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May 2018


Nearly 11pm and there’s still a hint of light in the sky. My favourite time of year #tweet


I am happy and full of birthday braai #tweet


A collage featuring WWE wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura

The ‘dream match’ between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34 turned out to be a bit less than what we were sold. But this gallery on WWE.com in the run-up to the event was a nice touch regardless. #image


It’s so humid #tweet


The new Roseanne show is just her Twitter account. That’s it #tweet


Had a long day at work, then fell asleep on the couch after dinner and lost my 355-day Duolingo streak. Sad face #tweet


So, Solo underperformed at the US box office. But looking at the numbers, Memorial Day weekend’s been on the decline since at least 2013 http://bit.ly/2LGs093 #tweet


I won’t join the pile-on over That Headline. I once had Paolo Tullio go ballistic on me b/c I changed ‘scrutineer’ to ‘scrutiniser’ http://bit.ly/2LtYYJH #tweet


The 8th is repealed, my birthday’s next week and I’ve got a few days off coming up.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