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Dreadful Nonsense

"I've read your blog. it's really funny. you should write a column." - Jon Ronson

As one in of the long, unsettling (nay, frankly disturbing) list* of media geeks that I find implausibly attractive**, I was absolutely thrilled yesterday morning to look up the train platform while waiting for the train to arrive and see none other than the maginificently gifted, but also magnificently ordinary looking Charlie Brooker.

At least, I think it was him. The problem with being magnificently ordinary looking is that it may well have been him - there are a lot of media types living in my general area - but it could just as easily not have been him, but another man with one of those samey faces that many men wear these days.

Anyway. I was reminded of that this lunchtime while I was perusing the internerd and thought I would share it with you. As showbiz stories go, it's not any more exciting - but certainly not any less exciting - than learning that la Spears is preggers once more.

Mind you. I would like clarification. If Mr Brooker (can I call you Charlie?) googles himself (and being a media type who only has to sneer at something for about an hour a week and then go back to sitting in his pants downloading American television and weeping for the rest of the week while eating custard by the fistful (that's how I like to picture him), I'd imagine he googles himself quite a lot), can he please confirm or deny that he was waiting for a train yesterday somewhere in North London between about 8.45 and 8.55am?

Many thanks.

* cf. Jon Ronson, Dave Eggers, Derren Brown, Dr Who etc.

** "attractive", I hasten to add, in the sense that I'd like them to be my best friend, not "attractive" in the sense that I'd like their naughty bits anywhere near my naughty bits***.

*** Well, maybe Derren Brown.


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