[Air-L] the case for critical commons

Nils Zurawski nils.zurawski at uni-hamburg.de
Thu Feb 4 00:32:16 PST 2010

Although a little late to the discussion, I 
enjoyed it very much. I am not sure to which side 
I should lean - I can see the humor in it, but 
also think it is not funny at all and would 
support Charles Ess.

Quite frankly, I found it boring to use Hitler 
again - and I can indeed understand the 
"original", which was a dramatic performance in 
the first place - then again what was Hilter's? 
Anyway, I kept thinking, if the following does 
also qualify as meme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6VySzddPY - it 
is in German, over an original Hitler. The source 
is a routine by a German comedien - see here: 

Is it as funny, or by using the original image, 
less so? It is actually rediculing Hitler, as the 
story told is about a leasing contract for a car 
and the subtones are much sharper than in the 
other memes I have seen.

Anyway, I wanted to share this - have fun those 
of you, who can understand German...


At 21:10 Uhr -0500 02.02.2010, Alex Leavitt wrote:
>Wrote up an essay about this thread and the Hitler Meme phenomenon. Goes
>through the history of and reactions to the video, as well as the
>implications of memetics outside of online subculture:
>*Memes as Mechanisms: How Digital Subculture Informs the Real World
>Would love feedback if anyone has some.
>Alex Leavitt
>Alexander Leavitt
>Research Specialist, Convergence Culture Consortium
>Comparative Media Studies, MIT
>Twitter: @alexleavitt
>On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Ren Reynolds <ren at aldermangroup.com> wrote:
>>  Hitler finds out about the iPad:
>>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQnT0zp8Ya4
>>  ren
>>  Ren Reynolds FRSA
>>  --8<--
>  > web: www.renreynolds.com

Dr. Nils Zurawski
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