Archive for January, 2011

Cain and Abel

January 17th, 2011

Can we make it a quiet week in Lake Wobegon? Please?

January 17th, 2011

A typical audience

. . . where all the women are strong, the men are good-looking and the professors absolutely never shut the fuck up.

Carl Elliott will be reading at Garrison Keillor’s bookstore, Common Good Books, this Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. He thinks I should tell people.

Fine.  The place is at 165 Western Avenue in St. Paul.  The thing should go on for several hours, and will include all the familiar harangues against greedy pharmaceutical companies, drug reps, doctors and other people who work for a living. No breaks for songs or Powdermilk biscuits, just a long, steady drone of complaints. If this is your idea of fun, go ahead.

Making it Interesting, Self-promotion

Things you can buy for the cost of Carl’s book (part 11)

January 6th, 2011
Creepy as fuck

Blippy in a box

Terrify your enemies and their children with this creepy jack-in-the-box.   Seriously.

Things to buy instead

Things you can buy for the cost of Carl’s book (part 10)

January 6th, 2011
Yodeling Lederhosen with sausage remote

Grab that sausage and make the pants sing!

Remote-controlled, yodeling lederhosen!  Just squeeze that fat, orange sausage, and a pair of disembodied pants will dance a jig and sing a merry Alpine tune.

A challenge:  Take one of these to your next bioethics conference, along with a copy of White Coat, Black Hat, and see which is a bigger hit.  I think we both know the answer.

Things to buy instead