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He lives in Vienna and enjoys a near-the-knuckle joke - I thought it would be perfect.
Half an hour later he phoned me letting me know a dozen of his new Austrian friends had contacted him in tears asking him what the hell he was thinking. In the interest of good taste, he deleted it from his wall.
He thought it was hilarious though.
in some scenarios what someone could say in relation to Hitler could be really distressing and upsetting but something like this comic....I just don't understand how it could provoke such a strong reaction.
A friend of mine once posted "Springtime for Hitler and Germany" on her wall on facebook, of course referencing The Producers and then her cousin (who I assumed had never seen this film or just didn't get the reference) went off on a giant rager and essentially told of my friend for posting such an awful thing. Jesus.
Pretty, pretty, pretty good.
But what next?
Pol Pot Plants (Pot Plants-centric)
Sad Dam (A dam that's unhappy-centric)
Kim Jong Il Behaviour (Beastie Boys-centric)
Mao: Ze Donkey (Klutz-centric)
Stalin Their Eyes (Matthew Kelly-centric)
Tojo Mojojojo (Powerpuff Girls-centric)
Mussolini Kamoze (Here Comes The Hotstepper-centric)
Bush's Bushes (Dubya's greenfingered tips-centric)
Thatch Thatcher (Rustic rural roofing-centric)
Camperon (Effeminate Call-me-Dave-centric)
Clinton's Cards (Sleazy birthday cards to/from interns-centric)
Blogging doesn't GET any more satirical that THIS.
in my status, added "hey look at the Furher's clever t-shirt" as an accompanying comment, then I bottled it. Ther are too many people whom I believe would take the opportunity to be offended on behalf of their Jewish friends. I wasn't in the mood for defending my link posting.
Hipster somethings is running the risk of becoming a tired format, however. I've seen Hipster dinosaurs and puppies already.
hipster olympics was up on youtube over 3 years ago now. the point has been made. so by that reckoning, Michael McIntyre will be riffing on it in about 15 or 16 years time.
Three Reichs and you're out.
shame it's shit.
Proper shit in fact. Just try hard and obvious and unfunny and bollocks. Sorry.