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(Cracked)   Uncle Sam's "I Want You" is one of many effective propoganda posters; here are 16 from around the world that were not only ineffective but hilarious at the same time   (cracked.com) divider line 80
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2012-07-10 03:26:07 PM
Slaxl
I like the Hitler having sex one... I'll be in mein bett.


"I'll be in my bunk..er"



/ given the original Firefly quote, I would recommend "in meiner Koje" instaed of "in meinem Bett" for the German version
 
2012-07-10 03:26:09 PM
FTFA: Seriously, whoever drew that cartoon of an officer...

Ummm, that's not an officer, that's an NCO. Sergeant First Class, to be exact. :P

/he's not an officer, he WORKS for a living!
//and isn't carrying a cup of coffee


Oznog: These are pretty epic. It's an odd military strategy to plan to grow a soldier 200 ft tall so they can physically HULK SMASH the enemy capital building. Or, shove an artillery shell through a building in a vaguely sodomizing fashion. I mean, how do you sodomize a building?? Do you instruct a Forward Observer to spot the building's asshole for you?

The military usually just blows things up using normal-sized people operating weapons. If you're winning, that is, but that's never gonna happen.

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Similarly unclear on the concept. I sure hope this isn't intended to be instructional, because he seems unclear on which end of the rifle you point towards the enemy.


Those almost look like covers for some kick-ass action comics, not war propaganda posters. Points for creativity, though.


cowgirl toffee: [WWII/Star War pics]


Moar! :D
 
2012-07-10 03:29:49 PM
I was a soldier like you, until I took a wrench to the knee.

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/please help. it is an illness......
 
2012-07-10 03:30:59 PM

Mad_Radhu: [i.crackedcdn.com image 310x450]

Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings? After she fled Europe to the US and took that knowledge with her, I can understand the Allies being worried that the opposite would happen to them. When you take that into account, the poster doesn't seem that silly.


We're already straying into the notsureifserious territory, but, sure, ok. Compare poster #2 with poster #1. The slogan for #1 is "Keep mum, she's not so dumb," while the slogan for #2 is "Loose talk can cost lives." #2 portrays a man eavesdropping on a conversation, while #1 depicts a woman listening to a man (or men) speak.

Look at the difference in the slogans, however. #2 says to be careful because a man (or someone) might be listening in to your conversation. #1 says to be careful because women overhear things and aren't AS stupid as the average American thinks they are. And that's the problem: the misogyny, not the overall message of keeping mum.

All of this the writer explained in the text already, which is where my nostsureifserious reaction comes from. Did you skip the text altogether and just look at the pictures?
 
2012-07-10 04:06:31 PM
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/Don't drive angry!
 
2012-07-10 04:19:25 PM

L33t Squirrel: ...

cowgirl toffee: [WWII/Star War pics]

Moar! :D


I'm looking. :P

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2012-07-10 04:20:43 PM
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2012-07-10 04:22:10 PM
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2012-07-10 04:27:05 PM
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2012-07-10 04:28:11 PM
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2012-07-10 04:31:06 PM
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2012-07-10 04:33:23 PM
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2012-07-10 04:38:54 PM
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2012-07-10 04:44:10 PM

ciberido: Mad_Radhu: [i.crackedcdn.com image 310x450]

Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings? After she fled Europe to the US and took that knowledge with her, I can understand the Allies being worried that the opposite would happen to them. When you take that into account, the poster doesn't seem that silly.

We're already straying into the notsureifserious territory, but, sure, ok. Compare poster #2 with poster #1. The slogan for #1 is "Keep mum, she's not so dumb," while the slogan for #2 is "Loose talk can cost lives." #2 portrays a man eavesdropping on a conversation, while #1 depicts a woman listening to a man (or men) speak.

Look at the difference in the slogans, however. #2 says to be careful because a man (or someone) might be listening in to your conversation. #1 says to be careful because women overhear things and aren't AS stupid as the average American thinks they are. And that's the problem: the misogyny, not the overall message of keeping mum.

All of this the writer explained in the text already, which is where my nostsureifserious reaction comes from. Did you skip the text altogether and just look at the pictures?


Except the "She's not so dumb" posters are British.
 
2012-07-10 04:59:40 PM

Oznog


Similarly unclear on the concept. I sure hope this isn't intended to be instructional, because he seems unclear on which end of the rifle you point towards the enemy.


Look carefully: it's pretty clear he swung the weapon and hit the other guy with the stock.
 
