Ignore Hitler - Draw Something
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ignorehitler.tumblr.com
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 (90 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Mister Fabulous at 8:35 AM on May 11, 2012 [11 favorites]


meh fuhrer
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:36 AM on May 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


oh god the leash one

i can't
posted by elizardbits at 8:37 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I am filled with conflicting emotions!
posted by HostBryan at 8:38 AM on May 11, 2012


There is no need for conflict. Hitler is to be ignored, as is clearly stated. Please ignore Hitler.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:44 AM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


I'm just wondering who that is wearing the gimp suit and taunting Hitler with a two-hole dildo.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:47 AM on May 11, 2012


you know who else ignored hitler until it was too late
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:47 AM on May 11, 2012 [12 favorites]


Do you know who else ignored Hitler?

That's right Franz von Papen.
posted by R. Schlock at 8:49 AM on May 11, 2012 [9 favorites]


Um. Okay.
posted by blucevalo at 8:50 AM on May 11, 2012


Is there something here that I should be getting? I got nothin...
posted by kmay at 8:52 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm just wondering who that is wearing the gimp suit and taunting Hitler with a two-hole dildo.

Eli Roth.
posted by griphus at 8:55 AM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


I actually prefer the ones where Hitler isn't even integrated into the scene ("toaster"; "campfire"). I like to imagine that the guesser had to sit there watching Hitler be drawn before the artist started in on the "real" drawing.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


More than anything in the world I hope that triggers a google alert for him.
posted by elizardbits at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


What happens if has to drawn Hitler? Oh, course, he draws two Hitlers. Silly me.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just don't get it. I see this sort of stuff all the time (apparently the internet is obsessed with drawsomething right now?).

People. You are playing pictionary. No letters. No numbers. Thems the rules.
posted by Phredward at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2012


does hitler even have google
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2012


This is the most fun I've had with Draw Something since I uninstalled it.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 8:58 AM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh, course, he draws two Hitlers. Silly me.

♪ Two little Hitlers will fight it out until... ♪
posted by mykescipark at 8:59 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


a two-hole dildo

I took it to be a rabbit vibrator.
posted by Beardman at 8:59 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Draw Something is a game where you are instructed to draw something which is identified by the other player. This particular participant opts to frequently depict Adolf Hitler within his artworks despite said Führer's extraneousness re the assigned challenge
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:00 AM on May 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


Oh, it's an iphone app or something? Context maybe?
posted by DU at 9:00 AM on May 11, 2012


Literary Hitler
posted by wcfields at 9:01 AM on May 11, 2012


missing the Chamberlain tag
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:02 AM on May 11, 2012 [8 favorites]


Kids these days.
posted by slogger at 9:03 AM on May 11, 2012


I took it to be a rabbit vibrator.

Ah, yes. That's the correct term.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:04 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just don't get it. I see this sort of stuff all the time...

Well, we can't all live in an artists' loft/studio space populated by anti-fascist surrealists, now can we?
posted by griphus at 9:04 AM on May 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


I never thought I'd say it, but this is the best picture of walrus Hitler I've ever seen.
posted by fight or flight at 9:05 AM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


if i say something about gandhi, would that be a reverse godwin?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:07 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


meh fuhrer

I wish. Hitler isn't cute. I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive. And I enjoy the Hitler-is-ANGRY vids. They at least are genuinely funny.
posted by philip-random at 9:08 AM on May 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


guys if you keep giving him attention he'll just keep showing up
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:09 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm glad somebody else asked for clarification. I thought it was just some bad art project.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:09 AM on May 11, 2012


Brundibar!

/reverse Sendak Godwin.
posted by Artw at 9:10 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


you know who else ignored hitler until it was too late
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:47 AM on May 11 [+] [!]


Hey! I wasn't even alive!
posted by scratch at 9:10 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Here is an interview
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:10 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I draw unrelated fuhrers in Draw Something. That's my thing.

MOM MUST BE SO PROUD
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 9:13 AM on May 11, 2012 [10 favorites]


Turner Diaries Prize
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:14 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive

Yeah, it's worse than the Bush administration, frankly.
posted by iotic at 9:17 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hitler isn't cute. I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive.

