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May 2018

The 8th is repealed, my birthday’s next week and I’ve got a few days off coming up. Now I can enjoy the BOSJ a week behind everyone else #tweet

Good to see the UK's watchdog taking action. I still smart over the former UPC charging €200 b/c we moved to an area they didn't supply https://t.co/MNcjXh3x0z #tweet

The day of great news continues! The Expanse lives again! (Shame it's on Amazon, but beggars etc) https://t.co/8eNTCs2mQm #tweet

So, what’s the bets on those awful No posters still being up a fortnight from now? #tweet

Here's a nice look back at Mad Max 2 from the Red Letter Media guys (even though they prefer Fury Road, or don't mention Waterworld even once) and one that makes me want to reappraise a film I only gave two-and-a-half stars on my last watch a few years ago. #video

Less than two hours left to vote. If you haven’t yet, please do the right thing and fix our Constitution to protect women’s rights #tweet

The Breadwinner opens today in Ireland. I’ll share my review when it’s up, but you should go see it. I mean after you’ve voted Yes, like #tweet

If we're supposed to be cleaning up the Garda, we can start with this awful excuse for a man. Thread: https://t.co/a4Yh9E0v3L #tweet

The weather looks decent tomorrow. No excuse not to get out and vote Yes #tweet

Not having TV anymore is convenient for my blood pressure this week #tweet

An hour in the driver’s seat from Nagano to Kanazawa by Shinkansen bullet train. This is my jam. (Be advised: there are a lot of tunnels along the first half of the journey.) #video

An appropriate comparison is Cirque du Soleil, which I believe directly employs its talent with benefits, etc https://t.co/CVKCiJlMnV #tweet

My alma mater in the news. There’s really no need for this kind of development, which does nothing to solve the housing crisis https://t.co/mdahwKZ6wm #tweet

Just got my bicycle back from the shop, after the bearings fell out of the rear cassette a week ago and I had to walk home from the border #tweet

Current music thing: Gun Outfit. They’ve got that languid mid-80s Meat Puppets vibe going on https://t.co/GdTpBnHOkg #tweet

One more thing: missed the Boaters at the door during the week but had our first Yes canvassers yesterday, lovely people #tweet

I was going to do a summary of what I would’ve tweeted but the only thing I can remember now is “It’s ‘laurel’” #tweet

Back on Twitter after a week away (bar an important DM) and I didn’t miss it as much as expected #tweet

The new Parquet Courts is out today, and it reminds me of the Minutemen more than anything else I’ve heard from them. Not that it sounds like the Minutemen in any specific way. (And not this particular song, which owes more to the Big Boys than anything else.) #video

The Sage of Pedro keeps it real for surf-turned-culture zine What Youth. #video

Jealous of everyone at the cricket today. Have to get tickets for next month’s T20, so #tweet

Ah, the old ‘sun shines on the cabinet up the road, @eircare broadband goes down’ carousel starts again! #tweet

This Bandcamp feature on Louisville bands reminded me I’ve got a National Acrobat CD in my old room somewhere https://t.co/5xUzMYd2st #tweet

Thread on the inability to report inappropriate ads on YouTube, which has been the case forever, much to @BeeBonthuys's chagrin https://t.co/lc4y5z5HLk #tweet

I feckin’ knew Syfy, the network that cancels everything good, would cancel The Expanse #tweet

I did this on Erik's suggestion; worth it for the first 2 tracks I streamed alone, and now I've got 34 other releases to dig into https://t.co/yFgfenQzui #tweet

That's a hell of a bill. But I'm too damn old for standing on the floor. If anyone's getting a block of seats, nudge nudge https://t.co/LQruhxeepl #tweet

Night of the Creeps is great and all, but Fred Dekker also did RoboCop 3 #tweet

Playing Gina G and Culture Club at what sounds like a school sports day, in 2018, would be like if they played the Beatles at mine #tweet