Tag Archives: charlie

Edible, Playable Chocolate Record

chocolaterecord

Now this is something straight out of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the chocolate factory, a baker from Fife has created an edible yet playable chocolate record. Wonders will never cease!!

Via Neatorama

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, funny, picture, Videos

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Now i wasn’t sure what i was getting with this book as it was given to me as a birthday present. I have to say i thought it was some love story but i found out to my surprise that its actually a tale based during the 1850s Gold Rush about two brothers, Charlie and Eli Sisters. The brothers are two hired guns who are given the task to kill one Herman Kermit Warm but things don’t go as planned for the brothers.

The hard part of doing a book review sometimes is trying to say something about the book without actually giving anything away about the story (mainly because I enjoyed it so much and wouldn’t want to spoil it). Suffice it to say the infamy of the brothers is well deserved although they both go about things very differently. Charlie is quick and cruel whilst Eli has his back covered – and always has done. Their quest for Mr Warm finally brings them to the California coast where they need to work out exactly what to do when they come across the reason for their being sent after Mr Warm.

I really enjoyed the style of writing in this book and found it both descriptive and enjoyable to read. I’d be surprised if this wasn’t turned into a film as it has a very cinematic quality about it and, in the right hands, would work on the big screen very well. In fact, I may very well seek out more by Mr De Witt…

8/10

Leave a comment

Filed under Books, review

Charlie Brooker interview

Here is an interview from Shortlist with British Journalist, writer and TV presenter Charlie Brooker. If you don’t know Charlie Brooker he has been apart of some of the funniest website and Tv programs over the last few years from TVGoHome to Nathan Barley.

He possesses the sharpest keyboard in the country, but what do you really know about the writer and presenter? ShortList’s Andrew Dickens digs a little deeper

Charlie Brooker is probably the nearest thing to a household name that most people aren’t completely aware of – a kind of fame burglar who has broken into your house and taken residence in your television, computer and newspaper, subliminally shouting funny words into your mind. Even if you don’t know him, you’ll definitely know those funny words.

Witty, surreal and famously cutting, 39-year-old Brooker has won awards, praise and a following so loyal he could probably start an effective cult. And the man is practically omnipresent. Starting out as a cartoonist and professional insulter at PC Zone magazine, he gained the impressive status of ‘famous anonymity’ with his turn-of-the-century website TVGoHome, a stupidly funny mock Radio Times-style listings site that made us think there may be something in this new internet malarky.

That proved a springboard to greater things: regular columns in The Guardian newspaper and satirical TV shows You Have Been Watching, Screenwipe and Newswipe. He’s also the man behind the sitcom Nathan Barley and Big Brother-based horror Dead Set.
That’s a lot of ‘things’, each snort-inducingly funny. But which of them is Charlie Brooker? Is he one of them? Or all of them? Or three? We spoke to him to ask for his take on the various chapters of his career…’

Read the rest at Shorlist

Also check out the video below for his satirical take on the news:

Leave a comment

Filed under lifestyle, News, television