MacGyvering: Artemus Delphus, when face with a boast about Terrance "Pistol" Hick's mechanical feats, gets into an argument as to who can out Mac Gyver who:
Pistol: Whatever you gotta do mate... you know your stuff but I've fixed/built more than a few things in much worse conditions... you ever repaired a tractor in a hail storm, or fixed your planes feul intake in a jungle?
Artemus: Yeah....I've fixed my sister's Nova with nothin' but a hammer, three bands of rubber, a top hat, some brass, and a bottle of Lengish Red in the middle of Grottopolis all while trying to make a trade to Uurwerk within the next 6 hours....what's your point?
Pistol: That's more like it, but instead of having a my story top yours war I was just pointing out that 'soundproof' might be a bit errr hopefull.... oh and did I ever tell you about the time that I fixed my havoc in flight, between luz and Tehras, with a towers shots resounding around me with only a pair of plyers, my teeth, a piece of leather, and some chewing gum?
Artemus: For shame....What's real skill is trying to fix a scout ballon, midflight between here and Echo because the engine exploded. I had to build a new engine with naught but two friends, the brass horn of a victrolla, and a sophisticated looking picture of Fuseli.
Pistol: Thats lil' stuff, I once used naught more than a coffee cup, a quarter, 2 lemons, and a dartboard fashioned in the shape of volstoy to build a glider that took me clear from midgard to Islo...