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

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

★Winning Caption★
 "I don't buy it Herb -- if this was legitimate it would circle the building at least a few times." - Michael Piacenza

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:

"CMOn... what do we have to lose?"

"I want a horizontal career in pharma. Meaning - I'll sleep on my desk every day."

"Oso this is how you get there."

"Oh, so this is how you get to OSO."

"I'll bet a Cubist designed this walking path."

"Oh, so OSO designed this Cubist sculpture walkway."

"The path I'll take, will be to Pfanstiehl the whole company."

"Tencent isn't the name of the company. It's the monthly salary of our counterparts in China."

"Should we apply at Alibaba, or just the 40 thieves in this area?"

"Count Me Out."

"Current Market Outlook isn't good."

"Do we get paid in Cash or Money Order?"

"When it comes to manufacturing, the APL doesn't fall far from the tree."

"Don't scoff. We're being given a WRAIR opportunity here."

"This is Fujifilm? Doesn't the movie industry have enough drug use?"

"Why is Fujifilm a CMO? The movie industry has enough drugs as it is."

"Carboxy Methylcellulose Oil? Oh boy, I always wanted to make pharmacy ice cream!"

"If I only had a Brain, Heart, Courage! Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!" - Ronald Pate

"I don't buy it Herb, if this was legitimate it would circle the building at least a few times." - Michael Piacenza

“Follow the brick road back to where we started?” - Tara Bronson

“All roads lead to manufacturing.” - Tara Bronson

“There’s no place like home.” - Tara Bronson

"Looks like a tortuous path." - Declan O'Sullivan

"I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore Toto." - Declan O'Sullivan

"Well that’s a strange twist!" - Declan O'Sullivan

"All paths lead to Rome CMO." - Declan O'Sullivan

"I hear they are looking for someone to improve their coverage testing procedures." - Declan O'Sullivan

"This was the yellow brick road...." - William M. Trolio

James Sarzynski:

Bill, do you know this path is made of Belgium block and will be around forever.
Yeah to bad we can’t say that about the company.

Bill, why did they make this path so winding?
Because if it was straight, it would lead us right to the unemployment line.

Sal, let’s just cut across the grass.
Bill, didn’t you see the sign?
What sign, that one?
No dummy, the “Beware of Owners” sign.

The Pharma Career Path isn’t so smooth after all. No, but it still isn’t a dead end either.

We’re going to need a “Career GPS” just to navigate this SNAFU path.

Atul Deshmukh:

“That’s about the only thing in pharma that hasn’t been validated yet.”

“It’s not that all roads lead to the CMO – it’s the ONLY road in pharma.”

“This is the way big pharma’s becoming lean and mean.”

:I think this is the beginning of the end of in – house manufacturing.”

“At the rate the CMO’s are growing, they’ll be bigger than their customers in a few years.”

“it had to happen one day – this CMO audits the customer before agreeing to manufacture on their behalf.”

“I heard that the next big mergers will be of the CMO’s.”

“It may not look like much, but that’s where all the best talent is these days.”

"Do you think they are trying to tell us our Career Maybe Over?" - Ronald Warrick