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


So, real talk: what’s a 13” MacBook Pro going to do that a 13” MacBook Air can’t (other than cost €400 more)? #tweet

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Somebody please dub the Art Attack theme over the new NXT intro and send it to @Maffewgregg thanks in advance #tweet

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Film review — G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Zero recollection of my previous viewing a decade ago. Mind you I can barely remember it now a mere two hours after seeing it again. My main takeaway is that it somehow looks cheaper than a mid-’90s IP flick like Street Fighter despite being made in 2009. More…

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The replies to this thread! A lot of people don’t understand what “press credentials” mean, smh > TrentOsborneFS > @MacDara #tweet

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Film review — Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

The combat is bloodless, the mood dour, the running time far too long. And the supernatural elements feel as out of place as the end titles referencing Enter the Void (I’m not kidding). Yet there are flashes of a decent action movie in here, despite the poor writing and weak direction. More…

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Making the most of my holiday and staying up for Dynamite tonight #tweet

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Film review — Lords of the Deep

Practical effects teams were at the top of their game in the late 1980s and the model work here is predictably top notch. Okay, maybe not the creature of the feature. As for everything else? The sets, the costumes? The cast? More…

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Everyone was talking about this peek into the AEW production truck last night and rightly so > @mookieghana #tweet

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The oil man cometh #tweet

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This copy of Up On The Sun that came in today’s post is an SST UK release. I wonder how many of those they pressed? #tweet

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Nearly every ad break in SummerSlam has had something designed to get fans into debt, whether it’s NFTs or gambling or a credit card they don’t need #tweet

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I’ve just seen SummerSlam results and, well, if you thought Jade Cargill squashing Kiera Hogan was bad… #tweet

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Film review — Bob and the Monster

This is a a personality profile rather than a rockumentary, and on the face of it there’s nothing particularly unique about the subject. He’s the frontman of an LA band who got big into smack and decided he was the centre of the universe. Big whoop. More…

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I try not to swear so much on here, but absolutely fuck off with this > @MacDara #tweet

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Soooo I missed the big #AEWRampage moment because casting on the Fite app buffers so badly. Lesson learned, I guess > @MacDara #tweet

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I’ve got a week off from the day job. I’m not used to that, the whole “week off” thing #tweet

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Went to the local Tesco on my lunch break for bits and bobs and I see the Irish are just gonna continue to ignore physical distancing, yeah? > @MacDara #tweet

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Jesus Christ that Biden speech; I wasn’t expecting much but maybe a little more tact than rewriting 20 years of history and victim-blaming the Afghan people #tweet

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There’s a lot in the timeline about Afghanistan today, but this sticks out. The west has no shame > @BBCSanaSafi #tweet

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The housing crisis will continue, and worsen, so long as our govt puts its fealty to FDI above the people of Ireland > @RoryHearne #tweet

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Film review — CODA

My tolerance for Glee-esque contemporary vocal gymnastics is low. Thankfully that’s only a garnish on what’s at root a pleasingly old-school family drama, and one that centres the challenges faced by the Deaf community in a hearing world that all but ignores them. It’s tied up a little too neatly at the end, but not cynically so. More…

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This is a long shot, but do I know anyone running Bill Orcutt’s Cracked app on Big Sur? Because it’s not working on my system, at all #tweet

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Subbed to AEW Plus but the Fite app won’t cast Rampage to the Xbox. Like, specifically Rampage; Dynamite, etc cast just fine #tweet

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Just installed a new SSL cert for my site, and what an enormous pain in the hole that whole process is > @MacDara #tweet

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Found the 1987 CD mix of Double Nickels on YouTube and wow, so much reverb > @MacDara #tweet

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Just saying, The Irish Times owns the Irish Examiner so switching your sub from the former to the latter isn’t exactly voting with your wallet > @MacDara #tweet

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I’ve got a 1,000-day streak in Duolingo and I probably have better French now than I did at school (apologies to my French teacher for all those years) #tweet

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The Jungle Book at the Fairview Grand; I hated it, the sticky floors, the screaming kids. My cinema-going preferences (and bugbears) were fixed at an early age > @juliacmarchese #tweet

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Pfizer here. First shot? Muscle pain in arm for three days; only hurt if I lifted or stretched it. Second shot? Similar pain, but was gone a lot sooner. Don’t know if either made me tired; it was humid af so I was shattered anyway. Even if I had it worse, sure beats Covid > @Mavumavu91 #tweet

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Flagged a sus AliExpress order (said it was delivered, but I don’t have it) and got this response. Is this a scam? My alarm bell is ringing > @MacDara #tweet

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Broadsheet newspapers publishing dangerous ideology is to me fairly analogous to black metal bands flirting with fascist imagery #tweet

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Postman just arrived with a VG+ copy of the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime. Definitely the most I’ve spent on vinyl in one go but obviously worth it > @MacDara #tweet

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You mean the personal responsibility that your govt has comprehensively failed to demonstrate? That personal responsibility? > @rtenews #tweet

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Film review — Jolt

This would’ve worked for me if they’d just set it in London instead of some bizarro version of America where Brits fake it with terrible Yank accents — and if nearly everyone in it weren’t such a thoroughly obnoxious arsehole. More…

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I mean, this is the crux of WWE’s issues, isn’t it? They know they have a problem, but they’ve got the wrong reason > @TrevorDame #tweet

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I once jumped out of a Luas in the pouring rain to tag on and you’re telling me it was free this whole time?! #tweet

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When a politician says they’re “committed” to doing anything, it means nothing of the sort. Actions, not words; do it or no > @Elaine_Loughlin #tweet

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Watching all these videos together, the sexist commentary really stands out > @MacDara #tweet

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Ireland as a whole is in denial about a lot of things; the collapse of the Gulf Stream might be the one thing we can’t do anything about > @markham #tweet

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Found a five-hour compilation of just the videos from Beavis and Butt-head so I’ll see you all next week #tweet

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I didn’t like Censor so much, but Hugh shares his thoughts on why he did here > @thumped #tweet

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What part of this do the govt parties not understand? YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO SET AN EXAMPLE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE MINIMUM FFS > @MacDara #tweet

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Bought an LP on Discogs a week ago and my heart sank when I saw the seller used Hermes for shipping. I’ve heard the stories. It hasn’t budged from wherever they’ve put it since Friday #tweet

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Twitter verified the very obviously fake Cormac McCarthy account but not the absolutely real @thumped which says a lot IMHO #tweet

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