Hitler

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Evil Men In History

How did Hitler rise to power? Why did he hate the jews? What was the Night of Long Knives? Did Hitler invent blow-up dolls, fart during staff meetings and try to bring back Paganism? Who was the British soldier that refused to kill Hitler when he had the chance? Did der fuhrer’s micro-managing lead to Germany losing the war? Where is Hitler’s brain? Our well-read expert Chris “Green Ronin” Pramas guests to answer these burning questions. Gotterdammerung!

Apologies for some minor technological glitches on Skype.

MUSIC: “Der Alte Cowboy (The Last Round Up)” The Comedian Harmonists
(Note, read more about this fascinating German harmony ensemble and their fate when the Nazis rose to power on Wikipedia )

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Punching Hitler: view on myspace

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Downfall (Der Untergang)
Toren: 8/10
Kevin: 8/10

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 8/10
Kevin: 7/10

Inglourious Basterds
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 9/10
Kevin: 9/10

Triumph of the Will
Kevin: 7/10

The Producers (1968)
Toren: 8/10

Valkyrie
Kevin: 6/10

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  • banks!
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    I contend that without Hitler, there would be no internet! Hear me out! If all internet arguments didn’t devolve into someone comparing someone else to Hitler, then internet users would have gotten bored and moved on to other, more productive things and the internet would have soon been forgotten! So prevalent is this trend that they have an internet law for it! Goodwin’s law.

    There are few more Hitler pop culture references that are worth mentioning.

    Max was a film with John Cusack portraying a Jewish art dealer who befriends a young artist by the name of Adolf Hitler.

    They Saved Hitlers Brain. This movie speaks for itself. B-movie awesomeness.

    ALSO!

    The Fantastic Four villain Hate-Monger is revealed to be the consciousness of Hitler transferred to a cloned body by Nazi scientist Arnim Zola

    AND FINALLY!

    Cats that look like Hitler!
    http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl

  • banks!
    Reply

    I contend that without Hitler, there would be no internet! Hear me out! If all internet arguments didn’t devolve into someone comparing someone else to Hitler, then internet users would have gotten bored and moved on to other, more productive things and the internet would have soon been forgotten! So prevalent is this trend that they have an internet law for it! Goodwin’s law.

    There are few more Hitler pop culture references that are worth mentioning.

    Max was a film with John Cusack portraying a Jewish art dealer who befriends a young artist by the name of Adolf Hitler.

    They Saved Hitlers Brain. This movie speaks for itself. B-movie awesomeness.

    ALSO!

    The Fantastic Four villain Hate-Monger is revealed to be the consciousness of Hitler transferred to a cloned body by Nazi scientist Arnim Zola

    AND FINALLY!

    Cats that look like Hitler!
    http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigmiaow.pl

  • castewar
    Reply

    Welsh house that looks like Hitler – was apparently very popular on Twitter last week, though I didn’t hear about it. Might have been a British thing…

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/house-that-looks-like-hitler-an-internet-hit-20110402-1csj4.html

    L’il Hitler – WWII in 45 seconds

    • cr0m
      Reply

      I’m sorry, I know I’m a pedant, but this:

      “(Note, read more about this fascinating German harmony ensemble and their fate when the Nazis rose to power on Wikipedia )”

      makes it sound like Nazis rose to power on Wikipedia. Which may be true! But I’m pretty sure what you meant was:

      “Note, read more on wikipedia about this fascinating Germany harmony ensemble and their fate when the Nazis rose to power.”

      I know, I know. I can’t help it–it’s a compulsion!

  • cr0m
    Reply

    p.s. Loved the show.

  • Jessica
    Reply

    I’m totally interested in the Song of Ice and Fire rpg thingy your guest speaker is working on. any links to where more info will be pubilshed?

  • Phav Nosnibor
    Reply

    The Nazi sex-doll was for real: it was called “Borghild” (eventually) and there are plenty of decent wiki-length histories out there: http://www.borghild.de/indexe.htm is among the more detailed. (It’s also the title of a mostly-unreleased album by Die Warzau, but they’ve always had a thing for the hinkier frontiers of sex.)

