Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: August 2016


★Winning Caption★
 "This is our latest concept in single use technology. One batch covers the entire product life cycle.” -Alex Packard

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 $20 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to Thank you for your contributions!

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Contending Submissions

Please note: Funny Pharma caption contests are for entertainment purposes only. Reader submissions reflect their own personal experience and opinions. Winning submissions are chosen for their humor and industry relevance; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing reserves the right to delete any entries deemed inappropriate.


Bill Russo:
"When does it dispense the two baby aspirin I ordered?"

"Maybe I COULD use an RTD thermoprobe and a 6” knife gate discharge valve."

"Right now, I need a different kind of mixing specialist."

"You always loved a challenge. Especially a big one."

"The agitator kettle certainly IS agitating."

"No... I was talking about the Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold. My name is NOT Slim."

"Well, if it gets cold, you can always put on the 96-psi unbaffled jacket."

"They tricked me. This isn't a Tesla!!"

"Don't ASME how to use this thing."


"And this is where the magic happens." - Robert Pyke

"Well Sally this one is special, it goes to 11. When you set it on 11 it will create a black hole." - Robert Pyke

"All this technology, and they make milkshakes in it!" - Robert Pyke

“We are going to make a lot of doe…" -Carlos Rodriguez

"We bought it when sales predicted compound x would be a blockbuster not an orphan drug." -Malcolm Holmes

“I really don’t think this is the best way to solve the extended tea break issue.“ -Atul Deshmukh

“Hmmm. Somebody misunderstood the scale up issue.” -Atul Deshmukh

“I’m really wondering what the rest of the process train is like.” -Atul Deshmukh

“Who’s going in to scrape the bowl?” -Jim Champlin

“Has anyone seen Joe?” -Larry Gremminger

"There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza." -P-O Quist

"This is the new Matcha Espresso 2050 Grande." -Chuck Bates

“It is so clean that I don’t even need any clean room PPE.” -Ravi Kalyanaraman

“She just keeps saying, ‘Feed Me.’ No one has the courage to tell her she’s being repurposed due to scale up.” - Mary Christian

"When did this spaceship land?" - Ken Hines

"We thought the closer the reactor to the roof, the higher we can charge for the drug later!" -Jasmine

"Take me to your leader." -Steven Ostrove

“Joe went in three days ago for swabbing.” -Tara Bronson

"Yep it’s a fine piece of kit but a little large for our pilot plant." -Kiven Kiersey

“You must be pulling my chain---all this just to make a seasonal IPA???” - Rob Reilly

“This is our latest concept in single use technology. One batch covers the entire product life cycle.” -Alex Packard

"I would have felt secure if I had the hairnet. What if this blender falls on my head?" -Vinu Thomas


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