LOLing: Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker is a fast-talking, acid witted observer of modern English pop culture, going right back to a hilarious serious of mock tv guide pages he published on a website called tvgohome.com around the turn of the century.

It's certainly crude but hilariously so and with a healthy dollop of insight as well.

You can check out the entire tvgohome archive (be prepared to wile away the odd hour or two there) here

This is just a sample (minus the world-class swearing common to many of them) from the site.

He's since moved on to do a fair bit of very funny and highly edgy work on TV - very little of which has made it here although you can find a fair slab online, including the notorious Brasseye episode about paedophiles called paedogeddon.

His latest effort is called Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe.

If you've ever made snide remarks about the tools appearing on tv - on ads in particular, you might be able to relate.

My choice gag from this was

Ad - Who says you can't lose weight and enjoy yourselves?
Charlie - Bobby Sands? (Bobby Sands was an I.R.A member who died on a famous hungerstrike in a British prison in the 80s)