Charlie Likes…

  • Beer
  • Sunshine
  • Asparagus
  • Living in the countryside
  • Pubs
  • Poetry
  • Manchester United
  • Moors
  • Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe
  • Growing his own food
  • Writing stuff
  • Bread with seeds in it
  • Running (not actually doing it but the beneficial after effects)
  • Being a student
  • Waitrose
  • Radio Five (most of the time), BBC Four
  • Cod psychology
  • Taylor Landlord, Thornbridge Jaipur IPA, Hop Back Summer Lightning
  • Beetroot
  • Sneaker Pimps
  • Organic food
  • The Chilterns
  • Berocca
  • Airport lounges with free drink
  • My netbook
  • 70s and 80s music
  • Snow and heavy rain
  • Fan heaters
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Frank Sidebottom
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The A34
  • Roast Potatoes
  • The Apprentice
  • A nice German Biergarten
  • May, June, July, October, November and December (especially Christmas and Bonfire Night)
  • Viognier, Shiraz, Grenache
  • ‘I Can’t Wait’ by Nu Shooz
  • Cats
  • Fireworks
  • Santa Barabara
  • Free range stuff
  • Worms
  • Log fires
  • Alton Towers
  • Fawlty Towers
  • The Pennines
  • The Beatles
  • Corporate strategy and Enterprise Architecture
  • Pattern intelligence
  • Go Ape
  • The National Trust
  • Camping
  • Laura Tobin, Louise Lear, Susan Powell
  • South Poetry

 Charlie Doesn’t Like…

  • Gordon Brown
  • Gastropubs
  • Doctors and politicians who bang on about alcohol being the root of every evil
  • Takeaways
  • Bullshitters
  • Vacuous football pundits
  • Lazy, idle landlords
  • Small-minded, middle-class bigots
  • Scruffy suburbs
  • Political correctness
  • Gatwick South Terminal
  • Radio One, BBC Three
  • Boring cloudy days and fog
  • Windows Vista
  • January, February, March, April, August and September
  • Huge piles of unread books and unopened magazines
  • Wasps
  • IT nerds
  • Dogs (most of them)
  • Large monocultures of sweetcorn
  • Office politics
  • Hallowe’en
  • Antibiotics
  • Factory food
  • Internet visionaries
  • Athletes foot
  • Going to the cinema
  • Idiot ‘business people’ who think they understand strategy but are clueless
  • Caravans (particularly blocking up the road for miles ahead)
  • The tube

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