Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thomas f'ing Edison

Ask a Russian engineer to design you a shoe, and he'll give you something that looks like the box the shoe came in. Ask him to design something that will slaughter Germans, and he turns into Thomas fucking Edison.
~ Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon

A T-34 was submerged in a lake for 56 years. Some plucky Estonians pulled it out. Everything was in working order except the engine.

Give the Soviets their due - they make made really rugged killing machines.

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