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2012-08-29 05:37:36 PM
Is this the early 30s Hitler or the later one? That could make a difference.
 
2012-08-29 05:38:09 PM

Branbot: Isn't the backwards swastika a sign of peace and prosperity in India?


farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-29 05:39:01 PM

doubled99: Christ, get over it already. It was years and years ago.



The most amazing thing about the story was that some Jews in India complained.

They are freakin' everywhere and invading other countries and imposing on their cultures! Bunch of Nazis!
 
2012-08-29 05:39:20 PM
You're gonna love the way you look.

Or else.
 
2012-08-29 05:40:53 PM

olddeegee: Is this the early 30s Hitler or the later one? That could make a difference.


the younger one, when he was fat and doing shows in vegas.
 
2012-08-29 05:41:16 PM
What a dumbass. Next they'll be telling us he doesn't know that Sweet Home Alabama is about Neil Young.
 
2012-08-29 05:41:22 PM

TheDirtyNacho: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.


It is believable. A lot of non-western nations were relatively untouched by WW II culturally speaking. As a result, Hitler and the Nazis are viewed more as historical figures rather than monsters.

From Asia:
[www.cynical-c.com image 400x285]

But we have our own equivalent:

[www.sierraus.com image 607x407]

Genghis Khan was the Hitler of his time with Mongol conquests killing some 30-60 million people.



That's a farking great point.
 
2012-08-29 05:44:36 PM
This point made up-thread bears repeating...

Why is this ok?....
www.sierraus.com

Is it simply too soon for a Hitler store? Is there something less evil about a guy who killed many many many more people than Hitler did?

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?
 
2012-08-29 05:44:39 PM

colon_pow: olddeegee: Is this the early 30s Hitler or the later one? That could make a difference.

the younger one, when he was fat and doing shows in vegas.


farm2.staticflickr.com

/Hot, like an oven
 
2012-08-29 05:44:59 PM

SmackLT: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.

Can you blame him? I mean, not a whole lot of people have ever heard of Hitler. Up until last week, I honestly thought he was the right fielder for the Astros.


You mean their pinchhitler?
 
2012-08-29 05:46:17 PM

colon_pow: olddeegee: Is this the early 30s Hitler or the later one? That could make a difference.

the younger one, when he was fat and doing shows in vegas.


No, it was Emo Hitler

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-29 05:47:13 PM
The original Aryans were from India, right?
 
2012-08-29 05:47:56 PM
Names are dangerous.
 
2012-08-29 05:47:59 PM
Hugo is Boss
 
2012-08-29 05:48:12 PM
B-but FREE SPEECH.

DURRRRRRRR


/durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
2012-08-29 05:48:21 PM
"the hoarding"?

I think we have a contender for Weirdo Dumbass of the Year.
 
2012-08-29 05:50:04 PM
Barbarians. I do all of my shopping at

i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-29 05:50:54 PM

Xenomech: What did Hitler do that was so bad anyway?


Hey, he had train schedules that ran like oiled machines, summer camps with modern shower and oven facilities, and oversaw a huge staff of bureaucrats who could tell you where anyone was at any given moment in time.

What's not to like?
 
2012-08-29 05:51:21 PM

BigNumber12: Barbarians. I do all of my shopping at

[i158.photobucket.com image 425x318]


Screw them. They only have a three day return policy.
 
2012-08-29 05:51:54 PM
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2012-08-29 05:52:46 PM

Xenomech: What did Hitler do that was so bad anyway?


he was vegetarian
 
2012-08-29 05:53:16 PM

LineNoise: It really wasn't the clothes store that was his downfall. Its when he ordered the ovens claiming he wanted to branch out into a bakery that people really took notice.


alltheragefaces.com
 
2012-08-29 05:53:19 PM

Silly Jesus: This point made up-thread bears repeating...

Why is this ok?....
[www.sierraus.com image 607x407]

Is it simply too soon for a Hitler store? Is there something less evil about a guy who killed many many many more people than Hitler did?

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?




They use their ovens for cooking food?
 
2012-08-29 05:53:21 PM
I remember this story from January 2002.
 
2012-08-29 05:53:27 PM

Tymast: Xenomech: What did Hitler do that was so bad anyway?

he was vegetarian


no wonder he had to break so many eggs.
 
2012-08-29 05:55:13 PM
'Aryan' is a linguistic class, nowadays.

//Queen of England is
//the 'Light of the Aryans'
 
2012-08-29 05:55:47 PM
Here's the most offensive part besides the wholesale massacre of 6 million human beings and this guy's supposed ignorance of that history... his grammar. "I LEARNT Hitler had killed, etc." Is LEARNT Hindi for outright denial of recorded history like that idiot running Iran does so well by rewriting history? Beyond pathetic.
 
2012-08-29 05:56:13 PM
Maybe it would be best if he just got out of the clothing business and tried something different, like say kitchen appliances.

www.standardsofexcellence.com
 
2012-08-29 05:57:54 PM

guessi'mdoingfine: Here's the most offensive part besides the wholesale massacre of 6 million human beings and this guy's supposed ignorance of that history... his grammar. "I LEARNT Hitler had killed, etc." Is LEARNT Hindi for outright denial of recorded history like that idiot running Iran does so well by rewriting history? Beyond pathetic.


Sounds like he could use a lesson in language. Either him or the reporter.

Either way, would you kindly do the needful?
 
das
2012-08-29 05:58:58 PM
There IS something to be said for name recognition.
 
2012-08-29 06:01:01 PM

SmackLT: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.

Can you blame him? I mean, not a whole lot of people have ever heard of Hitler. Up until last week, I honestly thought he was the right fielder for the Astros.


Hitler was the guy with the Michael Jordan mustache, right? 

\I assume he resells Hugo Boss?
 
