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Lynn Thompson says
April 24, 2021 at 9:23 am
Thank you, Ilona Andrews for the post. Interesting digitalization of picture. Poor bovine.
April 24, 2021 at 9:29 am
Moderator R says
The robot eating roasted sunflower seeds out of a paper cone and the fractal cucumbers were my favourite ????
April 24, 2021 at 9:30 am
I know, right? Memories.
April 24, 2021 at 9:34 am
I love the folk song. Is that famous? Absolutely gorgeous!
April 24, 2021 at 9:45 am
Trust the internet to serve- someone ripped the song on Soundcloud and added artist information and lyrics: https://soundcloud.com/some-music-193214270/song-from-russian-cyberpunk-farm-bootleg
Vocals: Liliana Bush and Darya Scherbak (“Vanya” folk ensemble) Lyrics: Antony Copenkin
“Oh you copters flying yonder, copters o’dove-color gray
Over field and over meadow, and then over sky away.
Hey you birdie, iron fowl, you will never feel for me
Zooming over mother earth, a copter with no nest to be
Android sitting on the ground — all in sorrow, bowing head
Why that robot is so yearning? That must be the new upgrade.
Hey you system, complex system, tell us how to get control?
Everything is so unclear, but we surely like it all!
And the robot-bird has soared, but its blades won’t even twitch
Oh, its battery is empty, GPS is loading zilch
It keeps flying on its height, special frequency on site
The copter swishes with its wings, over sky and clouds it swings.
Humming as a bumblebee, I can hear static noise
I know robots are almighty. Shame that robots are not like us.”
April 24, 2021 at 10:01 am
На земле сидел андроид, Опустивший голову. От чего тоскует робот? Да от апгрейда нового.
April 26, 2021 at 5:50 am
Ahahahahahah….love this, and so very very true
April 24, 2021 at 10:31 am
Oh, that’s good.
Gaëlle from France says
April 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm
Thank you !!
I love it!
Michele G says
April 24, 2021 at 9:36 am
LOL, where do I send my CV?
April 24, 2021 at 10:04 am
This is the second one it’s about Russian galactic railroad))).
April 25, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Well it LOOKS funny. Wish it were subtitled for those who took Spanish in high school instead of Russian.
April 24, 2021 at 10:08 am
That’s Brilliant! I loved the wife’s (?) telepresence device to nag him remotely!
There’s got to be a TV series that can come out of that advert surely!
Mary O'Maley says
April 24, 2021 at 10:11 am
Kat in NJ says
April 24, 2021 at 10:12 am
I love starting the weekend with smiles….thank you! ????
Kat M. says
April 24, 2021 at 10:23 am
That was creepy and uncomfortable and amazing. I loved it.
April 24, 2021 at 10:24 am
???????????????????? thank you for that. It made my morning start with laughter. It helps that I love all things Russian, having Russian roots but I was born in America. Where can i sign up? ????
April 24, 2021 at 10:27 am
April 24, 2021 at 10:38 am
Fun! Thank you for the giggle. I’d have never found it.
Donna A says
April 24, 2021 at 10:42 am
I would 100% watch a series derived from this ???? Life on the farm. . .
Marti Wulfow Garner says
April 24, 2021 at 10:49 am
Stacy McKnight says
April 24, 2021 at 10:52 am
Aww unrequited love.
Deborah Roill says
April 24, 2021 at 10:56 am
Nay for me on the castle. I agree to much wood to much junk inside To many different blues. I guess not my cup of tea. Loved the farmer’s skit. Especially the aliens eating in the fields ????
April 24, 2021 at 10:58 am
That was fantastic. When he tried to kiss the robot? Genius.
April 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm
They have “something like love” ????
Amy Ann says
April 24, 2021 at 5:47 pm
And she only has eyes for the tractor (or whatever that was). Too funny.
April 25, 2021 at 11:43 am
Stronk like bull, smart like tractor!
Angela Knight says
April 24, 2021 at 11:02 am
Truly demented. Love it!
April 24, 2021 at 11:08 am
The black hole outhouse was the best part.
April 24, 2021 at 2:09 pm
Terrie Cunningham says
April 24, 2021 at 11:16 am
This was well done
April 24, 2021 at 11:17 am
Lol. That made my lunch break just a little brighter.
April 24, 2021 at 11:18 am
absolutely brilliant! thank you
Karen T says
April 24, 2021 at 11:38 am
I love that SO. MUCH. Can you translate the song for us?
April 24, 2021 at 11:40 am
Hey Karen, If you look up in the comments, I provided a translation 🙂 . You can also see a version of it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-zH3Dgo7ow
April 24, 2021 at 11:41 am
Never mind. I saw it.
April 24, 2021 at 11:46 am
This was so cool. I loved the fractal veggies. Love the black hole outhouse, The beautiful music was a brilliant touch. The sopranos was such a human element in a A. I. world. Felt sorry for the cows.
April 24, 2021 at 11:51 am
Love it, especially the postal service!
April 24, 2021 at 12:03 pm
A new classic! Thanks for the giggles.
April 24, 2021 at 12:08 pm
Oh, wow! This is a gem! Especially, since I understand what he said in Russian and in English. Thank you, Ilona for posting this.
Gloria Magid says
April 24, 2021 at 12:25 pm
I love robot in love with the tractor!
April 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm
Just like at home.I like the idea of black hole as a toilet.
Lizz D. says
April 24, 2021 at 1:29 pm
Bahahahaha! My husband was laying on the couch hearing me giggle and was like… “What are you watching?” Me: Something Ilona Andrews posted. Him: Ah. Them again. ???????????? He’s used to me giggling at your stuff. ????
April 24, 2021 at 2:02 pm
Wicked clever How do you find these things? Thanks for the chuckles.
