Friday, June 22, 2007

Burchill to Seek God

So Julie Burchill is to leave journalism to spend more time with her theology. It's a pity, she made me laugh, she was consolingly weird and she was, in spite of everything, a good thing, as I tried to explain in the New Statesman in 1998.

8 comments:

  1. Heh - only you could find Julie Burchill 'consoling', Bryan.

    I've generally found her deeply cringeworthy, I'm afraid. A perpetual adolescent looking for an orthodoxy to rebel against (so God was a natural step).

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  2. Like Christopher Hitchens. What's the meaning of him?

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  3. He smoke a lot, captain, that may be a clue.

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  4. The thought was prompted by seeing him doubling up with his crazy-eyed brother on last night's Question Time. While it was nice to see them savage Shirley Williams (rarely can anyone other than Ming have been so successful in giving the impression of vast wisdom while uttering thoughts of airy vacuity) Christopher Hitchens seemed drunk. Belligerently drunk. Yes, he smokes Rothmans. I used to consume a lot of those myself, although they are sort of airline pilot cigarettes, before I reverted to my Navy Cut. Now I do snuff. Brit's excellent point holds for Hitchens too.

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  5. The Hitch has had some giddy highs though. He was brilliant on Iraq and shocking on Mother Theresa.

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  6. I'm betting when she finds Him, she'll dump Him and tell everyone He was a lousy shag. she'll be right this time on account I know he has a non-existent penis.

    I never fancied her.

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  7. Burchill strikes me as one who is always on a quest for something and never likes the answer, if found.

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  8. River of DeceitJune 22, 2007 10:41 pm

    "Listen, I've got a friend who thinks al Quaeda have "got a point", I can sit with him and listen to that shit, I can listen to taxi drivers being racist. But when I sit with a middle-class person going on, I don't care if it is a kind of prejudice, I just wanna kill the fuckers and I think you've got no right to say a fucking word, you just don't know fucking anything about anything. To me, it's not about race, there's the middle class and the working class; us against them. Well, there's three groups really but that's the upper class who don't count cos they're fucking retarded...but put a middle-class person in front of me, I don't care if they're left-wing or right-wing, talk to them for five minutes, and the filthy fucking snob in them will come out."

    I've just started reading her stuff recently, she's fucking hilarious.

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