Sunday, May 8, 2011

Madame Arcati Returns From The Ether

It truly was a case of  "reports of my death are greatly exaggerated ". The popular British blog Madame Arcati disappeared one day only to reappear a week later.

Just as the website's alter ego Victor Olliver announced the launch of his new astrology consultancy  website, his much feared Arcati site vanished into thin air. In it's place was an announcement from Google saying there was no such entity called Madame Arcati.

But a collective sigh of relief from the reptiles of London's tabloids was just a tad  premature. An earlier victory that saw an Adult Content page to be clicked 'yes' or 'no' as a pre-requisite to enter the site had already backfired as readers flocked to see what lay beyond.

And not only did the website suddenly reappear seemingly from an alternative universe, it seems the mighty Conde Nast publishing empire has bowed to Madame's demand to remove an interview with the wife of Syria's president and the countries 'first lady' Asma al-Assad, that was featured on the US Vogue website.
Asma al Assad
In the piece that has now vanished Vogue hackette Joan Juliet Buck enthused : 'Syria is known as the safest country in the Middle East,' It is 'a place without bombings, unrest, or kidnappings.'

Perhaps Joan hadn't visited  Damascus where reports arrive daily of anti-government demonstrators being slaughtered by plain clothes government thugs.

In place of the Vogue article is an "OOPS the PAGE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR CANNOT BE FOUND !.

Which is basically what Google said about Madame Arcati just last week!.
"safest country in the Middle East"
MA is obviously not  a woman not to be trifled with ! Read Madame Arcati here .

And as the The International Committee of the Red Cross calls for better humanitarian access to Syria, check out The Sun newspaper's  'Sexy Brit bringing Syria in from the cold' which describes Ms Assad as "not the average Arab dictator's wife" !

On a brighter note the Sydney Morning Herald's 'PS' column announces that Little Miss Eden Wood may be on her way to Australia. If you haven't yet been exposed to this shining talent, here is the little madam singing Cutie Patootie. Yikes !