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(UPI)   German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal Group finally apologizes to the children of Thalidomide, but still denies involvement in Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, space monkeys, mafia, hula hoops and Castro   (upi.com) divider line 69
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2012-09-01 10:00:37 AM
I'm still disappointed that it's "space monkeys, mafia" and not "Space Monkeys Mafia." Because an organized crime group made up of monkeys in little astronaut suits would be pretty awesome.
 
2012-09-01 10:12:42 AM
In all fairness, they did not start the fire.
 
2012-09-01 10:28:16 AM
About time, those kids got handed the short end of the stick.
 
2012-09-01 10:31:42 AM
The Edsel is still a no-go, however.
 
2012-09-01 10:51:14 AM
When will the CIA apologize for the di-lysergic Triune Acid experiments?
 
2012-09-01 11:22:56 AM
I'm still waiting for reparations from the Cola Wars.
 
2012-09-01 11:25:15 AM
Oh Internet, you so crazy.


Androgynous Justin Bieber
shiatty music, disco fever

Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw,
NBC, Harry's Law

Sarah Palin, Tina Fey,
Transformers Michael Bay

Billy Mays, snortin' coke
Cheech Marin, Up In Smoke

Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze
Richard Pryor, Stir Crazy
Morgan Freeman, Miss Daisy
Billy Joel is pretty lazy
Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/1511/#zd8MAoy4ZuXi67Ir.99
 
2012-09-01 11:26:38 AM

Coco LaFemme: The Edsel is still a no-go, however.


That U2, however......
 
2012-09-01 11:27:07 AM
Still working on that homeless vets, too.
 
2012-09-01 11:31:00 AM
Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinski
NCIS and Ted Kaczynski
 
2012-09-01 11:31:34 AM
Ol' Ms. John Glenn? Is he a cross dresser or something??
 
2012-09-01 11:37:36 AM

Coco LaFemme: The Edsel is still a no-go, however.


So they admitted the Chevy Corvair?
 
2012-09-01 11:44:59 AM
Are there still Belgians in the Congo?
 
2012-09-01 11:46:07 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: When will the CIA apologize for the di-lysergic Triune Acid experiments?


why would u apologize for opening someone's mind
 
2012-09-01 11:47:12 AM
toxipedia.org

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.
 
2012-09-01 11:48:29 AM
Everyone that was responsible is either dead or can no longer be held accountable, so we are sooo sorry.
 
2012-09-01 11:49:04 AM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.


well at least their mothers didn't suffer pain during pregnancy (one of the MANY things it is prescribed for)
 
2012-09-01 11:50:53 AM
When I was a boy growing up in New Orleans, we lived next door to a family whose son was a thalidomide baby. At the time I met him he was in his mid- to late - twenties. He'd sit out on their front porch in his wheelchair and all the neighborhood kids would come by to hang out and talk with him. He was a really cool guy. Taught me to play chess and treated me like a human being in general, not like my folks. He was one of the most intelligent, tolerant people I'd ever met in my life. I miss him.
 
2012-09-01 11:51:42 AM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.


...Unless they've seen Penguin Boy at the state fair, etc...

There were a great number of people harmed by the drug and it's sad they have avoided any apologies until now. It seems drug companies are bad about testing when they're racing a competitor to be first to market.
 
2012-09-01 11:55:00 AM

Jamdug!: Ol' Ms. John Glenn? Is he a cross dresser or something??


He sure rode "ride the rocket", IYKWIM
 
2012-09-01 11:57:28 AM
rode ride? I guess NASA has been demoted to being a state fair.
 
2012-09-01 12:02:09 PM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.


Us older folks have...

i.imgur.com

/aisle or window...it's just so hard to choose
 
2012-09-01 12:02:58 PM
img526.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-01 12:04:29 PM
Up next, apologies for working with this guy...

img2-1.timeinc.net
 
2012-09-01 12:15:43 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-01 12:22:28 PM

illannoyin: Up next, apologies for working with this guy...

[img2-1.timeinc.net image 458x610]


Walt is an asshole for killing the guy he just killed in the last episode. I'm with Skylar, I hope the cancer comes back and kills Walt. Or Zombie Gus Fring hunts him down.
 
2012-09-01 12:22:45 PM
"Astbury said there were 458 people living in Britain who were affected by the drug, but for every thalidomide baby who lived there were 10 who died." Way to goose step dodge a lawsuit huh.
 
2012-09-01 12:35:04 PM

lohphat: [img526.imageshack.us image 325x480]


dammit... i'm too late
 
2012-09-01 12:39:00 PM
I tried to sing that song at karaoke once.

The on-screen words couldn't keep up with the music. I missed the first few syllables of every verse.
 
