[Air-L] the case for critical commons

Gilbert B. Rodman gbrodman at mindspring.com
Fri Jan 22 10:20:32 PST 2010


My first time...

Hitler was devastated to learn that the Dallas Cowboys had lost to the
New York Giants in the NFL playoffs two years ago.  And it still makes
me laugh.

On 01/22/2010 12:09 PM, Mathieu ONeil wrote:
> The first time I saw it was Spring last year with the Furher as Hillary Clinton ranting about superdelegates, Florida and Ohio etc. Was that the first for others as well? Archaeology of meme emergence...
>
> cheers
> m
>
> From: live <human.factor.one at gmail.com>
>
>
>   
>> 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
>>> Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
>>> Helsingforsgade 14
>>> 8200 Århus N.
>>> Denmark
>>> mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
>>> tel: (+45) 8942 9250
>>>
>>> Distinguished Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
>>> Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA
>>>
>>> Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> in case you've not seen this
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREJV--VHSw
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>
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