Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Charlie Brooker. Neck brace.

Charlie Brooker was wearing a neck brace on last night's Newswipe on BBC4.

Watch it here if you didn't see it.

Not much of a post but it's a good show so you should watch it, plus this is a bit of a search engine experiment.

That makes you a Guinea Pig. How does it feel? Anwyay, thanks for taking part. Let you know the results as soon as I have them.

Love,

Me, Charlie Brooker and his neckbrace.

*****UPDATE: FOR THE REASON WHY CHARLIE WAS WEARING THE NECK BRACE, CHECK THE LAST COMMENT************

11 comments:

Myke Atkinson said...

It worked, you fucker!

Dom said...

Great, I feel used. I was just wondering about what happened to his neck.

Hayes Thompson said...
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Hayes Thompson said...

Ha! No.1 on Google!

Sorry, Myke; no idea why he was wearing one.

Hayes Thompson said...
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Hayes Thompson said...

Sorry Dom

MissKing said...

Tee hee I Googled it too! I must be very nosey.

It's great show and he's so funny...

:-)

Anonymous said...

I feel violated, and I still haven't found out what his neck brace was for.

Anonymous said...

Bingo still working!

Hayes Thompson said...

Grabbed this from some Facebook group:

According to his twitter they just had too much work and plus the fact that he hurt his neck they wanted to do the clip show to give themselves a break so the last show would be a good one.

I only watched the start of the show but I didn't watch it all. It was pretty boring to watch clips of a show you only saw a couple of weeks ago.

Hayes Thompson said...

OK, here's the skinny.

Turns out the one time I skip reading Charlie Brooker's Screen Burn in the Guardian Guide on Saturday is when he explains why he was wearing a neck brace.

Here's what Charlie says:

Sorry for being away for weeks. I've had a pain in the nect, literally. Not just the neck, but the shoulder, elbow, fingers... you name it, it's screwed. I'm told it's probably a herniated C7 disc, and it's a constant source of joy. Numbness, tingling, a ceaseless sharpening ache... it's not agonising, more accumulatively infuriating; like sitting in a cinema with someone continually kicking the back of your seat. And you can't get out of your chair.

Each day brings a revolving carousel of dispiriting symptoms, all of them apparently set on 'shuffle'. On Monday the tingly numbness in my fingers might be a main concern. Tuesday may feature unrelenting shoulder pain. Enfeebling tricep weakness on Wednesday. And so on.

GET WELL SOON CHARLIE BROOKER NECK BRACE.