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2014-07-30 09:38:08 AM  
Alex Toth was awesome.

/DNRTFA.
 
2014-07-30 10:17:14 AM  
I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-30 10:18:18 AM  
Save the space. Rumor has it we're going to need to ramp up ebola research fast.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-30 10:21:07 AM  
IgG4

Medicine used to be made of chemicals. The Refinery State had a good amount of chemical engineering knowledge.

Now medicine is about molecules and stuff and wants to be closer to universities.
 
2014-07-30 10:21:14 AM  
I'm a kniiife. Knifin' arooound. Cutcutcutcutcutcut--
 
2014-07-30 10:30:22 AM  

IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.


The pharmaceutical industry was practically invented in New Jersey.  Merck began there, as did many others.  They also have massive manufacturing and distribution operations.

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.
 
2014-07-30 11:11:56 AM  
"Essentially, every time there's a merger or one company acquires another company, there's a reduction in force, and there's been furious mergers and acquisitions in the pharma industry, particularly over the past 10 years," says James Hughes, dean of the school of public policy at Rutgers.

This is what has been happening since corporations stopped referring to their workers as "personnel" where employees were persons, and instead referred to people who worked for the corporation as "resources", begrudgingly calling you "human" resources I guess because your weren't Martian resources or Canine resources.
 
2014-07-30 11:12:00 AM  
breannamba829.files.wordpress.com

It's merely symptomatic of our post-modern ennui. There are no absolutes and not to perceive our world as meaningless when it's really your own freedom you detest. I like pork.
 
2014-07-30 11:16:05 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.

The pharmaceutical industry was practically invented in New Jersey.  Merck began there, as did many others.  They also have massive manufacturing and distribution operations.

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.


Don't forget Thomas Edison though he was not involved with pharmaceuticals per se.

"Welcome to Menlo Park

Thomas Edison was an unknown young inventor when he moved his experimental facilities to the tiny village of Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876. Then, in a six-year burst of astonishing creativity, he patented approximately 400 inventions, including the phonograph and devices for electric light and power generation, and he revolutionized the process of invention itself. Known around the world as the Wizard of Menlo Park, Edison made himself and Menlo Park famous, and to this day, both names are synonymous with the spirit of invention."
 
2014-07-30 11:49:56 AM  
Maybe another in San Francisco? That would be a Space Ghost some distance away...
 
2014-07-30 12:55:58 PM  
Another issue is major pharmaceutical companies are no longer R&D facilities. They outsource most of that to smaller labs and they are able to operate with a skeleton crew, that are more in charge of paperwork and storage.
 
2014-07-30 12:55:59 PM  

Kevin72: Marcus Aurelius: IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.

The pharmaceutical industry was practically invented in New Jersey.  Merck began there, as did many others.  They also have massive manufacturing and distribution operations.

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.

Don't forget Thomas Edison though he was not involved with pharmaceuticals per se.

"Welcome to Menlo Park

Thomas Edison was an unknown young inventor when he moved his experimental facilities to the tiny village of Menlo Park, New Jersey, in 1876. Then, in a six-year burst of astonishing creativity, he patented approximately 400 inventions, including the phonograph and devices for electric light and power generation, and he revolutionized the process of invention itself. Known around the world as the Wizard of Menlo Park, Edison made himself and Menlo Park famous, and to this day, both names are synonymous with the spirit of invention."


Visited Menlo Park once, as a kid. It was flipping awesome.

For all the shiat Edison (rightfully) gets now for stealing credit, he did invent one of the most influential concepts of the 20th Century - Research and Development.
 
2014-07-30 01:00:51 PM  
I always loved Space Ghost, even if it looked like the cartoon equivalent of a grainy reel-to-reel tape.
 
2014-07-30 01:02:00 PM  
Dont be fooled, it was natural gas.
 
2014-07-30 01:03:51 PM  

IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.


That explains why real estate agents are beating down our door offering us 250K+ for a house and property we paid 156K for in 1986.

And we're a little over an hour away from NYC.

I think you need a broader brush.
 
2014-07-30 01:04:19 PM  

Gunny Highway: Dont be fooled, it was natural gas.


Hey man, crack a window open!
 
2014-07-30 01:06:36 PM  
Wait, why wasn't she wearing gloves and a mask in a blistering room?  Damn, Roche, get with the times.
 
2014-07-30 01:07:45 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: Gunny Highway: Dont be fooled, it was natural gas.

Hey man, crack a window open!


At least it wasn't unnatural gas.
 
2014-07-30 01:12:29 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: Gunny Highway: Dont be fooled, it was natural gas.

Hey man, crack a window open!


*presses yellow button because it is lemony*

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
2014-07-30 01:12:37 PM  
The reason they are "drying up" is because Pharma companies have moved permanent facilities to either China or India, or they have been dropping modular disposable facilities in 3rd world countries where they can save on raw material handling and labor...

http://www.pharmamanufacturing.com/articles/2012/011/
 
2014-07-30 01:12:39 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net

Zoinks!
 
2014-07-30 01:16:17 PM  
There's a poodle in my strudel, and his name is Minky Boodle.