You should try ignoring Hitler.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:20 AM on May 11, 2012 [29 favorites]


"How do you do there squire, also I am not Minehead lad but I in Peterborough, Lincolnshire was given birth to, but stay in Peterborough Lincolnshire house all during war, owing to nasty running sores, and was unable to go in the streets play football or go to Nürnberg. I am retired vindow cleaner and pacifist, without doing war crimes and am glad England win World Cup - Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters - and eating lots of chips and fish and hole in the toads, and Dundee cakes on Piccadilly line. Don't you know old chap I was head of Gestapo for ten years. Five years! No, no, nein, I was not head of Gestapo at all...I make joke."

I don't recall much about that Hiter fellow, but the Bimmler character was memorable.
posted by three blind mice at 9:21 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


If by "ignore" they mean "flag it and move on" without the "flag it" part, I'm all over it, other than this comment, that is.
posted by HuronBob at 9:22 AM on May 11, 2012


HuronBob: "If by "ignore" they mean "flag it and move on" without the "flag it" part, I'm all over it, other than this comment, that is."

Ignore Ignore Hitler?
posted by charred husk at 9:24 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sometimes, though, you should probably not ignore Hitler.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:25 AM on May 11, 2012


guys if you keep giving him attention he'll just keep showing up

If you give a Hitler a cookie...
posted by naju at 9:28 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


You are drawing campfire for...

More like KampfFührer amirite?!?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:59 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I see these drawsomething drawings and wonder how the hell people are doing them so well on those tiny screens, when my phone drawings have been positively preschool-esque. and then I realize that they're probably using iPads. And possibly a stylus?
posted by statolith at 10:06 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Evidently, Godwin's law applies to apps.
posted by Obscure Reference at 10:07 AM on May 11, 2012


I... I really like these. It's like that episode of Venture Bros. where the Grand Galactic Inquisitor keeps following people around to observe normal life. He wants everyone to act normal so he keeps shouting 'IGNORE ME!'.
posted by slimepuppy at 10:08 AM on May 11, 2012 [6 favorites]


I took it to be a rabbit vibrator.

Now that's just wierd, why would you need to vibrate a rabbit?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:09 AM on May 11, 2012


Hitler isn't cute. I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive.

You should try ignoring Hitler.


That is the metanarrative here. It is DEEP shit. I'm still trying to process it.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:11 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


This project's humor makes a lot more sense if you've played the game
posted by Bwithh at 10:16 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


So a rabbit vibrator would be so a lady can stimulate her... Um... Err.... Hitler doesn't have one of those?

THIS DETAIL WOULD BE VERY DISTRACTING FROM A WORD GUESSING GAME POINT OF VIEW.
posted by Artw at 10:23 AM on May 11, 2012


philip-random: " I wish. Hitler isn't cute. I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive. And I enjoy the Hitler-is-ANGRY vids. They at least are genuinely funny yt ."

I don't like the downfall videos. They've always seemed borderline offensive. (Although the movie's director is a fan of them.) But this tumblr doesn't feel offensive. Just stupid.
posted by zarq at 10:24 AM on May 11, 2012


Artw: "Hitler doesn't have one of those"

Hitler probably still has a prostate.
posted by subbes at 10:26 AM on May 11, 2012


Does that require an extra prong?
posted by Artw at 10:28 AM on May 11, 2012


Different angle.
posted by griphus at 10:34 AM on May 11, 2012


Prostate tissue can endure burning and 70 years of burial?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:34 AM on May 11, 2012


why would you need to vibrate a rabbit?

They make more solid foundations that way.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:35 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


You Have To Ignore The Hitler.
posted by The Bellman at 10:36 AM on May 11, 2012


Ignore Hitler's prostate.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:45 AM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Disgusting. Never Forget makes sense. This says Let us belittle the past.
posted by Postroad at 10:58 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Gratuitous Hitlers is the name of my new band.
posted by Decani at 11:05 AM on May 11, 2012


Never Forget makes sense.

How would you draw that?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:15 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm going to go on record here as saying it's OK to make Hitler look stupid
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:16 AM on May 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


Never Forget makes sense.

How would you draw that?


I'm guessing there's going to be a lot of American flags and some sort of unsubtle 9-11 imagery.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:27 AM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


> I took it to be a rabbit vibrator.

