Sweet Victory at Last!!!!

You know that feeling you get when you work really hard at something,
and in the end it turns out exactly how you wanted it to turn out? Well
look at this gem I got in my inbox last night/this morning:

Dear [TAP’s Name Removed],
After reviewing the case presented by your lawyer over the trademark
infringement of “The Angry Pharmacist” by one of Robert [TAestP’s last
name removed] of [address removed] of “The Angriest Pharmacist” we have
declared that you are the rightful trademark holder of “The Angry
Pharmacist(tm)” herein known as “TAP”. By ICANN policy, we have routed
all traffic going to “www.theangryestpharmacist.com” and
“www.theangrierpharmacist.com” to your held trademark at
“www.theangrypharmacist.com”. We hope that this policy decision is
acceptable to you and your company, and request that you contact us if
you have any questions or comments.
Sincerely,
Pat McGearn
ICANN Page-Removal Task Force

Hear that? Thats the sound of victory. The sound of someone who tried
to come and step on my fucking coattails to skim off of something that I
worked hard to build and HE decided to mooch off of.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there, oh no. Just look at this email I shot
off to all of the major chains a few weeks ago after I subpoenas his
webhosting company for his personal information:

To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to request that you search your personnel records for one
Robert [Last name Removed] residing at [Address Removed]. His is making
known about patient records and store policies at the website
http://www.theangriestpharmacist.com. I have attached the subpoenaed
records from his hosting provider proving his identity. I would hate
for a HIPAA lawsuit to soil your reputation over an angry blogger who is
unhappy with his job. Consider this an anonymous tip.
Thanks.
The Angry Pharmacist.

He shoots, HE SCORES! I hope the fucker gets what he deserves. Now its
time to break out the bubbly and celebrate who the real
honest-to-god-true angry pharmacist is. ME!

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65 Comments

  1. Christine says:

    And a very happy april fools day to you too, TAP πŸ˜‰

  2. http://openid.aol.com/illegiblepenguin says:

    wow for someone who was really angry at him, you seemed to mellow out and even seemed take the name as a compliment. I mean you did reference some of his posts and even put his link on your page, guess you were just waiting for the right moment to piss all over him.

  3. Carolyn says:

    There’s a whole lot of angry goin’ on… Just how we all like it, I believe… Congradulations on your victory…

  4. http://openid.aol.com/illegiblepenguin says:

    oh snap, i don’t know if it is or not, but if this is an april fools prank, nice…very nice.

  5. Brad says:

    CongrAts theangryPhaRmacIst! no more wiLl FOOLS try to copy your style!

  6. chris_s says:

    Blah, blah, April Fools, blah, blah.

  7. MrHunnybun says:

    Ouch. Impressive work.
    Remind me not to register any variety of your domain name!
    http://www.nottheangrypharmacist.com ?
    I suspect the Angriest pharmacist will be back, with some variation on the name.

  8. AssBustingTech says:

    THREE CHEERS AND BEERS FOR TAP!
    Congrats!!!

  9. underpharm says:

    I’m glad you are happy with the results, but I enjoyed reading both of your posts. Now I have to figure out where to go to read more of Robert. I had you both bookmarked because it seemed like I would have a new blog entry to read everyday.
    I understand where you are coming from but what about the people who just want to read both blogs. How the hell am I suppose to do that now?

  10. http://openid.aol.com/blastoff2them00n says:

    Happy April Fool’s Day TAP!

  11. KTcpht says:

    Do I smell an April Fool’s joke?

  12. Phil says:

    Can you say April Fool’s joke anyone?

  13. cphtlink says:

    wait… “the angry pharmacist” is trademarked?? I can not find any record of it at the Us PTO.
    or are you still in the paperword phase?

  14. Daisy says:

    Gotta be the best one so far today πŸ˜‰

  15. Dave says:

    Bwahahahahahhaha very clever… Check out TAestP’s page….
    Then think about what today it πŸ˜‰

  16. anon says:

    I haven’t kept up with your battle over trademarks, but perhaps you should consider acquiring the domain http://www.thespitefulpharmacist.com too
    So why did you feel justified in potentialy screwing up this guy’s professional life? Did he really post HIPPA violations and identify a company’s policies?

  17. Momzilla says:

    Chivas all around, Booyah!

  18. http://openid.aol.com/npage148 says:

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    I’m rather disappointed at your world class hissy fit. I hope I can find his new site because it was a good read. Your site is too, but I won’t be reading it anymore. You lost a reader.

