R.I.P. Vader (Boing Boing Flickr Pool)


26 Responses to “R.I.P. Vader (Boing Boing Flickr Pool)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    there’s a Vader Washington …
    does that help this rather weak thread along?

  2. eccentriffic says:

    When researching my family tree in elementary school I discovered that I was related to a Vader from Virginia. I was disappointed to find out that his first name was not Darth. ):

  3. felixjawesome says:

    TIL Darth is short for Daniel.

  4. VagabondAstronomer says:

    Thought he was cremated?

  5. ill lich says:

    He died a long time ago. . . in a galaxy far far away.

  6. irksome says:

    Oh Darth, where is thy sting?

  7. Crispinus211 says:


  8. Anonymous says:

    I thought this was about “ITS VADER TIME” Vader :(

  9. Anonymous says:

    Vader is Dutch for father.

  10. BadIdeaSociety says:

    I suppose tragedy plus time DOES equal comedy

    • Jake0748 says:

      “I suppose tragedy plus time DOES equal comedy”.

      First of all… what tragedy? Every death isn’t necessarily a tragedy.

      Second of all… yes, sometimes. :)

  11. mdh says:

    Shouldn’t that be made of carbonite?

  12. EH says:

    I went all through elementary school with a Vader and a Darth, though not the same person.

  13. Qaanaaq says:

    Luke buried at left, Padmé at right. It’s a family thing!

  14. Luc says:

    ‘Vader’ in indeed Dutch for ‘father’, but in this case it seems to be someone’s family name: ‘Anna, wife of Daniel P. Vader’.

  15. Phikus says:

    The plot thickens…

  16. Brainspore says:

    And all this time I thought the last-minute change of heart meant that he died as Anakin Skywalker.

  17. Umbriel says:

    There’s a Vader’s Restaurant in suburban Philadelphia. I’m sure they’re quite tired of the jokes by now…

    “When we last met I was your server… now I am the master!”

    “I have altered your tab. Pray that I do not alter it again.”

    “The headwaiter is not as forgiving as I am.”

    • PFlint says:

      There’s a Jedi Garden (Greek family owned?) restaurant in Chicago’s SW suburbs. I don’t know if they get any jokes, but I always think of jokes when I pass by. “These are not the specials you are looking for.”

      Also, there was a priest in our parish, Father Vader. There’s a joke there somewhere, I just never made one.

  18. penguinchris says:

    There’s at least one Vader buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY, too. I think I may have a photo of it somewhere.

    Anyway, having a name starting with D and the last name Vader is great, even if it isn’t Darth. There’s nothing stopping you from writing your name as D. Vader, which if I were Daniel P. Vader (and if I didn’t die well before the films were made) I would be sure to do where appropriate.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I’m afraid you’re mistaken – Vader rocks on.

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