Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Real 4:20 or "Adolph Hitler Made Me Grow It"

From WOWT. Thanks to Danny Shoup for the tip!
Updated: 10:45 AM Jun 25, 2010
"Adolph Hitler Made Me Grow It"
Omaha man gives police a unique excuse for growing marijuana
A 42 year-old man is under arrest for growing marijuana in his West Omaha home.
The Omaha police narcotics unit served a court-ordered search warrant on Darin Badami's home Wednesday morning. He lives near 114th and West Center Rd.

Officers say he said the marijuana was his, and "Adolph Hitler made him grow it." The excuse didn't get him out of his felony arrest.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Camera Comics!



Camera Comics #3, published in 1944, featuring a cover showing a female American combat reporter (Linda Lens) walloping a Nazi with a Kodak Medalist II.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hitler film exposes India's interest in dictator


Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf is on display at a roadside book shop in New Delhi, India.


NEW DELHI (AP) - When word spread this month that Bollywood planned a movie called "Dear Friend Hitler," screenwriter Nalin Singh was genuinely shocked it stirred even a small controversy.

The media expressed disdain, Jewish groups were horrified and his lead actor - though a bit baffled by the reaction - quit.

While such a response would seem, if anything, understated in much of the world, Singh had reason to believe his film would not generate even a ripple of scandal in India.

Here, Hitler is not viewed as the personification of evil, but with an attitude of morally ambiguous fascination. He is seen as a management guru - akin to Machiavelli or Sun Tzu - by business students, and an object of wonder by people craving order amid the chaos of India.

"Indians still have a curiosity about Hitler. The Western audience has seen a lot of films on Hitler, but there was no Hindi film on him," says Singh, explaining the choice of subject for his first film, which he hopes will be made by the end of the year.

Without a major role in World War II, India does not have the intense feelings toward the Nazis that many other nations have. In Bollywood movies, characters routinely call each other "Hitler" as a minor insult, referring to a nagging wife or annoying boss.

But Indians also have a strange fascination with the Nazi dictator, whose brutal dictatorship and slaughter of 6 million Jews has made his name synonymous with the devil in the West.

A few years ago a restaurant named Hitler's Cross opened in the suburbs of Mumbai complete with posters of the dictator and swastikas for decor. Protests from Jewish groups forced the owners to change the name to The Cross Cafe.

A home furnishings company was forced to withdraw a line of bedspreads called NAZI amid similar complaints.

"Mein Kampf," Hitler's semi-autobiographical book outlining his anti-Semitic ideology, sells thousands of copies a year in the upmarket, air-conditioned bookstores of New Delhi.

The book, free of copyright in India, is printed by over half a dozen publishers. It is even a staple amid the small stack of top-selling books hawked by young boys at traffic lights in India's cities.

The book once helped inspire India's far right Hindu politicians, who often expressed open admiration for Hitler, but it is now appealing to a new generation of less political readers.

"It's basically the young crowd. The rebellious," says Anuj Bahri, who runs Bahrisons, a popular book store in New Delhi's posh Khan Market.

"It's a constant seller and sells one, two copies a day," he says, adding that part of the draw for its young readership seems to lie in the fact that Hitler "defied the whole world and challenged the whole world."

Sociologist Ashish Nandy says a confluence of reasons explains why Indians are drawn to both the man and the book.

For some readers, modern India is a country in chaos and, there is a "certain admiration" for Hitler and his extreme authoritarianism.

There is also India's colonial inheritance when "every enemy of Britain was a friend of India and at least potentially a good person," he says, adding that among today's young readers "there is kind a vague sense that it's about a person who gave a tough time to the Brits."

Tarun Singhal, a management student at New Delhi's prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, who first read the book as a young undergraduate, says for him the book is uplifting.

"(It) serves as a reminder that nothing is unachievable," he said, adding that he is able to separate that message from the book's pervasive anti-Semitic ideology.

India's interest in Hitler, mirrors Nazi Germany's in India as the home of the purportedly pure Aryan race - which formed the basis of the Nazis' notions of racial supremacy. The Nazis also co-opted the ancient Hindu symbol of the swastika for the Nazi Party flag and arm bands.

When news about the Indian film on Hitler came out earlier this month, it might have been a step too far.

The title is a reference to two letters written by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi to Hitler.

The first written in 1939 asked the Nazi leader to help prevent a "war which may reduce humanity to the savage state."

India's tiny Jewish community condemned the film as insensitive and the lead actor Anupam Kher dropped out saying he didn't want to upset anyone.

"It's very hurtful," says Jonathan Solomon of the India Jewish Federation, of the film's title. "The Jews in India were not the victims of anti-Semitism or the Holocaust, but we feel for our brother Jews and this is very hurtful to Jews all over the world."

But Singh is determined to see his script - which he says juxtaposes the personality of the German dictator against India's Gandhi - on celluloid and has the support of the film's producers. If he's able to persuade Kher to return to the project or find a replacement, the film should be ready by the end of the year, he says.

"It's misleading to say our film is glorifying Hitler," he says, adding that he just wants to make an "authentic" film for the Hindi film audiences.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Nazi shock for Minnie Mouse

Go Max Papeschi!

From the Croatian Times
Art gallery owners are facing jail over a giant poster of a naked Minnie Mouse sprawled on a huge Nazi swastika plastered next to a synagogue in Poznan, Poland. The billboard - advertising an art exhibition - has infuriated locals where thousands of Jews were murdered by German troops during World War II. "For me it is quite shocking, and even more so for people who remember World War II, and especially for people who suffered during it," said local councillor Norbert Napieraj. During World War II the synagogue was closed and looted by Nazis before being flooded and turned into a swimming pool for German soldiers. Now prosecutors are studying the poster to see if it promotes fascism, punishable by three years in jail in Poland. But gallery manager Maria Czarnecka said: "This billboard is for a poster exhibition and in no way does it promote fascism or support the Nazi regime."

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Two For Aushwitz


Two For Auschwitz
Inside the notorious concentration camp captive women were made the unwilling playthings of their German captors. By John Slater

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mussolini Monday: really bad wax edition

Look at this picture of Tojo, Hitler and Mussolini from the Wax Museum in San Francisco.

These might be the worst wax figures I've ever seen. They look nothing like them!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

on dressing up as Hitler

a story from a friend...

son: I think I'll dress up like a Nazi for Halloween.
me: People dress up like Nazis when they want to be offensive and disturbing. Do you want to be offensive and disturbing?
son: (looks at me like I'm an idiot) Yeah, it's Halloween.

Maybe he can get one of these.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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From the consistently fun English Russia blog.
"Recently in Moscow supermarkets there have appeared swastika stickers on Lithuanian products. The day before the youth movement "Nashi" ("Ours") called to declare a boycotte to the Lithuanian goods because the Klaipeda court had announced swastika to be a historic heritage of Lithuania."

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Jesse James Nazi picture



Old news I guess, but I don't really keep up with the celebrity gossip blogs...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HITLER EATING EUROPE - 1939


HITLER EATING EUROPE - 1939, originally uploaded by verapret.

France and Britain watch Hitler's appetite with concern - 'He's already swallowed up three small nations now he's eating the map !' ('carte' can mean - cover by Ben for 'Le Rire' 26 May 1939.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bust of Hitler


By Arno Breker ("Hitler’s favorite sculptor").


Arno Breker (right) with Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer in Paris, 1940.