Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tojo Tuesday


Hideki Tojo, the other famous Axis ruler. We're still debating whether or not adding Tojo to the blog would dilute the "Hitlerishness" of the Daily Hitler, because as soon as i came up with Tojo Tuesday i thought of "Wagner Wednesday"... once you do this many posts, you need to liven things up a bit.

Also, now for you, some Hitler jokes.

Q. What should the new master race look like?
A. As thin as Goering, as blond as Hitler and as tall as Goebbels.

Hitler and Goering are standing atop the Berlin Television Tower. Hitler says, "I'd like to do something to cheer up the Berliners." Goering: "Then jump."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mussolini Monday!



Mussolini the family man.

Above, Benito Mussolini and his wife Rachele surrounded by their five children. Daughter Edda was the eldest child, born out of wedlock in 1910 (her parents did not marry until December 1915). Son Vittorio was born in 1916, Bruno in 1918 and Romano in 1927. Youngest daughter Anna Maria was born in 1929.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Adolf by Osamu Tezuka



I just ripped through "Adolf" by Osamu Tezuka. The comic series follows three Adolfs: a half Japanese, half German boy who joins the Nazis, a Jewish Japanese boy who he befriends & Adolf Hitler, who is trying to destroy papers that purport to have evidence that he is part Jewish. The story follows the run up to WWII & the aftermath, even following the characters into the middle east conflict today. This is just the preliminary review, announcing the complete excellence of this comic series.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hitler in the News



Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' a brief Kindle best seller

"Yes, Sony and Google have teamed up to offer 500,000 free e-books on the Sony Reader. Free is nice, and half a million is an impressive number, but lots of free and cheap e-books can wreak havoc on your database and best-seller lists--just ask Amazon.com, which found itself with Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" briefly sitting atop its best-seller list for legal thrillers in the Kindle Store, experienced earlier Thursday.

The Kindle Edition of "Mein Kampf" isn't free on Amazon. What's interesting is that there are actually two versions: one costs $1.58, and the other costs $1.60.

Both are fairly popular, but it's the cheaper version that captured the No. 1 spot on the legal-thriller list, then bizarrely disappeared within minutes of our capturing the screen grab. (Amazon, which updates its rankings hourly, had yet to respond to a request for a comment when we went to press, but we'll add any response we get when and if it comes)."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hitler on Red Dwarf



The cast of Red Dwarf finds Hitler's Briefcase.
"That's Adolf Hitler, he was leader of the runners up in World War 2"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Was Hitler part Jewish?

Continuing with the Hitler comics, I finally decided to read Adolf by Osamu Tezuka. I'm one volume (out of five) into the story now, and it's a great read. One of the main plot threads has to do with a rumor that Adolf Hitler is part Jewish. Curious to see how that rumor holds up, I turn to The Straight Dope:

Was Hitler part Jewish?

"While Hitler probably didn't have any Jewish blood, it can't be completely ruled out. Hitler's father was illegitimate and to this day there is some question about who his grandfather was. Throughout his career he was dogged by rumors about his pedigree, some of them circulated by his fellow Nazis. In 1933 the London Daily Mirror published a picture of a gravestone in a Jewish cemetery in Bucharest inscribed with some Hebrew characters and the name Adolf Hitler. It's now known the Bucharest Hitler could not have been grandfather to our Adolf, but Hitler was sufficiently worried about the whole business that, according to the historian John Toland, he had the Nazi law defining Jewishness written to exclude Jesus Christ and himself."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mussolini Monday - Momma Mia!


Mussolini by Herb Block, 1941
This is one of my all-time favorite cartoons, i've used pieces of it in a bunch of old illustrations. I love the variety of Mussolini activities being shown.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Alex Jones - Hitler & the New World Order

Alex Jones playing a bit from Der Fuehrer's Face.

I'm an avid listener to the Alex Jones show, i think i might start doing a series on here about Nazi programs that began in other countries before the Nazis seized power in Germany & continued in other countries after the Nazis were defeated. Stuff like Operation Paperclip. Might be a good chance to bring in some of David Emory & his research into the Underground Reich.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book Review: I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason



This comic book comes up almost every time I image search for Hitler, so I knew I would eventually have to read it. I stumbled across it at the library the other day, and having just recently read a couple of Jason's other books, I decided to give it a go.

It's a good story, a bit about time travel, a bit about killing Hitler, but mostly about relationship stuff. It verges on what we call the "Portland Prozac" style of storytelling, but doesn't quite get all the way there, perhaps because Jason is Norwegian. If this book was done by an American, I probably couldn't stand it, but the stoic Scandinavian-ness works with the plot and pacing. I do like Jason's art style quite a bit: his line quality is wonderful and he makes interesting compositions, also he manages to do good anthropomorphic animals without making me think of furries.

