your afternoon schadenfreude

This here’s what’s known as a career-limiting situation


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Vladimir Putin held a press event at his residence in Sochi on Thursday to show off a brand new military-grade version of a Russian-built UAZ Patriot truck. In the course of the inspection, Putin tried to open the front passenger-side door, but the door wouldn’t budge. The head of the Main Armor Office of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Alexander Shevchenko, stepped up to help the President. The Russian General pulled on the door handle and it gave away, coming off in his hand. The nervous-looking general then proceeded to demonstrate the other strong points of the new UAZ: the back door still opens, and the vehicle can be fitted with a 12mm machine gun. [more fun with Vlad]

Pack yourself some warm uniforms, General.
You other guys? Well, you’ll be issued uniforms where you’re goin’. Hope you’re not allergic to salt.

(What? Yeah, the expression on the face of the guy behind ‘im — saw his career flash before his eyes.)

UPDATE: The guy in back (@17s) reminds me of… (BTF): »
Col Hans Landa
in Inglorious Basterds

~ Cultural ref ~

10 Comments!

  1. Fawkes News (V for Article V)
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm |

    I can’t wait to see who gets erased from the pictures.

  2. Posted May 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm |

    Russian quality control …

  3. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 1:08 pm |

    No problem, tovarisch. The general was demonstrating the strength of his grip.

  4. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 1:25 pm |

    In North Korea, they would’a done a live demonstration of the machine gun immediately following. Without a head start.

  5. Posted May 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm |

    Putin was put out.

    Jim
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  6. Dave
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm |

    Trump says we have to make these in America now, no more outsourcing.
    Make USSR Great Again.

  7. Another_Bob
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm |

    I’ll see your busted jeep and raise you an F-35.

  8. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted May 16, 2016 at 10:23 pm |

    Jim ^5
    Excellent. Exxxcellent !
    </PeterLorreVoice>

  9. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted May 17, 2016 at 7:41 am |

    aaaaand this is why Muzzie Achmed sticks to Toyotas…

  10. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm |

    ^(1) I can’t wait to see who gets erased from the pictures.

    But then you won’t be able to see them. (Kinda frustrating, ain’t it?)