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


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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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Would love to spend my evening relaxing but I have to walk to the shops in the rain because there are too many stupid, careless people around the rest of the time > @MacDara #tweet

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Today’s post had Scott Colby’s amazing (and somehow only?) LP, Slide of Hand > @MacDara #tweet

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Daisy Hill might be ‘over the border’ but it’s only 24km by road from my house. Across the island, the handling of this crisis has been a disaster for months > @JustinMcNu1ty > @MacDara #tweet

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Wish I could say I was surprised about what’s happening in DC right now but that is, as many have predicted, what happens when you coddle white racists > @MacDara #tweet

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Really fills me with confidence that the people running our country are in such denial about schools as a hotbed of virus transmission. Real geniuses at work there > @MacDara #tweet

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My anxiety is through the roof after having to yell at a group of ignorant dawdlers to stop crowding the entrance of the supermarket I was trying to leave. How’s your Monday going? > @MacDara #tweet

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Boy am I glad I booked off work today and tomorrow for Japanese WrestleMania #njwk15 > @MacDara #tweet

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I keep seeing advice tweets for Irish users of Amazon UK (switch to DE, more or less) but nothing that factors in the way many Prime members use the site > @MacDara #tweet

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It’s been months and months and months and I am sick of most everyone, govt and public alike, not giving a shit about how to properly act on or behave in this pandemic > @MacDara #tweet

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Happy Wednesday! I’m off the day job for a week, and I got a Secret Santa card from one of my new colleagues. Not a bad aul’ day so far > @MacDara #tweet

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I don’t believe it: after an entire month in postal limbo, my US Maple LP is on the move again! > @MacDara #tweet

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In fairness I left it late to hit the shops ‘early’ but I came straight back home. Aldi was jammed, I didn’t even check the Lidl. You’re all out of your minds > @MacDara #tweet

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Important thread here on the media’s deficiencies in data journalism w/r/t Covid-19 > @sallylepage #tweet

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Eir complaints in the news remind me of my own Eir story, since sure don’t we all have one at this stage? 1/14 > @MacDara #tweet

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I was really disappointed last year when my Liger figure got stuck in shipping limbo for weeks. But Ringside Collectibles have upped their game since: yesterday I received two more Ligers to complete my collection in a matter of days. I’m not a fig guy but these are real beauties > @MacDara #tweet

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I read about this match in PWI of all places, the August 1992 issue I think? > @BAHUFMW > @MacDara #tweet

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Tomorrow evening I go grocery shopping and get to try out Apple Pay for the first time. Oh the excitement! > @MacDara #tweet

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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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