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Old 04-15-2013, 05:24 AM   #6391
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It's called "russian repair" (in PL too).
Stuff being rather sturdy and resistant to damages as such but tended to jam, loosen etc.
Thus all was needed (and often the only available method) was to whack at the device in question and curse.
Exactly. Thanks for being here to explain. Soviet design was ugly, but lasted for ages.

Another such is a drawing from long ago I can only describe:

TV without any knobs.
On the top panel of the set are the areas labeled 'Volume', 'Contrast', 'Brightness' etc.
Beside the set stands a somewhat hairy man banging busily.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #6392
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travger np. I still remember socialist high tech
Methinks you should have kept the "Yob tvoyu mat!" untranslated in the joke
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:06 PM   #6393
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #6394
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Is that a ski / sled hill?

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #6395
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:02 PM   #6396
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Is that a ski / sled hill?

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #6397
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #6398
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #6399
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Is that a ski / sled hill?

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Ski, I guess. The snow is well worked. Sledding is better in the fluffy stuff.

One of the two is definitely wearing a helmet and it seems the other one is latching on a snowboard... Ski hill.

Winter is so long this year!!! There's at least 24" thick ice in the pool...
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #6400
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:20 PM   #6401
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #6402
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A man and a woman were having dinner in a fine restaurant. Their waitress, taking another order at a table a few paces away noticed that the man was slowly sliding down his chair and under the table, with the woman acting unconcerned. The waitress watched as the man slid all the way down his chair and out of sight under the table.

Still, the woman dining across from him appeared calm and unruffled, apparently unaware that her dining companion had disappeared. After the waitress finished taking the order, she came over to the table and said to the woman, “Pardon me, ma’am, but I think your husband just slid under the table.”

The woman calmly looked up at her and replied firmly, “Oh no, my husband just walked in the door.”
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