Above is a Big Pharma ad about how much it costs them to bring a new drug to market. Untold hours in the lab. Millions and millions spent on trials.. etc.. They don’t - however - mention how much money they spend on pimping their new drugs… I digress… Very compelling ad - ending with a Dad smiling at his kid after taking a pill. Clever… No medicine - no Dad… So don’t fuck with us.
What I’d like to see now from Pharma heroes is a commercial about jacking up prices on old drugs - like Epi-pens. I’ll even jumpstart their creative process free of charge..
“You say I took The Name in vain.
I don’t even know The Name.
But if I did, well really, what’s it to ya?
There’s a blaze of light in every word.
It doesn’t matter which you heard,
the holy, or the broken,
~ Leonard Cohen - from Various Positions ~
“The past is always beautiful.
So, for that matter, is the future.
Only the present hurts, and we carry it
around like an abcess of suffering,
our companion between two
infinities of happiness
~ Michel Houellebecq - “Submission” ~
“Maybe there’s a God above
But all I ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you"
~ Leonard Cohen ~
Imagine if this were sung on Sundays in all the precious little God clubs?
Never in a million billion years.
Conservative thought leader and future President of the United States of ‘Merrka, Donald J. Trump unveiled his daring plan for stopping terrorism dead in its tracks: Extreme Vetting.
Coming from Mr Trump’s excellent brain, this idea simply cannot fail. In fact, I can imagine that terrorists the world over are now giving up terrorism once and for all, packing up their suitcases, buffing up their resumes and looking for jobs in a similar lines of work, like investment banking or medical insurance....
Homeland Security is already prototyping different Extreme Vetting approaches, the best of which has been leaked onto the intertubes - see above.
What could possibly go wrong?