    • Toren
      Reply

      Oooh – thanks for that. Follow-Ups 4 here we come!

  • Phav Nosnibor
    Reply

    PS: cr0m, count the comments!

  • Phav Nosnibor
    Reply

    PS: cr0m, count the comments!

  • Karyn
    Reply

    HOW could you not mention this scene from Little Nicky? I am so ashamed.

  • Karyn
    Reply

    HOW could you not mention this scene from Little Nicky? I am so ashamed.

    • Joe
      Reply

      Because a part of my brain formed its own collective entity, shaped a part of its own being into a hatchet and killed the part of my brain that held all memory of seeing Little Nicky.

      Little Bellum, its duty to the greater good complete, withered away and died itself. But weep not, gentle reader — it died knowing without doubt that my brain was the better for the destruction it wielded.

      Little Bellum, defeater of evil engrams, I salute you.

  • Matt
    Reply

    Great episode on Hitler guys!

    I’m excited to hear that you’re doing a series on evil people.

    I’m sure you have your bad dudes all picked out but my suggestions would be: Ilse Koch, Pol Pot, and Stalin.

  • Michael Fincher
    Reply

    Yet, another good show. Congratulations.

    There is considerable question of Hitler’s Vegetarianism. I don’t think you can say with certainty that he was a vegetarian in the classic sense.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler's_vegetarianism

  • Michael Fincher
    Reply

    Yet, another good show. Congratulations.

    There is considerable question of Hitler’s Vegetarianism. I don’t think you can say with certainty that he was a vegetarian in the classic sense.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler's_vegetarianism

  • Canbo
    Reply

    Not something directly to do with Hitler, but in the movie Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckenpah I think, the lead is a crusty German NCO named Steiner. He has some awesome lines, he tells his Colonel he hates all officers, even the enlightened ones.
    Anyway great podcast guys!

  • metalEVE
    Reply

    Just a suggestion for your “Evil Men In History” series : Shiro Ishii, Commander of Unit 731 (I would definitely consider him to be worse than Hitler, as improbably as that sounds!!!)

  • metalEVE
    Reply

    Just a suggestion for your “Evil Men In History” series : Shiro Ishii, Commander of Unit 731 (I would definitely consider him to be worse than Hitler, as improbably as that sounds!!!)

  • metalEVE
    Reply

    Oh my goodness I need to learn to proof read my comments before I submit them…
    that was totally supposed to read “as improbable as that sounds”

  • Eduardo
    Reply

    Check out the manga comic, Legend of Koizumi, it has him portrayed as a mixture of Goku/Aryan mode
    Here are some images
    http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/12/114891.jpg
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pItHDgP3A8g/T4kMyxhP3EI/AAAAAAAAAAs/rp62Rnb2O50/s1600/swastika%2Bhair.jpg

  • Katie Bast
    Reply

    I listened to this at work and had to do the “silent laugh” to avoid questions:

    “Whatcha listenin to? Hitler, you say? But…why are you laughing?”

  • Katie Bast
    Reply

    I listened to this at work and had to do the “silent laugh” to avoid questions:

    “Whatcha listenin to? Hitler, you say? But…why are you laughing?”

  • cr0m
    Reply

    I’m sorry, I know I’m a pedant, but this:

    “(Note, read more about this fascinating German harmony ensemble and their fate when the Nazis rose to power on Wikipedia )”

    makes it sound like Nazis rose to power on Wikipedia. Which may be true! But I’m pretty sure what you meant was:

    “Note, read more on wikipedia about this fascinating Germany harmony ensemble and their fate when the Nazis rose to power.”

    I know, I know. I can’t help it–it’s a compulsion!

  • banks!
    Reply

    I’m assuming you’ve seen this…
    http://www.greenronin.com/store/category/sifrp.html

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