Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: December 2010

Introducing "Funny Pharm," sponsored by Paratherm Corp., featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. Submit your caption and win.

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Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption

Sponsored by: Paratherm Corporation

 

 

Funny Pharm Cartoon

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing introduces "Funny Pharm," featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King.

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the PharmaManufacturing.com Web site and in the PharmaManufacturing.com eNewsletter. The winner will receive a coffee mug with the cartoon and winning caption printed on it.

Please submit your caption to mvaccarello@putman.net. Thank you for your contributions!

Winner:

"You wanna be the one to tell Joe that he can stop shredding now?  The FDA cancelled their visit tomorrow." - Jim McDow

Honorable Mention:

"This is our newest Stress test Martha. Subject 67 is doing no better that his predesessors." - Greg VanAuken

“It was funnier when Lucille Ball did it.”  - Mark S. Smyth, Ph.D.

"Looks like 'Undercover Boss' won't provide the marketing buzz as we originally envisioned." - Alex Packard

"Dang Wikileaks!  They're everywhere!" - Linda Madison

"Good thing the Americans cannot find us here in Elbonia -- they would never approve of this operation.  And if they do show up, we have that wonderful ghost facility down the road that we can show them instead." - Kent Moraga

Contending Submissions:

"This prototype can't be finalized until management decides whether it will be a blister or bottle line." - Christopher M. Ott, Ph.D.

"Does this mean that we fail the equipment qualification?" - Rawson Perdue

"… and that's why scale-up isn't linear." - Bill  Doub

"Machine speed may have been a critical parameter after all" - JPC

"In which page of the SOP indicates that?" - Jose Sergio Avila Gonzalez

“Obviously, our granulation method needs some work.” - Tara Bronson

"Maybe mechanics and operators SHOULD have the same objectives after all" - Piet Swartelé

“It was funnier when Lucille Ball did it.” and “I hope he doesn’t get any in his mouth.  That would NOT be good.” and “It is your turn to initiate the Deviation Report.” and “Stress Management Training is different this year.” and “That’s different!” - Mark S. Smyth, Ph.D. 

"Janice do you think we’re putting too much pressure on operations to come up with OE improvements to line speed?" - Debbie Eles

“Good thing we’re not making pies” - Ed Greenberg

"That is what I call OEE 100%. I am so glad we reached the target. Inform the directors, will you?" - Tatiana Giffoni

"Looks like 'Undercover Boss' won't provide the marketing buzz as we originally envisioned." - Alex Packard

"Well this is all wrong. The SOP specifically says he should be making slow, deliberate movements.”- Zach Beach

"Popcorn heart medication... who'da thunk!" - Gordon Campbell

"Good thing the Americans cannot find us here in Elbonia -- they would never approve of this operation.  And if they do show up, we have that wonderful ghost facility down the road that we can show them instead." - Kent Moraga

"Looks like our time release capsules need their timers reset." - Eric Brinsfield

"I told you that this bottle supplier wasn't able to meet our 'Just In
Time' criteria" and "The OH&ES auditor was right about the safety goggles being convenient after all....but he should have suggested a surgical mask too!!" - Fernando Barroumeres

“I TOLD him not to turn it up to 11!” - John Campbell

"Rejects, where do they go?" - Ed Cohen

"Should we go out there!
 I'm not going out there,  I'm on my lunch break!  You go !
 Why doesn't he close his mouth?
 Now that's a good question Doc.  Mouth wash?
I hope so ! " - Charles Hughes

"That's definitely going to result in some EM hits" - Matt Franks

"... perhaps management needs to be aware that outsourcing IT doesn't always end up saving money!" - Robert Faragher, Ph.D.

"Add catcher’s mitt to the validation protocol!!!" - Sheldon P. Krocker

"Well the throughput has certainly improved .... but there might a concern with the quality" - Moe Glover

“A media simulation for this process is going to be a doozy” - Krystyna Fionda

"This is our newest Stress test Martha. Subject 67 is doing no better that his predesessors." - Greg VanAuken

"At least he's wearing protective eyewear" or "You can't complain... your labcoat isn't buttoned up either!" - Martin A. Thomas PhD

"You wanna be the one to tell Joe that he can stop shredding now?  The FDA cancelled their visit tomorrow." - Jim McDow

"never play with heat , water and electricity" - anjali

“I suppose on a positive note, at least Jeff is wearing PPE this time round.” - Phil Doherty

"That diuretic seems to be more powerful than we thought." - Corresponder

"Inspectors are watching, this would be rated as CRITICAL! He is definitely in trouble!!!" - Das Chhanda

"Dang Wikileaks!  They're everywhere!" - Linda Madison

"This PAT initiative isn't working... think we should go back to a MIL-STD sample plan." - Ivonne Parikh

"Not a problem...We'll add 'Some Assembly Required' to the package insert..." - Dominic Tunzi

" Our GMP WI to SOP 100 for the FDA isn’t A-OK. Call the CAMU, contract a CRO & improve CGMP ASAP." - Kelley McDonald

"I really think this new laxative pill is going to be a hit... Just look at the effect it has on the machinery." - Glenn Robinson

"System Validation is not quite complete...we still have a few bugs to iron out" - Thomas M. Krier

"Running the SAT with corn flakes . . . I told them that wouldn't work!" - Stephen L Goldhahn

"Well Ms Malcolm… we like to put our new recruits through disaster training. Don't worry...John will be ok, he is adequately protected and works well under pressure" - Len  A. Nowak

"Well, minoxidil started out as a capsule, and ended up as a shampoo." and "It doesn't seem to be working, but I can't say that yet with p<.005." - Lewis Shilane

updated 12/27

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