…Orac might be in trouble:


(Click for the full comic.)

I wonder if I should hire a guard.

Actually, I think reading Respectful Insolence™ might do Jenny McCarthy some good, especially this post (or maybe this post, too). Unfortunately, she’s too deluded and arrogant to realize how scientifically ignorant she is; so it would probably just be a waste.


  1. #1 Randon
    June 20, 2008

    Heh. I’m glad you like it Orac! I forgot to mention it was me this morning when I sent it.

  2. #2 Ranson
    June 20, 2008

    Argh! Can’t type. At least “s” and “d” are near each other.

  3. #3 Bob O'H
    June 20, 2008

    Oh dear, Jim uses a Mac. It must be the Tool of Evil then.

    *ducks and hides*

  4. #4 Ranson
    June 20, 2008

    I wonder if it would be survivable if you got extremely drunk. Don’t the affected systems favor ethanol over ethylene glycol, or am I seriously misremembering something?

  5. #5 Aaron Golas
    June 20, 2008

    Ranson, I seem to recall hearing at one point that they use an ethanol IV to treat accidental methanol ingestion for precisely that reason. Don’t have a clue about ethylene glycol, though.

    Tiny Jim Carrey is so goddamn creepy.

  6. #6 Orac
    June 20, 2008

    Heh. I’m glad you like it Orac! I forgot to mention it was me this morning when I sent it.

    You and about ten other people. 😉

  7. #7 Spook
    June 20, 2008

    What strange times we live in; people don’t want to be stalked by Jenny McCarthy anymore.

  8. #8 NJ
    June 20, 2008


    You used ‘Jenny McCarthy’ and ‘read’ in the same sentence.


  9. #9 Niobe
    June 20, 2008

    Aah anti vaxxers, gotta love em. Injecting is evil, and toxins ruin our kids! Now injecting them with OTHER toxins like chelating agents, that’ll totally work.

    I mean, it’s sound reasoning.

  10. #10 Ranson
    June 20, 2008

    Orac said:

    You and about ten other people. 😉

    Yes, but I was the first to claim credit. Veeeerrry important in the whole news cycle scheme of things. Harder to refute if you get your stuff out first.

  11. #11 Hey Zeus is my Homeboy
    June 21, 2008

    Couldn’t the artist have drawn Jim’s laptop as a Dell?

  12. #12 Ktesibios
    June 21, 2008

    IIRC, ethylene glycol isn’t poisonous per se, but its metabolites are. The idea behind treating someone who has ingested it with ethanol is that ethanol uses up alcohol dehydrogenase, which is then unavailable to convert ethylene glycol into glycoaldehyde, which short circuits the process of forming more toxic stuff.

  13. #13 DLC
    June 21, 2008

    If Jenny McCarthy were ever to read . . .
    This is the woman who claimed that her son was her laboratory, and that By Gum, she Made him and she can Un-Make him!
    So . . Jenny… performing unlicensed medical experiments . . . Right… and a vaccine is unsafe. Please go back to eating boogers.

  14. #14 Kev
    June 21, 2008

    All I have to say is: quality 🙂

  15. #15 Yoo
    June 21, 2008

    Hire a guard, Orac. Jenny McCarthy might try to come after you with an injection of 10 grams of mercury. Although if that happens, I’ll try to make a point by injecting her with 12 liters of water.

    (Just kidding, of course! 🙂

  16. #16 Orac
    June 21, 2008

    No need to inject her. She could drink it:


    Just kidding, too.

  17. #17 Fragano Ledgister
    June 21, 2008

    Y’know, Orac, there are idiots out there who really can’t tell the difference between one substance and another just because their names are similar. And that would include ethanol and methanol.

  18. #18 Quantum Jenny
    June 23, 2008

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  19. #19 Patrick
    June 23, 2008

    I would be in great fear too. Perhaps you could acquire the services of the cosmetic surgeon who made the Rejuvenique spokesperson go from really good looking to needing to hide behind that 30 situps a second on your face mask.

    Or maybe not. Maybe it’s better just to leave the lab coat buttoned and not expose that Orac symbol on your chest.

  20. #20 Yoo
    June 24, 2008

    I’ve suddenly got this bad feeling that it’s only a matter of time before they bring up the fact that vaccines contain dihydrogen monoxide as a reason to ban vaccines.

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