Saturday, January 16, 2010
I just watched a 70 minute documentary called Yank Tanks. It features the creative mechanics who keep old American jalopies running in Cuba. With no spare parts, everything is hand made. A man kneads asbestos like dough with his HANDS and bakes it to make brake pads. Common household glass is heated and placed on top of a metal mold to make windshields. A chain link fence is disassembled so it can be used as a welding rod. Holy crap. MacGyver would fit right in.