Hitler on YouTube

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Haitch, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    YouTube are apparently going to remove all the spoof Downfall clips of Hitler going into Blitzkrieg mode.

    Worth a clip in its own right.
  2. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Their loss. I think the Downfall production team gets a bit sniffy about it - German humour is no laughing matter!

    (FWIW, I speak German fluently, have lived there, and actually think German humour is very subtle and very, very funny).
  3. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Q: What's the difference between a German and a shopping trolley?

    A: A shopping trolley has a mind of its own.

    Why are there so many tree lined streets and leafy lanes in France?

    Germans like to march in the shade.

    After much discussion as to where the capital of the new Germany should be -- Bonn or Berlin -- a compromise was struck: Paris.

    Belgium's national motto:

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    Q: How did the Germans conquer Poland so fast?

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    A: Only the first one can make you smile.

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    Q: Have you heard about the new German microwave ?

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    Q: What do you get when you cross a Mexican and a German?

    A: A Beaner-Schnitzel

    "Two Martinis, bitte."


    "Nein, I said TWO!"

    Do you know why Germans build such high-quality products?

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    Knock Knock

    Who's there?


    Gestapo who?

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  4. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I was amused to read in the report on this y'day that apparently one of the first was AH reading the football scores and reacting to the news that Sheffield Utd were getting relegated!;)
  5. I read that the writer and producer enjoyed watching all of the parodies that were made. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/19/downfall_meme/)

    This seems like it is the fault of some automatic copyright protection software in use by youtube blocking them all.

    Not a good thing, because parodies are protected by law, specifically to protect them against copyright claims.
  6. Proto

    Proto Guru

    Full time nomad

    You'll be telling me next that 'Dinner for One' is a classic :laugh:
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    "Same procedure as EVERY year!"
  8. Dan B

    Dan B Disengaged member

    In the US, yes. In the UK, as I understand it, sadly not. They have "fair use" provisions, we merely have the far more limited "fair dealing", which doesn't provide any specific protections for parody.
  9. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    I heard the Director talking about it yesterday on PM on Radio4. He loved the parodies - I think it's the film's production company that have ordered the removal of all the clips because they see them as piracy / copyright violation.

    Shame really - it's a fantastic ad for a stunning film, which many people have since sought out and watched because of the parody.
  10. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Well, it's about time. It's getting very, very boring now. And very few of the parodies were actually funny anyway, at least most of them after the first 30 or so...
  11. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk

    "Everyone who isn't Flying Monkey or a lumberjack, get out of the room now"
  12. :biggrin:
  13. MacLean

    MacLean Well-Known Member

    The one were he discovers pokemon arent real is brilliant!

    And yes I got this film on DVD only because of the youtube funnies. So I definetly think they done more good than harm!
  14. My favourite one was "Hitler's Motorbike", where his generals bought him a BMW GS.;) "This is the end, isn't it ... I might as well just buy a Harley f**king Davidson".
  15. Klaus

    Klaus Senior Member

    High Wycombe

    Yes we take our humour very seriously ....
    I am not amused ....
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