Friday, December 05, 2008

Julie Burchill and her 'foot amputation'

Holy Moly writes: "Best rumour sweeping medialand this week was that Julie Burchill had had her foot amputated because of gout! A mole spoke to Julie and thankfully it wasn’t true. Who starts rumours like this?!" Indeed.

It was Madame Arcati who (I think) first reported that Julie had a foot encased in an air-pressure plaster cast (not because of gout) and she had a 5% chance of amputation if the condition didn't improve in a number of months (see original story on labels). I saw it myself down in Brighton. I'm sure she'll be OK.

Quite how that got turned into an amputation story I don't know but I suspect some semi-educated employee of the dead tree media is responsible.

19 comments:

stella polari said...

It would seem the culprit doesn`t have a leg to stand on.

Chas Newkey-Burden said...

I saw her just the other week. She was as brilliant and entertaining and fun as ever.

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Chas. And I'm sure you can confirm that her two feet are still attached. I shall undertake an investigation into the rumour-monger who freely sows fiction: little escapes MA's beady eye.

Chas Newkey-Burden said...

Yup, I can confirm that! And the cast looks rather cool!

Richard Ingrams said...

You may find that the rumour is not unadjacent to Holy Moly.

Madame Arcati said...

I totally agree Chas: it really looks quite chic and I may buy one myself. I say a "cast" but thinking about it again, it's more like a customised shoe with a pressure valve, so that it resembles a type of hi-tech clog. Certainly I felt a bit under-dressed by the sight of it and I had this strange but controlled compulsion to give it a stroke. Perhaps Julie won't want to know that ....

Madame Arcati said...

Fuck of Ingrams. We know it's not you.

Anonymous said...

What's Burchill doing now? I thought she was going to be the TV critic of The Sun and replace the unreadable wanker Ally Ross or Ally something. He's a writer only an editor could love.

Anonymous said...

What's the Fuck of Ingrams?

Madame Arcati said...

What do you mean the Fuck of Ingrams? or are you asking me who I think the miscreant is posing as? Honestly, I do wish blog visitors would focus.

Anonymous said...

If you care, Madame A, to raise your eyes above, you'll see you've written 'Fuck of Ingrams'. Two comments down from Richard Ingrams said. God, you're slow today.

Madame Arcati said...

Omg! Someone's actually reading my blog! I can't believe it. Me, just a blogger! Being read! You can tell I've got the X factor. Among bloggers.

I left off the other f just for you, sweetie.

Chas Newkey-Burden said...

You have got the X Factor, Madame!

If Louis were here - and who know's he might be! - he would say: I hope everyone picks up du phone and votes for yiz, coz I. Want. You. In. Da Foinal!

Madame Arcati said...

Ah Chaz. And if it were Simon he'd say: "That, that [eyes avert his right]. That. Was. The. Performance. Of. The. Night. Honestly. Perhaps of the. Whole series. Next!"

Anonymous said...

So what has julie got that requires a cast if it's not gout?

Daze said...

Just read Fiona RP's piece on Burchill, spectacularly insulting, worth a read. Never heard of her before, FRP I mean - do you know her MA?

Madame Arcati said...

We go back (a bit)

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