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‘The repairs are part of the fun’ smacks of desperation to love what amounts to €70 for some sensors and a stack of flimsy cardboard https://t.co/DOunwkKAyK #tweet

This fellow is doing what I'm doing, down to the same languages. I only do one course a day in each, mind https://t.co/l7qR5rdrVY #tweet

Revisiting Burning Airlines and two things: 1) ‘Carnival’ is the Best Jam, and 2) J Robbins might be my favourite singer #tweet

Happy first day of Irish summer. I just put the heating on because it’s still feckin’ freezing in the mornings #tweet

Bumped into a friend in town whose birthday is today and of course I forgot to wish him a happy birthday #tweet

Important thread here. Are you reading this on Facebook? Please don’t fall for ads casting doubt on voting Yes; you are being manipulated https://t.co/OcShFr31cP #tweet

My fantasy baseball team (Dublin Corps) are second in the MeFi league as April ends, within spitting distance of the top spot. Crikey… #tweet

Here’s a kitchen hack for you: if you can’t find any pappardelle at the shops, get some fresh lasagne sheets and cut them to size #tweet

Joe Carducci and Mugger talk SST and things at a bookstore in Brooklyn. So curmudgeonly on Carducci’s part, but he’s an avowed romanticist for the (or rather, an) American working class mythos, so adjust your filters for his insight. #video

I’ve done my Gerard Butler one so how about Michael Wincott? His CC needed verification (most foreign cards did); he was very nice about it https://t.co/6m1l6aKNXS #tweet

Happy Tabletop Day! I didn’t play any games but I did add the Legend of Korra pro bending game to my shopping list #tweet

Wrestling Twitter just discovered geopolitics but the discourse is indistinguishable from whataboutery #tweet

It’s ironic that the hashtag for this show is #WWEGRR because that’s how most non cishet male wrestling fans feel about it #tweet

This Duolingo Japanese lesson is driving me up the wall; I can’t type in kanji ffs #tweet

This is literally the plot of Watchmen, which came out 32 years ago. Read a feckin’ book https://t.co/bfuT2YPTWe #tweet

Not seeing enough in my timeline about Bill Cosby being Guilty As Fuck #tweet

‘Feels like 3C.’ That’s even worse than yesterday! Summer starts on Tuesday, like #tweet

Watching this now. In 2005 I wrote my MA thesis on blogging and journalism; look how that turned out https://t.co/ZKUX7uOYF9 #tweet

How the hell is it 6pm? Could’ve sworn it was only 4 a minute ago #tweet

Thunderstorm just materialised out of nowhere. Rain and hail lashing so hard I thought the house’d sprung a hole #tweet

This is me; not that I've been diagnosed with anything, but hearing speech in noisy rooms is Hard https://t.co/5JnJuqwgZL #tweet

‘Feels like 4C.’ It’s 25 April ffs #tweet

ICYMI I make a music show, called Enlarged Heart Radio, and the latest episode is streaming now: https://t.co/NVRg8XbuuH #tweet

Anyone who follows me here should be aware of my position already but I am one of the #men4yes and we will help make Ireland a better place #tweet

I would humblebrag about seeing the Infinity War press show this morning, but I won't be there as I've got other work on http://bit.ly/2Fcuc3t #tweet

Why wouldn’t you vote Yes?

This article really bothers me, and I think it’s mostly to do with couching the movement to repeal the 8th Amendment in terms of ‘debate’ as suits the No side, which in the case of this campaign should be taken in the competitive sense: an art of persuasion, irrespective of facts.

The author, Colleen Brady, writes: “At the minute I feel as though there is no unbiased information readily available for the public. From where I am looking, the information available to people is either swayed one way or another.”

The thing is, this isn’t the Lisbon Treaty. It’s a healthcare issue, it’s a social issue, an awkward negotiation of complex needs. Looking for some kind of elusive, singular ‘objectivity’ is a fool’s errand. There are facts about particular aspects, and there are lies and untruths about same, and that’s all we can deal with. More…

Fantasy baseball is going well: Sean Manaea just got me a no-hitter to put me fifth in the MeFi league #tweet

I adore Killing Joke’s Fire Dances, even though all the lyrics are about fire, dancing, basic men, and walking towards things #tweet

And now I know why the pavement is marked out in boxes where I catch my bus out of Dublin https://t.co/YUteC6KRx1 #tweet