Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: July 2014

"Funny Pharm" features drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. Submit your caption and win!

 ★Winning Caption★
"Didn't we buy this tank last week?" - Remy Dumortier

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

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the Pharma Manufacturing website and the winner will be mentioned in upcoming enewsletters. The winner has a choice of two prizes: a coffee mug with the cartoon and winning caption printed on it OR a $15 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to [email protected]. Thank you for your contributions!

Contending Submissions

Bill Russo:
"I've been carrying stuff to the dumpster all day. Pretty soon, I'll have to call it screamlining."

"With the way my back feels right now, I'll have to call it screamlining."

"BAS, humbug!"

"If we're going lean, why do I have to do so much heavy lifting?"

"Does 'downtime' mean that I can finally put this thing down?"

"When you said we were gonna install Raman, I thought that meant I could take a break and have some Chinese food."

"Just look at this SMEs."

"BPCI am quitting."

"I'm obviously just as disposable as the stuff I'm carrying."

"All this heavy lifting could damage my single-use pouch."

"I'm taking the next AS-i Bus out of here."

"When we convert to married-use systems, can I get my wife to carry all this stuff?"

"Is this what you meant by Human Machine Interface?"

"Just when I was learning to play the right notes on this thing..."

"Don't ASME to do this again, or ELSIE I'll quit."

Atul Deshmukh:
“This is just the beginning. We plan to extend the system to our staff as well.”

“Stop cribbing. We still need to clean the equipment before we discard it.”

“I wonder what the environmentalists have to say about this.”

“The scrap dealers are the only ones not complaining.”

“Make sure that the dumpster calls twice daily.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to create a new industry and increase employment.”

“Join pharma, they said….contribute to public health, they said…nobody said that it would be at the cost of MY health.”

“The Medicare representative wants to know – is this an unsafe act, unsafe condition, both or neither? I definitely smell a rat here.”

"This is going to inflate our cost structure!" - Paul Gauvreau

"Tanks for the memory!" - Peter Clark

"Single Use Systems - if you think the scrapped tanks are heavy, wait till you carry the old cleaning validation protocols!" - Peter Clark

"This will put the kibosh on Kaizen." - Tara Bronson

"Bureaucrats! An effective cleaning and maintenance plan would be a better remedy." - Rodger Brown

"OUT with the old (technology)…IN with the new!" - Len Nowak

"Didn't we buy this tank last week?" - Remy Dumortier

"Hey, there’s no room in the dumpster for this – It’s full of single use disposables." - Gary Incorvia

"Where is 'Cash for clunkers' when we really need it?" - Jonathan Mitchell