In January, I learned that Montel Williams is honoring Billy Tauzin at this year's The Montel Williams MS Foundation Gala & Pro Celebrity Poker Challenge. It is no secret that Montel has a very chummy relationship with Big Pharma and PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) more specifically, of which Tauzin is the CEO.
This being MS Awareness Week and all, it seems like an appropriate time for Montel to hold his little soiree. But I gotta tell ya, this little tidbit of information just made me want to puke (or maybe that's the heartburn from day 5 of Solumedrol.) Tomorrow, you too can 'join in the fun' by signing up for the online Pay-Per-View event, just $9.95. Here's the Press Release regarding the live-streaming event and information regarding a Podcast interview with Montel himself.
So, please while the star-gazing, poker-frenzy folks out there in cyberspace pretend to pony-up to the table and hob-nob with the Big Pharma guys, I can only hope that my thighs continue to remember why they exist, my fingers continue to respond to the big great mind I've got in my little ol' head, the elephant continues to retreat from standing on my face, the growing tinglies ALL OVER which are revealing unknown numbnesses continue to go through their stages, my balance stops leaning to the right, and I survive another day without chewing off somebody's head or eating cardboard right out of the box.
Needless to say, I won't be watching the Poker Game.