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Charlie Brooker on Facebook

The Guardian’s funniest columnist has joined Facebook, despite being bad with people and small talk. I think just about every major news outlet now (The Straits Times included, oh my) has covered Facebook in a major feature section.

Afterwards my friend asked how the party had gone. I complained that the key to small talk had merely opened a door on a world of tedium.

“Well, duh,” they said. “No one really cares what anyone else is getting up to. Why do you think it’s called small talk? It’s just shit you say to make things less awkward.” What, just a pointless noise you make with your mouth? “Precisely,” they said. “Cows moo. People small-talk.” And I thought: I hate this world. This stinking, unbearable world.

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