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Politicians in Western countries talk a lot about the contribution technology can make to politics, but they're generally on about quite limited ideas like video debates. In Russia, some activists are much more avant garde - seeking to make their (unspecified) point by the use of a remote-controlled flying penis fitted with …

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  1. StopthePropaganda
    Joke

    Lulz

    I think i have the same helicopter model they used here, one of the Eflight Blade CX models.

    Now I have another mod idea-thanks Russia!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Bad pun intended

    The pilot seems to have escaped; I bet he is feeling pretty cocky.

  3. David Rollinson
    Paris Hilton

    Nice alliteration Lewis!

    "communist contrarotating copter-cock"

    A bit of a mouthful though...

    Paris (for reasons that don't need stating)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    I thought that kind of thing only happened in Second Life?

    it has begun: the Internet is leaking into the real world

  5. Schultz Silver badge

    Surely...

    He got lost searching the bathroom.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Casparov making a laughing stock of himself

    You need to know Russian to do get that one.

    The chopper is launched right around the time when Casparov is talking about the necessity to treat all political views and opponents with some level of equality and give them the chance to express themselves.

    So the first thing he does after the chopper incident is to snigger at whoever launched it.

    Half of the Russian politicians would have laughed it off. In fact Casparov could have used it as a proof of his point and made a proper joke of it. So instead he showed himself to everyone as a sad w**er.

    Oh well.. At this rate it does not matter how much money we pour into Russian opposition it will not succeed.

  7. Chris C

    Stay in Sadville

    Great, now the retards from Sadville are playing in real-life, too? What do these idiots think is so funny about a flying penis? Is it their pathetic attempt to show the world how big theirs is (when the truth is, I would guess, exactly the opposite)? I imagine these are the same people who think prank/crank phone calls are funny and think the majority of YouTube videos are funny.

    Am I just getting ornery? I'm only 30, so I can't say "in my old age"...

  8. XML slave
    Black Helicopters

    Everybody Wang Chung tonight

    "It's a bird, it's a plane.....it's wedding tackle!"

    "Putin's may be bigger, but mine can do Immelman turns!"

    "The one threat the KGB had never encountered."

    "Now that's a political message I can get behind, but I'd bet my wife would like it behind her!:

    The Icon because of the aerial capers.

  9. John
    Paris Hilton

    Security

    Definitely a security cock up.

    Paris because... it goes without saying.

  10. hi_robb
    Black Helicopters

    They should name this one

    Either

    A helicockter

    or nimrod

    /exits stage left

  11. D
    Paris Hilton

    I'm dissapointed

    that the bodyguards didn't pull out their handguns and open fire on the huge flying cock, which would have made it the coolest youtube clip ever, instead of just standing there looking perplexed for a couple of minutes and then a right hook.

    Paris because she shows no hesitation in dealing with this kind of threat.

  12. StopthePropaganda
    Joke

    Pilot was a d*ck

    but escaped with his joystick intact.

  13. Jonathon Green
    Black Helicopters

    Real life imitating second life?

    And we thought flying genitalia was a purely virtual phenomenon...

    Black Helicopter because it's the only chopper icon available.

    --

    JG

  14. Elmer Phud
    Go

    Who cares?

    I mean, really, who gives a flying fuck about it and does the pilot need a special helmet?

  15. Les Matthew
    Thumb Up

    Chopper manufacturer

    Sicocksky?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    @Casparov making a laughing stock of himself

    "how much money we pour into Russian opposition"

    1) Who is "we"?

    2) And why are "we" doing this?

    3) ....without getting appropriate blowback?

    No answer needed if "we" == "America".

    Insert obligatory "...in Soviet Russia..." Cockocopter joke here.

  17. Anonymous Coward
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    @David

    Heh heh...you said mouthful...heh heh

  18. Tanuki
    Paris Hilton

    Detachable Penis.

    Didn't the rather good band 'King Missile' write a song a while back called "detachable penis" ?

    If so, I guess our erstwhile Russian opposition-leader's just been Missiled.

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    That flying Dick...

    ... is a perfect match for Harry K. political allies.

    He was a great chess player ... and now is less than mediocre politician.

    sic transit gloria mundi

  20. Steve Skipper
    Coat

    Chess master Pwned by Bishop

    The bodyguard gave it a good beating however.

  21. Tim Brown

    Way to go Security Guys!

    The way they immediately stepped up, evaluated the threat, and swatted it out of the sky. Bet Ballmer's wishing his guys were that good...

  22. Daniel B.
    Black Helicopters

    Helicockter

    Now someone seems to have been playing too much Second Life, and decided to do it in real-life! Or were they just trying to be a d*ck?

    Black helicopter, because it would've made a larger err.... "model".

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    That was hilarious

    There might be a market for those things.

  24. anarchic-teapot
    Black Helicopters

    Well obviously

    it would *have* to be in Flash, wouldn't it?

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Heart

    @That was hilarious

    "There might be a market for those things." - yeah, can't wait to get my hands on one of those.

  26. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    I don't know about you but....

    ..I respectfully bow down to our new flying-cock-copter overlords!

  27. Joe Cooper

    Alternative acronym

    Communist Contrarotating Copter-Penis

    CCCP

  28. Sir Runcible Spoon
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    @hi_Rob

    Helicockter - priceless :D LMFAO

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If only it was magenta

    there'd be no need for Photoshop on my next B3ta submission...

  30. TeeCee Gold badge
    Coat

    All the effort going into that drone is wasted.

    There's no market for Wang programmers these days.

  31. Daniel Wilkie
    Dead Vulture

    Worrying...

    Never mind the cockcopter - there's a worrying amount of people in this thread who appear to have been exposed to second life at some point or other from the sounds of things.

    Explain yourselves. Now.

  32. Martin Maloney
    Dead Vulture

    It's SO obvious...

    ...someone was telling Kasparov to go f*ck himself!

    (There's a "butt of the joke" pun in there somewhere, too.)

    Q: How do you make pickle bread?

    A: You start with some dill dough..

  33. Sam

    re XML slave

    Immelman turns? Someone been reading "dogfight" by William Gibson?

  34. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Halo

    Could always be worse...

    Imagine that had of been at the Scientology protest, the implications are enormous!!!!

    <insert Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986>

    Cause Bill rules the world from the gates lair... (cue Dr. Evil laugh)

  35. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    Comming....

    over a politician near you!

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Alert

    Schrödinger's cat vists Sadville?

    Having never been involved with Sadville I immediately thought of a book I read as a teenager, Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson. I seem to recall a man gets his genitals removed for a sex change and gets his "helicockter" stuffed and mounted on the wall. It gets stolen at some point and eventually gets thrown at the pope. (I believe it was painted red, white, and blue at the time).

    The caution sign because it does appear like it is warning of flying phalluses (or is it flying phalli?)

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