Help Me…I am being held in a Soviet Work Camp

| March 21, 2020


I am beginning to doubt my ability to survive the quarantine.   The Soviet makes me do things…  I am looking for a field manual on how to limit the demands of a Spousal Unit  during a National Crisis.

Item on the list #17 –  Clean out the entire Dryer Duct…seriously?   How do they come up with this stuff?

It’s going to be a long hard summer if I do not get a grip on things.

Please advise.




Category: Cold War, Exploitation, Humor, I hate hippies, YGBSM!!

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  1. I use a 110 PSI electric air compressor to blow out the dryer duct inside the drier and a vaccume cleaner with the connected hose working on the outside wall pulling the lint out through the vent. Lint burns fast and hot and we used to get drier fires in laundra mats and private homes where sometimes we had the fire extending through the wall and or within the space that the unit stood. Can’t let the lint build up.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      I clean that screen religiously and stick a vacuum wand into the duct at least every other month or so.

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    It could be worse, Dave. My wife is pregnant!

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    Shop vac on reverse.

  4. Roh-Dog says:

    One does not negotiate with the jailer without their permission.
    I recommend rioting and taking a hostage or escape.
    Of course, there is always the option of becoming a supine subservient cur, maybe by trading ‘certain favors’….

  5. Sparks says:

    Uh…please count me in on the rescue team. Please.

  6. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    Actually a good idea to clean it out yearly. While you are at it, go outside to where the heating and air system drain pipe is, plug the end with a wine cork, turn off the unit, open beneath the filter and pour bleach into it. Give ten minutes, unplug and flush with hot water.
    We have numerous cases in our area and most of us are hunkering down. I’ve been working on the granddaughter’s soon to be coin collection identifying a few yet unidentified tokens. Nailed one yesterday as a semi-rare Swedish elevator token. Anyone have coins from off the beaten track countries? Would appreciate your duplicates, have a few to swap.

    • lmn0351 says:

      as a heating and a/c tech,,,,we do not recommend using bleach….not heathy if it doesnt clear and backs up….use 1 cup of vinegar….let sit 15 minutes flush with warm water,,,,also recommend doing this for your washer and dish washer….after adding vinegar run through machines shortest cycle

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I’ll hook the Shop Vac on the outside and pour some boiling water through it, works for me!

    • Stacy0311 says:

      I have a few from Bulgaria and a small butter cookie tin full of other random coins. When quarantine eventually kicks in, I’ll have time to look more closely. Probably just a bunch of Japanese, Korean and German coins.
      Not really a collector, more of a hoarder/too lazy to throw away….

      • Club Manager, USA ret. says:

        My public email is I do not have any from Bulgaria and would love a few. Plenty of German, Japanese and Korean. Be happy to exchange some neat Panamanian pennies and/or anything else extra you may want. Just so you know, the collection goes to a six year old granddaughter and not being filled out for profit. Thank you.

        • AW1Ed says:

          Your business, CM, but I sent you RGR 4-78’s email as requested. I prefer this method so you don’t have to put your email address in the public light. An abundance of caution, I’m sure, but it helps this Admin to sleep at night.

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      I have an old Buster Brown bronze token that I found about 20 years ago, it has a large swastika on the reverse, the date on the obverse is 1910.

      Have a bunch of other tokens, most not in the best of shape since I dug them up.

      Get my email from the moderators and drop me a line.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      I’ll have to look and see what we have, mainly European coins pre-EU when we were stationed in Germany 78-82. Found a couple of WWII aluminum German marks, not going to get rid of those.
      Also have (somewhere) a partial jar of Korean one Wan, small aluminum coins that I meant to use as game playing pieces.

      Contact Admin for my email if you are interested. May take me a day (or two or three…) to get back to you.

      • Club Manager, USA ret. says:

        Thanks but have those from my military and government service. Lots of good web sites where you can research your coins online.

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    Save the lint. Spin it into yarn. Learn to knit.

    • Roh-Dog says:

      What I like to do with it: save it for the white-footed mouse.
      The wfm is a vector for deer ticks ergo Lyme.
      Before I stuff it into cardboard tubes for the meecees I treat it with insecticide, usually sevin but permethrin would work too (maybe betterer)

  8. AW1Ed says:

    Take up a hobby. Run a MilBlog or something to fill those empty hours. Also, an option used by Acoustic Systems Operators known as “null-steering” deletes unwanted sound sources. This would be useful to learn.

  9. Doc Savage says:

    “Clean out the entire Dryer Duct”

    Lady Savage wanted me to do this last summer….its flex tube ducting; I said “screw it”, and simply replaced the ducting.

