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"Tom Blogarty" is scatalogical, humorous, and geeky. He likes to swear - a lot - and tends to rant (especially when drunk). #jokingnotjoking

Tom’s Alternative New Year’s Resolutions 2019

A couple of weeks back in early January, I laid down my plans for some new year’s resolutions I intend to follow throughout 2019 (and maybe beyond, depending on whether I live to see 39). On reflection, I have realised

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New Year’s Resolutions 2019

I didn’t bother setting myself any new year’s resolutions last year, mainly because I thought I’d achieved enough and could do with a rest. How can you improve on perfection? I spent most of 2018, therefore, sitting back and watching

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2018 in Review

Duncan X hands tattoos on Tom Fogarty

This won’t be a particularly funny post (if at all), mainly because 2018 has been quite a good year for me. Comedy is just bad stuff that happens to other people after all, so if you’ve come here hoping to

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Paul Shinn Draws!

I will take a departure from my usual themes in this post; instead of moaning, ranting and generally taking the piss, I will be be focussing on the artist and notorious drug smuggler and foot fetishist, Paul Shinn. I have

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RIP Chas Hodges (and Stan Lee)

On 22nd September the world lost a musical legend; Chas Hodges of cockney duo Chas & Dave fame, sadly passed away. One of the all-time greats, Chas’ songwriting talents cannot go unrecognised and should be regarded with the highest esteem

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List Mania 12: November Retox

As an antidote to last month’s Stoptober malarkie, here’s an itinerary I’ve devised for you to follow during November. 1.┬áRed wine. Halloween-themed. Sort of. Post-Samhain, the 1st of November is All Saints’ Day, so why not kickstart your retox by

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery (with photos)

I managed to tick another of the “Magnificent Seven” off my list this month. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is a list of famous Victorian cemeteries that were built in London, scattered around what was then the city outskirts.

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Hom Sweet Homme

My blog always suffers during the summer, and with this in mind I find myself under considerable pressure this month to write something good. It is usually at these times that I am stricken with writer’s block; and so it

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Scratching the Auschwitz Itch

In July I visited Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Poland, which is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Why this morbid choice of tourist attraction would appeal to me is not easy to explain, but

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Turning Japanese

I’d like to apologise in advance for the jingoist nature of this post. I also realise that the people in the photo above are Chinese rather than Japanese*. You’ve probably seen the adverts on the telly for 23andMe – it’s

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