Bottom line: I wouldn't buy it (but we are stingy bastards who won't pay more than 25 cents for a comic book) but I'm very glad my local library has a copy for me to check out and enjoy. Definitely worth reading.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wolfenstein

New Wolfenstein game coming out. Looks like a video game of the present period alright. Fun if you don't have anything better to do for sure.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hitler Quotes

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people." ~Adolf Hitler

"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach." ~Adolf Hitler

"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few." ~Adolf Hitler

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Swastika Sillies: Pastikas


From the unpopular UNPOP ART website. The artist isn't listed.
un-pop: adj. -- The application of pop aesthetics, stylings, or techniques to unpopular, unpleasant, repressed or otherwise censored ideas.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Quotes about Hitler

"Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune." ~Alexander Woollcott

"I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler." ~Jack Kirby (pure, glorious Americanism!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hitler from the back



On return from Spain, Legion Condor parades before Hitler. Photo by Hugo Jaeger for LIFE.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hitler Raps.

It's a bit "internetty" but this is pretty amazing, nonetheless. From Lupo Le Boucher.

I think i just did four posts in a row!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mussolini Monday: Mussolini HQ in Rome


I'll admit that i find Mussolini much more exciting & palatable compared to ol' Adolf. However, this facade is just so "Cobra Commander" that i don't know what to think about it. WOW? Wow.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Effigy of Hitler Hung at Buchenwald.

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An American soldier poses next to an effigy of Hitler hanging in front of a barracks in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

QUERY: I'm trying to find information & photos of ANY kind of the "Hitler Guy" of Berkeley, CA. He was a guy who dressed & looked like Hitler. I last saw him the late 90s, haven't seen or heard of him since & few people seem to remember him either. Maybe there's an article on him in a Berkeley paper? I will not rest until we have developed a profile on this fellow. Similarly, if you know of any other strange characters who impersonate Hitler in their lives, i'd like to profile them. Thanks!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What Have YOU Done Today?


The Political Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss did political propaganda cartoons, there was a museum show & book about this early work that came out a few years ago. He's a great cartoonist, i can't argue, cool forms, weird ideas, great musical quality to all of his work. BUT, i always felt like his children's books WERE propaganda, even at a young age i felt like they were so heavy handed & indoctrinational. I really appreciate his art style, but the stories just bug the living hell out of me. Anyhow, his more direct propaganda is pretty interesting & pretty racist!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

You're No Hitler: Bob Geldof


From Pink Floyd The Wall. I managed to not watch this movie more than 1/2 times during the appropriate years because i was over my hard rock adolescence & Johhny Rotten said, "I Hate Pink Floyd". So, we watched it fairly freshly last night & it was fantastic. Fantastic i tell you. Even with Bob Geldof! Anyhow, interesting cross-over trivia is that America's #1 neo-Nazi skinhead gang was the HammerSkins, taking their name & logo from The Wall. Pretty interesting & science-fictiony if you ask me. Speaking of which, i thought i'd give out my opinion on neo-nazis in general, because i'm sure you're dying to know.
1. Hitler & the Nazis lost the war, despite what certain people might have you think. So, the Nazis & the swastika are metaphorically & symbolically "losers". Hitler even used this loser mentality to whip the Germans into a frenzy with his album "My War", i mean, his book "Mein Kampf". So, Neo-Nazis tend to be losers.
2. Neo-Nazis play the role of Al Qaeda for the far-left & Jewish nationalist groups. They are a great invisible enemy which they must secure society from. If you're like me, you don't believe that either are a "great threat", despite some symbolic terrorizing. American Jews, Gays, non-Whites & far-leftists are more likely to be hit by a car, die in an airplane crash, choke on a chicken bone & be struck by lightning than be attacked by Neo-Nazis.
3. As losers, Neo-Nazis just want to be loved & to have more friends, but they do not know how to go about doing it. Their parents were probably abusive. As one of them said, “I can`t help but feel that we are our worst enemies at times." Their political aims are not the products of clear-thinking or effective strategizing, they are chip on the shoulder blame politics & self-destructive acts of total fuck-ups.
4. Hating Neo-Nazis is like hating a bully, it's what wimps & ninnies do. The power of the bully comes from their simple manipulation of mentally weak individuals*. The bully only exists because there is an opening for the bully.
5. The psychological terror of the Neo-Nazis does not come from the Neo-Nazis themselves, but from the way that the media has consistently given them plenty of air-time & page space, slanted to make them appear more dangerous & scary than they actually are. As far as i am concerned, they might as well not exist, having only numbered in the low thousands at any given time, but they've served well to create a more restrictive society with new concepts like "Hate Speech" & "Hate Crime".
6. If i am ever thrown in jail with racially hostile gangs, you never know what might happen.

* Unfortunately, our society seems to be made up mostly of mentally weak individuals, so you do the math.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Secret Swastika: China Girl


"I stumble into town just like a sacred cow. Visions of swastikas in my head... Plans for everyone. It's in the whites of my eyes!" Penned by Iggy Pop & David Bowie. Produced by Nile Rodgers (Chic). For a period of about three or four months in 1992 i would see swastikas & small black dogs in the corners of my field of vision while walking around.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wie Micky unter die Nazi Fiel



Combining two of our obsessions: Nazi Germany & Walt Disney; Mickey Mouse, Hitler, and Nazi Germany: How Disney's Characters Conquered the Third Reich by Carten Laqua, 1992 is "Packed with documentary material and authored by international Disney expert and frequent museum curator Carten Laqua, this all-new art book details the business relationships between Walt Disney and the Third Reich during the Second World War and illustrates the popularity of the company's characters in Germany during that turbulent time in world history."
The English edition is to be published by Hermes Press in August this year.