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Saturday Matinee: Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe

Charlie Brooker’s insightful year-end recaps puts others (from mainstream media) to shame, and they only get funnier as each year gets worse.

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Charlie Brooker’s 2015 Wipe

No other television program seems to capture the outrages and absurdities of the past year quite as well as the year end Wipe reviews compiled by writer/broadcaster Charlie Brooker (creator of Black Mirror). He takes a satirical look at the … Continue reading

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Life Imitates “Black Mirror”

Fans of the superb dystopian series “Black Mirror” (including myself) had our collective minds blown by recent claims (first widely reported by the Daily Mail) that British Prime Minister David Cameron performed a sexual act with a pig carcass as … Continue reading

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A Gloomy Summary of the Outgoing Year

By Vladimir Mashin Source: New Eastern Outlook The outgoing 2014 is destined, apparently, to go down in the annals of history as a special year given its share of iconic dates (note, for example, 100 years since WWI and 75 … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Black Mirror

“Black Mirror” (2011 – ) is a British anthology series created by satirist Charlie Brooker exploring potential unintended social/psychological effects of technology. It’s sort of an updated and darker version of The Twilight Zone offering (often pessimistic) commentary on society, … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

Here’s a sampling of standout year-end review shows from non-U.S. corporate news sources: Hope you all have a happy new year!

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