It's clearly for possums, which actually do have split penises and paired vaginal openings.
posted by jfuller at 11:40 AM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's clearly for possums, which actually do have split penises and paired vaginal openings.

Well, fuck, I'm just going to spend the rest of my day doing a cost-benefit analysis on Googling "Possum penises" on my work computer.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:52 AM on May 11, 2012 [13 favorites]


Yeah, that's right up there with "gay tapir sex" in my top 10 list of LOL LOOK WHAT MEFI MADE YOU GOOGLE.
posted by elizardbits at 12:08 PM on May 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I find these funny...what I find kind of inexplicable are the numerous photos of young hitler on tumblr, often with complementary comments like "what a cutie" and such.

I do think there is some value in humanizing Hitler; however monstrous his actions and agenda, he was still one of us, a human and not a space alien.

Undoubtedly someone who could make him look like an amateur walks among us, only missing the right circumstances to make things happen. It behooves us to remember that.
posted by maxwelton at 12:41 PM on May 11, 2012


he was still one of us, a human and not a space alien.

that you know of
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 12:48 PM on May 11, 2012


This person is essentially doing one troll over and over. When you play DrawSomething, the guesser sees a recording of the player drawing in real time, not just the final image. Assuming the player draws Hitler first, you have to watch all of that, trying to make sense of it -- then eventually he draws what the clue actually is and writes "IGNORE HITLER."

You can read more into it intellectually because it's archived and presented on a Tumblr — and maybe because there's something incidentally interesting about the words "IGNORE HITLER" — but this is a person who trolls players of DrawSomething over and over again, with the same script every single time. With drawings of Hitler.
posted by defenestration at 12:54 PM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I find these funny...what I find kind of inexplicable are the numerous photos of young hitler on tumblr, often with complementary comments like "what a cutie" and such.

I do think there is some value in humanizing Hitler; however monstrous his actions and agenda, he was still one of us, a human and not a space alien.


Recommended movie: MEIN KAMPF

"Mein Kampf" has a 20-year-old Hitler, played by Tom Schilling, arriving in Vienna from provincial Austria, staying at a boarding house for poor men while hoping to win admission to the Academy of Fine Arts. He fails but meets a blonde girl called Gretchen (Anna Unterberger), as well as a grey-bearded old Jewish man called Schlomo Herzl. This fictitious character, invented by Tabori and played by Götz George, inspires the infamous Hitler hairstyle as well as the "Mein Kampf" title for his future memoir -- and sets Hitler on a political path.
posted by philip-random at 1:30 PM on May 11, 2012


If I were playing this game, I would find receiving such a picture to be somewhat triggering. Not as in pulling my hair out and sobbing on the floor, but more as in "hey, thanks for making me feel vaguely unsafe!".
posted by threeants at 1:42 PM on May 11, 2012


This person is essentially doing one troll over and over. When you play DrawSomething ...

I appreciate someone taking the time to explain what's going on here.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 1:47 PM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Do you know what I find triggering?

Gratuitous intransitivizing.
posted by R. Schlock at 1:49 PM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm going to go on record here as saying it's OK to make Hitler look stupid

Hitler Of Green Gables
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:51 PM on May 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I ignored the post and all of your comments before I made this comment.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:28 PM on May 11, 2012


Damn it. You made me look!

Hitler is always the archetypal bad guy and I don't think that's fair to Stalin and Genghis Khan, both of whom put in solid efforts in that direction.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:31 PM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm going to go on record here as saying it's OK to make Hitler look stupid

Yes. This is why the only Downfall parody I've ever found problematic is that one where Hitler fights Khan and wins. I mean, I realize Khan is also a bad guy, but does Hitler have to win? The best thing about the Downfall parodies is watching the little guy sputter and shriek and shake like a child; not pull some cunning counter-play out of thin air and win. I mean what is that.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:14 PM on May 11, 2012


I ignored the post and all of your comments before I made this comment.

I think most people do that.
posted by palbo at 5:35 PM on May 11, 2012


> Hitler is always the archetypal bad guy and I don't think that's fair to Stalin and Genghis Khan, both of whom put in solid efforts in that direction.

