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  • Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Vicky Pollard with delusions of adequacy.
    Perfect show for her, talking about herself for 45 minutes.
    Even, even more annoying than Janet Street-Porter or Tony Parsons.

    Selfish, unpleasant and an arrogant, crashing bore.

    Good taste in music though, so far.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Cocktails for Two. yyyyyaaaaaaayyyyyy

    poolman
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    listening here in Spain on the terrace in the sunshine….she sounds like Joe Pascquale.

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    http://www.julieburchill.org.uk/

    (warning, may contain rude words)

    mossimus
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    “I believed in julie when she said how easy it could be”

    MrSparkle
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    Burchill on a desert island? Yep, I’m all for that.

    SnS
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    Managed about a minute of the interview on the way back from the gym before hitting the off button.

    Talk about self obsessed !!!

    Chris

    Mr Woppit
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    Entertaining. Amusing. Great character. Strange obsessions and self-image.

    Interesting music choices. Laugh-out-loud funny at one point. Touchingly tender about her parents. Never boring.

    A professional irritant, targeting and pricking the pretensions of the average and pompous. Always gets a reaction.

    Good stuff.

    warton
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    very confused Lady I thought. Seemed to contradict herself about her feelings virtually every sentence

    Pigface
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    The worst voice I have ever heard 😯 just awful.

    My thoughts about her are the polar opposite of Woppits 😆

    Mr Woppit
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    The worst voice I have ever heard just awful.

    Oh, daaahling! That voice! Just AWFUL! My DEAR!! And SO working class…

    grievoustim
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    I once heard JB’s voice described as “like a fire in a pet shop”

    Pigface
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    SO working class…

    said to a boy born in Tredegar 😆

    deadlydarcy
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    What Woppit said in his first post. +1

    AFAIK, the first well known journo to identify the increasing usage of the word “chav” as the beginning of the new demonisation of the workjng classes. As such, I’d imagine a lot of the STW demographic would find her a bit hard going. Which is not a bad thing.

    Junkyard
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    A professional irritant, targeting and pricking the pretensions of the average and pompous. Always gets a reaction.

    This but unlike him [ and DD] I dont think it is a good thing and i dont see it as a talent or praiseworthy

    A “left wing” female Clarkson and that is not a compliment- I turned it off i could not care what she thinks and if you ask her in 5 years time it will all be different as she has somewhat fluid morals

    Two husbands two kids and left them both with their dads – tell you all you need to know IMHO about her as a human being and what is worse is she is till bitter

    FeeFoo
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    AFAIK, the first well known journo to identify the increasing usage of the word “chav” as the beginning of the new demonisation of the workjng classes. As such, I’d imagine a lot of the STW demographic would find her a bit hard going. Which is not a bad thing.

    This.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    AFAIK, the first well known journo to identify the increasing usage of the word “chav” as the beginning of the new demonisation of the workjng classes. As such, I’d imagine a lot of the STW demographic would find her a bit hard going. Which is not a bad thing.

    Mussolini/trains on time etc.

    With the sheer amount of noise spewing forth from the random bollocks generator inside her head, some of it was bound to resemble profound, adult thought occaisionally.

    The bit about not going back to Bristol was quite touching.
    The rest was like being trapped in a lift with an 11 year old who’s just discovered cider.

    deadlydarcy
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    So, when someone who moves you to post on stw you dislike her that much (which deserves a 🙄 in itself) has said something which is true, you put it down to chimpanzees-typewriters-complete-works-of-Shakespeare theory. That’s a pretty weak put down IMO.

    We get that you don’t like her. I’m sure she’s sorry for getting the whole chavs thing right. It must have been a fluke.

    IanMunro
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    “And what’s your next music choice?”

    This one is written by me. 😀

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    deadlydarcy – Member

    So, when someone who moves you to post on stw you dislike her that much (which deserves a in itself) has said something which is true, you put it down to chimpanzees-typewriters-complete-works-of-Shakespeare theory. That’s a pretty weak put down IMO.

