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December 2017

Remembering earlier when Bee and I peeked in the window of the cat café in Smithfield to coo at the kittens. And I’m not even a cat person #tweet

Enjoyed Sunset Boulevard at the Light House this afternoon; I didn’t realise quite how meta it is but wow, it’s something #tweet

Wanted to pick up some lebkuchen hearts at the Moore St @lidl_ireland but the queue was… well I’ve never seen a queue that long #tweet

Ugh, what a thread. And in many cases it's not even the tech or data itself, but its application. What's an ethics? https://t.co/WgpA9OTR64 #tweet

I’ve never felt happier to breathe as I do right now #tweet

Bailing on Black Mirror for now and getting back to the JR autobiography #tweet

Black Mirror s04e02: I get the desire to explore new angles on themes already covered, but when that means rebooting your own show? Ehh #tweet

Ten minutes into the new Black Mirror and… it’s not exactly deep, is it? #tweet

When I’m feeling better, I’ve got a ‘2017 faves’ music round-up to finish. And I’ll share my fave movies when my brain works properly #tweet

Except the Book of Kells hasn’t been kept in the Long Room for years; it’s in the adjacent modern museum exhibit https://t.co/Vdkj7OGUOs #tweet

Still look like death but I finally ate a full plate of Xmas dinner. Only three days behind schedule #tweet

Having such a crappy Xmas due to this head cold that I’m already planning Xmas 2 for next month #tweet

This box of Sinutab has done diddly squat. If I didn’t have some Otrivine left over from months ago, I would’ve got no sleep last night #tweet

I heartily recommend Barakamon: calligrapher moves to small island town, hijinks ensue https://t.co/BNLs0sc6tc #tweet

All I can smell and taste is ‘stale’ so my Xmas dinner is postponed till tomorrow. Guess it’s dessert for dinner instead #tweet

Right, I’m not getting any more sleep with this cold. Time to get up and get some movies watched #tweet

Oh looky here, there’s a remaster of Shudder To Think’s Ten Spot LP out next month https://t.co/XJKqNBHCUh #tweet

It’s not all bad, though: I just watched a blue tit trying to find a comfy spot on the tree to eat the sunflower seed in its gob #tweet

Guess who woke up with a cold this morning? This guy #tweet

I’ve started following Jushin Thunder Liger on here. I can’t read the kanji but he tweets a lot about breakfast and… https://t.co/f1x3SpFJG1 #tweet

Bright is an interesting failure that isn’t nearly as bad as people are saying it is #tweet

Traffic backed up for 10 minutes in Dundalk because one eejit in an SUV just had to park on double yellows smh #tweet

I thought we established months ago that EU countries can make their passports whatever colour they want? Burgundy’s just a convention, like #tweet

Crap, was supposed to leave the house to catch a bus 5 minutes ago. Now I have to wait another 2 hours for the next one #tweet

#NowPlaying Shudder To Think - Funeral At The Movies #tweet

LOL at the kids only learning now that the lyrics to the Band Aid song are condescending af #tweet

Hey old man on the 140 who said I knocked your bag out of your hand: I was actually moving to let other people off… https://t.co/Za0OwWG9Vs #tweet

On the road to my last press screening of 2017. And it’s a film on which shooting only wrapped four weeks ago #tweet

Finished watching Clash of Champions after falling asleep last night during the dull main event. Show was fine over… https://t.co/WZeRVznjxt #tweet

In case you thought the Brexit vote wasn’t really about racism towards Eastern Europeans https://t.co/weknPIDtIp #tweet

Root beer with maple syrup? It’s not bad, actually #tweet

That new Luas extension is very handy altogether #tweet

I want those Shinsuke Nakamura socks #tweet

Finally watched Your Name, after a year of waiting. My, what a film #tweet

That Irish Sun story about walking being faster than the Luas is a lie. You’re telling me that guy walked 1.4km in under 8 minutes? #tweet

Here’s a thing about film/any criticism: it’s an opinion. Hopefully a reasoned and well argued one, but opinion nonetheless #tweet