Well, I know this is a joke but there is probably something to that. While Stalin and Khan both had oceans of blood on their hands, people can still point to things they did that could be seen as having some positive legacy.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:42 PM on May 11, 2012


Probably because being an archetypal bad guy takes a lot more than the body count. In Hitler's case, the symbolism, imagery, uniforms, poisonous ideology and mind-bogglingly evil methods of destroying perceived enemies reach whole new levels of villainousness.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:49 PM on May 11, 2012


Artw: Hitler doesn't have one of those?

This is why I love Metafilter.

There's a picture of what appears to be a sadistic Dominant in leather holding a rabbit vibrator while a clearly alarmed, half-nude Adolf Hitler waits, collared and on all fours, to illustrate the word "leash"--and what leaps out at you is the plumbing is all wrong.
posted by misha at 7:03 PM on May 11, 2012


Postroad: Disgusting. Never Forget makes sense. This says Let us belittle the past.

Isn't remembering going to have to involve Hitler at some point? And who is being belittled here? Hitler is the one being caricatured...do you feel the drawings demean him? Why would that bother you?

Threeants: If I were playing this game, I would find receiving such a picture to be somewhat triggering. Not as in pulling my hair out and sobbing on the floor, but more as in "hey, thanks for making me feel vaguely unsafe!".

Drawings on the internet make you feel unsafe?

Philip-random: I find this shit beyond bemusing, moving into offensive. And I enjoy the Hitler-is-ANGRY vids.

The downfall videos are real people acting out explosive emotions, yet you find these hand-drawn caricatures more offensive than those videos?

I'm trying to understand, but I'd really appreciate it if you could help me out here.
posted by misha at 7:25 PM on May 11, 2012


This is amazing, the artist is really good at drawing and clearly an expert at the game. I especially liked the detail he put into the tree that the giraffe is eating from--so realistic! And that birthday party looked so fun I just wanted to jump into the scene! Not sure what the rest of this thread is about...well, goodbye!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:35 PM on May 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


You won!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:48 PM on May 11, 2012


Turn 15... Is this guy doing Hitlers for every word, or just when it's workable?

I love me some Hitler rant parody videos (the good ones anyway), and I love Draw Something. Combining the two just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's how it blatantly goes against what the game is about. Or the prominent swastikas in a comical context. Or it just strikes me as self-indulgent. A more apt title would be "Ignore Hitler, but admire my awesome artistic and satirical talent! I rock!" (or, a first-person version of what Potomac Avenue said).

Hitler was evil, he should mocked mercilessly, I get it. In another venue, this might be funny. And this guy does have talent. But if there were a message option in the game, I'd probably end up feeling tempted to say, "Thanks for wasting my time on getting two coins, jackass."
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 11:29 PM on May 11, 2012


Ignore Batman
posted by Artw at 11:42 PM on May 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Google Arthur Szyk!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:04 AM on May 14, 2012


TheSecretDecoderRing: But if there were a message option in the game, I'd probably end up feeling tempted to say, "Thanks for wasting my time on getting two coins, jackass."

I guess it depends on whether you are all about racking up the points or enjoying the artistic aspects of the game as well. I like getting those gold coins, don't get me wrong, but mostly because then I can get more colors to draw better representations of stuff. For me, the fun is in viewing other people's artwork and sometimes (hopefully) managing to draw something cool as well.

I stopped playing the other night because I realized I was tired and getting lazy with my own drawings. I enjoy it more when I put some thought and effort into them.

I think the "Ignore Hitler" guy does that. His drawings are awesome because the skill is undoubtedly there, which makes them fun to look at, he manages to incorporate a totally unrelated image in his clue (not always easy) and he still gets the message across, with a healthy dollop of humor topping it off.

Also--there IS a message option in the game.
posted by misha at 3:32 PM on May 14, 2012


I got over the coin thing a while ago too, so it's not really about that. (And it does get boring drawing Ironman for the hundredth time.) But you have to sit there watching him draw in such fine detail just to see what the actual word is supposed to be.

And it just boils down to the game being a give-and-take thing, with the same level of participation on both sides. And this guy makes it more one-sided, his side. It'd be like someone constantly doing ten-minute-long opera numbers on a casual karaoke night.

I just recently upgraded the game and see that there is a message option now. Although there was the old work-around of scrawling a message on your turn and "trashing it." That method had much more personality.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 3:16 AM on May 20, 2012


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