Tom’s Alternative New Year’s Resolutions 2019

January 12th, 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...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2019

January 5th, 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...

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Duncan X hands tattoos on Tom Fogarty

2018 in Review

December 26th, 2018

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...

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Tom Fogarty on the razzle

List Mania 12: November Retox

November 6th, 2018

As an antidote to last month’s Stoptober malarkie, here’s an itinerary I’ve devised for you to follow during November. 1. Red wine. Halloween-themed. Sort of. Post-Samhain, the 1st of November...

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Tom Fogarty getting tattooed in Italy by Gian Maurizio Fercioni

A Big Fuckoff List of Tattooists

April 7th, 2018

You know when you’re writing and stuff, be it a blog post, or book, a thesis, police statement, the occasional letter to the reader’s page of Razzle etcetera –...

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Music Reviews 2011-2016

March 1st, 2018

I feel it only fair to warn you that this blog post consists of two things I am obsessive about; music and making lists. It does not, however, feature...

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Russian Criminal Tattoos

Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos

January 26th, 2018

The full title to this blog post should have been “Things Not To Say To Someone with Tattoos (i.e me) – Especially if You Don’t Know Them” – but...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2018

January 5th, 2018

So, it’s just over a year since I didn’t become a better person, which means it must be that time again when I set out my goals for the...

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Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

2017 in Review

December 27th, 2017

Here’s my very short review of the year; it won’t feature anything topical such as current affairs or any noteworthy news items, it will just be about me and...

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Yule Tide

Tom Fog’s Xmas Wish List 2017

December 20th, 2017

World peace. Not because I especially want to make the world a better and more harmonious place; I just want a bit of peace and quiet, without idiots getting...

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List Mania 11: October Horror Films

November 5th, 2017

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...

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Tom Fogarty's Wad

Tax That!

October 11th, 2017

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...

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Tom’s Guide to Dealing with Stress

September 10th, 2017

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 –...

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Ouija Board - by Tom Fogarty

Tom’s Guide to SEO

August 10th, 2017

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...

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Tom’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

February 13th, 2017

With VD just around the corner (or as it is also sometimes known, Valentine’s Day), I thought I’d take the opportunity to pass on some of my vast dating...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

January 22nd, 2017

People usually make their New Year’s Resolutions in the first few days of January, but real life was put on hold for me at the beginning of 2017 as...

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Tom Fogarty & Aladdin

2016 in Review (or why you shouldn’t wax your balls at home)

December 5th, 2016

I usually write a roundup of my shit life at the end of each year, and this time I’m doing it slightly earlier than usual as I’m buggering off...

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Tom’s Top Halloween Jokes

October 19th, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it might be nice to share with you some of my favourite Halloween jokes you can play this year. Fun for...

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List Mania 10: Things I Hate

September 14th, 2016

In his latest (and rather good) book, The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson proposes the idea of what he calls “Reflex Loathing“. This notion is simply that that...

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September 8th, 2016

The 3rd of July this year marked the 45th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. As controversial frontman of The Doors, Morrison was my first rock hero, and played no...

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Happy Birthday Tom Fog: Part 2

January 17th, 2016

As previously mentioned, my birthday this year was somewhat overshadowed by the sudden death of rock legend, Lemmy. Following suit, David Bowie decided to drop down dead a few...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2016

January 5th, 2016

Only a mere 5 days into the new year and here are my resolutions for 2016 (mainly composed at the local Weatherspoon’s). The list will not include anything like...

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Gigs, Gigs, Gigs (Lists, Lists, Lists)

August 17th, 2015

I was speaking to someone the other day (I can’t remember where, so it was probably at the pub) – who said they had saved every ticket from every...

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Tattoo Stats

April 6th, 2015

One of my most popular blog posts was back in 2010 where I listed out all my tattoos and the meanings behind them. Needless to say, I’ve had quite...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2015

January 2nd, 2015

Here’s my obligatory list of New Year’s Resolutions for the next year. New year, new me – and all that bollocks. It’s worth pointing out that this year I...

