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Culture Vultures: Charlie Brooker, Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan, and Louis C.K.

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Ryan Duggan, Artist and printmaker, is really getting into:

Comedian Charlie Brooker

For the last week or so I've been nurturing a hearty obsession with British comedian Charlie Brooker. My first viewing of his series How TV Ruined Your Life was borderline cathartic. This guy says all the things I'm thinking, but his excessive swearing and dry British wit makes it far more hilarious than I ever could. The series touches on romance, entitlement, money, aging, and a number of other facets forever harshed by our relationship with the tube. I proceeded to watch nearly everything I could find tagged with his name, and from what I found it almost exclusively centers on television, advertising, pop culture, and his disgust with all of it. In this day in age it ain't easy to make a philosophical venture entertaining but goddamn it if Brooker doesn't do just that. Find it on the Internet or on your television if you own one of the "horrible little shitboxes."

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