Where are the Polish plumbers when you need them?

The American tourist who spent $30m on a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) won’t be pleased that the Russian crapper installed on the orbiting tin can has failed once again.

“The problem appears to be a [gas] separator issue.”

said NASA spokesman John Ira Petty. And this no doubt with a smug look on his face, despite the fact that the Americans have reportedly paid $19m for a second Russian-made toilet from the firm that made the pongy commode currently causing problems on the ISS.

I wonder what Slavoj Žižek would have to say about this.