Archive for the ‘Making it Interesting’ Category

Elliott, Cheney tour Canada

September 28th, 2011

Carl Elliott and Dick Cheney are in Canada this week.  The former Vice President spoke at $500-a-plate dinners in Vancouver and Calgary, and was greeted with protests and calls for his arrest.  One member of Parliament suggested he be barred from entering Canada altogether.

Carl Elliott will be speaking in Toronto tomorrow.  He has not crossed the border yet.

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Dr. BFD at Notre Dame

February 13th, 2011
How about a nice steaming cup of . . .

Whereof one cannot speak . . .

Carl Elliott is giving an Arthur Schmitt Lecture at Notre Dame this Thursday, February 17.  What about?  Oh, I don’t know, maybe something like:  Drug companies are evil, capitalism is corrupting medicine, etc. etc.  If this message is so new to you that you you’d like to hear it again and again, for hours on end like some kind of godawful Castro speech, then go see it at 4 pm at McKenna Hall.

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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.

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Another Worthless Reading Event

November 28th, 2010

“His wrath towards you burns like fire!”

Carl Elliott has chosen the Observatory in Brooklyn as his next pulpit from which to sermonize against Big Pharma and other people besides him who make money.  You can get all the details on the Observatory’s website (oh, and thanks for that nasty little message at the end about the “estranged brother.”  Fucker).
It’s on November 30 at 8pm.  Go if you must, but don’t sit there like some sycophant.  Remember:  There are many ways to make it interesting.

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Making It Interesting, Part 4

November 3rd, 2010

Making it Interesting, Part 3

November 2nd, 2010
"Dude, you have no White Coat, Black Hat"

"Dude, you have no White Coat, Black Hat"

Another way to make things interesting at Carl Elliott’s Nov. 8 event at Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC:  Take a page from Jacob Isom’s book:  “Dude, you have no White Coat, Black Hat“.

Dr. Elliott is right-handed.

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Another chance to show the love

November 2nd, 2010

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.

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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.

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