¿No se puede? Ba pe-a ma-tii.

Wednesday, 30 September, Year 7 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Remember that 2009 article ? Yeah, the one where I went

Dracu' sa ma ia daca cumpar eu cat traiesc un singur bec de-asta obligatoriu, si dracu' sa ma ia daca nu-mi voi face magazin de becuri de contrabanda aduse de la sarbi. Ca pe vremea aluilalt tampit cu eficienta onirica aplicata (caruia, apropo, nu i-am cumparat nici Tehnica Navigatiei cu Vele, nici biscuitii de beton armat).

id est

May I drop dead if I ever buy one of these mandatory lightbulbs, and may I drop dead if I don't in the end make a contraband lightbulb store with merchandise smuggled in from the Serbs.i. Like in the times of that other idiot with onirically applied efficienciesii (of whose, by the way, I've not bought either The Technique Of Sailingiii nor the cast concrete biscuitsiv.)

Well, five years have passed (or even six), and here I find myself in a country which has pretty much forbidden smoking (because hey, if they copy retarded Californian hipsterism maybe the land values copy themselves over, and nobody notices that Argentina es un pais pobre) going to buy lightbulbs. So they offer me a vast selection of halogens (including those retarded "encapsulated halogen incandescents" that they recently came up with - exactly like an incandescent EXCEPT NOT). And I explain that no, ty, I don't want that shit. I want the old style ones.

This takes a while to sink in, after which... No se puede!!1

E zau ? No se puede ? Ba pe-a ma-tii.


Did you notice the part where it says MP Lamp ? I hope you did.

I hope you did, and I hope we understand each other.

  1. Romania's historically... loose neighbours. []
  2. aka "Tovarasul secretar general al partidului comunist roman, presedinte al republicii socialiste romania, tovarasul Nicolae Ceausescu". []
  3. This was an apoteosis of idiocy in communism - obviously nobody would have been crazy enough to flaunt their ill gotten wealth by buying a fucking yacth. Yet somehow a troll ensconced somewhere managed to get that damned book overprinted and soon enough people were required to buy that thing if they were going to buy any of the more popular fare (a very typically communist idea this, expect to see it soon in a supermarket near you). []
  4. Same kind of product. []
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9 Responses

  1. No, no, you're looking in the wrong section. You're looking for the heat bulbs.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Thursday, 23 March 2017

    Who to the what nao ?

  3. Adevărată burghezie cu cei 150W. E un miracol că ai găsit așa ceva. Parcă maximul era de 100W chiar mai puțin.

  4. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 3 August 2018

    Ei, unii suntem mai speciali asa.

    Intimplarea face ca tocmai ce-am despachetat o duzina de becuri de-astea aspectuoase, cu filament nou cum se pun acuma prin baruri vintage si ce mai, zici ca-s lampi de radio pe vremuri.

  5. becuri edison? merita? eram/sunt si eu tentat.

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 4 August 2018

    Alea, da. Acu' "se merita" e o chestiune complicata, dat fiind ca io am o infinitate de bani, si mi se merita tot soiu' de chestii mie.

  7. hatere care esti, mai si scrisesem corect omitand se-ul! bine, imi iau.

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