Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anne Frank Meets Hitler

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"I Love Hitler," Amazon Doesn't.

Amazon deleted the item after protests from the Jewish community. The shirt is still available at shop.com, however. For a mere $16+ shipping, you too can have a pure white t-shirt emblazoned with a red and black logo.

These guys will probably protest the shirt as well, but for other reasons.

Via: InternetRetailer.com

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Frank Kozik: Hitler Kitsch

Why have you drawn on fascist imagery at this particular time and with this particular show?

I don't really know, it's a sort of compulsion. I mean, I do all sorts of stuff but the Hitler kitsch thing keeps drawing me back. Perhaps I'm insane. It seems to have some sort of magnetic appeal. Like, people hate it and like it at the same time. So, that's interesting.

What would you say to people who are uncomfortable with the use of this imagery?

They should be!

Via: Nude

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ukreanian Hitler Doll: Two headed, fascist goodness for $200

Recently, the media has been up in arms about this new Hitler doll being sold in Kiev. It's not a new concept, as Hitler action figures have been around for some time now. While they tend not to show up at Toys R Us, they aren't meant for children in the first place.
The Daily Mail says this:
An action-man style doll of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has gone on sale in the Ukraine, with saleswomen comparing the doll to Barbie.

Supermarkets in the capital Kiev are stocking the 40 centimetre high figure of the fuhrer, complete with jackboots, leather trench-coat and swastika armband.

The £100 figure has a spare head "with a kind expression on it," glasses and several changes of clothes.

So, for $200, anyone can have a 12" dictator.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hitler Car for Auction in Xbox Game, Forza 2

"Microsoft and Turn 10 might be determined to seek and destroy acts of hatred and discrimination plastered on Xbox Live, but the publisher and developer of Forza 2 couldn't act fast enough to prevent a 1957 Mercedes 300SL, defaced by pro-Nazi symbols and sentiments, from being offered through the game's online auction mode. 360-gamer recently pointed to the unsettling item, criticizing the moderators for their inability to keep this kind of content off of the Xbox Live servers; or at least promptly remove it (apparently the car's been Live for a while)." - by James Ransom-Wiley Jul 3rd 2007 7:57PM

Comedy Biopic About Hitler on the Slate?

By Scott Roxborough

COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter) - The company behind "American Idol" is developing a black comedy about Adolf Hitler's early years.

"Mein Kampf," based on a dark farce by Hungarian playwright George Tabori, is set in a Vienna hostel before World War One. In the play, an insecure Hitler is befriended by an elderly Jew who gives him his infamous hair style and toothbrush mustache.

Tom Schilling ("Elementary Particles") will star as Hitler, and Goetz Georg as his Jewish friend, Schlomo Herzl. Urs Odermatt will direct the production, which starts shooting in Vienna this week. UFA plans to release the film in Germany next year.

"Mein Kampf" marks the first production for German film group UFA Cinema, a new subsidiary of FremantleMedia, the producer of "American Idol," "Family Feud" and a slew of other shows.

VIA Reuters, #2

Hitler and John Lennon, both fans of the Neumann Mic

"Before its glorious post war role as a tool for musicians, a Neumann bottle mic was used in 1936 Berlin Olympics as German Chancellor Adolf Hitler opened ceremonies on. Soon the Third Reich used the then groundbreaking clarity of the mikes to "not only transport the words and information, but...emotion." And so often was it used, it gained the nickname Hitlerflasche, or the Hitler Bottle." -Brian Lam

Via Gizmodo, Via NPR

Astrology Blackout: Hitler's Birthday Edition

Charlie Smith, over at Vancouver's Straight.com, makes an interesting point about the omission of Adolf's birthday in popular astrology celebrity birthday factoids. It seems that most astrologers don't like mentioning the old dead Nazi, but maybe there's a logical reason:

Maybe it's because commenting on the Nazi fuehrer's birthday wouldn't jive with the following descriptions of people born on this day:

* "You have tremendous resilience and fortitude and the strength of character to take on whatever comes your way. You are strong, passionate and persistent." (Eugenia Last)

* "You're a natural leader. You're dynamic, enthusiastic and interested in many things. In your personal life you're very private. You care about your home and your family. Obstacles simply act as a challenge to you." (Georgia Nicols)

Seems to me that if someone has the same birthday as someone as influential as Hitler, they probably ought to be reminded of it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69

Robin Bougie (bougieman) wrote,
@ 2008-04-17 14:41:00

I haven’t really been able to cover as much “COMING SOON” stuff as I would like in the pages of Cinema Sewer, mainly because I like CS to have a very timeless feel, and not seem outdated in a few months. Things like new upcoming independent low budget sex-n-violence packed genre efforts have been given very little coverage. I leave that to Rue Morgue and Fangoria, and tend to focus on unearthing classic and forgotten stuff, and everything else kinda gets pushed to the side.

But recently I’ve been realising that this blog would be a great place to promote, and bring attention to these cool looking upcoming movies that I’ve been made privy to, so as with recent posts about TOKYO GORE POLICE, and MACHINE GIRL, I will be doing more of that as I become aware of movies that really should be getting more press and hype. This cool shit often falls in my lap, so I should start doing more to help promote it, I think.

In that sliced open vein, I proudly bring you a pile of disgusting *EXCLUSIVE* on-set photos and an *EXCLUSIVE* interview just for Bougie-blog readers, all from Keith Crocker’s upcoming “Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stalag 69” from Wild Eye releasing!! It’s not to often that a NEW Naziploitation gore flick comes along, (in fact there is talk that this is the first to be made in 30 years!) so click the NSFW cut-link an' check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

World Prepares for Hitler's Birthday, 4-20, Passover

April 20, 2008 marks a weird conjunction of the birth of Hitler, National Marijuana Day and Passover. Police in Russia are preparing for a night of violence. In the US, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says several well-known domestic extremist groups are planning to hold racist rallies, marches, cookouts and other events in Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL, Portland, OR, Houston, TX, and Morganton, NC, in conjunction with Hitler's birthday. [LINK]

I guess while those guys are busy with that, everyone else will be eating matzo and/or smokin' weed.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Koreans Love Nazis

The Coreana Cosmetics Co. television ad for a skin lotion shows a young woman in a short skirt and military-style trench coat, holding a soldier's cap that appears to have the swastika-gripping eagle Nazi insignia. Background noises of an explosion and crowds cheering in response to a man's unintelligible speech are heard.

A version shown in previews and posted on the Web contained the slogan: "Even Hitler didn't have the East and West."

The commercial still features the same militaristic imagery, but Kim said Coreana was not aware of the Nazi-style logo on the model's cap. He said the costume was selected by a stylist affiliated with Korad, a Seoul-based firm that produced the commercial.

A Korad official, Seo Sang-hee, confirmed the ad was meant to invoke a Nazi soldier and Hitler, which she said symbolized "revolution" in keeping with the lotion's "revolutionary" moisturizing and calming effects.