Tim Dowling, for example, is a twat

(485 Posts)
Robespierre Sun 17-May-09 16:28:36

..who writes moderately entertaining columns about his personal life in The Guardian. Yesterday's was about the perils of self-googling, and in particular of an episode of self-googling which returned the text 'Tim Dowling for example is a twat'

Where did he find that humbling line?? On mumsnet of course!

In the article he claims to have given up self-googling, but we know that isn't true, don't we.

Shall we give him a few more personal insights? I think he is less of a twat than Jon Ronson and he doesn't have a whiney voice.

wiggletastic Sun 17-May-09 17:31:53

I have never actually heard of Tim Dowling, I assume he is very low down on the celebrity scale?

BitOfFun Sun 17-May-09 17:33:43

Here is the article. He is indeed rather funny, plonk smile

northernrefugee39 Sun 17-May-09 17:36:03

Dom Joly is a twat

northernrefugee39 Sun 17-May-09 17:36:56

Alex James is a twat, His hair is twatastic

Noonki Sun 17-May-09 17:38:57

geri halliwell is a twat

BitOfFun Sun 17-May-09 17:39:19

If you google "biggest twat on television", you get this man...

Noonki Sun 17-May-09 17:39:30

northern - you are very right about is hair

Noonki Sun 17-May-09 17:40:13

richard bacon is also fairly high on the twat scale

wiggletastic Sun 17-May-09 17:42:00

Well, that's hardly a surprise BoF. smile

policywonk Sun 17-May-09 17:42:20

I can't think of any twats who aren't MPs at the moment...

wiggletastic Sun 17-May-09 17:44:00

Well, it goes without saying really that they are mostly twats (cheats, liars, fraudsters, greedy lying thieves..... )

BitOfFun Sun 17-May-09 17:47:56

I just googled "twat of tyhe year 2009" and found a tirade of abuse against a young singer called Steve Appleton.

If he ever googles himself, I'm sure he'll be thrilled to find that someone in cyberspace thinks that

"If Chesney Hawkes was the dick-shaped shadow on the wall of the Platonic cave, Steve Appleton is that dick itself: a dick not meant for human eyes."

The world wide web is an odd place at times grin

Robespierre Sun 17-May-09 17:50:08

I actually do like Tim Dowling's Permachat column in the Graun. My first MN name, SixKindsOfCrisis, was in honour of that column, which really captures the delicious inanity of internet chat.

So Tim Dowling, for example, is quite good at mickey-taking the whole business of interchat.

On the other hand, he recently contributed a very boring few seconds to a very boring R4 programme about 'looking on the bright side' or some such tosh.

Grammaticus Sun 17-May-09 17:54:44

Tim Dowling - how does his wife put up with him?

RustyBear Sun 17-May-09 17:58:40

I think Tim Dowling is lucky he was only called a twat on Mumsnet.It could have been so much worse - what if KerryMum had been talking about him?

BitOfFun Sun 17-May-09 18:00:18

shock Indeed, RustyBear...

AitchTwoOh Sun 17-May-09 18:01:33

i LIKE tim dowling, he amuses me well enough on a weekly basis. those colums are tough to do. of course i might be running scared in case i get an email from the twat.

AitchTwoOh Sun 17-May-09 18:02:06

lol columns. i think i might prefer colum's though.

Tortington Sun 17-May-09 18:02:51

"...I'm not just a twat to that person. I'm the twat you name when you need an example."

fucking genius.

AitchTwoOh Sun 17-May-09 18:02:53

where did that apostrophe come from? <hands back pedant card>

Stinkermink Sun 17-May-09 18:02:58

Keith Allen is a fine example of a twat. But uses it to good effect in Robin Hood.

In fact I would chuck in the whole series of Robin Hood...might as well be sponsored by Boots No 7.

angelene Sun 17-May-09 18:11:41

Alistair Campbell, for example, is a evil lying scumbag who should be tried for war crimes. And a twat.

northernrefugee39 Sun 17-May-09 18:12:55

Jeremy Clarkson for example is the hugest ever twat- twaterrendous

screamingabdab Sun 17-May-09 18:14:03

Tim Dowling is funny, but I imagine a bit infuriating to live with

Chris Cleave (author and Sat. Guardian columnist) is very funny an his novels, Incendiary and The Other Hand are also very funny and sad

northernrefugee39 Sun 17-May-09 18:14:07

lol at noonki
"northern - you are very right about is hair"
Have you gone all "mockney" like he does? grin

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