We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Internet is a wonderful mess. I use it for most everything, including my livelihood now. I am deathly sick of about 90% of it, but that's OK, as you'd have to live to be a thousand to look at 10% of it anyway.
There is an infantile sense of humor on the tubes that I find endearing. There's a really nasty sort of discourse that is its fellow traveler, so you have to sort of pan for your comedy gold, but it's there. And it's not always for the meek.
Anyway, the Internet has decided that Hitler is funny. I applaud this derision. There's a kind of psychosis that goes along with it that we could do without --that decidedly milquetoast politicians or the former CEOs of software companies or people that try to stop you from stealing movies on bittorrent sites are Hitler, who is not funny at all when you're a very emo commenter on webpages looking to get the silly comparison meter to go to eleven. Hitler is very bad when George Bush is Hitler, and very funny the rest of the time, apparently.
It's not new to make fun of Hitler. During WWII, Hitler was made sport of by everybody from Charlie Chaplin to the Three Stooges. In a way, I suppose the dead bastard would prefer to be remembered like he is in Germany -- spoken in a serious whisper with a sense of dread, by law. I like it much better to watch an old Looney Tunes cartoon and see a bunch of Jews in Hollywood make a mockery of him.
So I've seen Emo Hitler, and Hitler Wearing Bunny Ears, and LOLHitler, and Hitler Playing The Banjo, and Hitler Eating Watermelon, and Hitler Grooving To The Beat With Headphones On, and a hundred others, and I love them all.
But I've come across the ultimate Hitler Is Funny. It's a Rickroll.
For those of you with a job or a life, a "Rickroll" is another odd Intertube quirk. It's the Internet version of a bait and switch April Fool's joke. A link is provided that sounds like it's something you might want to see, and instead of the described content, you get one-hit-wonder Rick Astley's video of him singing Never Going To Give You Up. Lord knows how that got chosen, but it is sublimely bad. That joke got lame pretty fast, but the Internet is nothing if not self-referential and endlessly innovative.
So you need to put yourself in the mood. Forget my explanation. Pretend you're surfing the 'net, and you see a comment that reads:
I found a video of Elvis! He's alive and living with Salman Rushdie! They're hanging around Salman's heavily guarded pool, which is filled with naked supermodels! Link here.
i have a life, thanks, i have a job, too..but have enjoyed seeing that funny lil video clip..yes, old enough to remember him but he was far from a one-hit-wonder dear...go look up his other songs..they were hits too..he made so much money way back when in one flippen year, he got to retire off it for quite some time to be a daddy..lucky him.