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(The Big Story)   Thai University finally Googles the name "Hitler" after it displays banner with Mein Führer and Superman next to each other   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 104
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2013-07-15 10:46:58 AM  
 
2013-07-15 10:58:12 AM  
From a CNN article in 2012:

http://travel.cnn.com/bangkok/life/hitler-chic-trend-138530
 CNN - Bangkok'shiatler chic' trend riles tourists, Israeli envoy


Thai youth are strutting around in T-shirts bearing cartoonish images of the Nazi dictator. Critics blame it on ignorance

Cartoon pandas, Teletubbies, Ronald McDonald. At first glance they don't seem to have much in common beyond a certain childlike quality. But during a visit to Bangkok you may discover another trait these popular cultural icons now share: their resemblance to Adolf Hitler.


In the Thai capital's latest outbreak of Nazi chic, pandas, Teletubbies and Ronald have metamorphosed into cutesy alter egos of the Führer, who seems to exert a childlike fascination over some young Thais.

i.cdn.travel.cnn.com
 
2013-07-15 11:16:02 AM  
Hitler is just another comic book bad guy, I saw him fighting Captain America!
 
2013-07-15 11:25:42 AM  

RexTalionis: 'shiatler chic'


That there's pretty funny.
 
2013-07-15 11:26:15 AM  
TFA: The study of history in the Thai school system revolves primarily around the history of Thailand and its long line of kings. World history is glossed over, with little or no mention of the Holocaust.

Well there's yer problem.
 
2013-07-15 11:30:43 AM  
no photo of the banner?  Bad article. Bad!
 
2013-07-15 11:31:47 AM  
hmm, only two comments on TFA and already one "JEWS RUN THE WORLD".  Bravo Internet, bravo.
 
2013-07-15 11:32:26 AM  
LMGTFY:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-15 11:38:54 AM  
i.imgur.com

Still better than the old one.
 
2013-07-15 11:41:09 AM  

serial_crusher: hmm, only two comments on TFA and already one "JEWS RUN THE WORLD".  Bravo Internet, bravo.


i.imgur.com
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-07-15 11:54:26 AM  
It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.
 
2013-07-15 11:58:32 AM  

Babwa Wawa: LMGTFY:

[i.imgur.com image 725x544]


Who is the white guy with blackface lips back/left of Superman?
 
2013-07-15 12:10:45 PM  
What a pho pah!
 
2013-07-15 12:12:22 PM  
Fun fact: Most of the planet doesn't give a shiat about Hitler or the holocaust
 
2013-07-15 12:12:34 PM  
cdn.chud.com
 
2013-07-15 12:14:07 PM  
Jon Stewart is Superman? No wonder he never interviewed he never interviewed the Man of Steel and Givaltz on his show.
 
2013-07-15 12:14:16 PM  

serial_crusher: Babwa Wawa: LMGTFY:

[i.imgur.com image 725x544]

Who is the white guy with blackface lips back/left of Superman?


A bald Pennywise the clown?
 
2013-07-15 12:15:52 PM  
www.aerojockey.com
 
2013-07-15 12:16:02 PM  
www.opsecnews.com

Operation Paperclip

Maybe they know Hitler's brain was transplanted into the USA?
 
2013-07-15 12:16:30 PM  
Jon Stewart is Superman? No wonder he never interviewed he never interviewed the Man of Steel and Givaltz on his show.

Man, the brain ticks are getting worse.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:16 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Fun fact: Most of the planet doesn't give a shiat about Hitler or the holocaust


other fun fact. you are an ass. and they should.
 
2013-07-15 12:17:59 PM  
 
2013-07-15 12:19:17 PM  
Aka Thai University inadvertently discovers that the creator of Superman original wrote him as an indestructible Emperor over the lowly peons called earthlings.  Then the comic book industry told him to write a hero instead
 
2013-07-15 12:19:21 PM  

Babwa Wawa: LMGTFY:

[i.imgur.com image 725x544]


Holy shiat, is David Hasselhof Superman?!
 
2013-07-15 12:21:25 PM  

neversubmit: Operation Paperclip


I farking knew those god damn paperclips were evil.  I bet Operation Stapler brought adorable shiba inu and schnauzer puppies to American families.
 
2013-07-15 12:21:51 PM  

vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.


How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.
 
2013-07-15 12:22:40 PM  
"Hitler was supposed to serve as a conceptual paradox to the superheroes,"

Oh, nice save.

/not really.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:03 PM  
In fairness, I didn´t hear a thing about Thailand in history in either school or college.

Maybe nothing significant ever happened in Thailand. But that sounds unlikely.
 
2013-07-15 12:24:52 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Jon Stewart is Superman? No wonder he never interviewed he never interviewed the Man of Steel and Givaltz on his show.

Man, the brain ticks are getting worse.


I just figured it was an interview for each. Which seems like the appropriate thing to do.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:17 PM  
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www.hawaii.edu
 
2013-07-15 12:25:28 PM  

staplermofo: neversubmit: Operation Paperclip

I farking knew those god damn paperclips were evil.  I bet Operation Stapler brought adorable shiba inu and schnauzer puppies to American families.


Operation White Out created AIDS, it's true study it out!
 
2013-07-15 12:27:02 PM  
He is like Elvis, bigger now than ever

Eateries
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Bars
www.cynical-c.com

Clothing
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-15 12:27:09 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.

