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


Date: May 2022

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Film review — Pulse

Does a frankly pathetic job of establishing the haunting absence that the film’s concept requires. I can only presume the Japanese original gets it right in the same way that Ringu is among the best of its kind while its US remake as The Ring is a bloated, melodramatic mess. More…

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I am very happy that I did not stay up for #AEWDON and saved it for the morning (and afternoon) so I only napped once #tweet

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All I have to say on the MJF thing is that, unless there’s s’thing we don’t know about compensation for peripheral obligations, no-showing the meet & greet feels like an actual dick move, not a staying-in-character one > @MacDara #tweet

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Lunch today was barbecued ribeye on a toasted roll with melted Gouda and I’ll have more where that came from, thanks #tweet

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I think we’re all in agreement that daa are the villains of the month, yeah? > @MacDara #tweet

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Turns out, when you cut staff in the early days of Covid to protect corporate profits, there might be some blowback for that down the line. Who woulda thunk it? #tweet

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Had to switch back to my old specs as my new ones have a cloud of micro scratches in the left lens. Sigh… #tweet

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It’s the year 2022 and there are only three car colour options:
- Some shade of deep red
- Some shade of dark blue
- Somewhere on the black-white tonal span
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That’s the first Kris Statlander promo where I’ve actually believed her as a somebody to match her in-ring ability. More of that, please #AEWRampage #tweet

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Let’s interrogate what “affordable” means here. Dublin is hardly lacking for hotel space, but ThE mArKeT turned to surge-pricing for post-Covid* desperation tourism > @rtenews > @MacDara #tweet

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Update: poor response from customer service, indeed > @MacDara #tweet

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Minus five stars for our Tesco delivery this evening. Not the driver’s fault, but whoever fulfilled the order at the shop messed up big time > @MacDara #tweet

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Found this little one on my desk #image

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I have but dipped into the Ayler oeuvre (Spiritual Unity is incredible); if you’re similar, this is a great place to start > @burn_amb #tweet

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I don’t talk about the day job here because NDAs and such, but I want to say how proud I am of our team. We look out for each other, we pull together for our mutual benefit and it pays off #tweet

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Not naming names, but one time a live news segment on the Pope on international TV ended with a cross wipe > @scottygb #tweet

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Just got a spray tan in the shower from the manganese-tainted water. Dundalk is really something #tweet

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The airport didn’t get back to me so...any recent/frequent flyers through DUB have an answer for this one? > @MacDara #tweet

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The Blurt 2LP that I ordered in October and was supposed to ship in February is finally in the post. RSD has a lot to answer for #tweet

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Eyes tested, new specs ordered. And the optometrist pulled a piece of plastic out of my left eye, which was nice > @MacDara #tweet

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However, because they are working from home, any savings on transport will be consumed by home energy costs and then some. Next! > @thejournal_ie #tweet

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In other news, I really like the new track from black midi; more melodic without sacrificing their knack for jagged rhythms #video

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Any curiosity I had in Everything Everywhere All at Once evaporated when I learned it’s from the same people who made Swiss Army Man, one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life #tweet

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The govt’s decision today is an absolute travesty. Sheer stubbornness, ignorance, greed, what have you. And another in a long list of wrongs committed in my time as an eligible voter alone #tweet

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I’ve emailed my TDs this morning but if you can call, even better. The NMH deal is a bad one and they need to know how their voters feel > @Tupp_Ed #tweet

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QQ: if one were to buy Greggs sausage rolls in London, could one bring them to Ireland on a plane in a carry-on bag? > @MacDara #tweet

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