Saturday, April 11, 2009

der Führry

Societal norms tell us we shouldn't be entertained by things like this, but "Cats that look like Hitler (of the day)" was kinda amusing. I figure as long as we're mocking the man and not making light of the suffering he caused, maybe it's all right (and some Germans think so).

An interesting fact related to this is that Hitler was reportedly afraid of cats. (Notice I didn't say factoid, which is not exactly a brief and somewhat interesting fact, but rather, a piece of unverified or inaccurate information that is presented in the press as factual. Sample sentence: Many Korean journalists make heavy use of factoids.)

And why wouldn't Hitler have fear of felines? His enemies were plotting to remove him and take over the Third Reich with a manipulable "kitler" ruling in der Fürhrer's place, in the hopes that the people of Germany wouldn't notice the switch.

That was the whole plot of Valkyrie.*

[UPDATE: This post also addresses cats who look like Hitler.]

* Pixar tried to get the rights to that film; they were going to call it "Valkitty." True story.


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