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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  Broadhead on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:37 pm

    Because I don't like it Very Happy
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    Post  Son of Nod on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:39 pm

    Broadhead wrote:Because I don't like it Very Happy

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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  T.B on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:43 pm

    Nodule I think we have established that you are a minority of one in most things Very Happy

    I can feel T-Ballz's bad mood from all the way down here.
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    Post  Son of Nod on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:49 pm

    T.B wrote:Nodule I think we have established that you are a minority of one in most things Very Happy

    I can feel T-Ballz's bad mood from all the way down here.

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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:08 pm

    Sherrers wrote:have you watched his work?

    not his 'presenting'. his screenplays?


    I will retract my comment then and adjust my stance.

    I have only seen his 'presenting', and the shit he calls 'commentary' in the press.
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    Post  RvZ on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:20 pm

    I don't think he's ever considered himself a commentator. He is a humourist.

    I have to say I've never met or heard of anyone that doesn't like Charlie Brooker.

    But then, I am a terrible Grauniad reading liberal meeja whore.

    It's a first. Every day is a surprise on here.
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  T.B on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:22 pm

    My WIMMINZ INTUITION tells me Mark is not in a good mood day.

    Also he said he wasn't.

    I'm magic that way.
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  Sherrers on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:23 pm

    Only one thing worse than a Tory.

    Grumpy Tory.

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    Post  Son of Nod on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:36 pm

    Sherrers wrote:Only one thing worse than a Tory.

    Grumpy Tory.

    sunny




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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:43 pm

    I am in a bad mood today. I've already sworn twice at work (I very rarely swear in front of my staff).

    I could stomach screenwipe but after reading his inane rantings in the press and on twitter I have quickly gone off him.
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  Sherrers on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:44 pm

    Laughing

    oooh mr grumpy trousers
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:47 pm

    Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    See, this place can still make me raise a smile.
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  bigdaddy on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:49 pm

    RvZ wrote:I have to say I've never met or heard of anyone that doesn't like Charlie Brooker.

    TV Go Home was fun, but his Guardian columns aren't great. He is sometimes funny, which is more than Tim Downling or John Crace can say, but it's sub-sub-sub-Hunter S Thompson stuff, and Brooker doesn't have the same level of material (ie Clinton, Bush, Nixon) to work with...
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:52 pm

    bigdaddy wrote:
    RvZ wrote:I have to say I've never met or heard of anyone that doesn't like Charlie Brooker.

    TV Go Home was fun, but his Guardian columns aren't great. He is sometimes funny, which is more than Tim Downling or John Crace can say, but it's sub-sub-sub-Hunter S Thompson stuff, and Brooker doesn't have the same level of material (ie Clinton, Bush, Nixon) to work with...

    You put it so much better than me.
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    Post  Sherrers on Tue May 01, 2012 12:02 am

    Still better than no humour at all.

    Which is in precious short supply in The Grauniad.

    I am positive Brooker would be mortified if accused of avoiding large topics. He just does funny telly stuff. It's a bit overblown to say he's 'failed' to be Hunter S Thompson.

    He's a really funny TV critic and I am certain that's all he tries or wants to be.
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    Post  RvZ on Tue May 01, 2012 12:04 am

    Funniest thing in The Guardian.

    Which is more than most can say although not exactly difficult.

    Insider info alert. Adam Curtis was pretty much washed up until Brooker went to the wall to get him commissioned to work on Screenwipe.

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    Post  RvZ on Tue May 01, 2012 12:05 am

    bigdaddy wrote:
    RvZ wrote:I have to say I've never met or heard of anyone that doesn't like Charlie Brooker.

    TV Go Home was fun, but his Guardian columns aren't great. He is sometimes funny, which is more than Tim Downling or John Crace can say, but it's sub-sub-sub-Hunter S Thompson stuff, and Brooker doesn't have the same level of material (ie Clinton, Bush, Nixon) to work with...