// doodle-oodle-oodle-oodle
 
2014-07-30 01:17:57 PM  

ZAZ: Save the space. Rumor has it we're going to need to ramp up ebola research fast.


In the meantime, fill it up with illegal immigrant children. It's conveniently located so they can Escape To New York.
 
2014-07-30 01:22:32 PM  

genner: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x637]

Zoinks!


That was the haunted airport one, my favorite episode. That creepy space ghost laugh haunted my nightmares for months.
 
2014-07-30 01:23:48 PM  
Hey Space Ghost, you know what?
 
2014-07-30 01:25:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: New Jersey is a huge state.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-30 01:31:42 PM  
Everybody suck on the pipes!  The gas is giving me more good ideas!
 
2014-07-30 01:39:00 PM  
Marcus Aurelius:

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.

NJ is 47th in terms of area of the states.

Huge is relative.

There are better ways of saying that the heavily industrial corridor between Philadelphia and New York comprises a relatively small portion of New Jersey and that there are lovely forested rural areas in the NW portion of the state, a heavy farming presence particularly with summer fruit and blueberries in the southern portion of the state, large semi wilderness tracts in the Pine Barrens in the south eastern portion of the state, some absolutely georgeous suburban and exurban areas in the NE portion of the state, etc.
 
2014-07-30 01:41:46 PM  
How many Rhode Island's can you fit into it?
 
2014-07-30 01:42:38 PM  
He got a better sidekick........


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-30 01:44:19 PM  

susler: NJ is 47th in terms of area of the states


Try hiking it.  It looks bigger from ground level.  I swear the pine barrens stretch to Kansas.
 
2014-07-30 01:57:52 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: That explains why real estate agents are beating down our door offering us 250K+ for a house and property we paid 156K for in 1986.


I hate to tell you this, but that's isn't really a very good appreciation rate.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-30 02:00:49 PM  
Marcus Aurelius: I swear the pine barrens stretch to Kansas.

In the north, they stretch to Plymouth, but we won't let New Jersey claim sovreignity over them.
 
2014-07-30 02:02:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: susler: NJ is 47th in terms of area of the states

Try hiking it.  It looks bigger from ground level.  I swear the pine barrens stretch to Kansas.


Chris and Paulie agree.
 
2014-07-30 02:20:49 PM  
the space ghost episode Brilliant Number One is televised acid
 
2014-07-30 02:28:29 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.

The pharmaceutical industry was practically invented in New Jersey.  Merck began there, as did many others.  They also have massive manufacturing and distribution operations.

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.



You are unfamiliar with the meaning of that word...
 
2014-07-30 02:28:52 PM  

IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.


I've noticed that the folks who usually come on fark and mock Jersey are too ashamed to post where they live in their profile.

Odds are I'll see more black bear, turkeys, deer, and foxes in my backyard over the course of a year than you will.
 
2014-07-30 02:53:42 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Marcus Aurelius: IgG4: I never understood why NJ had such a big pharma presence. Aside from the proximity to NYC it has literally nothing going for it.

The pharmaceutical industry was practically invented in New Jersey.  Merck began there, as did many others.  They also have massive manufacturing and distribution operations.

New Jersey is a huge state.  You are unfamiliar with most of it.


You are unfamiliar with the meaning of that word...


to be fair, he's originally from Rhode Island.
 
2014-07-30 02:57:35 PM  

sprawl15: the every space ghost episode Brilliant Number One is televised acid


FTFMoltar
 
2014-07-30 02:58:34 PM  
Spass_Taschen:

Odds are I'll see more black bear, turkeys, deer, and foxes in my backyard over the course of a year than you will.

I'll take that bet.

/difficulty: has a house in a 'gated' community on a mountain where the gate code spells out 'B-E-A-R', and hasn't been changed in over 30 years.
//it's like they're trying to advertise that "we live with bears", without openly saying "we live with bears."  Either way, the gate is dumb.
 
2014-07-30 02:58:48 PM  
One of these would make an excellent super-villain liar.
 
2014-07-30 03:13:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: New Jersey is a huge state.


haha
no, no its not it is a tiny state
 
2014-07-30 03:18:50 PM  
anibundel.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-30 03:20:28 PM  

pmmal: sprawl15: the every space ghost episode Brilliant Number One is televised acid

FTFMoltar


I was tripping balls the first time I saw SGC2C, so yeah.That was back way before Adult Swim.
 
2014-07-30 03:20:44 PM  

sprawl15: the space ghost episode Brilliant Number One is televised acid


Not "Flipmode" ?

Or I guess that would be televised marijuana

/favorite episode
 
2014-07-30 03:22:31 PM  

genner: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x637]

Zoinks!


Didn't think anyone would beat me to that.  Oh well, guess I'll have go to with this:
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 03:31:36 PM  
Thanks Christie! Export companies, import homeless non-English speaking illegal alien children ..

Good Job, bro. I hope the bridge is open today
 
2014-07-30 04:19:02 PM  
Those crazed cosmonauts.

THE PAIN!
 
2014-07-30 05:15:34 PM  
All hail Brak, Lord of Evil!
 
2014-07-30 05:19:33 PM  

AlHarris31: All hail Brak, Lord of Evil!


denia.tripod.com
 
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