Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

Ann Arbor’s heartache plastered on a shirt: the closing of the Pfizer lab/factory in my home town has “liberated” several thousand people of their jobs. One of these is my friend Kyle “Coney Dog” Kuzzpit who sent me this hilarious t-shirt.


A lucky, lucky few will be transferred to Pfizer’s main headquarters in Groton, CT. The majority are gonna be applying for unemployment…….which has led to this even slightly more hilarious t-shirt.


(Hat tip, Kyle.)


  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    February 21, 2007

    A few of them could head to Groton, NY.

  2. #2 chezjake
    February 21, 2007

    A favorite local joke in Groton used to be:

    Why do so many local boys join the submarine service (based in Groton)?

    To escape the smell of the Pfizer plant. (They had humongous fermenters to produce the precursors to semi-synthetic antibiotics.)

  3. #3 Tom B
    October 19, 2007

    I earned mine in ’03, with the Pharmacia “merger”. The hacked logo was invented at that time.

  4. #4 Alex
    February 13, 2008

    Sometimes I feel like corporate spoofs are questionable in terms of their creativity and legality (and so does cafepress), but “Pfired” actually makes a lot of sense in this case.

  5. #5 Joe Baker
    August 6, 2008

    I recently purchased a second-hand t-shirt bearing the slogan


    Does anyone know where this comes from?

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