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


Category: Tweets

Important thread here on the media’s deficiencies in data journalism w/r/t Covid-19 > @sallylepage #tweet

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Finally getting around to spinning the vinyl reissue of Pylon’s Chomp I got a couple of weeks ago and it sounds pretty fantastic #tweet

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What’s going on, Dundalk? The lights are out in half the town and there’s a bunch of fire appliances on Demesne Road #tweet

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I think this thread gets it spot-on regarding what’s happening, and what’s about to happen: paying for a merry Xmas with a decidedly unhappy New Year > @Antcon7062 #tweet

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Got a missed call a while ago; returned the call but the person said they never rang me. That happen to anyone else? #tweet

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Eir complaints in the news remind me of my own Eir story, since sure don’t we all have one at this stage? 1/14 > @MacDara #tweet

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I’ve only got one full week in work on my calendar before Xmas and that’s the first time I’ve been able to say that… ever? #tweet

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It’s great that the vaccine trials are suggesting 90% immunity, but you know what already gives 90% immunity? Social distancing with masks on #tweet

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I concur. This is absolutely rotten. Forget ‘history won’t be kind…’ etc; right now the BBC is a propaganda mouthpiece for hatred > @KatyMontgomerie #tweet

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I was really disappointed last year when my Liger figure got stuck in shipping limbo for weeks. But Ringside Collectibles have upped their game since: yesterday I received two more Ligers to complete my collection in a matter of days. I’m not a fig guy but these are real beauties > @MacDara #tweet

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I read about this match in PWI of all places, the August 1992 issue I think? > @BAHUFMW > @MacDara #tweet

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USPS shipped a package for me from St Louis to Ireland in a week, which is frankly stellar service. But it’s been sitting in Dublin since Monday… #tweet

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Tomorrow evening I go grocery shopping and get to try out Apple Pay for the first time. Oh the excitement! > @MacDara #tweet

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What will it take for the govt to support Dublin Zoo? Turn the animals loose on each other so Paddy Power can give odds on the winners? #tweet

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I ordered mine today; it’s the only wrestling periodical I consider a must-get > @atomic_elbow #tweet

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Big mail day here today after a week-plus in limbo: the new Pylon reissues and my very own copy of Saccharine Trust’s Surviving You, Always #tweet

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This isn’t quite how it happened, but it says a lot about the company’s public perception that most people assumed she was fired by tweet > @OSWreview #tweet

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I didn’t feel like drinking last night, but at some point today I will be making that Dark ’n’ Stormy I’ve been thinking about much of the week #tweet

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The world is Zelina Vega’s oyster #tweet

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Six days in transit from northern Italy and the LP I bought on eBay is finally in the country. I guess it was coming by horse or flock of pigeons or something #tweet

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Got an email from Amazon: Xbox Series X now available to order! Price in the email says £649; that’s not the RRP, hmm? Click through to the page; now it’s £999 from a Marketplace seller? FUUUUUCK THAT #tweet

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Seeing the reactions in the markets to that ‘vaccine’ news… Come on, like #tweet

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That new Raspberry Pi with our spare monitor and a Bluetooth soundbar would make a nice streaming box/retro gaming machine #tweet

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I’ve spent the evening watching Power Struggle and it was… fine. Main event shenanigans aside, you can tell Naito cares about salvaging the whole EVIL situation #tweet

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Apropos of nothing, I also had a rescue dog named Major. He wasn’t a German shepherd, though #tweet

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The last few years I couldn’t bear seeing or hearing that orange goblin; even people doing impressions make me wince. But now he’s a proven loser I can’t wait to see the look on his whiny baby mug. Go figure #tweet

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Less than a week after I ordered it, I’ve got a near-mint copy of Confession by The Last in my possession! #tweet

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Had to pull the trigger on this since I missed out before and regretted it > @SKiNGRAFT_Rex #tweet

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I can’t help but notice the only night the local brats have skipped setting off explosives was the Fifth of November… #tweet

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I’m no good for music recommendations this week but this thread should see you right > @mike_mcgb #tweet

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Just received our last electricity bill of the year. We’re almost there, people! #tweet

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I’ve got a swelling throat and a pounding headache so early to bed it is, then #tweet

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If one were to need to get bloods at a Dublin hospital a week before Level 5 is currently set to end, is that still happening? #tweet

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“Nick?… Niiiiick?!… You come down here this minute Double Nickels on the Dime!” > @lfchamy #tweet

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One of the bad things about using a third-party app for Twitter is not seeing at-replies from people I don’t follow. One of the good things about using a third-party app for Twitter is not seeing at-replies from people I don’t follow #tweet

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It’s been quite something seeing everyone finally come around, after who knows how many years, to the notion that Greenwald is A Bit Sus #tweet

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Bought a record on Discogs this afternoon. This is where it starts, people #tweet

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Catching up on last week’s AEW Dark and there’s a jobber whose first and last names are different chess pieces #tweet

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Irréversible in standard chronological order? That would make it a completely different film, and not a better one in my book #tweet

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“Sinn Féin says the sky is blue, but who pays for the sky??” — Leo, probably #tweet

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It’s too much for a tweet, but this thing about literally policing the ’non-essential’ goods in shops: our awful govt is trying to turn public sentiment against any form of lockdown, right? #tweet

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Anyone else having issues with the SuperDuper! scheduler in Catalina? It seems to just… not work, randomly, for me #tweet

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Just back home from getting our flu shots; it didn’t seem like there was a queue or anything… #tweet

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I was tuned out of the news this evening and… I can’t with this government #tweet

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