Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Lower your shields and surrender your ships."

"We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness
to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us."
Credit: Brent Saunders
Much like Derek, I don't have high hopes for scientists for the Pfizer-Allergan merger. I hope I'm wrong.

Readers, your best caption? 

22 comments:

  1. "We would have named ourselves 'P%$^& you', but that would make it hard to advertise our drugs in magazines or TV." or maybe "Bow before us, son of Jor-El."

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  2. If the scientists were shareholders of AGN at 300 they're doing fine. If the scientists who now work, and wish to continue doing so, for a lawyer and a guy who both doesn't understand and doesn't appreciate R&D well, they're SOL.

    Someone should give those guys smile practice before they take any more photos---and maybe a couple of phonebooks for Ian Read to stand on.

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  3. They should dress like a leprechaun and wield a shillelagh. Because they're definitely, definitely an Irish company. If any IRS people are asking. "Faith and begorrah!"

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  4. I thought that they were leprechaun tax lawyers....can they lead us to their pots of gold? Or maybe those are now in the NYC HQ?

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  5. "Happy face or sad face, we're still going to fire you"

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  6. "Resistance is futile. Surrender, Dorothy!"

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  7. "We promise, we won't hurt you." (CLICK) or maybe "We come in peace."

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  8. "We'd like you all to read this book, 'To Serve Employees.'"

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  9. We both got suckered...brain or bust!

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  10. But if we just lowered our corporate tax rate to less than that of everyone else, everything would be fine. Because races to the bottom can be won, and no one would in turn undercut us.

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  11. "Yes, we're wiser"

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  12. You will be assimilated.

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  13. "Proud new owner of an Aston Martin DB9 (left) discussing the benefits of Bridge of Weir Hide interiors over Italian leather options with a fellow enthusiast (right)"

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    1. "Hello. We're Pfizer, and we are indeed riding on the Highway to Hell. Won't you (well, some of you) join us? This handbasket's got lots of room."

      (Dr. Lowe suggested "Highway to Hell" a long time ago as a preferred corporate theme song. Don't tell me it doesn't fit them.)

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    2. Good callback.

      (Man, I would pay a solid $20 for a copy of "Excel and Exceed.")

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  14. Drop the Chalupa.

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  15. I used to think the Pfizer motto was "resistance is pfutile, you will be assimilated"... but with this reverse merger, I think they're better off with this:

    Resistance is pfutile--we will be assimilated.

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  16. Have you heard of the new 2015 book, "Sold Out" by Michelle Malkin, in which H1b's feature prominently?

    Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires & Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best & Brightest Workers

    http://michellemalkin.com/2015/11/09/sold-out-how-high-tech-billionaires-bipartisan-beltway-crapweasels-are-screwing-americas-best-brightest-workers/

    Also a book excerpt in the New York Post:
    http://nypost.com/2015/11/08/how-american-workers-are-being-sold-out/

    How American workers are being sold out
    By Michelle Malkin and John Miano

    "From the 'Happiest Place on Earth' to Silicon Valley and across the Heartland, American's high skilled workers are getting screwed."

    I have not read the book, but thumbed through a copy. Will have to read more closely to see if there is any mention of chemists.

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    1. If PI's at universities don't get enough American's to fill positions at the wages they offer they will be happy to get college graduates from overseas. Its globalization.

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  17. Resistance is futile....

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