Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


Date: January 2018

I have Issues with Homeland but I like the show it’s evolved into. Just blitzed through s04 in a few days so it’s doing s’thing right #tweet

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Anyway, first day of spring tomorrow. Brighter evenings when the rain fecks off #tweet

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Don’t know what everyone else is on about, January flew by for me. Anxiety’s through the roof, mind you, so swings and roundabouts #tweet

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C4 smells of almonds? That makes me wonder about the time I flew internationally with foil-wrapped blocks of marzipan in my carry-on #tweet

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Time to take a writing break. Oh, that weather outside is frightful. Do I have to go shopping later? #tweet

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Drake Maverick is still a far better name than Spud #tweet

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Homeland s04 has gone very George RR Martin: surprise character killings and luxurious feasts making me hungry #tweet

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Made good progress on a thing today. Hope I can keep the brain juice flowing tomorrow #tweet

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It will be quite the birthday present to have the opportunity to #repealthe8th #tweet

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At a loss for something to watch, I’ve picked up where I left off with Homeland. Which would be s04, so it’s been a while #tweet

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Back for a night at the Enormotron and ready for the preshow. But eh, why are the ropes blue? #RoyalRumble #tweet

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If you enjoy wrestling and haven’t yet seen last night’s NXT TakeOver, fix that today. The main event is as close to perfect as wrestling storytelling gets, but every match was something else #tweet

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Fantastic match; best NXT main event in forever #NXTTakeOver #tweet

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Shayna Baszler is just a red jacket and a ceramic motorcycle away from Kaneda in Akira #NXTTakeOver #tweet

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Firing up the Enormotron for NXT TakeOver Philadelphia. Nine years old and still works… well not like a charm, but it works! #tweet

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WWE profiles indie darling, wrestling mega-nerd and NXT returnee Kassius Ohno. Thinking of Ohno as a player-coach, as Johnny Gargano comments here, seems like a perfect fit as this stage of his career. #video

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Wasn't joking about this, by the way. Went to the shops this afternoon for all the trimmings; Xmas 2 is a go for tomorrow https://t.co/izXSiasTOa #tweet

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I know I’ve said this before, many a time, but writing is hard #tweet

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Future Islands playing Donnybrook Stadium? JG Thirwell in Iveagh Gardens? 2018 is shaping up to be fairly weird, alright #tweet

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Yes new Portal in my ears! Also it’s only €7 on Bandcamp so come on, like #tweet

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#NowPlaying The Flesh Eaters - Prehistoric Fits: Greatest Hits Vol 2 #tweet

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Still at work. No time to unwind tonight, sigh #tweet

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My favourite song by The Fall is the one with the great bassline #tweet

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It’s heartening to see how many in my timeline knew and/or loved Mark E Smith and The Fall #tweet

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Good riddance to Enzo. And if he did what he’s accused of doing, he’s a trash human and deserves everything coming to him #tweet

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Requiem For A Dog

A24 responds to viewers’ complaints about the treatment of dogs in its films. (The complainers, they’re not wrong.) #link

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Here’s a subtweet for you: some people seem strangely uncomfortable with airing the notion that Churchill might have been a bad person #tweet

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A note on impartiality in reporting on the 8th Amendment

And a fair point, too. The 8th doesn't recognise a natural 'right'; it creates and enshrines recognition of a social construct, flying in the face of best medical practice. But in a country where only arseholes tend to be litigious (or can afford to be), RTÉ may not be particularly worried about offending people who can't or won't sue them. #link

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So much rain, the path to our front door has flooded this weekend for the first time since we moved in #tweet

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So has the big Irish wrestling group moved on from its sexism and homophobia 2 years ago? Are its ‘hardcore fans’ still insufferable? #tweet

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Bee found an old TNG adventure game so guess what we’re doing tomorrow night #tweet

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Two dangerous drivers who know fuck all about the Rules of the Road on my ass tonight #tweet

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What's missing in this article is that a whole lot of 'content' simply isn't available in Ireland via official/legal digital means https://t.co/yF9zR2EnB7 #tweet

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In better news, my Arrow winter sale order arrived, and my very own Daryl Takahashi is being shipped from Japan #tweet

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Newsflash: I hate rain #tweet

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Right, where can I legally stream/DL these Go-Betweens and XTC documentaries in Ireland? #tweet

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Snow update: there’s enough to block my skylight #tweet

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Wasn’t a Cranberries fan but I’m struck by the thought of how much Dolores O’Riordan, like Sinéad, was poorly treated in/by the media #tweet

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