Michael Moore was on Hardball the other day, and, surprise surprise, he wore a hat. He also had some interesting advice for people having trouble with their health insurance providers:
MATTHEWS: If they're right now having a problem with their HMO, and they're not getting treatment for something they think is important, is it best to call their congressperson? What do they do to make sure the kind of thing that happened in your movie happens to them?
MOORE: Actually, what I tell people is, if you're having trouble right now with your insurance company, and they won't pay for something, go ahead and use my name, just say...
MATTHEWS: Say Michael Moore has been talking to me?
MOORE: Say that I'm coming, that you have talked to me personally. You have my permission to do that. In fact, at the end of this week, on my Web site, I'm going have a little like Sicko insurance card you can download, print it out, laminate it, and take it in and say that you're now part of my team, and that we're going to put you on the DVD if you don't help my child. And, so, I give blanket permission to anybody who wants to do that. Carry your Sicko card with you. And, actually, I got this idea because a number of people have already gone ahead and done it.
MATTHEWS: The guy did it in the movie.
MOORE: He did it in the movie.
MATTHEWS: Yes. Without your permission.
MOORE: And he just said, 'Michael Moore is coming'. I never met the guy. The guy just went ahead and said, 'Michael Moore is doing this film.' And, like a week later, the insurance company said, 'OK, we will pay for your daughter's ear operation.'
MATTHEWS: God, there's nothing like a little blackmail. (LAUGHTER)
I offer a similar service to anyone who's in an argument with someone who likes Entourage. They'll be all like, "But dude, it's got hot chicks on it and it's hella tight!" Instead of trying to argue with them, just hand them a card with my picture on it and say "Watch your back, motherf***er." Then let me know where they live and I will take a dump on their lawn.