    I don't think he or anyone else is asking to.
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    Post  Sherrers on Tue May 01, 2012 12:06 am

    Is it his face?

    I can understand that and I think he would too Very Happy
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 01, 2012 12:39 am

    You've not read his twitter feed.

    He comes across as an arrogant know it all nobhead of the highest order. I've already got one of those in my office, I don't need another Laughing

    Hang on a minute, this is turning into a serious debate, I better get back on the balearic crufts thread and increase my stupidity quotient.


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    Post  jon carter on Tue May 01, 2012 12:40 am

    Lord I think you'd have to be a miserablist of the highest water to object to Charlie Brooker.
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 01, 2012 12:41 am

    jon carter wrote:Lord I think you'd have to be a miserablist of the highest water to object to Charlie Brooker.

    Jody, is that you?

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    Post  jon carter on Tue May 01, 2012 12:41 am

    Granted I have never seen twitter. But as a long time fan I would imagine it's entirely satirical.

    He is surely way too savvy to be so smart in one media but clumsy in another?
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  jon carter on Tue May 01, 2012 12:42 am

    Question
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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  jon carter on Tue May 01, 2012 12:42 am

    Fandango Widewheels wrote:
    jon carter wrote:Lord I think you'd have to be a miserablist of the highest water to object to Charlie Brooker.

    Jody, is that you?

    Wink

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    YES
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 01, 2012 12:43 am

    Maybe his satire was lost on me but he just seemed to come across as really arrogant. I even remarked to the CMD that I was surprised at the difference between his 'on'screen' persona.
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    Post  RvZ on Tue May 01, 2012 12:44 am

    Fandango Widewheels wrote:You've not read his twitter feed.

    He comes across as an arrogant know it all nobhead of the highest order. I've already got one of those in my office, I don't need another Laughing

    I follow it and find it to be 100% piss take.
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 01, 2012 12:44 am

    jon carter wrote:
    Fandango Widewheels wrote:
    jon carter wrote:Lord I think you'd have to be a miserablist of the highest water to object to Charlie Brooker.

    Jody, is that you?

    Wink

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    YES

    My wife thinks I'm a miserablist of the highest order, I thought she'd infiltrated the forum disguised as you.
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    Post  Fandango Widewheels on Tue May 01, 2012 12:45 am

    RvZ wrote:
    Fandango Widewheels wrote:You've not read his twitter feed.

    He comes across as an arrogant know it all nobhead of the highest order. I've already got one of those in my office, I don't need another Laughing

    I follow it and find it to be 100% piss take.

    Conclusion, Ballz is not clever enough to follow Charlie Brooker. I'll stick to Kim 'power buttocks' Kardashian Wink
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    Post  Sherrers on Tue May 01, 2012 12:52 am

    Fandango Widewheels wrote:Maybe his satire was lost on me but he just seemed to come across as really arrogant. I even remarked to the CMD that I was surprised at the difference between his 'on'screen' persona.

    Mate there are several haters and at least 2 full on stalkers who hate every fibre of my being because they think my internet 'persona' is a loathsome confection.

    Little do they know I am a full time nobhead. And was also totally taking the piss online.

    I can't judge. I've never seen any twitting or twattery from tweet. No idea.

    I am with RvZ. I cannot believe he is not taking the piss. As everything he does is a piss take.

    You should watch Dead Set. You'll be impressed.

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    Re: The Magic Box of Phosphers

    Post  bigdaddy on Tue May 01, 2012 12:53 am

    Booker's Gran columns are gonzo life rants these days, not TV spoofs - but he hasn't got the writing chops to do gonzo. He's good on imaginative ways to have his enemies killed, but he doesn't have HST's gift for the really memorable image or the storytelling. That said, I still read him every week, and I've not seen the TV pieces because - let's just get this out of the way now - I think all TV is shit. All of it. No exceptions. It comes out a little tiny box, and none of it is directed by Almodovar. How good can it be?


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