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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

Movember Woe

Woevember

I spent most of November trying to grow a moustache for Movember, which has become the norm for me at this time of the year but it didn’t go as well as expected this time around. This is mainly my

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List Mania 11: October Horror Films

October was a quiet month for me, so I decided to use my free time constructively and watched as many horror films as possible in the build up to Halloween. I’ve reviewed them here, because I’m a bit OCD like

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Tax That!

In these times of political change, it is uncertain what the future has in store for Britain financially and politically. Will Brexit lead to a stronger economic stability down the line and a new age of prosperity, or will the

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Tom’s Guide to Dealing with Stress

Tom Fogarty - Stress

Modern life can be stressful for all manner of reasons – work, money, bills, relationships, housing etcetera. At times we can all get down about these common pressures – it’s a natural response to genuine or perceived crises that we

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Support Your Local Fence

World War II Stretcher Fence - Camberwell

Anyone who grew up in south London (or has passed through on occasion) should be familiar with the distinctive wire fences that line the front of social housing blocks; they are very unusual in design, yet somehow manage to be

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Tom’s Guide to SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is a way of fine-tuning your website’s content so that it appears higher in the search engine results when people browse for information online. One of the ways to do this is to

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Resurrection Fest 2017

I went to Resurrection Fest in July, a small(ish) rock festival in Northern Spain. The festival focuses predominately on extreme rock – heavy metal, black metal, punk and HXC (hardcore punk), and has previously featured the likes of Iron Maiden,

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I Spy… Graffiti

Halfway through the year and I struggled to find a topic to write about this month; I’ve not been up to much recently – I’ve not been to any gigs or seen any new films – and I didn’t want

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Even Tattoos Fade (so don’t get lippy)

Tom Fogarty - Lip Tattoo

Apart from dating and the very occasional one-night stand, I’ve not had a proper girlfriend for about 8 years (a period of time that has slipped by alarmingly quickly). The girl in question was a co-worker at the time –

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The Return of The Gary Glitter Twitter Bot

“Hello, hello! It’s good to be back, it’s good to be back!” First off, the obligatory disclaimer: I am not a nonce and I do not condone kiddie-fiddling. Gary Glitter did have some good tunes though. Back in 2010, my

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