Monday, September 29, 2014

'Since when was Hitler cool?' Outrage after 'jokey' comic strip book called Hipster Hitler turns murderous Nazi dictator into trendy geek






Hipster Hitler is riasing some ire:

‘Anti-Semitism has skyrocketed recently and we shouldn't be selling books like this.
‘We should boycott shops that sell it, we should protest outside their stores and do everything we can to make sure these aren't being sold.’
Ilana Katz, a fellow member of the group, said: ‘If we can't get shops to stop selling copies we'll buy and shred them all.
‘Since when was it okay to promote Hitler as a cool person?’


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nazi Jazz Rules

But maybe the single most remarkable example of 20th-century totalitarian invective against jazz that Skvorecky ever relayed was here in the intro to The Bass Saxophone, where he recalls -- faithfully, he assures us ("they had engraved themselves deeply on my mind") -- a set of regulations, issued by a Gauleiter -- a regional official for the Reich -- as binding on all local dance orchestras during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Get this:
1 Pieces in foxtrot rhythm (so-called swing) are not to exceed 20% of the repertoires of light orchestras and dance bands;
2 in this so-called jazz type repertoire, preference is to be given to compositions in a major key and to lyrics expressing joy in life rather than Jewishly gloomy lyrics;
3 As to tempo, preference is also to be given to brisk compositions over slow ones so-called blues); however, the pace must not exceed a certain degree of allegro, commensurate with the Aryan sense of discipline and moderation. On no account will Negroid excesses in tempo (so-called hot jazz) or in solo performances (so-called breaks) be tolerated;
4 so-called jazz compositions may contain at most 10% syncopation; the remainder must consist of a natural legato movement devoid of the hysterical rhythmic reverses characteristic of the barbarian races and conductive to dark instincts alien to the German people (so-called riffs);
5 strictly prohibited is the use of instruments alien to the German spirit (so-called cowbells, flexatone, brushes, etc.) as well as all mutes which turn the noble sound of wind and brass instruments into a Jewish-Freemasonic yowl (so-called wa-wa, hat, etc.);
6 also prohibited are so-called drum breaks longer than half a bar in four-quarter beat (except in stylized military marches);
7 the double bass must be played solely with the bow in so-called jazz compositions;
8 plucking of the strings is prohibited, since it is damaging to the instrument and detrimental to Aryan musicality; if a so-called pizzicato effect is absolutely desirable for the character of the composition, strict care must be taken lest the string be allowed to patter on the sordine, which is henceforth forbidden;
9 musicians are likewise forbidden to make vocal improvisations (so-called scat);
10 all light orchestras and dance bands are advised to restrict the use of saxophones of all keys and to substitute for them the violin-cello, the viola or possibly a suitable folk instrument.

Via: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/01/josef-skvorecky-on-the-nazis-control-freak-hatred-of-jazz/250837/

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lady Hitler gets a year in the pokey for shanking a dirty hippy

The dismissed charge stemmed from Novak-Garcia allegedly stabbing a man in the head and shoulder who was trying to get her to stop her honking her car horn at about 1 a.m. on June 23.
During the same episode, Novak-Garcia allegedly stabbed another man in the arm, for which she was charged with the third-degree felony aggravated assault.

Via: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58452010-78/garcia-novak-assault-court.html.csp

What are the chances of this paving stone Swastika being random?


It looks like a tasteless joke, but those responsible claim an innocent mistake. In Germany, where display of the Swastika and other symbols of Nazism are verboten, the contractor is in legal trouble either way.

Via: http://boingboing.net/2014/09/24/what-are-the-chances-of-this-p.html

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Artists Rebuild Polish Synagogue Inside Hitler’s Castle

The piece is part of “The Eye of Memory” on view at Poznan’s Castle Culture Center through October 12. 
After the Nazis invaded Poland, they transformed Poznan’s Great Synagogue, which dates back to 1907, into a public swimming pool and spa. In 1939, Poznan’s imperial castle was converted into an official residence for the F├╝hrer, with the building’s chapel hosting a duplicate of his office in the Reich’s chancellery.
The synagogue actually continued to serve as a municipal pool for many years, only closing in 2011 because the building had deteriorated. The castle, heavily damaged at the end of the war, was refurbished and reopened as the Castle Culture Center.

More:
http://news.artnet.com/in-brief/artists-rebuild-polish-synagogue-inside-hitlers-castle-103804

Friday, September 12, 2014

Meet The Hitlers - Trailer



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Meet the Adman Who Really, Really Likes Laughing at Adolf Hitler



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"There is nothing more absurd than all this Hitler shit you can buy."

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Parrents Outraged Over Hitler, George W. Bush Venn Diagram Assignment

"Now that we have read about two men of power who abused their power in various ways, we will compare and contrast them and their actions. Please refer to your texts, "Fighting Hitler — A Holocaust Story" and "Bush: Iraq War Justified Despite No WMD" ... We will use this in class tomorrow for an activity!" read the homework assignment.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score. SECRET CODE