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May 2017


Anyway, the story of Liger in #BOSJ24 is special: he’s still got it, but the fighting spirit is weak. A beast god confronting his mortality #tweet


Someone needs to step up and replace the Deathlock NJPW calendar. She did us all an invaluable service #tweet


The only time percussive maintenance actually works: when you get a stuck pixel on your LED monitor #tweet


Wow at KUSHIDA’s roll-up cradle body slam on BUSHI in the day 5 main event #BOSJ24 #tweet


The goldfinches brought one of their fledglings to the garden awwww #tweet


Promised myself I’d skip the stationary cam #BOSJ24 shows but I have to watch the Liger matches. I mean come on, it’s Liger #tweet


Love that the nuns are like ‘we were planning this all along’ and not bowing under considerable public pressure #tweet


When I woke up this morning I could’ve sworn it was Sunday #tweet


Still on day 2 of #BOSJ24; Liger taking it to Takahashi is a wonderful thing to behold #tweet


This animated short did the rounds a month ago so you’ve probably seen it already, but I like it so it’s here. [c/o io9] #video


Won’t be at the Afghan Whigs gig tonight, alas, but I know a few of you are going so enjoy yourselves #tweet


Two months into the MeFi Baseball season and I’m strictly a middle-of-the-pack runner. All these injuries! I know how the Mets feel #tweet


Just read about the main event at PROGRESS. All I can say is, get your MMA out of my wrestling #tweet


Ax & Smash > Axl & Slash #tweet


Whoa, FloSlam can gerrowra that garden with that 50% subscription rate hike #tweet


In a CS chat window for my ISP. It’s funny how troubleshooting issues only goes as far as your own end; couldn’t possibly be the cabinet #tweet


Provided our broadband connection is stable enough, I’ll be catching up on #BOSJ24 today. I expect I’ll be skipping a bit, too #tweet


Y'all I had to mute The Rock for a month as I just couldn't handle that 'critics against people' horseshit any longer #tweet


Felt run down for days and my knee is killing me but I’m on holiday for a bit so swings and roundabouts? #tweet


It’s my lunch break and I’m watching It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive on YouTube, so that’s how my day is going #tweet


Bass is on its new stand. Nice. Now I just need a proper amp. Or maybe an iRig would be a better option for me #tweet


Oh hey my Amazon order arrived finally #tweet


Gah, Boris are playing on a Sunday a million miles from my bus home #tweet


The new NJPW World website is much nicer, but VOD still no longer works in Chrome for me #tweet


There’s nothing more ‘90s than flashbulb cuts in music videos #tweet


It’s sad to think that in the wake of tragedy, compassion is a story; why the expectation to default to vengeance? #tweet


18 years today since we lost Owen Hart. I don't think I ever really got over it #tweet


Apologies to Timothy Dalton but I never saw your Bonds. A View to a Kill was mine #tweet


Even the better sources resort to idle chatter when there’s nothing new to break, so maybe stay away from the news for a bit #tweet


Hey US media: your coverage of Manchester is tabloid bullshit right now #tweet


What kind of monsters attack children? Cowardly doesn't even cover it #tweet


Those hiking shoes I ordered last Tuesday arrived this morning. That Amazon order I made last Sunday hasn’t even been picked yet #tweet


So, rent controls would bring on a constitutional crisis, but requiring a 'non-compulsory' ID to access citizenship rights wouldn't? Got it #tweet


Test-driving a new VPN this weekend and we’re pretty happy with it so far #tweet


Spoiler thoughts: I went to the trouble of muting the requisite hashtags, so the least you could do is go to the trouble of using them #tweet


Started my Saturday with a film review draft. But now I’ve used up all my brain juice #tweet


On Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell@P&L

Soundgarden were my band. ‘Black Hole Sun’ came on MTV some time in the early summer of 1994 and I was transfixed. Before that moment, ‘rock’ was a big ugly thing to me, for older kids who drank in the park or hung out at the Wellington Monument with candles and baggy clothes when Kurt Cobain topped himself. So this was a strange feeling, hearing that song, with Chris Cornell’s soulful voice and Kim Thayil’s colourful guitar lines, alluring and scary at the same time. I didn’t even hear the album Superunknown till months later, when I got a CD player for Christmas. I’ve probably played it hundreds if not thousands of times since then. I still have the original CD. More…


Reading things about how much of a nice guy Chris Cornell was is lifting some of the dark clouds round these parts #tweet