How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.


Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic.  Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that.  China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.  Read TFA - most of the history curriculum at that university relates to the history of the Thai kings.  Hitler is just one of those silly white people that they don't care about.
 
2013-07-15 12:30:22 PM  
They'd let you watch, they would invite you, but the Nazis they use would not excite you.

/Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking ghetto...
 
2013-07-15 12:30:59 PM  

spawn73: In fairness, I didn´t hear a thing about Thailand in history in either school or college.

Maybe nothing significant ever happened in Thailand. But that sounds unlikely.


All I ever learned about Thailand in high school I learned from Murray Head.

/ I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine...
 
2013-07-15 12:31:44 PM  
FTA:  Thailand's premier university has apologized for displaying a billboard that showed Adolf Hitler alongside Superman and other superheroes, saying Monday it was painted by ignorant students who didn't realize Hitler's image would offend anyone.

How does someone learn of Hitler without learning about Hitler? I guess I can see one person being that clueless, but a whole school? Do they not have a history department?
 
2013-07-15 12:31:47 PM  
I figured that their acceptance of Hitler's likeness may come from the fact that Hitler co-opted the Swastika, a symbol that most Thai people probably recognize, and used it. They see him using that symbol and think "Hey it's a symbol that means good, and he uses it, so he must have been good also."  But not fully knowing Hitler's history they don't quite understand what he stood for. And lets face it, as far as history goes, most people don't care or learn about history that didn't impact their people or people living around them.
 
2013-07-15 12:32:13 PM  

FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.


Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.
 
2013-07-15 12:34:47 PM  

RexTalionis: FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.

Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.


Meh.  Americans are like that.
 
2013-07-15 12:35:48 PM  

RexTalionis: FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.

Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.


Well, you know how those westerners are.
 
2013-07-15 12:36:36 PM  

RexTalionis: Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.


Hell, I'm impressed when any thread regarding Thailand isn't rife with impish, wholly unrelated remarks about ladyboys.
 
2013-07-15 12:37:40 PM  
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2013-07-15 12:38:40 PM  

Killer Cars: Hell, I'm impressed when any thread regarding Thailand isn't rife with impish, wholly unrelated remarks about ladyboys.


So, the updated go-to for Thailand is kick-boxing t-girls dressed as Hitler?
 
2013-07-15 12:39:15 PM  

RexTalionis: FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.

Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.



See that part I bolded up above?  "Can be"?
What do you want for a 4-line response on Fark?  A PhD Cultural Anthropology dissertation?  Chinese and Japanese cultural isolationism are historically documented truths.

If you were to say that "Indo-European languages are generally not tonal" or "Pacific Islander agriculture is often centered around taro, fish, and fruit", those would be correct statements too.
 
2013-07-15 12:39:27 PM  
Not everyone CARESTH about the Westht, okay you guys? That's why a bunch of students at a Thai univerthity painted a collage with Batman, Thuperman and Hitler.

Try to look outside of your own country and you might learn thomthing, thtupid
 
2013-07-15 12:39:27 PM  

FrancoFile: Nana's Vibrator: vpb: It's Asia.  Hitler just isn't such a big deal there.

I guess Asians just need to recognize that the west is the center of the universe.

How far east did those concentration camps need to be?  It's 5,000 miles from Auschwitz to Bangkok, and 4200 miles from Auschwitz to Eastern US.  Tel Aviv is even closer.  If Nazis had pushed their camps another 400+ miles east would it be less funny?  Or am I missing the point entirely and folks in Thailand think Hitler's funny compared to some of the local Asian governments and their atrocities?  I'm lost.

Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic.  Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that.  China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.  Read TFA - most of the history curriculum at that university relates to the history of the Thai kings.  Hitler is just one of those silly white people that they don't care about.


Center of the universe? Interestingly, that's pretty much how the Chinese word for 'China' translates: 'Zhongguo' = 'central nation'.
 
2013-07-15 12:40:02 PM  
Forget Hitler, I think they're in trouble with Marvel's lawyers.
 
2013-07-15 12:41:11 PM  

bigbobowski: HotWingConspiracy: Fun fact: Most of the planet doesn't give a shiat about Hitler or the holocaust

other fun fact. you are an ass. and they should.


I'm an ass for stating a truth you seem to agree with. And why should they? It means nearly nothing in their daily lives or their history. Outside of a pie wedge in Thai Trivial Pursuit, it's not serving them.
 
2013-07-15 12:41:56 PM  

FrancoFile: RexTalionis: FrancoFile: Asian cultures can be incredibly insular, if not outright xenophobic. Confucianism and Buddhism are both to blame for that. China is the center of the universe and always will be, etc.

Well, thanks for generalizing the shiat out of my culture.


See that part I bolded up above?  "Can be"?
What do you want for a 4-line response on Fark?  A PhD Cultural Anthropology dissertation?  Chinese and Japanese cultural isolationism are historically documented truths.

If you were to say that "Indo-European languages are generally not tonal" or "Pacific Islander agriculture is often centered around taro, fish, and fruit", those would be correct statements too.


Right. So then, it is your assertion that Confuscianism and Buddhism are definitely the cause of insularity and xenophobia, then? Since you didn't qualify it at all.
 
2013-07-15 12:42:22 PM  
Way to out yourself, NAZImitter
 
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