Charlie Brooker is one of my favorite journalists. I’m always thrilled when I have an opportunity to write about his often comical, and always truthful perspective on reality. Recently, Charlie did a sort of year in review for 2011, and in typical Charlie Brooker fashion, he makes an absolute mockery of the sad state of global affairs in 2011. Charlie talks about everything from reality television to the “capture and compromise to a permanent end” of Osama Bin Laden.
Yes, this video is just just shy of 1 hour, but I promise you that it’s worth every moment of your time.
Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe Video
It’s tough for me to choose my favorite part, because there are just too many. I think it’s a toss up between the slew of awful British Television commercials – featuring seductive male coffee-pushing models, and creepy salesmen waving dildo like wands in front of customers faces: “Don’t lie you bitch, the probe knows everything already!” – and Charlie’s liberal use of the phrase “expelling liquid”. Never again will I use the phrase “cumming”, it’s now “expelling liquid”.
If you’re going to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world, you may as well spare yourself the depressing and more often than not boring coverage you see on the news, and follow Charlie Brooker instead.