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Category: Tweets

When I visited Pretoria, which is 1.4km above sea level, I was out of breath from walking to the shops five minutes away. That seems like what would happen with even a mild case of Covid-19 and trust me, it wasn’t good #tweet


Why is this story about Baszler (who is actually good) and not how septuagenarian Vince just plain sucks when it comes to spotting and nurturing talent? > @cagesideseats #tweet


You know my CSS is rusty when I forget IDs get a hash instead of a dot. D’oh is me #tweet


Elderly parents get taken for granted by their adult children > @REDROMINA #tweet


My brain is finally calm enough to enjoy film so today I watched Our Little Sister, and I thought it was great > letterboxd.com #tweet


Just the one thing for me this Bandcamp Day: that Dewa Alit gamelan LP on Oren Ambarchi’s label Black Truffle > @MacDara #tweet


That John Cleese tweet doing the rounds only makes me think that with the Pythons he had a whole team with whom to workshop his jokes (and save him from himself) #tweet


I won’t share the tweet that prompted this, but I’ve seen quite a few recently from news sites exercising poor editorial judgement w/r/t public figures accused of abuse > @MacDara #tweet


Seeing a bunch of Beavis and Butt-Head tweets in my timeline and… yeah, you know we watched it for the video segments, not the actual show, right? #tweet


It’s the weirdest thing, the notion video game companies have of games criticism as PR; it’s not a thing (at least to anywhere close to the same extent) in film criticism, or music > @plentyofalcoves #tweet


Things that have disappeared from the shops around here since lockdown started over three months ago, a thread > @MacDara #tweet


Sparrow mam in the front garden is doing a piss-poor job of teaching her fledgling to fly, I’ve gotta say #tweet


So let me get this straight: public transport is ‘for essential journeys only’ and capacity is severely reduced anyway, but if you have a car you can go where you please? #tweet


Here’s the thing about the Greens: surely most of us knew they were like that after the last time, but we assumed they knew we knew, and would bear that in mind this time. But we were wrong, and we should leave them to the same ignominious fate as Labour #tweet


I see what’s-his-face got suspended. That only took, what, two or three years of relentless transphobic abuse? They’ll kick you off for anything #tweet


This shouldn’t be a controversial opinion, but Rust In Peace and Countdown to Extinction are better than anything Metallica did from the ’90s onward #tweet


Utter disappointment in Irish politics is a near constant for me #tweet


After three months in limbo, I’ve had to cancel my order for Mamaleek’s Come and See LP as there’s no guarantee I’d be getting the first press red vinyl. I don’t have money to burn on stuff I don’t want > @MacDara #tweet


This is a brilliant move by the Galway Film Fleadh; accessibility, not exclusivity > @eibh_collins #tweet


This has some relevance to that ‘scam’ text I got yesterday (also this guy is NTA) > @AITA_reddit #tweet


Dundalk implies the existence of both an Underdundalk and an Overdundalk #tweet


My Liger gaiter arrived today (h/t to @colettearrand for the find) after two weeks from Latvia, which shows how slow the postal system still is even within the EU #tweet


I was just thinking about how underrated Hiro Yamamoto is as a bassist, and I find out he’s in a new instrumental surf trio so we can all still get to hear him play #tweet


Almost midnight and there’s still a hint of light in the sky to the north-west. I love this time of year #tweet


Marble League 2020 starts tonight! Who’s your team? I’ve got the Oceanics this time out #tweet


It’s sure been something seeing a few stories I’d heard or assumed (among a lot I hadn’t) being more or less confirmed over the last couple of days #tweet


The remaster of Truly’s Fast Stories… from Kid Coma is available on Bandcamp for just a few days, ahead of a double vinyl reissue later in the year > trulytheband.bandcamp.com #tweet


Fellow men who think you’re ‘good guys’: think about the signs you might have missed #tweet


Just bought some stuff there on Bandcamp; couple of new things, couple of preorders, and the cause is a righteous one > daily.bandcamp.com #tweet


Here was me thinking repertory cinema’s gonna make a big comeback after lockdown... but they’ll just fill the screens with franchises #tweet


Finished the Lanegan book today. It’s telling that he doesn’t devote even half as much space to kicking his own ass as he does to denigrating Gary Lee Conner for page after repetitive page > @MacDara #tweet


Duolingo’s down! I’d better be getting a free streak freeze out of this, that’s 582 days of hard work I’ve earned #tweet


1 hour and 45 min limit in the pub, you say? How conveeeeenient that’s also the length of a football match plus half-time break #tweet


Talking with Bee about the drive-thru cop Karen and the Shake Shack fakers and she immediately twigs: they think it’s Fight Club’s Project Mayhem #tweet


I’m about a third of the way into Mark Lanegan’s memoirs and I’ll read till the end but hooooo boy #tweet


Copy filed just in time to take a break for an hour, yes #tweet


Ugh, why did the new programme for government have to come out today? I’ve got another deadline! Gah! #tweet


Just took a bite of a flavourless, kind of mushy apple and immediately binned it. How’s your Monday going? #tweet


The only thing this is missing is ‘Let me tell you something…’ > @carnyland #tweet


Two observations about the lack of coverage of ongoing protests: the 24-hour news cycle craves novelty more than import; and they were only there in the first place for the violence, not the message #tweet


I’ve got a brief guide to live music in lockdown over on the @BridgeheadMedia blog > @BridgeheadMedia #tweet


Looks like Sony just answered the question ‘what if an Xbox 360 ate a PlayStation 3?’ #tweet


Bee just gave me my first haircut in four months and my head feels so good right now! #tweet


You don’t know how happy I am that I didn’t have to go to Dublin this week after all. That early a morning would’ve broken me #tweet