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


Date: April 2020

WrestleMania Night 2: in the cold light of day, not as bad as I felt last night when I konked out during the Edge/Orton snoozefest. Same opinion as Night 1, though > @MacDara #tweet

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Seriously, though, I’ve had the Flesh Eaters’ ‘See You in the Boneyard’ in my head all weekend, but I’m not complaining > @MacDara #tweet

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Prompted by my shame in never having watched any AJPW, today I started with an engaging video essay series on classic King’s Road matches > YouTube #tweet

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WrestleMania Night 1: they’re really missing the crowd, but even that aside, the booking felt like a random Raw; nothing epic like WM should be > @MacDara #tweet

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They should’ve used augmented reality to put green shirt guy in the front row #WM36 > @MacDara #tweet

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Imagine Michael Rapaport playing the worst bro in the universe. That’s Gronk #tweet

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Think we’ll ever see what the set for this year’s WrestleMania would’ve been? Or has it been stuffed into Vince’s vault until he croaks? #tweet

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I’ve done this before, but the first match I saw in person was @RealKevinNash (as Oz) vs @RealKingRegal on WCW’s first Euro tour > @maskedwrestlers #tweet

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Film review — What We Do Is Secret

Written and shot like a TV movie-of-the-week, What We Do Is Secret renders the chaotic story of LA hardcore band the Germs largely limp and lifeless. Indeed, its most remarkable feature, and an ironic one given the laissez-faire attention to detail throughout (like the burly Bronx standing in for the actually quite wiry and frenetic Black Flag pre-Rollins), is its uncomfortable relish in depicting the venomous homophobia amid the scene at the time. More…

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Film review — The Hunt

Satire really only works with a defined target. The Hunt’s satire, unfortunately, is about as scattershot as an AR-15, while at times it approaches a level of smugness only rivalled by the worst of South Park. It’s better just to ignore all that and home in on Betty Gilpin’s badass lead, as she Rambos her way through this latest twist on The Most Dangerous Game. More…

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Downloaded the Instagram app just to watch that Low live set this evening; what sweethearts they are #tweet

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Film review — DeepStar Six

Get this, kids: it’s well over an hour before this film gives us our first glimpse of its big scary monster. And it’s a decent creature, actually, even if they minimised its screen time to hide rough edges. The bigger issue is that DeepStar Six spends an uncomfortable amount of time in the preceding 67 minutes letching after Nia Peeples, who seems like she’s being set up as the Ripley of the piece (this being Sean Cunningham’s ‘Alien Under Water’, more or less) before she all but disappears from the plot. And then gets eaten. Spoiler alert? More…

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This school year is a write-off (even delaying exams to August seems a stretch) but the government keeps on with this rubbish > @sandra_hurley #tweet

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OK, I’m unwinding now, catching up with listening to friends’ shows on Mixcloud #tweet

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I have to say it: people at supermarkets here are still being really fucking dim. What part of 2m distance do you not get? Do you need me to scream GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME??!! #tweet

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Embarrassing result; McDowell is an institutional bigot and Mullen is… I don’t even have the words > @NUIMerrionSq #tweet

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And after turning out the light, I scared myself with the cover of Sam McPheeters’ Mutations, which I did not realise was glow-in-the-dark #tweet

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