[Air-L] the case for critical commons

live human.factor.one at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 09:56:11 PST 2010


Ditto on what others said about the meme.

And given what you feel about them, I think of all of the Hitler meme  
vids created, this is the one for you Charles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqxRPZdfvs
Hitler rants about the Hitler Parodies

Cheers,
-Sharon Greenfield

On Jan 22, 2010, at 8:31 AM, Charles Ess wrote:

> Very sorry to have to say this ...
> How profoundly disappointing, if not on the edge of insulting.
> If (a) you know German reasonably well, and especially if (b) you've  
> seen
> the terrific film, Der Untergang, that is ripped off here - it doesn't
> strike me as funny at all.
> The kindest thing that I can say about it from my standpoint is that  
> it is a
> weak attempt at humor that depends first of all upon complete  
> ignorance of
> German, and secondly a strikingly uncritical willingness to accept  
> the now
> very tired trope of Hitler as the archetype of reactionary evil.  
> (Part of
> the irony here: I don't think he was all that reactionary,  
> especially with
> regard to new technologies.)
> As sympathetic as I am to the argument attempted to be made here -  
> this
> seems to me to thereby works directly contrary to its intentions.
>
> Sorry - no one bats a thousand, not even the redoubtable Jeremy!
>
> - charles ess
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>
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>
>
>
>> in case you've not seen this
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREJV--VHSw
>>
>
>
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