February 8th, 2006

Mister Cranky-pants

(no subject)

Attention Drug Companies:

You are using up all the good sci-fi names stop it!

Seriously. This is getting out of hand.

I need a good name for a space location. How 'bout, hmm... the Entex Nebula? Wait, no, Entex is my sinus medication.

The spiffy material we use in the warp-drive. Dilithium's taken... nexium? No, that's for heartburn.

A holiday season for the Jovian moons. Celebrex? No, dammit, that's a, what, arthritis medication? I don't even know what it is and I can't use it!

The Zantac should be an alien race, not an antacid! Effexor should be a comedic supervillain or something, not an antidepressant! I should be able to name a group of roving agriculturists the Viagara without implying things about their sex lives!

Hell, we can't even name a mailing list "socialissues" because it has 'cialis' buried in it so it gets caught by spam filters!

ARGH!

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Failure to comply will be punished by being forced to listen to Fran Drescher read the contraindications and "possible side-effects may include" small print for your entire product line.

Thank you for your cooperation.