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


Date: November 2021

Printer’s banjaxed so I had to go out in the dark and rain to get shipping labels. Pray for Mojo #tweet

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Three shops, not a matching set of pyjamas to be found in my size #tweet

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Subbed to Now for Xmas; just stuck on whatever Sky One is now and they’re showing the science fair episode of The Simpsons. Ah, brilliant! #tweet

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Between the terfs at the Dáil and the anti-vaccine/lockdown gits on O’Connell St, Dublin really is arsehole central today > @MacDara #tweet

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Thing I ordered from the US a few weeks ago is being returned to sender because they “supplied incorrect [electronic] data”, apparently #tweet

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This is true and all, but I actually know my ring tone: it’s “Where’d the Cheese Go?” by Ween > @jaseomcn #tweet

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My mam got her vaccine booster today at Croke Park, says the HSE made a hames of it: only 10 booths available for those with appointments so she and others were there for more than three hours #tweet

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Work sent me a new computer so I’m spending most of today setting it up exactly as I had the previous one. Nothing will be left to chance #tweet

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Here’s a thing about PCR testing in Ireland that I haven’t seen laid out though I’m sure others have said it. This is how it would be for me, anyway… > @MacDara #tweet

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Today I learned there was a new Naked Raygun album this year #tweet

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Irish people booking PCR tests now getting what it’s like for immigrants to book GNIB appointments #tweet

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Today is International Men’s Day. It’s also World Toilet Day. Make of that what you will #tweet

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2001 called; it wants its festival lineup back > @MacDara #image

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Just had to change the lightbulb in my office and HOO BOY is it bright in here #tweet

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New soundbar arrived just in time for us to catch up on #AEWFullGear #tweet

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Here’s something they don’t tell you when you shop for a 4K screen in 2021: it may not be HDCP 2.2 compatible #tweet

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Got tired of waiting for JYSK to open in Dundalk so I bought a new home office chair online #tweet

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I thought Dansere was great but then I played this one this evening and… holy shit > @frozenreeds #tweet

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Today I learned there’s a pretty awesome surf music scene in South America > @Bandcamp #tweet

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At long last, I have this LP in my possession and yeah, it’s quite something > @MacDara #tweet

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Thanks to this YouTube hole I’ve slipped down, I just discovered they’ve relaunched Boglins so guess what I’m getting for Xmas #tweet

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Ordered a replacement vertical mouse (the scroll wheel’s banjaxed) and it’s twice as expensive as when I bought it the first time in March 2020 #tweet

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Film review — Hell on Earth: The Desecration & Resurrection of The Devils

This is not a criticism of the film itself. But it’s striking to me, some 20 years after this was produced, that among all the pontification about the controversy surrounding Ken Russell’s provocative work, what goes conspicuously under-examined is the notion of a parade of mostly elderly men excusing the discomfort of women (often “girls” in their parlance) who were exploited — in both the highest and lowest senses of the term — in the name of ‘art’. Our understanding of consent has come along way since the turn of this century, let alone the early 1970s. More…

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This morning I learned there’s a New Japan supercard today, but it’s already been on for an hour #tweet

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For today’s Bandcamp Friday, I bought yet another record from @ImprovedSeqRec because I can’t help myself #tweet

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Trying to enjoy last night’s Dynamite while news of the latest WWE releases drops on Twitter is… trying #tweet

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Here me out: AEW Dark Championship. You know you want to see it > @MacDara #tweet

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“Leave the lemonade on the meat biscuit!” - Bee to the MRE YouTube channel just now #tweet

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This morning my big head was projected on the wall of a conference room in Beijing. How’s your Tuesday? #tweet

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The gloom of early nights is offset this week by AEW Dark being on at 11 instead of midnight #tweet

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