The other day I put youtube mobile on my phone. When I opened it up, it suggested a video called, ‘Hitler Finds Out That Scott Brown Won The Massachusetts Senate Seat’.
I fired it up and it was a scene from The Downfall with new subtitles. I had seen this same gag a few years ago covering the real estate bubble:
The first thing I noticed was that there were all sorts of the parodies. The include:
- Someone stole Hitlers car
- Hitler Reacts to Notre Dame’s coaching
- Hitler gets banned from Xbox live
- Hitler gets a margin call
- Hitler goes to McDonalds
- Hitler Is a Jedi
- Hitler plans burning man
- Hitler gets scammed on ebay
- Hitler wants Burger King
And so on…
I haven’t watched most of these, but I would imagine that some are funny and some are not.
It really amazes me sometimes how the internet can be used to turn one history’s greatest monsters into a gag reel for expressing outrage at both non-trivial and (mostly) trivial things.
And in case you are curious as to the Scott Brown video…
And so it goes.