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MacDara is the patron saint of Connemara fishermen, and the only saint’s name that’s a surname. Despite being Irish (it means ‘son of the oak’, or maybe ‘second son’) it’s also quite rare; I have to say “It’s my first name” with depressing regularity https://t.co/0QfZ4M705E #tweet


All that these Brexit vox pop pieces tells me is that voting isn’t taken particularly seriously as a social responsibility http://bit.ly/2QUkfOf #tweet


I don’t tweet about Brexit because I can’t even #tweet


Got my messenger bag zip replaced at a local alterations place, and a fine job they did too #tweet


#My1stConcertWas a matinee at the TBMC: Avail and the Bouncing Souls (I didn’t stay for Lagwagon). A few months later in the same venue I saw Man or Astro-Man?: an infinitely better experience https://t.co/QWkYwR3hv2 #tweet


I’ve only been to one Wendy’s in my life but the staff were really nice and the grub was great for fast food and they have giant things of root beer #tweet


Mark me down as someone who’s delighted that Nigel McGuinness isn’t risking his health in the ring but instead mentoring a new generation of talent https://t.co/FW8TqmxUl6 #tweet


Sex Education is the first ever neural network-generated Netflix show. Isn’t it? It has to be. No human being would actually make this #tweet


If anything illustrates America’s default to peanuts as a confectionery ingredient, it’s calling your fake Snickers ice cream flavour ‘candy bar’ #tweet


I can’t stop listening to Palm. Perfect staving-off-winter music #tweet


Wrestling Twitter a few weeks late to the notion that NXT UK is lacking that certain something. Skipping the blah backlog, so, but giving tomorrow’s TakeOver a go #tweet


The new Picard show is set in the JJ Abrams movie timeline? No thanks #tweet


Palm are my current music obsession. There isn’t much live footage of them on YouTube but the above is a great example of what they do. #video


Found a ticket stub for Peppermint in the latest issue of @atomic_elbow so do I get a prize? Or is that the prize? #tweet


Absolutely stunning orange and blue, feathery sky this morning. No photo, you’ll just have to picture it for yourself #tweet


YouTube’s finally given up suggesting things I might actually like and is showing me J*rd*n P*t*rs*n videos, smh #tweet


I don’t tweet much about web media stuff, which is funny considering my MA thesis was on blogging and journalism, but I found this too interesting not to share https://t.co/cRDXEJaYTj #tweet


WCW at The Point in Dublin in December 1991; I watched the first match from the ringside mat, @RealKevinNash vs @RealKingRegal in a tiny, very much not WCW ring https://t.co/s71ElKnzrg #tweet


Feck all sleep last night so I’m dozing through New Year Dash #njdash #tweet


While I’m thinking about wrestling, I realise I haven’t watched any New Japan since October. Pretty stoked for Wrestle Kingdom, so #tweet


All Elite Wrestling, then, yeah? Good for them. No reason why it can’t work if it’s scaled correctly. Even if I’m no fan of the name or logo http://bit.ly/2QkOsFE #tweet


Wasn’t expecting to sleep for 11 hours last night but I guess I really am ill #tweet


Ultimately, Bandersnatch made me think of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games – specifically how much and why I fucking hate that movie #tweet


Can’t remember who it was on here that recommended Palm’s Rock Island but it’s definitely one of my records of the year #tweet


Guerilla Toss’ ‘Come Up with Me’ is a straight-up Devo song #tweet


I was gonna stay up for the UFC tonight, but @eirSport no longer works on the Mac (unless you have an older OS) and device ‘management’ strictures mean I can’t use my tablet instead https://t.co/QeZ72ikbHq #tweet


I’m a decent chunk into Guy Evans’ Nitro book and enjoying it so far. If I have any criticisms they’re mostly aesthetic (it needed professional typesetting and copy editing) #tweet


Something gleaned from Letterboxd reviews of Bird Box: an awful lot of people seem surprised that a horror film induces anxiety #tweet


TFW a 15-minute stroll to the shop for essentials takes over an hour #tweet


Bird Box really overdoes the ‘stranger knocking on the door’ trope #tweet


Psst, don’t tell WWE but I found at least one Network clip where they haven’t overdubbed the Midnight Express theme with that awful rubbish http://bit.ly/2Vb6Ap6 #tweet


Hands up who else got the Nitro book for Xmas #tweet


Merry Xmas to those who celebrate. My gift from Santa this year was a networking issue that made me bang my desk with rage #tweet


There’s no such thing as Xmas Eve fireworks, put ‘em away till New Year’s FFS #tweet


Aaaaand that’s me off work for the next two evenings #tweet