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


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Never heard of this Irish Twitter account everyone’s on about, had a look, and saw this, the textbook definition of whataboutery > @MacDara #tweet


Seeing the shopping lists some of you have for this Bandcamp Friday and… wow, you’ve got a lot of disposable income > @MacDara #tweet


Capping off my bank holiday weekend with more random AAA lucha libre from the mid-’00s > @MacDara #tweet


I asked CH ages ago for his thoughts on tag ropes, but it was something else that prompted this response > @ChrisHero > @MacDara #tweet


Nah. The ’80s stuff is the best for me, but even if you only want to talk ‘mersh’ period, Murray Street is better than anything Sonic Youth ever troubled the charts with (I use troubled loosely) > @timmarchman > @MacDara #tweet


There’s no support for the arts because the middle and upper classes see the arts as a hobby, not a skilled profession > @MacDara #tweet


I’m not getting into this on the forum thread where it started, but let’s be clear: Imperial Triumphant haven’t been ‘cancelled’ > @MacDara #tweet


Thread on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Government’s botched-in-real-time approach to it > @Tupp_Ed #tweet


There’s no single reason for WWE’s issues, but a big one is that a man in his 70s probably shouldn’t lead creative direction for a product primarily marketed to children and young adults > @allan_cheapshot > @MacDara #tweet


I only have two cake-related tweets. The first one is: if you think fondant is bad, you’ve never had royal icing > @MacDara #tweet


Gonna have to call bullshit on the #ML2020 Newton’s cradle event; course conditions clearly improved for later runners, so there should’ve been an additional reverse-order run with a scoring average > @MacDara #tweet


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


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


So I’m walking home from the shops, and an elderly (but clearly perfectly mobile) couple is approaching me on the footpath, taking up most of it… > @MacDara #tweet


My hair hasn’t been this long* in 20 years. It feels weird, man > @MacDara #tweet


My new phone has arrived already (literally dropped in the window) but the Defender case won’t get here till next week so it’s staying in the box for now > @MacDara #tweet


There’s reading books, and then there’s displaying them on your bookshelf > @MacDara #tweet


The new iPhone SE is launched today but Three still haven’t given any details of how to get one. They’ve really made a hames of things the last few weeks, haven’t they? > @MacDara #tweet


WrestleMania Night 2: in the cold light of day, not as bad as I felt last night when I konked out during the Edge/Orton snoozefest. Same opinion as Night 1, though > @MacDara #tweet


WrestleMania Night 1: they’re really missing the crowd, but even that aside, the booking felt like a random Raw; nothing epic like WM should be > @MacDara #tweet


They should’ve used augmented reality to put green shirt guy in the front row #WM36 > @MacDara #tweet


Getting out on my bicycle for the first time in five weeks (b/c of my ear thing) to do the shopping and steer as clear from other people as possible > @MacDara #tweet


Supposed to be limiting our social contact but if it takes multiple walks to the shops to find loo rolls, then what’s the fucking point, eh? > @MacDara #tweet


The Flying Luttenbachers’ Greatest Hits is name-your-price @Bandcamp — and remember all revenue today goes to the artists (h/t @JeffTreppel) > @MacDara #tweet


An old man collapsed in front of me on my road about an hour ago. Just slumped to the ground. I rang 999, ambulance arrived really quickly. No pulse, last I heard before they lifted him in > @MacDara #tweet


DNS weirdness for me this morning: phone and laptop connected to same Wi-FI network; sites work fine on laptop (Chrome) but connection immediately refused on phone (also Chrome) > @MacDara #tweet


Back from the shops: dried pasta/pulses/grains have yet to be restocked; ditto chicken breasts. All you people who filled your chest freezers will be stuck when the apocalypse hits and the power shuts off > @MacDara #tweet


Just back from the Dunnes across the way: normal Saturday busy; people still buying more than they probably need but much calmer than Tesco the other day > @MacDara #tweet


A lot of sports editors and journalists in a tight spot today, I’d bet > @MacDara #tweet


This match is Daniel Bryan versus Super Daniel Bryan #WWEChamber > @MacDara #tweet


Preoccupied with that story of a van killing a jogger on the James Larkin Rd cycle/walkway. Used to walk Major with my mam on that same path, same time in the evening > @MacDara #tweet


OK, Bee and I will definitely be at UK TakeOver in Dublin > @MacDara #tweet


Time for #NXTTakeOver and feck it, I’m staying up but probably won’t be tweeting during. Please be good! > @MacDara #tweet


Would’ve been great if I could’ve heard the band over all the chatbots around me but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ > @MacDara #tweet


I’m a big fan of WWE doing the #RoyalRumble in baseball parks, with the smaller dugout entrance set. Hope it’s more than just a two-year thing > @MacDara #tweet


Enjoyed the Freud/Yeats show at IMMA today before it closed, fourth time lucky! It reinforced how much I love Jack B Yeats’ work, and why I don’t particularly care for Lucian Freud > @MacDara #tweet


There’s so much that deadens the soul about the chain of events on Wilton Terrace yesterday, but the one that really gets me is, why wouldn’t you check the tent first? What brings someone to that place? > @MacDara #tweet


It was all downhill from when Gordon Brown apologised to that bigoted woman > @MacDara #tweet


The surge of the pound isn’t about ideology, it’s about stability: the result brings perceived certainty re Brexit, and the markets love certainty. (The sheer amorality of that is related, sure, but distinct) > @MacDara #tweet


If the George’s Dock rafting story does anything, I hope it encourages all of us to actively engage in what our councils do, or are supposed to do. And I mean their entire remit, not just the one or two issues that manage to capture attention > @MacDara #tweet


Typical that the Graves ‘apology’ is a non-apology as he takes no real ownership over what he tweeted, or why he tweeted it > @MacDara #tweet


Someone please point me to any news story over the last few days that explains why Leinster House has ever needed its own printing press? > @MacDara #tweet


Lost my bike lights between Dublin and Dundalk so had to walk my bike home. I’m not in a good mood tonight > @MacDara #tweet


Thread about cycling in Ireland for the motorists we’re supposed to ‘share the road’ with > @conndonovan9 #tweet