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List Mania 9: Things To Do in Camberwell When You’re Skint

October 26th, 2014

I’m desperately trying to save money for my holiday at the moment, but this is so hard to do when living in such an expensive city as London. Based...

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

January 19th, 2014

Most people make their New Year’s resolutions on 1st of January, don’t they? Well not this cat. Mainly because I was in Thailand on that date, but also because...

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2013 Roundup

November 17th, 2013

I haven’t been blogging very often this year, and seeing as I’m off to Thailand in under 4 weeks – this will probably be the last chance where I...

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List Mania 8: Things To Do With a 3D Printer

June 23rd, 2013

3D printers are all the rage at the moment (apparently) – although I’ve yet to meet anyone who actually has one. In any event, I thought I’d spend a...

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2012 in Review

December 29th, 2012

2012 has been an eventful year, one way or another – so here’s my roundup (plus my resolutions for 2013). As mentioned in my previous entry, I went to...

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2012 Gigs

December 22nd, 2012

It’s that time of year again when I start assessing what I’ve been up to for the previous 12 months, so here’s a rundown of the gigs I’ve seen...

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List Mania 7: Drinking

December 18th, 2012

I’ve been trying to lay off the booze recently because it’s not good my mental well-being (or my wallet). Wouldn’t it be good though to be able to keep...

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List Mania 6: 10 Gigs I Wish I Could Have Seen

December 3rd, 2012

Monday night used to be my Monday Night List Mania feature… (well it was on 5 occassions last year anyway). I thought I’d start doing it again, at least...

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10 Best Twitter Bots

November 26th, 2011

It’s coming up to a year since I made the Gary Glitter Twitter Bot – I still get abuse for it daily – but it’s managed to attract 150...

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List Mania 5: Tattoo Artists

June 13th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I thought it was time for another Monday Night List Mania. I’ve not blogged much lately because I’ve been doing long hours at work,...

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List Mania 4: Punk Bands!

April 26th, 2011

Not done one of these for a while. Here’s my Top 10 Favourite punk bands of all time: The Misfits – hailing from New Jersey (home of The Toxic...

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List Mania 3: Hellraisers

March 14th, 2011

I’ve gone off the rails a bit lately – and this weekend seemed to be the pinnacle of that. The highs have been very high and the lows have...

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List Mania 2: Porno Titles

March 7th, 2011

Following on from Last Monday’s List Mania, here is my list of imaginary porno titles. The only rules were 1. They had to be made up 2. They had...

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List Mania!

February 28th, 2011

Everyone knows that Mondays are shit. It’s just the way it is. The true pessimist knows that Tuesdays, however, are far worse. When Monday arrives you normally get empowered...

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Film Roundup 2010

January 2nd, 2011

Went to see Machete today, mainly because I was bored and I just wanted to escape from the flat. It was quite good fun and cheered me up, but...

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

January 1st, 2011

This definitely just an excuse to make a list (I do like making pointless lists). Go on holiday (i.e a holiday longer than 2 days, and where I do...

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Scissor Sisters Gig (and 2010 gig roundup)

December 19th, 2010

Went to see Scissor Sisters last Wednesday at the O2 and had a really fun time. I’m not usually a massive fan of this band, but the tickets were...

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Sometimes Texts Rock My Socks!

December 18th, 2010

When I was younger, I used to love getting texts – but these days if I receive one out of the blue, it is usually about work. Every so...

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Tom’s Darts Roundup

November 16th, 2010

As the Grand Slam of darts is on ITV4 this week, I thought I’d do a quick roundup. Not of the tournament results mind you, but of my favourite...

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Film Roundup 2009

January 3rd, 2010

What a good year for films! My Top 10: Drag Me To Hell Crank 2 Inglorious Bastards Watchmen Antichrist The Wrestler Bronson My Bloody Valentine 3D Halloween 2 Sherlock...

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Xmas Horror Films

December 28th, 2009

I’ve done bugger all this Xmas (apart from growing a feeble moustache inspired by Charles Bronson, and a little bit of web design tinkering)… but I did watch some...

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