Nobody could have foreseen their using a woman as a weapon

Monday, 27 June, Year 8 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Motto: This is about that, obviously.

Nobody could have foreseen that isotretinoin aka 13-cis retinoic acid is reasonably easy to synthesizei, and in any case readily available in great volume.

Nobody could have foreseen someone could infiltrate the warehouse of a major pharma distributor, and quietly replaced the birth control patches stored there with their equivalent versions - except rather than based on ethinyl estradiol and norelgestromin, these'd just be a slow release mix of isotretinoin and dimethyl sulfoxide.

Nobody could have foreseen that women who wear birth control patches do so in order to engage in otherwise unprotected sex, just like nobody could have foreseen that the few and far between that'd actually notice an improvement in their acne wouldn't necessarily complain to anyone about it, much less to anyone competent enough to catch on. Because nobody could have foreseen that in "modern democracy" such competence is no longer available, unless forewarned the most specialized specialist would not think to look into the patch, nor would have the tools to do so. Because that's what JIT means, and that's what specialisation means : you can't do anything, unless you prepared for it in advance - and so the "serve and protect" people can't serve and don't protect.

Nobody could have foreseen that the ill effects would go unnoticed for weeks, perhaps months until anyone actually figured out what's going on. Nobody could have foreseen that even then, it'd probably be a little too late for most of the women involved, just as nobody could have foreseen the hassle of identifying all the victims, tracing all the sales and so forth etcetera would readily exceed the capabilities of a recently Obama'd health system.

Truly nobody could have foreseen how beautiful coneheads with a vague Hitchcokian profile can really be, small ears and deffective hearts and glands y compris. And how they, too, could change the world!

As per tradition, let us continue by pointing out that for all you know this plan is well underway already, and has been going on for the past three weeks. For all you know a shelf stocking peon is grinning as we speak. For all you know next Saturday you'll meet the father of your child, which you probably should baptise Alfred. In either case. What difference do you think gender makes, when isotrentinoin is there to offer a solid basis to similarity ? Alfred's a fine girl's name.

What now ?

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  1. For instance, apud Mohammad Salman, Suresh J. Babu , Vijay K. Kaul , Purna C. Ray , and Naresh Kumar of the Chemical Research Division, Ranbaxy Research Laboratories, Gurgaon-122 001, India.

    Suffice it to say that if you can make meth, you definitely can make this ; suffice it to observe that at last count there were in excess of 100`000 households and other premises that could make meth, just in a fraction of the Northern fraction of the American continent. []

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8 Responses

  1. But the pimples would be gone!

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 27 June 2016

    This is also true.

  3. :D

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 27 June 2016

    Haha hello there!

  5. Been there, done that, thalidomide.

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 27 June 2016

    No, you couldn't have foreseen that was an accident.

  7. Happens regularly enough in American pharma (e.g., 'Propecia')

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    But nevertheless.

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