Woe is the poor air conditioner in the street: broken, abandoned, left to the ignominious fate of curbside torpor and refuse truck oblivion. A life of service deserves a nobler end, perhaps one final chance to serve.
A hard surface and an open space are all that is required for a Small Appliance Departure Rite. Audio-visual documentation is strongly recommended. These ceremonies should include as much ritual as inspiration permits, such as chanting ("Cooling unit, cooling unit, cooling unit . . .), a brief manifesto, and/or exaggerated body movements.
To begin, take the remains of the appliance by the cord and spin overhead. Strike repeatedly until creative and therapeutic rethinking of obsolescence is achieved.