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


Date: January 2019

Damn straight I support the nurses’ strike. The State must pay them what they’re worth #tweet

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It’s just hit me that when I saw these old episodes of Superstars back in the day, it was on an ancient black-and-white TV with dials that clunked https://t.co/ufOYC0cfKc #tweet

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The new Deafkids album is a lot more physically listenable than the last one #tweet

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Dundalk weather update: it snowed for five minutes, then the sun came out #tweet

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Amateur hour on the production side at the #RoyalRumble tonight #tweet

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What a day for cancellations #tweet

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I was enjoying this first 1992 episode of Superstars on the Network till Buck showed up #tweet

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My sole interaction on here with Glinner concerned the Minutemen, who if they were still going today would probably be playing benefits for trans rights https://t.co/rB1uOTkHHI #tweet

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I thought this was just a line in legendary exploitation flick Fight For Your Life; a cartoonish exaggeration of the worst thing a racist could say. I didn't think people actually used it in real life, but the last few years show I stand corrected https://t.co/Au8cBzL8KW #tweet

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I would guffaw at what’s being reported to be Theresa May’s Plan B in the Sunday papers if the whole thing wasn’t an actual, total hames #tweet

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That’s the second thing I’ve seen today where people think it’s late February. I mean the year is flying in so far but not that fast #tweet

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Only 10 minutes into IO and I’m already distracted by all the disembodied voices #tweet

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MacDara is the patron saint of Connemara fishermen, and the only saint’s name that’s a surname. Despite being Irish (it means ‘son of the oak’, or maybe ‘second son’) it’s also quite rare; I have to say “It’s my first name” with depressing regularity https://t.co/0QfZ4M705E #tweet

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All that these Brexit vox pop pieces tells me is that voting isn’t taken particularly seriously as a social responsibility http://bit.ly/2QUkfOf #tweet

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I don’t tweet about Brexit because I can’t even #tweet

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Got my messenger bag zip replaced at a local alterations place, and a fine job they did too #tweet

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#My1stConcertWas a matinee at the TBMC: Avail and the Bouncing Souls (I didn’t stay for Lagwagon). A few months later in the same venue I saw Man or Astro-Man?: an infinitely better experience https://t.co/QWkYwR3hv2 #tweet

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I’ve only been to one Wendy’s in my life but the staff were really nice and the grub was great for fast food and they have giant things of root beer #tweet

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JAWBOX REUNION WTF?! #tweet

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Mark me down as someone who’s delighted that Nigel McGuinness isn’t risking his health in the ring but instead mentoring a new generation of talent https://t.co/FW8TqmxUl6 #tweet

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Sex Education is the first ever neural network-generated Netflix show. Isn’t it? It has to be. No human being would actually make this #tweet

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If anything illustrates America’s default to peanuts as a confectionery ingredient, it’s calling your fake Snickers ice cream flavour ‘candy bar’ #tweet

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I can’t stop listening to Palm. Perfect staving-off-winter music #tweet

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Wrestling Twitter a few weeks late to the notion that NXT UK is lacking that certain something. Skipping the blah backlog, so, but giving tomorrow’s TakeOver a go #tweet

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The new Picard show is set in the JJ Abrams movie timeline? No thanks #tweet

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Palm are my current music obsession. There isn’t much live footage of them on YouTube but the above is a great example of what they do. #video

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Found a ticket stub for Peppermint in the latest issue of @atomic_elbow so do I get a prize? Or is that the prize? #tweet

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Absolutely stunning orange and blue, feathery sky this morning. No photo, you’ll just have to picture it for yourself #tweet

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YouTube’s finally given up suggesting things I might actually like and is showing me J*rd*n P*t*rs*n videos, smh #tweet

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I don’t tweet much about web media stuff, which is funny considering my MA thesis was on blogging and journalism, but I found this too interesting not to share https://t.co/cRDXEJaYTj #tweet

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WCW at The Point in Dublin in December 1991; I watched the first match from the ringside mat, @RealKevinNash vs @RealKingRegal in a tiny, very much not WCW ring https://t.co/s71ElKnzrg #tweet

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Feck all sleep last night so I’m dozing through New Year Dash #njdash #tweet

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Ah no, not Mean Gene #tweet

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While I’m thinking about wrestling, I realise I haven’t watched any New Japan since October. Pretty stoked for Wrestle Kingdom, so #tweet

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All Elite Wrestling, then, yeah? Good for them. No reason why it can’t work if it’s scaled correctly. Even if I’m no fan of the name or logo http://bit.ly/2QkOsFE #tweet

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Wasn’t expecting to sleep for 11 hours last night but I guess I really am ill #tweet

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