'...I enjoy reading Stan Cattermole’s writing as much as I enjoy Mark Twain and Charles Dickens and Kurt Vonnegut. In fact, I have rarely read anything more painfully humorous and delightfully moving.'
I am a good man - loving and funny and true - wrapped in the body of a brutal, brutal mess. I also have a face like a bag of elbows. This is my curse. If you see me limping down a London street, do not judge me - because you do not know me. Just give me a smile, or if that proves too difficult, please try to look away without wincing. It really is the least you can do.
‘You are such a wanker, you really are! People like you make me wanna vomit. My got [sic] the world would be such a dull place if you had your way, wouldnt [sic] it?’ - Anonymous Sebastian Horsley fan
‘[Bete de Jour] is an awesome writer, and has the balls to write about some ridiculously personal stuff…. Read his 'significant moment' posts… they're all great, and revealing, and refreshingly honest.’ - TheTelf
‘I salute your great honesty, unless you made it up, in which case I salute your great dishonesty.’ - Larry Teabag
‘Wonderful, wonderful writing! I fear you've become my new addiction.’ - SJ
‘I never even knew that cats liked marmite.’ - EmmaK
‘I love how you write, I love your Blog, and I love you.’ - Ginny
‘You write beautifully, BDJ. This can only spring from the beauty you are.’ - wisewebwoman
‘And there I was thinking you'd never top the cat porn… You share my love of subverting the sex genre...’ - Luka
‘Before I read this, I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud at my computer.’ - Ryan Lawson [It was ten minutes earlier]
‘You swing between extremely touching, confessional posts and flat-out, totally wrong but right, hilarity.’ - Hank Kingsley
‘Bloody amazing stuff. I'm definitely nominating you for something when blog awards season rolls around.’ - Sir Garence
‘Your blog is really good and interesting, even when you are writing about disgusting things like vomit and poo.’ - Uncle Did
‘I knew it! Surely there had to be something worth reading out there in Blogland. And now I've found it. I did read the one track mind girl for a while, but then everyone told her she was a good writer, so she started writing like someone trying to be a writer, which was tiresome. I hope that doesn't happen to you… More power to your elbow(s).’ - Brian