2012-07-10 05:03:48 PM

The Voice of Doom: Slaxl
I like the Hitler having sex one... I'll be in mein bett.

"I'll be in my bunk..er"



/ given the original Firefly quote, I would recommend "in meiner Koje" instaed of "in meinem Bett" for the German version


I did consider using koje, but I went for bett because I figured non German speakers would get the reference better. I speak from authority, being a non German speaker, who uses Google translate to search for bunk.
 
2012-07-10 05:20:52 PM
The original "I Want You" poster wasn't Uncle Sam.
It was Kitchener.
 
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2012-07-10 06:33:30 PM
I am going to show my mum the keep mum ones, she is going to say told you so !
 
2012-07-10 07:27:29 PM

ciberido: Mad_Radhu: [i.crackedcdn.com image 310x450]

Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings? After she fled Europe to the US and took that knowledge with her, I can understand the Allies being worried that the opposite would happen to them. When you take that into account, the poster doesn't seem that silly.

We're already straying into the notsureifserious territory, but, sure, ok. Compare poster #2 with poster #1. The slogan for #1 is "Keep mum, she's not so dumb," while the slogan for #2 is "Loose talk can cost lives." #2 portrays a man eavesdropping on a conversation, while #1 depicts a woman listening to a man (or men) speak.

Look at the difference in the slogans, however. #2 says to be careful because a man (or someone) might be listening in to your conversation. #1 says to be careful because women overhear things and aren't AS stupid as the average American thinks they are. And that's the problem: the misogyny, not the overall message of keeping mum.

All of this the writer explained in the text already, which is where my nostsureifserious reaction comes from. Did you skip the text altogether and just look at the pictures?


I've always thought that the idea behind the warning for #1 is Pillow Talk or casual pick-up lines that give away your next station.

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.
Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?
Ted Striker: I can't tell you that. It's classified.
 
2012-07-10 07:41:15 PM

Mad_Radhu: Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings?


Given that the title of the article was "The 16 Most Hilariously Ineffective Propaganda Posters," in retrospect I think the problem is with the article, not with you, so inasmuch as I cast aspersions on your intelligence or reading comprehension, I retract them, with apologies.
 
2012-07-10 07:58:28 PM
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2012-07-10 08:01:20 PM

Khazar-Khum: Except the "She's not so dumb" posters are British.


Yes, true, I got posters #1 and #2 confused. I don't think it changes anything, though, unless you mean to say that the British were considerably more or less misogynistic than the Americans at that time.
 
2012-07-10 08:37:21 PM

So "Louts" are time travelers from the late 60s, early 70s?

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2012-07-10 08:42:28 PM

gito: They forgot one:

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/hot like a Polish peasant for his Red Army liberator




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2012-07-11 02:32:38 AM
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/hot, like a mid summer Dwarves show
 
2012-07-11 03:05:18 AM
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/hot
//Aaron Wood ftw
 
2012-07-11 04:22:09 AM
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2012-07-11 10:52:20 AM

Mad_Radhu: [i.crackedcdn.com image 310x450]

Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings? After she fled Europe to the US and took that knowledge with her, I can understand the Allies being worried that the opposite would happen to them. When you take that into account, the poster doesn't seem that silly.


No.

1. Hedy Lamarr did not design weapons.

2. Hedy thought up the idea for frequency-skipping radios, which she DID invent, after arriving in the States.

3. Hedy was one of the most beautiful women ever born, so your argument is invalid. I'd betray you for her.
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4. Hedy went full-frontal nude in "Ecstasy". See #3. Or, better yet, see "Ecstasy".
 
2012-07-13 12:40:40 PM

Spanky McStupid: Mad_Radhu: [i.crackedcdn.com image 310x450]

Speaking of this one, didn't Hedy Lamarr learn just about everything she knew about designing weapons by overhearing the conversations her husband had with his clients during their business meetings? After she fled Europe to the US and took that knowledge with her, I can understand the Allies being worried that the opposite would happen to them. When you take that into account, the poster doesn't seem that silly.

That's "Hedley".

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What are you worried about? This is 1874, you can sue her!
 
2012-07-13 01:59:48 PM

Broom: 2. Hedy thought up the idea for frequency-skipping radios, which she DID invent, after arriving in the States.


Actually, she didn't invent the idea. Her idea, along with her composer, was to use synchronized piano rolls to do the frequency hopping.

In any case, it wouldn't have worked, because the idea was for radio controlled torpedoes. Even today, we don't do that, we use wire.
 
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