Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @vhata ever

June 2009

Wow, iTunes Genius has a really really low opinion of Billie Jean.

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(After that, I joined two Egyptian geese and a squirrel, demonstrating in the Company Gardens, but I couldn't quite work out what we want.)

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Was just in town, and joined a demonstration down Adderley Street by the Joe Slovo Phase 1 residents. Apparently, we want more security.

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12 Beautiful Currency Notes: South Africa's Lion makes an appearance at number 6: http://is.gd/1ebjl (via @CoolPics)

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The real etymology is much more fun: sabotage has the same effect a bungler who clumps around in sabots (clogs) would have on something.

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A "sabot" is a wooden shoe/clog. Urban legend: saboteurs were people who tried to break industrial equipment by throwing their clogs at 'em.

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Hah! I always knew @cleversimon and @secretsquirrel were the same guy. And by "the same guy" I mean "both fake accounts owned by @sween".

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If @secretsquirrel had bothered to be as great as Cobain, Hendrix or Morrison, he'd have less than a year to live. Happy Birthday! Slacker.

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Based on my sleeping patterns, it appears that I live in South Georgia and the South Sandwich islands. They have penguins there!

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By the way, @honksterr, that's my country where your team is trashing the Italian football team. But would you guys mind mixing it up a bit?

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This is so going to destroy my Apple Macintosh iTelephone. And all for the ability to send Multimedia Messaging Services.

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"A newer version of the iPhone software is available (version 3.0). To update your iPhone with the latest software, click Update."

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"This version of the iPhone software (2.2.1) is the current version." and it doesn't change, even when I click, like, really hard.

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Current status: Drinking Mountain Dew "to see what happens".

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Okay, so: cricket. I understand what. And how. When and where change frequently, but I get all that. The thing that burns me up is: WHY?

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I see @DieLaughing, @tehawesome, @Jessabelle2o7 and @billba used the #squarespace tag to try win an iPhone. Lamers. I'll leave them to it.

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Trying something new: today, I embrace what iTunes chooses without a fight. So, loud and proud: I AM LISTENING TO ENYA AND I AM NOT ASHAMED.

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True happiness is found in the fulfillment gained from attaining the goals you set yourself. Today, I finished my breakfast before noon!

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Settling on "Mother's birthplace", but rephrasing as "Where you think your mother was probably born, you ungrateful prat and terrible son".

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"Best childhood friend"? Which week of my childhood are you referring to? "Grandfather's occupation"? He was always just grandpa, you know?

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"Name of first pet"? Some of the animals I grew up with were there when I was born - which is the first? I DON'T NEED THIS PRESSURE.

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I can't think what my answer for any of these password retrieval questions would be. Favourite Historical Character? Uh... Dumbledore?

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Q: If there were two of you, which one would win?

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Wait, what, it's Wednesday already!? Wait, in JUNE?! Whoah, wait, in 2009?!?!

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I'm sorry, I won't be able to make your scheduled meeting due to physics.

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We said we'd win the pub quiz this week or die trying. What with the margharita prize they just gave us, I'm not sure which one we achieved.

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When life hands you Lemmon, make "Grumpy Old Men".

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Hey, ever notice how nobody ever wanes lyrical?

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The London Beer Flood (http://is.gd/Lxmb) - 1.5m litres swept the streets. Eight deaths from drowning... and one from alcohol poisoning.

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