    I find her really interesting 😀
    I just very rarely agree with anything she says or does.

    I like an awful lot of things, but, as in the German joke, I tend to keep quiet about those and sound off about things I don’t, mostly in the interests of starting a debate.

    I know my opinion is no more or less valid than anyone elses, I’m not saying I’m ever right.

    You don’t have to join in if you don’t want to. 🙁

    CountZero
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    I developed a profound dislike of JB when she was a writer with NME, along with Tony Parsons. Nothing much has changed over the years to alter my point of view. Just an unpleasant loudmouth.

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    Will this be available on i-player?

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    They usually are CG.

    And there’s a huuuuge archive of them to download from the BBC website if you fancy it.

    Should be repeated on R4 at 9am the following Friday too.

    deadlydarcy
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    You don’t have to join in if you don’t want to.

    Oh I dunno. I can’t help myself if its you. 😛

    Tbf, I find her a fairly unpleasant individual but with a sharp wit who’s stuff I generally find interesting (and often quite infuriating). Other than that, I’ll leave you to it. Struggling to feel that strongly about her with the week I’ve had. I apologise for having a go. :kiss:

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    Yeah, kinda agree with dd. I’ve always found her interviews to be, er, thought-provoking particularly with regard to her personal life.

    Nowt wrong with challenging Society and its beliefs.

    Rusty – thanks, will check. 🙂

    tazzymtb
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    what’s with her strange obsession with wanting to be an Israeli as well? loves the national anthem, learning hebrew, and yet as she says doesn’t have a jewish bone in her body, all very slightly odd.


    By Julie Burchill, December 22, 2010

    This will be my last JC column for a year or so as I feel I have said all I can say for the time being about my abiding affection and reverence for the Chosen, both here and in their beautiful homeland.
    You should know that the reason I’m stepping away for a while has nothing to do with the hysterical levels of abuse that greet any Gentile who expresses support for Israel; on the contrary, I very much enjoy a bit of a verbal scrap.
    But don’t get me wrong, my admiration for the Jews and Israel came first; the nasty name-calling is just a side benefit.”

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    MMMmmmmmmmmmmwwwaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

    tazzymtb – Member

    what’s with her strange obsession with wanting to be an Israeli as well?

    She has a very active imagination, doesn’t she?

    Other people and other places are interesting:
    My nephew wants to be a Fire Engine – but he is only 3.
    Dunno really, everyone needs a hobby.

    Junkyard
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    what’s with her strange obsession with wanting to be an Israeli as well?

    Its controversial and it provokes a reaction would be my guess – pretty much my guess for most of her “opinions”.

    konabunny
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    She’s awful. Like Anne Coulter and half of Jeremy Clarkson, she’s just a troll. She hasn’t done anything interesting in my lifetime.

    rudebwoy
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    charlatan– seems to be made for her ..

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    I’d rather listen to nails down a blackboard for half an hour than that self-absorbed twonk. She’s like a 4 year old who tries to shock the rest of the class by standing up and saying poo or bum. Pathetic!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I used to like her writing in the NME back when I subscribed. But then I like all the writing in the NME back then.
    No interest in her now though, apart from finding it amusing how she used to go on (and on) about Robert Smith being fat. 😆

    grum
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    She’s a self obsessed troll who occasionally makes semi reasonable points.

    Indicative that she’s mates with Suzanne Moore – they share a hatred of transexuals. 😐

    rogerthecat
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    JB is an empty vessel clanging as loudly and often as she can in order to provoke a reaction and justify her own existence.
    Unfortunately, her inane rantings eclipse a lot of other women polemicists in the media.
    Not often I agree with many of the things JY posts but on this one I do.

    konabunny
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    Indicative that she’s mates with Suzanne Moore – they share a hatred of transexuals.
    Do either of them actually believe in anything except the importance of their career?

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