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


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Well, Saturday afternoons are decidedly unsafe for shopping since people are giving even less of a shit about social distancing > @MacDara #tweet

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My copy of The Art of the Glimpse arrived this morning from @gutterbookshop and signed by @sineadgleeson. It’s surprisingly light for its size! > @MacDara #tweet

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Dunnes Stores shop assistant with the condescending attitude: I’m not a ‘speak to the manager’ kind of person, but I was one step away today, believe me > @MacDara #tweet

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Soooo @GameStopIE’s preorder system is a bit of a shambles so I won’t be booking our Xbox Series X today, it seems > @MacDara #tweet

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Catching up on the news: so Dublin is at Level 2 but with ‘modifications’, which means it’s not Level 2, it should be Level 2.5 or something. But you can’t say that! Boo scary! > @MacDara #tweet

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Little scroungers lighting fireworks on our road; as soon as I pulled my phone out it was hoods up and they legged it > @MacDara #tweet

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I just found the website files for my journalism MA class’ magazine, which I thought I’d lost in a storage snafu > @MacDara #tweet

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MacDara: That’s me 10/10 / Mac: Allowable from friends 8/10 / McD: I’ve outgrown it now but will let it slide 7/10 / Dara: What my family calls me 5/10 / Conroy: You’ve…decided MacDara’s my surname ’cause it has Mac in it, haven’t you? -10/10 > @MacDara #tweet

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Playing a record I bought 19 years ago and that, I’m pretty sure, was never previously spun since it came with a free CD > @MacDara #tweet

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I’m not going to share that Irish Times tweet b/c it doesn’t need the clicks; suffice it to say it suggests social media metrics matter more than media ethics > @MacDara #tweet

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Listening to White Pony for the first time in forever and… why did they reissue it with ’Back to School’ as the first track? It doesn’t gel with the mood at all > @MacDara #tweet

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Let’s not get hung up on one or two or 10 people’s ‘errors of judgement’ here. It’s the prevailing attitude that this class can do what they like, that they’re immune figuratively and literally > @MacDara #tweet

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This thing with the golf function and the ‘two separate events’ excuse: they really think they’re cute fuckers. And they’ll do even worse if we let them get away with it > @MacDara #tweet

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We already knew they were obsessed with tweets thanks to @Tupp_Ed but… What an utter waste of resources > @ellenmcoyne > @MacDara #tweet

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We’ve all known Mark Kozelek is a Bad Person for years now, certainly from public abusive behaviour, and the latest news is unsurprising > @MacDara #tweet

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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

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Brilliant thread on the quality of content Channel 4 used to put out in the (really not so distant) past > @zinovievletter > @MacDara #tweet

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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