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


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Caught myself off guard to do some tax prep, got all my 2020 figures totted up. Directly or indirectly, I lost nearly €4K in gross income on the year before > @MacDara #tweet

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Anyone who worked at or went to that OTT show this evening: I mean this is all seriousness, what are you like?! > @MacDara #tweet

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Got the second-last clear w/splatter LP, lucky me! Now, will it be 33 or 45rpm? I mean, the album’s only 17 minutes long > @Willowtip > @MacDara #tweet

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Close-up of a Jushin Thunder Liger action figure

Got my green Liger fig from @RingsideC in this morning’s post and, er, I think there’s something missing… > @MacDara #image

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The difference now is that back then, the WWF and WCW were competing for the same market: people who watch wrestling. WWE’s market today is B2B, and they’re making more money than ever (on paper) so there’s no incentive to change > @PuroPodcast > @MacDara #tweet

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As excited as anyone else for #AEWAllOut but I won’t get to see it till tomorrow evening so I should probably stay off Twitter starting now > @MacDara #tweet

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Hey you know what? That Stardom pre-show match was great. More of that, please #njwgsDay1 > @MacDara #tweet

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I’ve woken up with a sore throat, which might be allergies but it’s also a symptom of Delta. So can I get tested? Not unless you’re gonna teleport me to Ardee > @MacDara #tweet

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My first instinct when I saw the Charlotte/Nia Jax thing was “this is a work”. But who or what was it for, exactly? > @MacDara #tweet

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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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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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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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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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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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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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It’s only the 2nd of August and I’ve already put my woolly hat back in my bag > @MacDara #tweet

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Bray Wyatt’s release is absolutely a result of WWE’s deficiencies and not anything Bray did or didn’t do > @MacDara #tweet

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Just tried and failed to buy a Bob Mould ticket on Tickets.ie; says my card info is invalid even though I just updated it > @MacDara #tweet

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I’m delighted to be getting my second vaccine dose tomorrow, but it’s not the panacea everyone thinks it is. Still a 10-20% chance of catching Delta? Let’s get real > @MacDara #tweet

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Is there a reason why macOS Chrome has become unbearably slow since a couple of weeks ago? > @MacDara #tweet

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First impressions of I Think You Should Leave: the wholesome stuff (biker aliens!) is way funnier than the surreal social transgression stuff > @MacDara #tweet

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Picked up three box sets in the current Arrow sale. Curious to see what the VAT bill will be > @MacDara #tweet

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Was in Drogheda this afternoon. Here’s a seagull and fledglings on a roof > @MacDara #image

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Here’s a thing in my head about BusConnects: it’s also part of a plan to establish Transport for Ireland as a brand over individual operators, much in the way Transport for London is the primary brand (and hub for public transport info) in that city… > @MacDara #tweet

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Day one and @dublinbusnews have failed to integrate the new H Spine routes into their website, as I suspected would happen. How much was spent on BusConnects again? > @MacDara #tweet

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Bee got me the Squid double LP for my birthday. I can’t get over that band name, but the music is brilliant > @MacDara #tweet

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It’s Friday, I got a heap of stuff in the post from Asia Market (kimchi ramen!) and I’ve got both My Bloody Valentine analogue remastered LPs. That’s a win for me > @MacDara #tweet

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Aaaaand Juno emails in the small hours that the MBV reissues are in stock so of course they’re sold out now > @MacDara #tweet

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Who’s my favourite guitarist based solely on tone? Robert Becerra of the Stains is up there > @MacDara #tweet

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Decent watercolour wash over Dundalk this evening

Decent watercolour wash over Dundalk this evening > @MacDara #image

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Hey @lidl_ireland do you think this potato I just brought home is in sellable or edible condition? Because I don’t

Hey @lidl_ireland do you think this potato I just brought home is in sellable or edible condition? Because I don’t > @MacDara #image

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Disappointed, not shocked by the releases. The company does it every year after Mania, we know this. But the sheer waste of potential is just…yeah > @MacDara #tweet

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Loyalist paramilitaries are trumped-up drug lords, why do we care about anything they have to say? > @IrishTimes > @MacDara #tweet

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I have three* Jushin Thunder Liger figures already and this one would be a step too far > @RingsideC > @MacDara #tweet

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I’m not even halfway in but the new BIG|BRAVE album is fantastic > @MacDara #tweet

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Oh my god this is like the sixth time the Music app has lost my local library since January. Whatever update was around then just broke it, after YEARS without an issue > @MacDara #tweet

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Looks like Sunday morning shopping is over for me, too, since everyone’s decided to bring their kids out for a treat > @MacDara #tweet

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May 2010: first (only) trip to NYC, went to Shake Shack at the Flatiron but the line was an hour long on a blazing hot day. So we hit up Eisenberg’s nearby; had an egg cream I clearly still remember > @susanchumsky > @MacDara #tweet

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Helped Bee install an SSD yesterday, which required temporarily removing the GPU and its bastard backplate fitting. Couldn’t screw it back in after, so used twine instead. Life is too short > @MacDara #tweet

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Honestly the worst part of the ‘Phoebe Bridgers smashes her guitar on SNL’ thing is the way the ‘monitor’ exploded in sparks like in WWE when they throw someone off the stage onto a worked pile of equipment > @MacDara #tweet

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#MyFirstCinema was the Fairview Grand to see The Jungle Book. I hated it; sticky floors, noisy kids. Didn’t return till years later for Disney press screenings > @MacDara #tweet

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USB recording from my turntable wasn’t working; turns out my Audacity was a few versions behind and didn’t record line-in sources in Catalina > @MacDara #tweet

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Remember when they used the WrestleMania VIII ring aprons and banners for like the next five years? Getting those vibes from 37, gotta say > @cagesideseats > @MacDara #tweet

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Amazon Prime’d myself a bottle of tomatillo salsa on the 1st; it didn’t ship until the 7th, went into ‘customs clearance’ on the 8th and finally arrived today, the 14th > @MacDara #tweet

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