    About $12 and 5 minutes.

    • Docsfan says:

      Dear Jesus. Is this THE Doc?!

      You saved my life.

      • AW1Ed says:

        First comment, Docsfan, welcome. Unless you’ve been lurking for a while, please read the info found in the TAH FNG tab at the top of the site.
        Again, welcome.

  10. Blaster says:

    PSA- Soviet women ain’t the only ones that drive that work camp agenda! Be aware.

    I have found, after intensive research, that whiskey helps. 90-proof preferably!

  11. 5th/77th FA says:

    Dave, Bless your Heart. Behold my field of sympathies. It, just like my field of phuques, is barren and I have none to give. Since it’s you I will volunteer to help out on The Soviet’s Bubble Baths and her pedicures.

    Bet there is a lot of pink fuzz in that dryer vent.

    • Poetrooper says:

      “Bet there is a lot of pink fuzz in that dryer vent.”

      From Dave’s jammies?

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Poe, I was tiptoeing around that minefield. I have heard that there is a fuzzy pink robe in that AO. My concern was if I made mention of said fuzzy pink robe, the photographic evidence of it would show up. AND.WE.DON’T.WANT.THAT!

        I got very concerned when I FIRST clicked on this story from the home page to the read more. I was afraid, very afraid that AW1Ed had taught Dave to use some kinda nulling action to make The Soviet Picture go “poof” and be replaced with the “pink robe” picture. Even worse, the dreaded “bike shorts.” You know, like how ‘Ed will sometimes have one gun pr0n picture showing and when you click you end up with some fugly something or another? Would hate to catch the PTSoD. (Pink Thing Sitting on Dave)

        • Poetrooper says:

          OMG! I had no idea, KOB! Keep your fingers crossed that the robe isn’t one of those stop-at-the-knee jobs where we can see his legs. I’ve heard scuttlebutt that Dave has Quid Pro Joe legs–you know, really skinny and really hairy–that he likes to sit around in his pink robe running his fingers through.

          Please, you Admins, spare us that visual…none of us wants to contract the
          dreaded PTSoD. Thanks for the timely heads-up, KOB.

          • Dave Hardin says:

            You people just hate me cuz I’m pretty.

            • Poetrooper says:

              “You people just hate me cuz I’m pretty.”

              In pink…

            • AW1Ed says:

              Super Stud, Still Life (pretty in pink)

              • 5th/77th FA says:

                Just had to go and do it any how didn’t ya? Damned glad I atleast got some kinda nap before being subjected to this. You beat all, you know that don’t you? I mean, dahell we do to piss you off? Oh…yeah…hmmmm…and that too. Never mind on that.

                You know if you was a gonna dig thru the archives, least you coulda tempered all this with that smokey, gossamer shot of the Soviet in all of her hotness. But nooooooo, we see how you do us. Next thing that’ll be popping up is a biker in shorts. The Horror!

              • Hondo says:

                And here’s his theme song (smile):

  12. Daisy Cutter says:

    Just be patient — Stockholm Syndrome will eventually set in and you’ll sympathize with your captor’s goals.

  13. Skippy says:

    As I’m typing this my better half is in freak out mode
    I’m tired of cleaning toilets

  14. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    I get the feeling that everyday is “International Women’s Day” in the Hardin household… and DON’T go to YouTube and see how Deadpool celebrates it…

  15. Green Thumb says:

    Can I go?

  16. George V says:

    This isn’t a solution for today, but I use a dryer vent cleaning brush which is like a oversize bottle brush on a long flexible metal spring shaft. My vent is just under 10 feet long and has some bends in the flexible metal duct. I disconnect the dryer, take the vent flaps off outside, and shove the 10′ long brush handle through the vent. When the brush is into the vent tube, go to the other end and pull the brush through. Do this 3 or 4 times, then suck out the chunks of link with a shop-vac, hook up the dryer and let it blow out the rest, then reattach the vent flaps outside.

    Home centers, Amazon and probably Wallyworld have these.

  17. Mason says:

    I’ll help you by getting a handle on some of her things, but you owe me.

  18. Skyjumper says:

    Warning Dave, this could be a slippery slope. Today the dryer vent, then tomorrow the stove top vent, then the bathroom ceiling vents, then the ac/furnace exhaust/intake vents (then as long as you are cleaning those, might as well clean/replace the furnace filters)and then on, and on, and on. Have I “vented” too much on this? (grin)

    Long run, better do what you need to do to keep the Soviet/U.S. Marine relations friendly, otherwise you might have to go into the detente phase.

    Good luck, brother. (smile)

  19. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Today the clothes dryer, tomorrow the oven!!!