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It’s my first proper day off in two weeks and I just want to watch last night’s Evolve show but eir broadband won’t let me #tweet


I guess I can talk about this now: Extra Ordinary has one of the worst lead performances in a professional movie I’ve seen in quite some time. Like, embarrassingly poor. But it also has Don Caballero on the soundtrack #tweet


Ceremony leaving Matador for Relapse is kind of like Don Caballero leaving Touch & Go for, well, Relapse #tweet


It’s too warm for dinner. A bowl of soup just did #tweet


Just leaving this here if you’re ever at a loss for a gift to get me for whatever reason > @njpw1972 #tweet


#NowPlaying Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons #tweet


Ifrah’s good people and you should listen to what she has to say > @guardian #tweet


So humid last night, so cold this morning #tweet


Surprised I wasn’t the only one at the fleapit for Midsommar tonight. That’s the only thing about the experience that surprised me #tweet


7-Up here, either boiled (ugh) or with a spoonful of sugar; the latter the same principle as dropping a Mentos in a bottle of Coke, it turns out, only less explosive > @leftgayle #tweet


Clover mites are bloody everywhere this summer #tweet


There is absolutely an insurance racket in this country and they’ve been caught rapid, as they say > @sinnfeinireland #tweet


All these empty seats at #G129 in Dallas make it look like a World Class stadium show #tweet


That my most vivid memories of childhood are Challenger and Chernobyl probably says a lot about me #tweet


Today’s weird find: there are two mini private cinemas within five minutes of each other outside Comber in Co Down > etc @MacDara #tweet


Riding on the bit of good news I learned this morning to get me through the rest of this work stretch. Only another eight days to go… #tweet


Not really sure why I’m paying for @eir broadband when they can’t maintain DSL sync with a little extra sunshine and humidity #tweet


Ah nuts, I’m gonna miss the press screening for Stuber #tweet


So let me get this right: neo-Nazis believe quick-drying cement hardens so fast, you’ll turn to stone before you can wash it off? That’s the impression I’m getting > etc @MacDara #tweet


Watching Fyter Fest and yeah, no. That chairshot to the head was not good. And their excuses after the fact (about a ‘gimmicked’ chair gone wrong, etc) are bullshit; the whole thing clearly went off as planned, bar the public reaction of course > etc @MacDara #tweet


Nice promotion for AEW at the CEO finals this afternoon #tweet


Spur is a fine place to eat, and fuck that white racist minority, they don’t speak for all Afrikaans people > etc @MacDara #tweet


It’s just dawning on me that I have a PC for the first time since 2002 and I can pretty much play any game I’d be interested in? #tweet


Just remembered the Apple Maps car passed me on the road the other day. I expect my cycling self will be famous a few months from now #tweet


I’ve heard it takes a while to get your pizza, but I am a patient boy… > @tbridge777 #tweet


That noise a while ago did not sound like thunder; it was someone dragging a skip down the road, surely #tweet


I can’t be dealing with this humidity. I need a shoulder mounted fan, like the Predator’s laser cannon but for keeping me cool #tweet


I doubt eir will have too many happy customers now that they’re dropping BT Sport from their online package #tweet


All the older folks on this coach appear to be moaning about the breeze from the vents and roof hatch but it’s the only thing keeping me alive right now #tweet


Note he doesn’t say ‘cycling infrastructure’, just infrastructure, which defaults to motor vehicles. The almighty car (or van, or lorry) always comes first, to hell with cyclists or pedestrians or anyone else > @Shane_RossTD #tweet


This morning I learned there’s such a thing as Irish Transverse Mercator co-ordinates. Why can’t you just give standard lat-long like a normal person? #tweet


An affecting portrait of the voice of combat sports, Mauro Ranallo. #video


Remembered we had a PS3 that’s doing nothing so set it up in my office to play Blu-rays. And now I’ve discovered my monitor has had its own speakers the whole time http://bit.ly/2IEYUHm #tweet


You know this is a low-interest PPV when Green Shirt Guy doesn’t have his usual front-row seat #tweet


It boggles my mind how expensive it is, in 2019, to play Blu-rays through a computer #tweet


Bang of Polvo off this black midi album, going by the first couple of minutes #tweet


I’m finally able to tell you that the new Child’s Play reboot is actually really good, and you should go see it. Review up soon #tweet


So the WWE/BT Sport deal is officially announced. And since that’s a channel I actually get, I might start watching Raw and SD again come the new year (probably not) #tweet


I’ve just realised you can sing the lyrics for Denver the Last Dinosaur to the tune of Badstreet USA #tweet


Desk cleared off in anticipation of my new computer. Man, I have a lot of loose cables for things #tweet


Every summer, without fail - a little sunshine, heat and humidity, and eir’s broadband infrastructure shits the bed #tweet


Delighted with the quick service (and lovely food) at the new @UmiFalafel branch on Mary St this afternoon #tweet


A few years ago Tom very kindly signed my CD copy of Riposte. Apparently he hadn’t seen one in the wild since 1987 https://t.co/NU7PF0rvqr #tweet