Archive for the ‘Canada’ Category

Just Burn It.

December 13th, 2010
White Coat Black Hat - it's flammable

It's Flammable.

In the anti-Carl Elliott frenzy that swept Canada last month, I noted that Chapters, Canada’s largest book retailer, did not have any copies of White Coat, Black Hat in stores — which made it impossible to hold any mass book burnings before the Christmas season.  Inexplicably, this Canada-hater’s book is now showing up in stores all over Canada’s major cities.  If you plan on setting fire to the book in public, now may be your chance.


Don’t mess with Canada

November 9th, 2010

Sorry for our brief shutdown last night. Our server crashed under the weight of all the traffic from angry Canadians, furious over rumours of Carl Elliott’s disrespecting Canada. Carl has cancelled his remaining Canadian dates, claiming he has the “flu” (Walk it off, crybaby!).

Meanwhile, a movement is afoot to have a public burning of White Coat, Black Hat in front of the parliament buildings in Ottawa.  Except for one problem: YOU CAN’T GET IT IN THE BOOKSTORES THERE.  Seriously, check the Chapters website and see how many copies are in the stores.

So instead, Canadians will have to vent their anger by checking out copies from their local public library, burning them and reporting them lost.

Canada, Interviews

Dr. BFD does Canada

November 6th, 2010
"Would you say that to Walker Percy?"

"Would you say that to Walker Percy?"

Carl Elliott condescends to speak with the CBC, despite his clear hatred of all things Canadian.  Man, what a dick.  Check out the recording on Quirks and Quarks.

Canada, Interviews, Self-promotion

Carl Elliott snubs Canadians

September 25th, 2010
How Carl sees Canada

How Carl sees Canada

We already know that some marketers like to distance their products from certain clientele, to avoid possibly “tainting” the brand. That said, could this explain why White Coat, Black Hat is not on the shelves at a single outlet of Canada’s largest book retailer? A search on the Chapters/Indigo website turns up zero copies in store in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.  Zip, zilch, nada.

The reason? Carl Elliott hates Canada. Can’t stand the place, doesn’t want any Canadians to be seen reading his book.  And yes, this is bigoted.  If you are Canadian, write him right now and demand to know why he hates Canada so much that he doesn’t want his book sold there. And for God’s sakes, don’t buy that book. Or, maybe buy the book and get photographed with it just to annoy him.   I don’t know; you decide.