  19. ndenunz says:

    Does today’s date have anything to do with this post?

  20. Vampira says:

    Congrats!
    Keep blowing off steam – we dig it!
    Later

  21. EEJ says:

    April Fool’s?
    I’m a bit shocked if not, as although I know your angry, sending his info to all pharmacy companies as a possible HIPAA violator seems a bit extreme…..

  22. Joe says:

    It’s as if people don’t even recognize today’s date…

  23. SCPharm says:

    Damn, I have to agree that was a low blow to email the major chains and use his REAL name and address once you had them.
    While he did use a very similar domain name for his site (which was kinda lame,) he was just another pharmacist out there venting his frustrations and keeping us entertained in the process! Besides, you posted a link to his blog on your blog, AND you would refer to his posts with links sometimes (and not always in a bad way!) Without reading your blog, I would have never even known there was an “angriest” pharmacist out there.
    Hope he doesn’t suffer a major career blow for blogging on the internet about basically the SAME stuff we all deal with and love to bitch about! That would really suck!

  24. http://openid.aol.com/ihaveapnkrzr says:

    This has to be an April Fools joke between you two right? I believe that is the case. I HOPE that is the case. I liked his so much better than yours! :(

  25. lol says:

    wow, you suck… taking blogging a little too serious?

  26. Rxram says:

    Really… Way to ruin it for the rest of us. I enjoyed reading the daily posts on both your blogs. To be very honest I found The Angry Pharmacist through The Angriest Pharmacists former website. The email you sent to the major chains has to be the largest piece of hypocritical trash you have ever written… I honestly hope he files suit against you for libel. This will be my last visit to this blog… For Shame TAP… For Shame

  27. I hope your happy. You’ve ruined my life — you lifeless, soulless, waste of flesh. I just received a call from my District Manager — today was my last day. The found cached copies of my site on Google even though I completely took it down. There were no HIPAA Violations, but they are firing my for conduct unbecoming-of-a-pharmacist. I also have the pleasure of repaying my sign-on bonus…Ten Thousand Dollars. I’m sure I’m now blacklisted from every other major pharmacy chain thanks to your little letter writing campaign.
    I also hate you for taking my blog from me. It was mine – my intellectual property. All I did was take a simple idea and made it better — 100 times better.
    Your blog sucks. Your life sucks. May you develop erectile dysfunction after marrying out of your league.
    Just so you know, I’m going to appeal this with a real court/lawyer and not those idiot assholes at ICANN. I’ll see your ass in federal court. Now that the world knows who I am, we’ll see if we can’t find out who’s behind your mask.
    Die a slow and painful death,
    The ANGRIEST Pharmacist

  28. Gail says:

    Heeeee. WHOIS is your friend, especially on April 1st. :)

  29. PharmaTecha says:

    Wow- your a douche nozzel. I am done with this website. You went over board.

  30. Haha says:

    I imagine you doing the doctor evil laugh at the end of that blog. It’s a good reminder for people not to fuck with you. The guy at the angriestpharmacist was kind of a big dick about everything when you mentioned something to him if I remember right. Good job!~ and Congrats!

  31. PetrPuck says:

    That was kind of a douchey move. I get that he’s biting your idea, but c’mon, it’s the internet. And it sounds like you make your living is a pharmacist, not from internet blogging, so I don’t know how much harm the guy could have caused you. It’s like two teenage girls fighting over a diary.
    Unless, of course, this whole thing is a giant April Fool’s joke that the other guys is in on. In that case, well done.

  32. Stephanie says:

    This smells like its full of sh*t. Its april fools day everyone, and there is no way this could be true, especially since I checked the other site YESTERDAY. And the last post from TAestP is dated March 20th.
    Nice try, but you didn’t fool me.

  33. SCPharm says:

    By the way…You got nominated for “Best Health Blog” and if you look at the comments/votes….AngriestPharmacist voted for you and said some nice things about you to boot!

  34. Mellee says:

    Am I next??? The AngryMom.com??? @@ It’s sissy cry babies like you that make the whole internet world SUCK DICK If TAestP is reading this, I am the one who wrote about my brother, please email and let me know when u get a new place
    FUCK YOU tap

  35. Heel pharm says:

    Um, call me a cynic, but I’m almost positive this is an April Fool’s joke…albeit a damn good one.

  36. thomas stafford says:

    Hey, Great april fools prank.

  37. ashley says:

    April fools?

  38. canditt says:

    I hope this is just an April Fool’s Day prank.

