....to bloody love Julie Burchill

(37 Posts)

Yeah Joanna

Two important things to note in this article, I think - no, make that three -

1. I just have a real problem with people who seek to portray fatness or thinness as moral concepts.

2. Frankly, the ill-tempered tone of Joanna’s diatribe suggests a woman who — in order to court public admiration well into her 60s - has starved herself to the point of rage. grin

3. eat well, exercise often, die anyway - double grin

And that's why I love Julie Burchill!

reindeerjumper Fri 16-Nov-12 01:53:12

Yabu. I really dislike her.

Inertia Fri 16-Nov-12 06:46:44

Yabu. Although the sentiment of this article is fairly reasonable , Julie Burchill's work is usually tremendously annoying. The way she calls women 'broads' irritates me beyond belief, and much of what she writes is all about her.

Bewitched - I think that's got a lot to do with why I like her! Anyway - the thing is - I can quite see that in many ways I am BU and I do agree that JB is a piece of work with a certain style that might be seen as highly annoying by some. I just like her!

Dawndonna Fri 16-Nov-12 07:28:26

Julie Birchill will be on a diet in a month or so.
She didn't need university, because she was so clever and she did university of life stuff. So, off she goes to Brighton.
Didn't need religion etc. So off she goes to study theology.
Didn't need a nice middle class abode etc.
Lives in bloody Brighton.
Sod off Julie, on occasion you may have a valid point, but actually, the piece looks as though it were written (as usual) by a sixteen year old with a grudge.

TheHairyDieter Fri 16-Nov-12 07:36:56

I have loved Julie Burchill since she wrote for The Face, 30 years ago. I remember her saying that she wished Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart would die in a plane crash grin

lljkk Fri 16-Nov-12 08:03:02

Has JB apologised for her comments (?tweets) about McAlpine, yet? I think McAlpine's lawyer pointedly mentioned her conspicuously absent apology, yesterday. Praised Monbiot for unreserved apology.

What did she say about McAlpine lljkk?

SinisterBuggyMonth Fri 16-Nov-12 08:50:51

why should not having a degree stop you from living in a Uni town?

FreudiansSlipper Fri 16-Nov-12 09:01:30

did Julie mention her love of coke or the Groucho Club yawn yawn

and some people do eat whatever they like and that might be lots of food that would make others put on weight my nanny always ate cream cakes, chips at least 4 times a week and she had a big appetite for her size and stayed thin until she died. my aunt is the same too and I know other people like this they are just very lucky

Dawndonna Fri 16-Nov-12 10:07:18

It doesn't sinister. The point was she was insistent on having been to the university of life and it had made her far more clever and far more aware than the rest of the university educated population. She spouted this crap for years in The Observer. She left The Observer so that she could go to university.

lljkk Fri 16-Nov-12 10:54:40

I don't twitter so don't know. I'm not sure if she said anything, but in the lengthy interview with McAlpine's lawyer yesterday I thought he mentioned Burchill pointedly. And lord knows how acidic she can be, and not quick to apologise either.

PropertyNightmare Fri 16-Nov-12 11:02:16

I believe in tea and cake and on that basis I would choose Julie over JoLo any day of the week.

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