Dark Lord of the Sith joins the global land rush

Hat tip to Greg Kitt for alerting TN readers to the alarming news that the Dark Side of the Force has joined sovereign funds and unscrupulous private investors in the rush for large-scale investment in developing countries’ land. In this case, it seems that Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith, needed to pick up some cheap land in a quick and non-transparent deal to park his intergalactic TIE fighter. Having been alerted to a “decision by city authorities to grant attractive land plots along the sea coast to a group of people for free” in Odessa (Ukraine), Reuters reports that the terrifying fallen Jedi knight arrived at the municipal building to claim his due. For the video version here, see here. And, while we are on the lighter side, for some utterly gratuitous footage of Lord Vader behaving badly in the Death Star cafeteria (care of Eddie Izzard and an anonymous lego genius), see here.

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One response to “Dark Lord of the Sith joins the global land rush

  1. Princess Leia and Julia Tymoshenko have similar hairstyles. And the Belarus national library looks like the death star. Do we need more proof?

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