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posted by Meatbomb (30 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't think I like Nazis so much anymore.
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:09 AM on August 5, 2007


Did anyone else here grow up reading WWII comic books like Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos ("Seven against the Nazis!!) and think they were saying "Nazi" like "nazzy"? That is, rhymes with "jazzy"? Or am I the only one?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:17 AM on August 5, 2007


Schickelgruberkatzen
posted by rob511 at 3:29 AM on August 5, 2007


Fetishizing Nazis. How pubescent.
posted by ogre at 3:49 AM on August 5, 2007


I call "Godwin" on this post.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:49 AM on August 5, 2007


Do you know who would've favorited this post?
posted by Poolio at 4:29 AM on August 5, 2007


Sid Vicious?
posted by item at 4:39 AM on August 5, 2007


Susan Sontag?
posted by Kinbote at 4:47 AM on August 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nazi nukes.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:02 AM on August 5, 2007


You know who else Hitlered?
posted by bardic at 5:43 AM on August 5, 2007


You know who else Hitlered?

Well, lessee, there was Pol Pot...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:17 AM on August 5, 2007


and Stalin
posted by Mick at 7:01 AM on August 5, 2007


At least the slave pit story had a happy ending.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:19 AM on August 5, 2007


You've got to hand it to the Nazis: They managed to cram an incredible amount of evil into just a few years. Every time I hear about some new (to me) crazy secret progam of theirs, I think, "Man, those guys were motivated."
posted by Gamblor at 7:34 AM on August 5, 2007 [5 favorites]


My little nazi dolls.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:38 AM on August 5, 2007


Good point Gamblor. While the Nazis were part of the German government through most of the 1930s, the actual dictatorial Nazi regime only lasted six years - from 1938-1944. Less time than W has been in office. And without computers, a year was a lot longer back in those days ;)
posted by anthill at 7:57 AM on August 5, 2007


Hey, anthill, there were computers in those days. Fine, fast computers.
posted by John of Michigan at 8:24 AM on August 5, 2007


And there were cars, too. Fine, fast cars.
posted by John of Michigan at 8:29 AM on August 5, 2007


And there were Bushes, too. Fine, fast Bushes.
posted by John of Michigan at 8:30 AM on August 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


The Nazis were definitely a busy bunch. But, for all of their industry, they never quite got there with anything. Not quite nukes, although they came close. No occult superweapons. Surely they came up with something ...

My guess is that one day the GTD guys will somehow come onto a document revealing secret Nazi task management strategies that make 43 folders look like a fistful of crumped Post-Its and they'll have to struggle with whether or not to unleash this technology upon the world.
posted by adipocere at 8:38 AM on August 5, 2007 [7 favorites]


Nazi nukes.

...and the Norwegians who stopped them.
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred at 8:45 AM on August 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


the actual dictatorial Nazi regime only lasted six years - from 1938-1944.

Where do you get your numbers, anthill? The Nazis were in power from 1933-1945, and their regime was never anything but a dictatorship.
posted by muckster at 8:57 AM on August 5, 2007


Good point Gamblor. While the Nazis were part of the German government through most of the 1930s, the actual dictatorial Nazi regime only lasted six years - from 1938-1944. Less time than W has been in office. And without computers, a year was a lot longer back in those days ;)

Actually the Nazis used IBM punch card systems to inventory Holocaust victims.

It really is amazing how much "modern" technology was developed by the nazis in WWII (and don't forget Nazi Robots), Nukes, rockets, orbital bombers, etc.
posted by delmoi at 9:06 AM on August 5, 2007


I'm reading a book about about the Space Race now, and the space programs for the US and the Soviet space programs were based almost entirely on reverse engineering the V-2 rocket and more-or-less kidnapping German rocket engineers.
posted by empath at 9:49 AM on August 5, 2007


adipocere, while totally ineffective, the V-2 rocket and me-163 were pretty 'super' weapons. And of course, I fucked up the date for the Reichstag fire, muckster's right. Four more years!
posted by anthill at 10:38 AM on August 5, 2007


Did anyone else here grow up reading WWII comic books like Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos ("Seven against the Nazis!!) and think they were saying "Nazi" like "nazzy"

No, but I called Germans Krauts and thought "Achtung!" was the only word in their vocabulary until I was 13.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:36 AM on August 5, 2007


great article on nazi amphetamines - thanks!

so maybe this is one reason why the nazis were able to do what they did :

After it was first introduced into the market in 1938, Pervitin, a methamphetamine drug newly developed by the Berlin-based Temmler pharmaceutical company, quickly became a top seller among the German civilian population.

most of deutschland was speeding*!!

* "The effects of amphetamines are similar to those of the adrenaline produced by the body, triggering a heightened state of alert. In most people, the substance increases self-confidence, concentration and the willingness to take risks, while at the same time reducing sensitivity to pain, hunger and thirst, as well as reducing the need for sleep."
posted by toycamera at 4:29 PM on August 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


The fact that most of deutschland was speeding really explains a lot. If I had to imagine a culture on meth, it would be exactly like what happened with that Nazi regime.

This is very very interestink post, HOGAAAAN!!!
posted by snsranch at 6:05 PM on August 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nazi Moon base!
posted by flabdablet at 6:08 PM on August 5, 2007


The future world of the Third Reich
posted by Gamblor at 11:56 AM on August 6, 2007


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