Quote Originally Posted by Scalebug View Post
That last part always made me chuckle, and so nicely captures the view of how technology works in the 40K universe. Everyone (or atlest, back then, 1993...) has had an old TV making noises or having the picture fail somehow, and banging it fixed the problem... I had a bucket of tennis balls to throw at mine back in the days, when it started whining. Aparently, that that was what is't spirit demanded.
The funny thing is, I read "blow" as in blowing dust of something old. Its still very weird to have a ritual "blow" in that sense too since it would be utterly pointless.