2012-09-01 12:50:27 PM
In the spirit of forgiveness, we should all just shake flippers and call it good.
 
2012-09-01 01:03:01 PM

Bondith: I tried to sing that song at karaoke once.

The on-screen words couldn't keep up with the music. I missed the first few syllables of every verse.


Yeah I always thought it would be a royal biatch. I like the song though, but they'd have to haul me away in an ambulance if I tried to karaoke it.

Great headline props to Subby, BTW.
 
2012-09-01 01:03:16 PM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.

~
i50.tinypic.com

Poor parents. Heartbreaking. Small consolation, but at least the kids were born like it, and don't know any better. Imagine being 17, getting a cold which turns out to be meningococcal, waking up from your coma with both hands and both feel amputated. NOW THAT WOULD SUCK.

A work colleague at a part time job was studying medicine at the time. His surname rhymed with Thalidomide. Can U guess what nickname I gave him?

I used to say it Bruce Buffer style.
 
2012-09-01 01:09:09 PM
German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal Group ... still denies involvement in ... Castro
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I'm still waiting for an apology. Still waiting.
 
2012-09-01 01:29:06 PM
They apologized? Oh well, that's nice.
 
2012-09-01 01:36:43 PM
images.zap2it.com
NOW we know what "Chemical X" was.
 
2012-09-01 01:48:58 PM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.


I'm pretty sure most of us have. Did you think it was a hipster birth defect or something?
 
2012-09-01 01:57:26 PM

notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.


Most of us are from the United States which did not get hit as hard.

Most of us have access to the internet where we can see anyone affected by it.
 
2012-09-01 01:58:04 PM
I'm sorry.

thetelavivpost.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-01 02:07:21 PM
bucultureshock.com

Oh, you're "Sorry"!
 
2012-09-01 02:14:26 PM
Awesome headline!!
 
2012-09-01 02:45:14 PM
why do all the thalimoid babies look gay? simple observation no pun intended
 
2012-09-01 02:50:42 PM

illannoyin: Up next, apologies for working with this guy...

[img2-1.timeinc.net image 458x610]


Hey, if you shelter Gordon Freeman, you should expect what you have coming...
 
2012-09-01 02:58:45 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: why do all the thalimoid babies look gay? simple observation no pun intended


You sound retarded. Simple observation. No pun intended.
 
2012-09-01 03:15:22 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.

well at least their mothers didn't suffer pain during pregnancy (one of the MANY things it is prescribed for)


*Was* prescribed for, you mean. These days, it's only used for multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, and if you have either of these, giving birth to a baby with congenital defects is the least of your worries.
 
2012-09-01 03:45:21 PM
Can we get a round of app...oh.
How about everyone put their hands tog...oh.


//in all seriousness, though, when do you ever see drug companies apologizing?
 
2012-09-01 03:47:00 PM

blockhouse: Jon iz teh kewl: notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.

well at least their mothers didn't suffer pain during pregnancy (one of the MANY things it is prescribed for)

*Was* prescribed for, you mean. These days, it's only used for multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, and if you have either of these, giving birth to a baby with congenital defects is the least of your worries.


It also probably isn't the racemic mixture that went undetected which is the source of the birth defect problem. The mistake was so heinous there was no convincing anybody the problem was fixed. I guess they'll give it another go now.
 
2012-09-01 04:04:40 PM

pellies: blockhouse: Jon iz teh kewl: notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.

well at least their mothers didn't suffer pain during pregnancy (one of the MANY things it is prescribed for)

*Was* prescribed for, you mean. These days, it's only used for multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome, and if you have either of these, giving birth to a baby with congenital defects is the least of your worries.

It also probably isn't the racemic mixture that went undetected which is the source of the birth defect problem. The mistake was so heinous there was no convincing anybody the problem was fixed. I guess they'll give it another go now.


racemic amphetamine works better
 
2012-09-01 04:05:20 PM

offmymeds: Jon iz teh kewl: why do all the thalimoid babies look gay? simple observation no pun intended

You sound retarded. Simple observation. No pun intended.


your gay

not MINE!!
 
2012-09-01 04:09:18 PM

nytmare: notmtwain: [toxipedia.org image 200x137]

I assume most of you have never seen anyone affected by Thalidomide.

Most of us are from the United States which did not get hit as hard.

Most of us have access to the internet where we can see anyone affected by it.


The U.S. wasnt affected at all, because the FDA wouldnt approve the drug.

So if you met a thalidomide baby, chances are the parents lived overseas.
 
2012-09-01 04:15:31 PM

Animatronik: The U.S. wasnt affected at all, because the FDA wouldnt approve the drug.


20,000 people in the US received it as part of a clinical trial, however, which brought the horrors of the drug stateside. Look up matt AKA sealboy..
 
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