My worrying obsession with Charlie Brooker continues, with this clip from the last episode of Series 1 of the programme. Brooker here explores why the mainstream media and the audience alike seems to have a sadistic pleasure in terrifying us half to death...sort of. Conspirasists might say its all to "keep us under the thumb" but its pretty safe to say that everyone enjoys a little bit of gore, whether you're dishing it out or consuming it.
Although, talking of conspirasists and 'scaring the crap out of you', Brooker manages to thoroughly depress me in this clip on "modern aspirational television". I should just roll over and die...metaphorically. Television has always glamourised everything, but increasingly it's making us, the viewer, the unglamourous bum aspiring to be an unreachable ideal. What a depressing pile of crap our western TV culure is, eh? But there's no need to reach for the scissors yet - there are guys out there to back us up who are meant to have the audience's interests at heart...as Series 3 Episode 1 handily proves!
Tony Blair félicite Nicolas Sarkozy (en YouTube)
Even Tony Blair can be "down wit da kidz", you know! Following Sarkozy's election victory in France, Blair has posted a congratulatory message on YouTube! And to top it off, he's done a version entirely in French...très intéressant, non?