Charlie Brooker fans
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wow. Do you know how many extra people have stopped by this site since I did You Have Been Watching? SIX THOUSAND. Course, that’s not very much in Charlie Brookerworld. Do you know how many followers he has on Twitter? SIXTY THREE THOUSAND.
Still, six thousand is a lot, isn’t it? Imagine if they were all coming for dinner; that’s one hell of a big lasagne. And here they are, ringing the bell, curious to find out who the wittery girl was on the Charlie Brooker show. Hello Charlie Brooker fans! Welcome to my world! In a nutshell: card games, dictionaries, tough quizzes and cake-baking. That’s about the size of it.
I’m very conscious of them stopping by to look me up and down, like a new boyfriend’s mother, and I’ve been wondering what my next blog should be about. What sort of lasagne should I be serving up for these sophisticated passing visitors? Unfortunately, I can’t write as well as Charlie Brooker. That’s not false modesty. I think I can write perfectly well. Just not as well as Charlie Brooker. AND I DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT THEM.
So, instead of writing a blog, I’m going to post a link to the only other time I’ve done a show with Charlie Brooker. That works: it’s got me in it, which is allowed because it’s my blog, but mainly it’s got Charlie Brooker in it, which is good news for our guests. I was only there for about 40 seconds. It was the beginning of episode of ScreenWipe, I filmed a minute’s worth of a potentially brilliant documentary which, sadly, never got made.