This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Damian Thompson photo competition

The world's leading Catholic blogger, Damian Thompson, needs to choose a new photo for his blog, one that simultaneously reflects his saintliness, "blood-crazed ferret"ness, conservatism, wit, and love of custard and cupcakes. However, he has tried three different photos in three days and is still undecided, so our readers are invited to help him select the best.

Just arrange the following Damian photos in order of preference, and win a night on the town with Damian Thompson, Johann Hari, Peter Hitchens and Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. But prepare yourself first, as Damian will ruthlessly expose any ignorance you have of the subjects of addiction, Bruckner, cupcakes, custard or Catholicism!

Damien of Hawaii

1. The "saintly" look.


2. The classic "mischievous" look.


3. The "comic" look.

too many cupcakes

4. The "we've run out of cupcakes" look.

museum of custard

5. At the museum of custard.

aged Damian

6. Very distinguished, but showing his age.

Kenneth Williams

7. The "stop messing about" look.

Damian and Francis

8. In rather select company.

9. Damian as a child.

10. It's Dr Thompson, and don't you forget it.


  1. This Post-Conciliar Custard Catholicism is a lukewarm, diluted, fabricated and jaundiced version of the the real thing.

  2. Darling eccles, if I win, can I not have the prize?? I like the last one, very distinguished, and will stop him saying 'yo phil' xx Jess xx

    1. Hi, Jess. The 2nd prize is two evenings out wiv DT and the rest.

  3. My selection in order of preference is: 9, 8, 4, 3, 1, 7, 10, 5, 6, 2 and lastly 4.

    As I would find the prize an entirely meaningless experience, in the event of being declared the winner I would like to donate the evening out with Damian to a needy deacon in Croydon.

  4. yellow with black triangles and highly dangerous?

  5. I’d go with #10, other than it sort of resembles a certain Dave after the Lenten Fast.

    As to the prize, are you sure you really meant ‘prize’…?

    Or perhaps ‘penance’…?

  6. My order is (Bramley) apple pie with custard and clotted cream. Thank you.