2012-08-29 06:01:12 PM

Silly Jesus: This point made up-thread bears repeating...

Why is this ok?....
[www.sierraus.com image 607x407]

Is it simply too soon for a Hitler store? Is there something less evil about a guy who killed many many many more people than Hitler did?

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?


How about the fact that nobody even knows anyone who was living during that time?

That tends to happen after several centuries.

There's still plenty of people around that may not have been alive during WWII but have had close relatives that were.

/now where's my toga? I need to throw a party to celebrate an Empire built on lands taken by force and slavery.
 
2012-08-29 06:02:06 PM

BigNumber12: Shah insisted that until the store opened he did not know who Adolf Hitler was and that Hitler was a nickname given to the grandfather of his store partner because "he was very strict".

"I didn't know how much the name would disturb people," he told AFP by telephone from Ahmedabad. "It was only when the store opened I learnt Hitler had killed six million people."


Looks like you've got a bit more reading to do...



Apparently it's YOU who has to do more reading to do, silly. Hitler only killed Jews. He killed six million Jews.
 
2012-08-29 06:02:15 PM
Hey it's not like he could have named the store after a cow. There are only so many options available.
 
2012-08-29 06:02:21 PM

peterthx: Silly Jesus: This point made up-thread bears repeating...

Why is this ok?....
[www.sierraus.com image 607x407]

Is it simply too soon for a Hitler store? Is there something less evil about a guy who killed many many many more people than Hitler did?

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?

How about the fact that nobody even knows anyone who was living during that time?

That tends to happen after several centuries.

There's still plenty of people around that may not have been alive during WWII but have had close relatives that were.

/now where's my toga? I need to throw a party to celebrate an Empire built on lands taken by force and slavery.


Ask a Korean about the Hill of Ears. Then ask a Japanese about the Hill of Ears. That happened several hundred years ago.
 
2012-08-29 06:02:59 PM

halestorm20: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 480x357]


The story behind that clip is that there was a major presentation about Mein Kampf going on at the conference center shown at the time they were filming that movie. It's a really strange scene without context.

\Frankly, it's a strange scene even with context.
 
2012-08-29 06:04:31 PM
Seriously though, If a man wants to look really good, dressed to kill, there are not many better names.
 
2012-08-29 06:06:46 PM
Got a pretty awesome surprise laugh on this one - there's an excellent stealh-ish zinger at the end of the article, although really probably unintentional:

After the entire article - nominally about people glorifying Hitler to some degree - the very next line is a link standing by itself, where you'd usually click for more info or related stories on most websites.

The link reads: Get full coverage of the Republican National Convention here

No lie. Yes funny!
 
2012-08-29 06:07:08 PM
"People use such names mostly out of ignorance," Israel's Mumbai Consul General Orna Sagiv told AFP.

Then other times they call Palestinians "Arabs" to advance their own goals of military and political violence.
 
2012-08-29 06:08:18 PM

Tom-Servo: Apparently it's YOU who has to do more reading to do, silly. Hitler only killed Jews. He killed six million Jews.



ohyou.jpg
 
2012-08-29 06:11:32 PM

GoldDude: Maybe he could rename the store "Hilter", yes??
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 288x203]


Their line of Hilter tops are very offensive, as are their Bommel short-shorts.
 
2012-08-29 06:11:43 PM

BigNumber12: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.

Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.


Ah, the irony.

/Afghans
 
2012-08-29 06:14:19 PM
i993.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-29 06:16:38 PM

peterthx: Silly Jesus: This point made up-thread bears repeating...

Why is this ok?....
[www.sierraus.com image 607x407]

Is it simply too soon for a Hitler store? Is there something less evil about a guy who killed many many many more people than Hitler did?

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?

How about the fact that nobody even knows anyone who was living during that time?

That tends to happen after several centuries.

There's still plenty of people around that may not have been alive during WWII but have had close relatives that were.

/now where's my toga? I need to throw a party to celebrate an Empire built on lands taken by force and slavery.


Also, there may be less "outrage" over, say, Genghis Khan's excesses, or those of Emperor Nero; still, nobody's opening a "Nero and Caligula's Fine Fashions," and the only people calling themselves "Mongols" are a bunch of criminals.
 
2012-08-29 06:17:21 PM
Then at the end of the interview the reporter asked the store owner, "Did you eat yet or what?" and he replied, "No, didchoo?" Not, "did you," "didchoo eat"? "Jew"? No, not "did you eat," but "Jew eat?" Jew. You get it? Jew eat?
 
2012-08-29 06:17:37 PM

Atan: BigNumber12: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.

Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.

Ah, the irony.

/Afghans


Not as ironic as you seem to think. 

/You're Some, I'm Some
 
2012-08-29 06:20:11 PM
Say what you will, but the Nazi party had fashion sense and a knack for theatrics.
 
2012-08-29 06:22:59 PM
Well THAT settles it now doesn't it?

I'll never shop in Ahmedabad city, in the western state of Gujarat, EVER again.
 
2012-08-29 06:23:55 PM
Motto -- Arbeit Macht You Look Good

Motto for when they open the store marketing the gays -- Arbeit Macht You Look Fabulous
 
2012-08-29 06:28:10 PM

BigNumber12: Atan: BigNumber12: geoduck42: The store-owner is quoted as claiming that he didn't know who Hitler was, and got the idea from a family nickname. This is India and not Europe or the US, but still.. if he's telling the truth.. wow.

Eh, the ignorance of the uneducated masses frequently knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to history in a faraway part of the world. Most Afghanis have no idea why there are U.S. troops in their country.

Ah, the irony.

/Afghans

Not as ironic as you seem to think. 

/You're Some, I'm Some


So others have used the term out of ignorance too. I fail to see your point.
 
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