matthew Davidson (mjd)

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Matthew Davidson
Sawtell, NSW, Australia
Hypersensitive New Age Guy

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  1. I keep telling myself that I could write a beautiful essay without the time, word, and topic limits imposed. Then my interior voice (which sounds just like Jeremy Hardy) says "Yeah, but you wouldn't, would you?" #

    about 17 hours ago from web in context
  2. Most painful essay ever. I'm going to drink to forget now. Possibly for two or three days. #

    about 17 hours ago from web in context
  3. The problem with writing in English rather than code is that you can't listen to music with English lyrics as you work. It fights for possession of the same neural circuits, I guess. So I just get drunk and howl along to the # in the evening instead.

    about a day ago from web
  4. @tregeagle Hang on; Red Wedge was something other than Billy Bragg, Kirsty MacColl, and the Smiths pretending that Neil Kinnock was a socialist?

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  5. 3 days overdue on an essay. Have way too many open windows. My swoopy-swooshy # 3 desktop is giving me motion sickness.

    about 2 days ago from web
  6. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get this smudge off my glasses. Then I closed one eye and realised the smudge was on the other lens.

    about 4 days ago from web
  7. Shane MacGowan's family lived on the Barbican Estate for a while, which explains a lot. According to Shane his mum went completely gaga.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  8. @tregeagle I'll grant you that as sculpture brutalism has value, but no functional utility. With the exception of the Barbican, which generated a lot of business for the psychopharmacology industry.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  9. @lnxw48 It's not primarily the aesthetics that bothers me; it's the waste of a full urban block that becomes a street-level desert. The Sydney Opera House in the same location would be just as ghastly; that's why it's on a little peninsula in the harbour instead.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  10. Architecture makes me angry. How does something like this happen?

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  11. #'s laptop is the only device left in the house that can read CD/DVDs. Should really rip and bin them all. Keeping my vinyl turntable, though. Never mind the scratches, feel the warmth.

    about 10 days ago from web
  12. He endorsed #, then he did this. Dick Van Dyke f***ing rules!

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  13. @tregeagle I'll scrounge off Jay then; I've no pride. My house is uninhabitable too, but that's because of the neighbours. Looking forward to sitting in the driveway revving my engine. Payback time.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  14. Flat battery; my stupid fault. Anybody in # or # got jumper leads (& a car)? @tregeagle @panda @pvs

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  15. Today in higher education, this happened: # #

    about 11 days ago from web
  16. @tregeagle # swears by those tissues infused with soothing aloe vera. If it gets really bad try blowing your nose on cherubs' wings. They are harder to come by, but well worth the price.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  17. I wonder if Ross Noble and Noel Fielding are surrealist twins separated latitudinally at birth.

    about 13 days ago from web
  18. This has saved me a lot of typing: #

    about 14 days ago from web
  19. In order to secure the literally dozens of dollars a year that they get from my custom, # have sent me a new (dumb-)phone with sufficient battery life to receive calls. This is potentially the biggest shock to my lifestyle in years.

    about 15 days ago from web
  20. Woo-hoo! Jury duty! Money! Wealth beyond my wildest dreams! If selected, I shall earnestly insist upon exhaustive, and lengthy, deliberation. Must take one's civic responsibilities seriously, you know.

    about 15 days ago from web