It’s all fun and games till this happens!
One final dose of Karma! The Jeep carrying Castro’s ashes breaks down during his final funeral procession and needed to be pushed by soldiers.
Sometimes it is as though God is watching, and has a wicked sense of humor.
Castro’s ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday, nine days after the official mourning period began.
The breakdown came in the midst of throngs of “adoring fans” chanting “Long Live Fidel!” in state-mandated displays of emotion.
— Christian Cámara (@Reaganista) December 4, 2016
The breakdown of the Russian-made jeep was ironically symbolic of the barbaric decades of Castro’s rule on the island nation.
— Christian Cámara (@Reaganista) December 4, 2016
“Haha! Hearse carrying diabolical stalinist despot #FidelCastro breaks down during funeral parade processional. #karma, you marvelous bitch!” @Reaganista tweeted.
They lined up by the thousands, acting somber if told to or raucous if needed, Cubans pretended to be saddened by the death of one the Western Hemisphere’s most brutal dictators.
With the exception of the faux-praise from Cubans, only leftist world leaders like Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Vladimir Putin and groups like Black Lives Matter praised the hellbound dead man.
“Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!” Black Lives Matter wrote on an official page.
The Cuban military fired a 21-gun salute and crowds at the entrance to the cemetery sang the national anthem as the ashes entered about 40 minutes later. The ceremony lasted more than an hour and took place out of the public eye after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from the ceremony, Fox News reports.
Castro was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the exile and displacement of millions. His brutal dictatorship was marked by constant antagonism toward everything America represented: Freedom, democracy, liberty and justice.
The breakdown won’t deter the man’s march straight to hell for too long.
Just another example of the failure of his wonderful socialist revolution. How very appropriate!
Jeeps in crates… every collector’s dream!
The American capacity for mass production, shipping, and distribution was one of the major reasons why the Allies won World War II. Among the wonders to move quickly from American factories to the front lines were hundreds of thousands of jeeps. These trucks were simple to use and maintain. They could go anywhere and be adapted for multiple roles.
Stateside factories shipped jeeps in enormous crates—one per jeep. When an assembly line of trained US Army mechanics was ready, it could assemble a jeep in 3 minutes. You can read a copy of the instructions used by soldiers in 1943 at the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
Racing and drifting in the snow with modified power wheels!
Mario Kart hillbilly style!
Chinese folks have always had the self-entertaining mindset to compare little things to big renowned things even just for the slightest resemblance. We had a post last year talking about a homemade knockoff Lamborghini by a 25 years old guy. Recently a chef from Zigong City, Sichuan Province became famous on the Internet for spending only about 4000 yuan in designing and handcrafting what netizens called a knockoff “Hummer”.
The 2 meter long, 1.5 meter high homemade auto took Qu Zhibo 3 years to build since he was busy running his own restaurant. Small as it is, it has everything an auto needed, it burns gasoline and can be driven in the similar manners of a normal car. The only difference lies in the starting – one have to start the kart from behind before jumping into the driver seat to drive, since the engine that remodeled from a motorcycle locates at the end.
From distance, the kart looks like Hummer or Jeep used in America military field operations. “I am a military fan, my design is inspired by armored command vehicle. I am thinking painting it camouflage to make it look more of a real thing.” Said Qu. As for craftsmanship, everything from engine cover, seats, car skin etc are completely handmade by Qu himself, except for steering wheel, tires, tank and engine which are bought parts.
“The kart took me 3 years of hard work, I spent days and nights working things out and designing, I am obsessed with it.” Qu smiled, “I spent nearly 4000 yuan in getting the hard wares, to include painting it, it could amount to 5000 yuan.”
Qu said his “Hummer” is for self-entertainment only. He used to run a suburban passenger transportation business so he knows well about what’s inside a car and how to fix small problems. Although the kart is not remotely comparable to that of a mass produced car, it is kind of swaggering to drive. It can go up to 30 km/h.
“I only drive it a little in front of my restaurant.” Qu is aware that it is against national regulation to put a homemade car on the road, “when I lend it to other people, I always warn them repeatedly to keep off the road.”
Qu invited the reporter to have a try. “Push the lever forward to come down a gear, and push it backward to increase, other things are similar to normal car.” Qu instructed the reporter, who practiced loosing clutch, shifting gear, stepping on gas and driving about in front of the restaurant. “Hey, it is kind of swaggering.” commented the reporter.
Could anyone else see that this was going to happen?
This video is awesome. I can barely get dressed in 4 minutes.
“Want proof that old Jeeps — the original military-spec off-roader — were a work of engineering genius? Watch six soldiers drive up, hop out, tear one apart, put it back together and drive away in four minutes.
The most capable military machine is useless if you can’t use it. By creating a vehicle with the minimum of equipment it was able to produce maximum results. It was so cherished for its simplicity, the Jeep was given the nickname “Just Enough Essential Parts.” It was initially built for the price of about $10,000 a piece in today’s dollars. You can’t say any of that about a Hummer.”