  39. impressed says:

    APRIL FOOLS?!?!?! bahahaha

  40. Nick says:

    What the hell man? I know angriest was stealing a bit of your thunder, but potentially ruining his career is beyond farked up. All he was doing was venting his frustration just like you, and you went way overboard. If you really did that, you’re quite the spiteful arsehole in the real world too. Nice going idiot.

  41. PharmStudent says:

    Unless I am mistaken, I believe it is April 1st, 2008. For the sake of the Angriest Pharmacist, I hope that the title of your previous post can be aptly applied to these comments.

  42. tom says:

    I really hope this is an April Fool’s joke….

  43. Brian says:

    Ha, Ha, Ha,
    It is April Fools day after all!

  44. http://openid.aol.com/meisele says:

    Am I the first to say April Fools? I know you’re angry but even you would not destroy a pharmacist’s career. Good one though. When does Angriest get his site back?

  45. Beth says:

    April 1st? 12:01 am?
    It’d better be.

  46. Vulgar Foul Bastard Pharmacist says:

    Yeah I hate to say it because I love reading your stuff but you come off as a real dickhole in this one. I didn’t know there was any animosity other than an annoyance over the use of a similar name. If you cause him to lose a job you better watch your back. You know how pharmacists can be with all that shit festering inside them from work, then to be canned because of someone else’s devious plotting. I would be megahellapissed. Maybe there is something else going on we don’t know? Angriestpharmacist is the ex wife? Shunned gay lover? Rejected by a toe sucking midget pharmacist that likes it up the ass with an empty 60 ml barrel coated with flaming Androgel making that glorp..glorp..glorp sound?

  47. Jennifer says:

    Is this an April Fool’s Prank?

  48. RJS says:

    Man y’all are a bunch of gullible motherfuckers…
    April fools, bitches!

  49. drugmanrx says:

    Sounds like an April fools joke to me….no one pay attention to what day it is?

  50. debbie says:

    Hope you are right,RJS.

  51. http://openid.aol.com/Stalwart770 says:

    Seriously people, note the date… Don’t take anything serious today, especially not TAP.

  52. http://openid.aol.com/canadotornado says:

    I love it. I would have belived it if there wasn’t the blarringly obvious fact of the date. You know the one posted at the top of the blog.

  53. Jenn says:

    April Fools!

  54. Kathy says:

    wow…April Fools for real?????? Hope so..and if so, DAMN that was good!

  55. StudentPharm says:

    Duuuuudee!!! NO WAY!!
    Hook. Line. Sinker. Reel, AND Rod!!!
    You, Angriest and Blonde all need to take major bows!!
    And maybe you need to change from “Angry” to “EVIL” — BWAHAHAHA!
    Happy April Fools everybody!!
    >>>>>laughing like a madman

  56. underpharm says:

    It does seem kinda weird that this is coming up on April 1st. Hope it’s true because that would be hilarious. It does seemed over played. We will see if it pops up tomorrow. If it doesn’t come back in a week I plan on deleting both bookmarks.

  57. InternJason says:

    I have to agree with the guy above me, I do not believe how many people were fooled on April 1st. Nice one you truly fooled a lot of people and according to the comments even pissed off a few more. Haha nice one.

  58. melissa says:

    Have you no shame? Yeah, he had a name similiar to yours, but WTF??? All I can say is you better watch your back because what goes around comes around.

  59. melissa says:

    Oh MY GOD..is this an april fool’s joke?

  60. Jen says:

    HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY LOSERS!!!

  61. http://openid.aol.com/stilts1007 says:

    i would have thought for all the “intelligent” health care professionals that read this site some of you would be a little more insightful. also, i have some great subprime mortgages to sell you…

  62. BlueTech says:

    As a side note…I’m reminded of Eric Cartman getting revenge on a kid for shorting him $16.12 by grinding the kid’s parents into chili and feeding it to him. Yup. Good times.
    Another very off-topic side note: The Captcha thing at the bottom wants be to type in “George Syria”…is that some kind of political subliminal message? 0_o

  63. Um... says:

    Um… this better be an April fools joke because the website name I can understand but making a person lose their joke is a thing more F***ked up then I can ever imagine because we’re all trying to make a living.

  64. J says:

    April 2 and no change. Either this is a very well-orchestrated April Fools joke, or it was just really bad timing that this just happened to hit the blog on 4/1.
    Looking at some of the google cache pages of TPBFKATAestP that are now 404, I’m starting to believe that this is legit. Wow.
    New rule for living #629: do *not* tick off pharmacists.

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