Archive for October, 2010

Thank you sir, may I have another?

October 27th, 2010


The word is out.  We have a consensus:  Carl Elliott’s book is not worth reading.  Hot on the heels of a negative review of a review, another review of those two reviews declares: “I think I’ll pass on White Coat, Black Hat

The book, based on those two articles and another positive review I recently read seems to be anything but a balanced treatment of the issue. In fact, it comes across as a knee-jerk, intellectually lazy collection of anecdotes designed to appeal to popular animosity against the pharmaceutical industry.

Outstanding. That’s $25.00 of your money saved. But haven’t we been saying that all along?

Reviews, Uncategorized

To the Woodshed!

October 26th, 2010
Get the belt!

Get the belt!

BOO-YAH!  Guess who gets a spanking on the Policy and Medicine Blog?  Check this:

Since Elliott thinks he does not have “any moral expertise more than anybody else,” then why did he write the book? Is he donating the proceeds to ensure that people without insurance can get healthcare? No.

Yowza! Sullivan wisely chose to review another review, rather than wasting money on the book – which, as we all know, would only encourage him. Disappointing, though, that the writer failed to credit this blog’s groundbreaking work in destroying Carl’s credibility. He should get in touch; we’ve got plenty of ideas.


Making It Interesting, Part 2

October 24th, 2010
You Lie!

"You Lie!"

Next on the list of ideas for how to make things interesting  at Carl’s October 26 reading: How about   showing the love South Carolina style?  Shout “you lie!” as soon as you get a chance.

Making it Interesting

An Olive Branch

October 21st, 2010

Hello, Carl Elliott, this is your brother.  I just thought I’d reach across the airwaves and the years, and give you the opportunity to apologize for stealing my ideas and exploiting my generosity.  Certainly pray over it, and spend some time thinking about why you did what you did.

On second thought, fuck it.  Nevermind, that was percocet talking.  See you in hell, asshole.


Making It Interesting, Part 1

October 19th, 2010
Air Horn.  $8 from Bait 'n Hook

$8 from Bait 'n Hook

Thanks to the stunning success of White Coat, Black Hat, Carl Elliott is now permitted to give public readings in his own employer’s bookstore, instead of on the sidewalk in front of his house.  Look for him October 26 at 4:00 pm at the University of Minnesota bookstore.

We are now soliciting ideas on how to show our “appreciation” of his ideas, and to make the event “interesting” for all involved.  Here’s a start. 8 bucks from Bait ‘n hook.

Making it Interesting

Dr. BFD goes macho

October 18th, 2010
"Go ahead. Cry."
“Go ahead –  Squirt a few.”

Jack Handey once said:  “it takes a big man to cry, but it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man.”

Is that what you think, Dr. BFD?  Nice going.  Next time, maybe you can bounce a basketball off somebody’s head.


The check is in the mail, right?

October 15th, 2010

Great.  Another sermon from the well-paid Dr. BFD about exploiting poor people.   Next Sunday, how about one on exploiting your own family members? 


Hot air alert

October 14th, 2010

Another emission from Professor Windbag.


Finally! Dr. Chicken Gets the Grill

October 11th, 2010

Grilled ChickenAfter weeks of dodging his brother’s phone calls, Carl Elliott finally sat down for an interview. No more pansy softball questions; this time he has to answer the tough ones. Read the full text here.

Thanks to everyone who responded to our video-stalking challenge.  I’m pretty sure it did the trick.


I’m just saying . . .

October 9th, 2010


October 9th, 2010

“Hi, you’ve reached Carl Elliott.  If you’re Terry Gross, please leave a message. The rest of you can go suck it.”

Is that what he thinks?

Interviews, Self-promotion

What is he afraid of?

October 8th, 2010

FearCarl Elliott won’t agree to an interview with his brother.  What is he afraid of?  If you live in Minneapolis and have a camera phone, get him on video and make him explain why he doesn’t return phone calls. Send your videos to


Dr. Chickenshit: What is Carl Elliott afraid of?

October 8th, 2010
Choking Chicken

Choking Chicken

Medcity.  The Tom Mischke show.  Pharmalot. NPR.  The Wall Street freaking Journal.  Seems like Carl Elliott is giving interviews to everybody these days — everybody except his own brother.  You know, the one who set up a website for him, but still doesn’t have any web content to work with?  We could polish off a phone interview in 30 minutes, but no.  The emails are going unanswered, the phone calls are all going straight to voicemail.  What is this guy afraid of?


Things you can buy for the cost of Carl’s book (part 8)

October 4th, 2010
$9.99 on eBay

$9.99 on eBay

A couple of these.   Might as well; can’t take them for free anymore, no sir.

Things to buy instead

Things you can buy for the cost of Carl’s book (part 7)

October 3rd, 2010
Basketball Jesus from Catholic Shopper - $24.95

Basketball Jesus from Catholic Shopper - $24.95

Things to buy instead, Uncategorized