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


Date: August 2022

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This happened again this morning, same driver and all > @MacDara #aside

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Solidarity with the #NUJReachStrike which should almost go without saying. That pay offer is like a poorhouse ‘eat your gruel’-level insult #aside

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Jazzed for the new Horse Lords, which will get me through what’s shaping up to be a hard winter > @rvngintl #aside

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Wordle 436 5/6
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Just put a spider outside that was the size of my palm, I’m not joking #aside

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Messsge to the Govt: we know what you’re up to. Stop sowing doubt about the efficacy of a windfall tax on energy suppliers and just Do It #aside

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The more I think about it, the more I feel The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the most affecting film I’ve seen in the last 10 years, at least #aside

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It’s still weird to me that Sigur Rós play arenas when I saw them more than 20 years ago at the TBMC with my friend @numbersix_99 who chatted with Jónsi on the ramp to the jacks after the show #aside

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Clocked off the day job for the next nine days, ah! #aside

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Bee’s streaming from her desktop PC in the other room to her Steam Deck right next to me. The future is here! #aside

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Wordle 432 5/6
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Do you like the 1980s SST surf rock band Lawndale? Well you’re in for a treat as they released a new album last month. I’m as surprised as you are #aside

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Perturbed by a surprise item in my pending transactions but it turns out to be the CCR bio I preordered ages ago, and which will arrive just in time for my week off #aside

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Wincing at my tax bill #aside

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Film review — Predestination

Un-dynamic direction lends this already talkative character-study-with-sci-fi-trappings a decided stagey vibe. However, its drama is far more the ‘let this simmer in your head for a while’ variety, rather than in bearing witness to something important in the moment. I liked it more than I didn’t. But that’s damning with faint praise, isn’t it? More…

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I laughed so hard at this I was gasping for air. Haven’t done that in a long time > @Cultaholic #aside

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I’ll never forget the look on Gary Barlow’s face when Katie Couric said her fanny was freezing on The Today Show > @ericdharvey > @MacDara #aside

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Arto Lindsay is in the end credits for Speed 2: Cruise Control, I shit you not #aside

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I tried making one of these this morning but the cream was too thick from the start, and the quantities seem off (a US cup nearly fills the glass w/ice to the brim) > @nytimes #aside

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Wild thunderstorm happening outside right now, maybe 18km and closing in > @MacDara #aside

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I used to work on the ground floor of the Grafton Street HMV (RIP) so I’ve interacted with a few celebs in the most mundane manner possible > @ynwatp #aside

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Wordle 419 3/6
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Odds on when the Govt start dropping “load shedding” into their vocabulary? > @irishexaminer #aside

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Fairly likely, mostly because my first name is not common here despite it being Irish > @yellowdogedem #aside

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So @FiteTV missed the first few minutes of last night’s Dynamite and they still haven’t updated the VOD file. What exactly am I paying for? #aside

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I miss Star Crush, the juicy orange ice pops in a gold wrapper that I only ever saw in cinema foyers > @tierneysimon #aside

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