Ann M says
April 24, 2021 at 2:04 pm
I am packing my bags…..
April 24, 2021 at 2:14 pm
Couldn’t stop laughing!!
April 24, 2021 at 2:16 pm
Thanks for the laughs.
April 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm
Suzann Schmid says
April 24, 2021 at 2:22 pm
Whoa, I am still laughing at the outhouse and the” we have love” and her kissing the tractor instead. Not ready to sign up quite yet. ????♂️
Joyce MacPherson says
April 24, 2021 at 2:58 pm
Interesting, strange but very interesting!
Kelly M says
HAHAHA! I really wish I understood the words to the songs.
April 24, 2021 at 4:12 pm
That was hilarious!!! Where ever did u find it???
Inga Abel says
April 24, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Kindle for the books and Netflix?!? I am IN!!!! Greets from switzerland! Inga
Patricia Warner says
April 24, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Love the factual cucumber!
April 24, 2021 at 5:18 pm
I loved the music! Ensemble Vanya appears to have just this one single out– would truly appreciate leads for more in this vein 🙂
April 24, 2021 at 8:27 pm
ZOMG….I have just enough Russian left to understand most of the song and I nearly did a spit take. That was hysterical….
April 25, 2021 at 2:11 am
???????????? But poor guy is in love with one of his workers but she’s in love with his tractor ????????
April 25, 2021 at 2:47 am
The video you linked is not from the original creator, it seems they stole and re-uploaded the content from the source channel. The original channel is called birchpunk (you can see their watermark in the top right of the video), and here’s the link to the video from their page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HZ4DnVfWYQ
Could you please edit the post so it links to the original? I think the creators should get the views 🙂
April 28, 2021 at 1:42 am
Ah, no wonder the first video had so few views. Then when I watched it again there were 30k comments.
Kerrie Anne Arroyo says
April 25, 2021 at 7:28 am
April 25, 2021 at 8:37 am
ROFL. Sadly I do not know the Russian alphabet so cannot give this it’s proper due.
Shannon Gleich says
April 25, 2021 at 8:51 am
OMG! Thank you! I haven’t laughed so hard all week!!
Cheryl M says
April 25, 2021 at 9:29 am
Thanks for the smile and giggle this morning!
April 25, 2021 at 11:47 am
Who ever posted the Russian galactic train to Mars, follow up… thank you. I am ROLFing hard. Shades of Sci Fi classics. The end with the alien piggy thing? Classic. And the uncle who signed the safety wavier! And the star ship trooper… but I really love the music…Satisfaction!
April 25, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Your birth country has a strange sense of humor XD
April 25, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Pretty darn funny! Thanks for the giggle!
April 25, 2021 at 3:16 pm
That was Brilliant! Thank you so much for a much needed giggle.
April 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm
Sending this to a friend at JPL. She herds the nerds, in her words.
April 26, 2021 at 5:08 am
Hi Moderator R!
I came across a book in Goodreads with a suspiciously familiar cover. Don’t know if it counts as copyright infringement, but thought you might want to know.
April 26, 2021 at 5:22 am
No worries, the image was not commissioned specifically for Hidden Legacy, there is no copyright issue. Thank you for signaling ☺️.
April 26, 2021 at 8:19 am
Hi Moderator R,
I wonder if you or Ilona saw my comment above? I don’t know if some comments get lost so I’m replying to your comment in case you get a notification of a reply. I’ve copied my comment again below here:
April 26, 2021 at 9:16 am
Thank you for the link.
As shocking as it is, we take weekends off, so repeated comments only make more work for ModR.
The video has been edited.
April 26, 2021 at 7:52 am
Thank you, this is hilarious.
I loved the уаз bus with the antigravity drive. Brought back some childhood memories. I could almost feel my teeth (fillings) shake :)))))
Mar Ovalles says
April 26, 2021 at 2:01 pm
I don’t speak or understand a lot of Russian, and this is so funny!
I do have a couple of Ukrainian friends. I passed along the link.
BTW – where I live there is a large, active, and social Ukraine community. They hold a festival at a park nearby and its always well-attended.
J D says
April 26, 2021 at 11:18 pm
It is subtitled. You have to turn on the closed captioning for the video to see it, though.
April 27, 2021 at 8:58 am
omg. crying with laughter. I read a LOT of dystopian fiction, science fiction, military science fiction, and thrillers (spy, political, courtroom, etc). This is such a funny funny mashup of the tropes…..
Wendy S says
April 27, 2021 at 12:38 pm
So that’s where Ilona’s humor comes from? A little twisty, a little dark.
Richard Hainsworth says
April 29, 2021 at 2:39 am
The space train video by the same team is even better – so much life crammed into a tiny short video. There is also a video about New Year on the farm. Elsewhere on YouTube are interviews with the maker (in Russian) on how he and his friends made these videos. They took about a month each. No commercial backing, only friends and cooperation. Absolute genius! Thank you Ilona for the link. Made my day.
April 29, 2021 at 11:20 am
I learned a Russian word from the space train vid: Iom = hammer? Lol. Links to interviews with creators? Love to read it if translated into English. Pure genius. They could make a name for themselves. Reminds a bit of FireFly only with more humor!
April 29, 2021 at 11:24 am
Hey Oona, You can find an interview with the creator, Sergey Vasilyev, here https://thecommontable.eu/cyberpunk-farm/ I hope this helps 🙂
Jill Dolbeare says
May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am
Ok, that was hilarious!
Fran S says
May 1, 2021 at 1:28 pm
That was a lot of fun!
Lorraine ellis says
May 6, 2021 at 5:09 pm
Wonderful! That fella is a natural at this. Thanks for sharing:)