Comedian Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between reality and television. Warning: contains Sophie...

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Comment by The Shiznit on July 23, 2011 at 11:35am

lmao - AWESOME!!!

Loved the scene where he is cooking the rat over the fire in the trash barrel.  hahaha

I hope that John who started that thread about Depression recently sees this.

Comment by The Shiznit on July 23, 2011 at 4:48pm
Good point, Milo.  Not that I wish they all would die, mind you, because I do think that there is some value in entertainment; but I do believe that actors and professional sports people are definitely compensated and lauded waaaaay beyond their actual worth & value to society.  There is no way that they should earn the kind of money that they do, or receive the kind of fame and attention that they do.  It seems logical to me that the people who actually provide the most tangible benefit to society should be compensated the most; and while we may have some disagreement amongst ourselves in listing what those professions might be, I think that most of us would have to reasonably agree that entertainers would not be anywhere near the top of such a list.  We definitely have some things screwed-up in Western "civilization".
Comment by Iñigo Fernández on July 23, 2011 at 5:33pm
This world definitely needs a rework...but in today standards were fame, sparkling lights and greed dominates everything, and there is less interest in learning useful things, wisdom or collaboration between us, is kind of an utopia...but hey, this is I Power, maybe we have the chance to change something
Comment by Eric Juniper on July 25, 2011 at 2:51am
I like this, thanks for posting!!
Comment by Cole Riggall on July 25, 2011 at 9:12pm
With the way capitalism is everything becomes about money. The more money a person has, the more power they have. Entertainers contribute to society what a vast majority of the world's population wants, a form of escape from their lives. Television is the main source of entertainment for the majority, which is filled with advertisements that encourages them to spend money on things that they don't really need. This simplified explanation is what in essence causes the vicious cycle of the rich becoming richer and the average-joe's staying right where they are.
Comment by David Rub on July 26, 2011 at 12:47am

I lol'ed, good share!

Comment by Charlie on July 26, 2011 at 4:33am
This is just great! Great in the content, not so great in the truth that is shows. How very sad it all is.
Comment by LimE on July 28, 2011 at 11:57am
I dont really watch TV anymore... I havent for some time since i get every information and i get entertainment from the internet and games or movies and youtube
Comment by James R Vasterling on August 3, 2011 at 10:41pm
Television is a waste of life. The seductive speech lules you into a mindlees vegetative state,your muscles atrifie and you die from lack of activity.My dad just died form T.V. and ciggarettes. I threw an 18th century mace through ours and tossed it out.Spent three nights in jail(hell rather) and now I stare at this monitor. Atleast you guys are intelectual. (cant spell but you get the picture)
Comment by Rhys Hughes on April 24, 2012 at 12:07am

TV is a brain-washing seductive tool taken over by power hungry multinational corporations to lull whole populations into believing what they have isn't good enough and that they should be doing all this BS and buying shit so they will be a more successful imaginary version of themselves and have status. when watching TV our brains are in a very accessible and influenced state, the things we see and hear have an impact on our subconscious. next time you have a conversation or overhear one, see how much it's related to what was on TV. this was proven in Bhutan (the last country to receive TV) before they were a peaseful Buddhist nation who valued tradition and nature. now they're A-list wannabes aspiring to inaccessible goals and getting sucked into mainstream "trends" and listening to pop music. i wonder why there is such an accurate correlation to the shit on fucking TV and peoples priorities. As a world we need to get our priorities fucking sorted!

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