Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Dr. Strange

If you haven't read the creeepy, Norman Batesish profile of Sen. Bill Frist in the Washington Post, don't worry -- we've got you covered. Here are some of the highlights:
Instead of taking [wife] Karyn to the theater, Frist brought her to the operating room. "To see the human body alive -- without a heart in it." .... In medical school, Frist cut out a dog's heart and held it in his palm. It continued to beat for a slippery minute. .... Frist spent so much time in the hospital in Tennessee that when he came home to his wife and three sons he felt like an intruder. .... Though devoted to matters of the heart, Frist acknowledges that he is aloof, something he traces back to the day he refused to attend kindergarten. He calls it "the Great Wall," an emotional barrier that has kept him from having close friends. .... "Isn't this exciting?" And Frist slipped an IV needle into Kuja's vein. His gloves turned red with gorilla blood. .... Frist smiled and spoke unremarkably from the lectern, reeking of silverback testosterone.
Since Sen. Frist is so skilled at providing medical diagnoses by way of video, I feel perfectly comfortable offering some psychoanalysis by way of puff piece. Let's see ... uncomfortable around other people, ... fascinated by blood, ... arrogant in his own abilities, ... willing to destroy animals to satisfy his own curiosity. Hmmm, that sounds familiar.

If you think the WaPo piece was some kind of abberation, check out the Good Doctor's own thoughts in the book he wrote about his esteemed family, Good People Beget Good People. The cat killing described in the book pairs well with the dog killing of the WaPo piece.

8 comments:

Malibu Stacy said...

Wow, and Otto Man only took me to a show for our first date...who knew I could have seen a live, beating dog heart. Who says romance is dead???

Otto Man said...

I'm saving that for the fifth anniversary, also known as the "Cardiovascular Anniversary."

Thrillhous said...

It wasn't clear from the article, but when they say he reaked of "silverback testosterone," is that a Falwell reference?

InanimateCarbonRod said...

You besmirch the name of Stephen Strange. I think it's more appropriate to title the post Dr. Doom. Talk about a narcissistic sociopath...

Otto Man said...

I can't believe you know his first name. Nerrrrrrrrrrrdddddddd!!

InanimateCarbonRod said...

With Marvel heroes, it's easy to remember their names. It's all alliteration. Peter Parker, Scott Summers, Warren Worthington, Bruce Banner, etc etc

Otto Man said...

Hmmm.... Reed Richards, Sue Storm, but what about Ben Grimm? If your name isn't alliterative, do they have to turn you into an orange brick Thing?

ORF said...

Yes, Mother???