Penny got a shelf from Ikea, and the boys are helping her with it. As always, they are overdoing it completely.
Howard: These instructions are a pictographic representation of the least imaginative way to assemble these components. This right here is why Sweden has no space program.
Penny: Well, uh, it looked pretty good in the store.
Leonard: It is an inefficient design, for example Penny has a flat screen TV, which means all the space behind it is wasted.
Sheldon: We could put her stereo back there.
Leonard: And control it how?
Sheldon: Run an infra-red repeater, photocell here, emitter here, easy-peasy.
Howard (after Raj whispers in his ear): Good point, how you gonna cool it?
Penny: Hey guys, I got this.
Sheldon: Hang on Penny. How about fans, here and here?
Leonard: Also inefficient, and might be loud.
Howard: How about liquid coolant? Maybe a little aquarium pump here, run some quarter inch PVC…
Penny: Guys, this is actually really simple.
Howard: Hold on, honey, men at work.
pictograph = a diagram or graph using pictured objects to convey ideas, information, etc.
representation = the way that something is shown or described
imaginative = new, original, and clever
to assemble = to fit the different parts of something together
repeater = an electrical device that amplifies incoming electrical signals, thus compensating for transmission losses
photocell = an electrical device that produces a current or a voltage when light shines on it
emitter = something that emits (= sends out) light, a noise, or a substance
easy-peasy = very easy
gonna = going to
hang on = wait for a short time
fan = A fan moves the air and makes yourself feel cooler.
liquid coolant = a liquid used to keep a machine or engine cool while it is operating
honey = a name you call someone you love or like very much
(definitions taken from the Cambridge and Collins Dictionary)
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