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

Hom Sweet Homme - by Tom Fogarty

Hom Sweet Homme

September 23rd, 2018

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...

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Auschwitz - by Tom Fogarty

Scratching the Auschwitz Itch

August 12th, 2018

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...

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Chinese Opium Den

Turning Japanese

July 1st, 2018

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...

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Nick Cave at Victoria Park

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Victoria Park

June 10th, 2018

On 3rd of June Nick Cave headlined the closing day of All Points East Festival in Victoria Park, East London. He was among a strong lineup, including Patti Smith,...

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Castle Bran, Transylvania - by Tom Fogarty

Tom’s Tourist Guide to Transylvania

May 11th, 2018

I’ve never been much of a traveller; I never caught the travel bug when I was younger – mainly because I was either short of money, or short of...

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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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Tom Fogarty - mugshots

Do Not Approach This Man…

March 25th, 2018

I renewed my passport recently,  meaning that I get to see the current incarnation of my “boat race” fixed and glorified in leather-bound booklet form for the next decade....

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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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Norwood Cemetery (with photos)

February 11th, 2018

Back in 2016 I decided I would write a blog post every month, which is a routine I have diligently stuck to ever since. It is the only “creative”...

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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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