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


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They’re called Strandbeesten and I was lucky enough to see one in Trafalgar Square in the summer of ’06 > @wonderofscience #tweet

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I never really rated Utopia Banished before as the production’s kinda murky, but it’s actually a thrilling synthesis of their FETO-era grind and death metal tendencies > @20buckspinlabel #tweet

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This trend is so depressing, and it’s based on the entirely false and patently absurd assumption that an athlete would be so driven as to change their gender just to get an edge over their competition > @sgevans > @MacDara #tweet

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Tokyo Story on Region 1 DVD. It’s still the only Criterion I own, actually > @c0mmunicants2 #tweet

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I don’t have tinnitus but going deaf for a few days after a gig 20+ years ago spooked me enough that I’ve worn plugs to every show since. I’ve used my reusable Planet Waves ones for ages (around €20) but you can get similar Pacato ones for less > @jonty #tweet

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Didn’t take me long to find the owner of this car, who indeed looks like the kind of person who would own a car like this > @hazechu > @MacDara #tweet

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Lotta caping for a dairy multinational’s clearly misleading marketing tactics in the replies to this tweet 🤔 > @DanielTMurray #tweet

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I can vouch for this that we did indeed have a music teacher named Mrs Melody > @Peavolov #tweet

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I used a ticket on the TFI Go app last week and the driver had no idea what it was > @Buseireann #tweet

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I need this in my life. Also, I’ve just realised how much I want @officialND to do a Low cover > @lowtheband #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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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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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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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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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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I’m from St Anne’s so these houses will always be ‘posh Raheny’ to me > @RMcMnow #tweet

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Is this going to lead to something (wrestling retirements and all that) or is it just like the abuse Milano gets? > @noahglobal #tweet

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I was at this show; my second time seeing Shellac, and mostly because Watt’s band Il Sogno del Marinaio were the support > @rwatson31415 #tweet

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I’m not sure about this one… Napalm Death at the Red Box in 2001? With support by Large Mound and some industrial band from Belfast > @Lindsay_C88 #tweet

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I saw this in the cinema with film-nerd friends when it first came out. I am old > @themoviewaffler #tweet

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I spaced on this one. If you feel comfortable going to shows, you’re in Dublin and dig interesting music, this is the place to be tonight > @foggynotions #tweet

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Little egrets weren’t a thing in Ireland until the late ’90s so it’s worth examining the conditions that allow them to thrive while other species are in decline > @AfloatMagazine #tweet

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My new YT genre is simply ‘person sits on top deck and films entire bus journey in 4K’ and I’m not sure I need anything else > @MacDara #tweet

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Thread on what looks like a squandered opportunity to set a future-proofed standard for modal-share traffic, thanks to stubbornness and/or ignorance > @IrishCycle #tweet

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This is actually the perfect encapsulation of how we do politics > @gavreilly #tweet

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Dez was the best Black Flag singer. Also, the songs w/ him on Everything Went Black are far superior to the versions on Damaged > @ProgPro #tweet

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The Montreal Screwjob was a work but Vince went too far and they worked themselves into a shoot > @aaronrift #tweet

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A well-deserved write-up for Cloud Rat on the Daily (I gave ’em props in my grindcore feature a few years ago) > @Bandcamp #tweet

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I may re-subscribe for this, if they get an influx of new talent that makes it worth my while > @njpwglobal #tweet

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This is a relief to say the least. Heal up, Big E > @WWEBigE #tweet

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Ordered the new one. But honestly struggling to understand why it costs nearly €140 more here than in the US. That’s a 36% markup > @MacDara #tweet

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This ‘saving’ will be erased before the end of the month, so we’ll be where we are right now but with a reduced tax take. Makes no sense at all > @rtenews #tweet

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Topped up my Cruel Nature digital collection this Bandcamp Friday, and the money’s going to a good cause > @CruelNature > @MacDara #tweet

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Last I checked these lights don’t change at all for cyclists, even if you stop right over the cut in the tarmac where they put the wire > @DundalkDemocrat #tweet

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