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‘Well, Those Ukraine Girls Really Knock Me Out, They Leave the West Behind’

Posted on | March 19, 2022 | Comments Off on ‘Well, Those Ukraine Girls Really Knock Me Out, They Leave the West Behind’

In 2018, Veronika Didusenko was crowned as Miss Ukraine, but four days later, she was stripped of her title when pageant officials discovered that she was divorced and had a young child. More recently, she was forced to flee Kyiv after the Russians invaded Ukraine.

Permit me to reiterate my longstanding “Don’t Deport the Hotties” exemption to my otherwise xenophobic immigration policy, i.e., that the United States should always welcome beauty pageant winners, international supermodels, and other extraordinarily attractive women. Whatever other goals our immigration policy seeks to achieve, there is no reason why America shouldn’t maximize our share of the world’s pulchritude by granting green cards to good-looking women.

While I can’t say that Donald Trump has officially endorsed my position on this issue, his choice of Slovenian supermodel Melania suggests his general sympathy for the plight of foreign-born beauties desiring to, uh, bring their tempest-tossed selves through the golden door.

Trivia time! Perhaps you didn’t know that Paul McCartney first began writing “Back in the U.S.S.R” as a spoof of Chuck Berry’s “Back in the USA,” but during a chance encounter with Mike Love of the Beach Boys (while they were meeting up with the Maharishi in 1968), Love suggested the idea of a “California Girls”-type theme for the bridge, and thus inspired the famous lyrics:

Well, those Ukraine girls really knock me out,
They leave the West behind.
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my my-my-my-my-mind.

During the recording of “Back in the U.S.S.R,” Paul was trying to tell Ringo Starr what drum part he wanted him to play, which annoyed the drummer enough that he walked out of the session, planning to quit the band. Paul then took over on drums, with John Lennon switching to bass guitar while they laid down the basic track, and then they overdubbed everything — Ringo isn’t on the record at all!



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