Lather, Rinse, Repeat: My Hollywood horror story

Posted August 14th, 2009

The L.A.Weekly has a comedy issue out. The theme was Hollywood horror stories and I contributed one. If  you go to L.A.Weekly online, you can read  great ones by my friends Elayne Boosler and Laura Kightlinger.Martian Jimmy Here is mine: Read more

Hospitals develop amazing new name for kleenex.

Posted August 8th, 2009

CB002863There is an interesting article in todays New York Times about a service that now exists to help recovering  patients make their way through all the false charges on their hospital bills. These self titled “medical advocates” charge to help you navigate  the language of the insurance companies and  hopefully spot  instances of double billing and fraud. That’s the premise anyway.  The article offers examples of such charges. For instance: Read more