Saturday, July 04, 2009

Madame Arcati is 3 today: What, no ectoplasm?

My official birthday! A little over three years ago I was in Barcelona when Madame Arcati came to me. She insisted on an afterlife, she had things to pass on. And so this blog was born on July 4, 2006. Even now there are millions of people who cannot pronounce Madame Arcati quite apart from not knowing her provenance. It is Ar-CAR-tee (not Ar-catty, Precious!). Yes, I sometimes wonder whether to continue this blog: it's fun but it makes no money and upsets a lot of pompous egotistical people not used to criticism to their face (all editors, many journos, many managers and one actor). But for reasons I don't understand, audience continues to rise, and a few of the tragic people who live vicariously through celebrities have now attached themselves to Madame Arcati, creating their own Mini-Me versions for various reasons, some fraudulent, or donned their own masks as Greek chorus avengers. Here's Madame Arcati's seance in Blithe Spirit. (Click image once to play)

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary, you silly old tart! Don't even think of going nowhere! Whether they are willing to admit it our not, those editors, journos, managers and even (ZzzzZ) have a love/hate relationship with you (sooo dysfunctional - what a zeitgeist behaviour, I say). They wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they'd suddenly found themselves without the choice to click on that favourite book marked web page to find out what mischief you are conjuring. Oh! I can hear a rattling... who's there? Is there anyone you whish to communicate with?
Luv U,
ox

Green Goddess said...

Darling
happy Birthday and continued success to the real MA. Fuck the fakers. Wishing you wonderful birthday spirits
x

Anonymous said...

Oy! I meant wish. This always happens for whishing through my posts...
:( xx

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you poppets. I had wondered whether the next year should be dedicated to being nice. Only finding the positive in the miasma of horror - the whistlers, the newspaper columnists, the hyprocrites et al. That would be a challenge wouldn't it? Every posting a hymn to the goodness that resides in all of us. Hitler had Blondi after all.

Anonymous said...

I hope you choke on your birthday trifle you slag. Yours is the worst blog on the internet, a chimp could do better.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise you'd beenn going so long. I hadn't thought to look at previous years' postings. There's so much that's wonderful on your site, whoever you are. Your detractors are a sign you're doing something right. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hitler had Blondi, we got MA.
If they want nice let them go to that fatuous Richard Johnson or better, posh-bird with the double-batrrelled first name at that newspaper whose name we forget on your side of the pond. Nice is SOOOO last year. And you aren't nasty. In fact you have a certain "nice-esque" charm. Like those Greta Scaatchi nudie pics with fish. You know.
You tell it like it is and for fear of sounding silly myself, yours is an important social document. Now if we could find a way to monetise this...

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Madame Arcati said...

Ah bless. Well agents have approached me but in the main they just come up with "Can't you do a Madame Arcati on Cannes/Oscars/Crufts/Nuremberg/whatever." And I say, well, yes go get me a deal then, you twats. I never hear from them again. And, no, I don't do sample chapters: this blog is the sample chapter.

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Anonymous said...

Those who keep asking who the "actor" is most be newcomers to your site. It's Kevin Costner!

Anonymous said...

Kevin Costner???!! and all the while I'm thinking we are speaking of Kevin Bacon! Isn't he the Six degrees of separation guy? Now I really think that subject is ZzzzZ!

Definitely Maybe said...

And going from strength to strength - your most successful post only days ago.

Madame Arcati said...

I know, and all thanks to JanuaryWinter2! Weren't they sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! You just have to hope fewer people were raped and murdered as a result. xx

Duralex said...

<< Hitler had Blondi, we got MA.
>>

Funny that, personally I'd rather say: MA's got us! 8-)))

Anonymous said...

You the antidote to rape and murder? I don't think so.

Madame Arcati said...

Well, just stop doing all that unpleasantness. It's not nice.

Your Niece & Two Queens said...

Happy Anniversary, MA, coincides with a full moon.

Madame Arcati said...

Yes, la Luna in her prime - more rapes and murders then.

marcusmanhattan said...

Many happy returns, my dear. You brighten up my day. You say what needs to be said, without fear or embarrassment. Long may you continue to annoy the hell out of nasty celebrities. xxx

Madame Arcati said...

Marcus darling, so sweet of you to say so. I'm celebrating my threesome. x

Anonymous said...

It's Kevin Kline ,you twits! Where have you been the last 3 yrs?

Master Blogger said...

Do you find, Madame, that some commenters send messages intended to emabarrass you only to be frustrated by your moderation block? They then send a repeat message when they realise this? Sad innit.

Frances Lynn said...

Your blog should have a Government Health Warning, as it's an addictive form of Procrastination. So keep it up even 'when' you are offered your syndicated column or your own TV show.

Madame Arcati said...

I know, it even makes me procrastinate. But if I ever get my own show you'll be a guest Frances. x

Frances Lynn said...
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Frances Lynn said...

I would love to be a guest on your TV show as long as I get facial acupuncture on expenses. x

Anonymous said...

"You say what needs to be said, without fear or embarrassment."

More exactly: Arcati says what "she" needs to say.

"Long may you continue to annoy the hell out of nasty celebrities."

Seriously? "She" is just bringing you your fix of gratuitous dirt. It's "her" job.

veritas said...

And to think I only discovered you a year ago.

I'm off to a seance at my local Spiritualist Church-is there anyone you would like me to contact?

Anonymous said...

I'm so confused. I thought it was Kevin Pollack.

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

has it really been that long?...my how tie flies when the witches are stirring their pot and kettle.
s~
check your mailbox for your yearly congrats...I haven't forgotten...

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

BTW, you are all barking up the wrong tree, you silly twits...Kevin Kline?
now really...
s~

Anonymous said...

She not only blocks messages she also changes the wording. Naughty ,Naughty!

Madame Arcati said...

Only when naughty commenters are up to mischief. It's called fighting fire with fire. If only other blogs were as robust as Madame Arcati.

Madame Arcati said...

Ah, I see the virtuous JanWinter mob are still on the premises, prattling their fake moralism because of their hurt feelings. Diddums!

Anonymous said...

Well, could we please get organised here? So long it's not Kevin Federline we are talking about; "the actor" is supposed to be talented!

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

excuse me...how "time" flies!... too bad that "faux pas" brats seem to think that it is their primary duty to point them out...
for some, time is of the essence...for me, it's living life to the fullest that matters...and some should put things in the past, and try and concentrate on future "life" endeavors...
s~
not saying I can't be a brat sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Now, see? Kevin Kline! On one hand he would make sense because he's a good actor; on the other, he's a sweetie, so he wouldn't get all bent out of shape if we talked about him. So, probably not.

Is he related in anyway to the designer? Y'know, the one with all those ads with men in underpants. Some made of lycra.
ox

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful.

Madame Arcati said...

It was delightful. To be 3 (again).