Darth Vader Denied Vote in Ukrainian Parliamentary Election

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Welcome to the dark side… of politics.

Viktor Shevchenko, a former electrician - turned sith lord - turned political candidate, was not allowed to vote in Ukraine's parliamentary election on Sunday, due to the fact that he refused to remove his helmet.

Schevchenko, who legally changed his name to Darth Vader prior to the elections, said he "would die if he took his helmet off," according to ABC News.

He arrived at the polling station standing atop a large black van blasting the Imperial March.

Vader was running in the Ukraine's Internet Party, with promises to turn the Ukraine into a "galactic empire" and build a military space station "that will protect the whole territory of Ukraine."

Can We Try That Again in a Human Language?

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Can We Try That Again in a Human Language?
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From the submitter:

I have no idea who this guy is. I accepted his friend request because we have lots of mutual friends, and I keep him because.. this. The definition of a Failbook friend!

Ukrainian Astronomers Officially Name a Star "Putin is a D-ckhead"

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Ukrainian Astronomers Officially Name a Star "Putin is a D-ckhead"
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The Kepler Astroseismic Science Consortium has a funding project called the Pale Blue Dot Project, which allows anyone to purchase naming rights to a star for the astronomically (see what I did there?) low price of $10.00. A group of Ukrainian astronomers did just that, and elected to name a star "Putin-Huilo," with "huilo" being Ukrainian slang for "d-ckhead," "a-hole," or "dipsh-t."

The astronomers got the name from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia's now-famous outburst in June, in which he yelled "Putin is a d*ckhead!" in front of an angry crowd outside the Russian embassy in Kiev. The diss may seem rather pedestrian to the rest of us, but it's rather unique coming from a government official. The Kremlin called for Deshchytsia's resignation after the outburst, to which Deshchytsia presumably replied "lol no."

Fast and Furious: Ukrainian Drift 

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The driver of a BMD-2 airborne infantry fighting vehicle showed off his skills when he gunned his motor and carved up a couple of donuts in the streets of Slavyansk.

After 12: Meet The World's Best Bartender

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Alexander Shtifanov is his name, and he recently wowed crowds and judges on Ukraine's Got Talent with ridiculous feats of flipping and pouring, all while not spilling a drop. After watching him, I felt compelled to practice bottle flipping a bit myself, because I don't think making alcohol disappear qualifies as a particularly rare talent.

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