About this blog
This blog was set up in 2010 and includes all posts and images (excepting the youtube links) from my now extinct blog previously held at
Who the hell are you?
I am a Tv viewing reader who does law stuff.
My role model is Dr Stephen Daker. The blog is named after my favourite novel (Ivan Klima’s Love and Garbage) and I have featured in The New Yorker after starting an internet meme about Martin Amis. I have had tweets feature in The Times, Scotland on Sunday, and the Guardian. Not one of the bastards paid me for the privilege. I am therefore carefully studying copyright law and am preparing invoices.
I have perhaps surprisingly a long-suffering spouse and a veritable plethora of children. They all treat me incredibly seriously.
My favourite animal is the duck billed platypus. My favourite tea is Assam, and my least favourite biscuit is the mysterious pink wafer. My favourite Astrosaur is Iggy Tooth.
NOT VERY FOR
“dopey” – Donald Trump
“horribly stupid” and “full on smug” – Citizen Andreas
(After revealing that Andy Coulson would be giving evidence in the Tommy Sheridan perjury case) I was accused of indulging in “the typical Labour smear from the Damian McBride school of dark arts.” – Victor Southern
a “monomaniac fruitcake” someone calling him or herself “Stepney”
“#dontquityourdayjob at least half you name is correct” - someone calling him or herself rosscunnah
“best … described as peripheral” – Ecosseman commenting here at 19.43
“rubbish satire” – awbMaven
“US propaganda” - LauraHuu
“#arrogant” – a man on twitter
“almost obsessive” – Scottish Round-up
“not a loon” – the co-creator of TV’s Hippies
A BIT FOR
“gallimaufrous” – Lallands Peat Worrier
“The sound of one hand clapping. Twice.” - former aide to Tony Blair, John McTernan
“Brainy” – Vowel and consonant mangler, TV’s Robert Peston
“Bruised-liberal” – Habermas obsessive, Pat Kane
POSSIBLY INCLUDES CRUCIAL TYPING ERROR
“irreverent legal blogger” – Judith Townend (I have been advised that it should read “irrelevant legal blogger”)
If you find any others please give me a shout, otherwise this looks unbalanced.