There's no easy way to lead into this so we'll just come right out with it - according to The Sun one can now obtain knitting patterns to create one's very own cuddly Hitler. Everyone's favourite inflammatory informo-rag has a lovely picture of the "grotesque" yarn-based Fuhrer, who looks snug and stylish in his army-green cardi …
I want one...
...just to piss of self appointed "representatives" of society. I'll put it next to my Gengis Khan and Sadam cuddly toys....
Paris, because it is the best lifesize doll on the market....
...for dooming me (and therefore my colleagues in the office) to a long afternoon humming the theme tune to Dad's Army...
Womb with a view
Instead of taking a fluffy knitted Hitler to work, why not turn up with this little beauty?
No, by Harry, that's...
Oh. Well... my mistake. Never mind.
Ms Matthews speaks
"It weren't me! It's a stitch-up!" *
[*] The best I can do unfortunately.
Laughed at the headline,
Thought the sub-head was quite amusing,
F***ing wet myself when I noticed the URL!
Great work, keep it up.
Headline of the week ...
.... or maybe of the month!
Much respect, Sara!
Love it... Nice to know there are still people willing to either say "bollox" to political correctness, or are so detached from reality they don't even realise such things might cause offence!
I so wish they are the former, but fear they are the latter!
Is it just me?
Or does Hitler have a rather narrow waist, flared hips and a shirt top which bulges unexpectedly?
Who do you think you are kidding Mrs Hitler?
The brown one please.
... claiming the copyright on /this/ one, I presume?
A nice variation on the old toilet wall joke.
My mother made me a Nazi ...
And if you give her the wool she'll make you one too.
I don't mean to knit-pick
But wear is the IT angle? It must've had you in stitches at Reg central I'm sure, but I think these cast-off Sun yarns are purly rubbish.
It only needs one ball
Of wool, obviously.
Mein's the one with the nice crocheted pattern.
>A spokesman for the Jewish Network is quoted in The Sun
Did The Sun get a comment from a spokesperson for the Roma population? Lest we forget, and there are those that would want you to, proportionately the Gypsies suffered far worse than any other people under the hands of Hitler. It makes sense that if anybody should have been asked an opinion it should have been a Gypsy.
Is that Mein Kampf or Mein Camp?
Squint a bit and it looks a little like Mocks Moseley.... wonder how hard it is to clean?
(Oh, and @"Is it just me" AC - you're in need of a (brown) SHIRT icon. The BrownCOATS were the losing side in the war between the Independants and the Central Alliance in Joss Whedon's "Firefly", methinks...)
HMG start a nice long holiday just as the country hits the worst economic mishap since the last time, and this is the best the Stun can do?
Nice to see our national media is doing its very best to keep the country well-informed of the [i]really[/i] important things in life...
I believe there's a couple of characters missing from the front of the icon I feel gives a good idea of the importance of such "issues" in the great scheme of things ... no wait, there they are....
Imagine the possibilities...
You could start up a sock puppet show featuring everyone's favourite despots - with Hiiiilarious (and of course educational) consequences! Something like that is just the wake up call blighty needs to clear her good old streets of all these scrounging imiggint polish workshy hippie dope fiend rapist bagel-loving grannie-stabbing skinhead squatter gangs. I remember when this was all fields why oh why won't somebody please think of the children.
I saw listed a goodly collection of dictators, sociopaths, and warmongers listed but no GWB!!
This is a travesty. Give George W the recognition he deserves!
Short on wool
Sarah / Moderatrix,
if one was short of wool, would it be acceptable to pimp one's Hitler and tell people that it's actually Herr Himler?
I understand that this might save one ball.
If you're going to use that logic, why didn't they get a spokesperson from SCOPE or any disabled organisation, cos I think you'll find Hitler practiced his techniques on the mentally and physically disabled first.
Perhaps you'd like to join the MCB in boycotting Holocaust Memorial Day, in case it's not sufficiently inclusive!
Well, we should ...
in the interests of balance have a knitted woolen Churchill too.
Please add dots above the u (Führer). Thank you.
Cuddly Hitlers? Leaves a nazi taste in your mouth
From what I have read, Jenghiz Khan was relatively normal for his time and place in history. Hitler was way over the line in his butchery of multiple peoples in multiple countries and in no way compares. Saddam was only interested in suppressing the relgious and ethnic in Iraq..never mind his foray into Kuwait; he never had the means to do what Hitler did.
I was trying to find the IT angle on this one
until I belatedly realised it's a previously unexplored corollary of Godwin's Law
My favorite remains the crocheted fry-up
Still a classic: http://www.eak-art.co.uk/sisters/at%20home/html/forsale.html
with meat and veggie options.
>If you're going to use that logic, why didn't they get a spokesperson from SCOPE.
Because using that logic Gypsies still come out as the most persecuted group whether you like it or not. I don't see what boycotting anything has to do with this historical fact unless you are one of the revisionists who want to rewrite history.
But how can one tell it's not actually just a knitted lady (those curves give it away) dressed as Charlie Chaplin's character in that movie? Therefore, no PC-violation. You're welcome.
The shop is round the corner from my house. It's near a Buddhist temple & a (very nice) organic, vegetarian female run cafe. I wonder if they've had a spat and decided to annoy the neighbours.
Alternatively there are some groups around Bethnal Green that would be quite happy with something like this.
Damn, that's just sad...
When we make satire out of Hitler...
knitted hand grenade
What happens if you take one of these through Heathrow?
Its a publicity stunt
for the Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs comeback tour
Cuddly Adipose toys -- official BBC-branded ones, not knitted knock-offs -- will be this years best-selling Christmas gift. Well, that's what it says on a betting slip with my name on it, anyway.
Re: Its a publicity stunt
I've been tonking away at Little Red Riding Hood all morning and I can't for the life in me figure out how you worked that out.
@AC "tonking away"
that sounds like a crude activity, made worse that the tonked party is a young fictional girl.
Irrespective of any clothing that she might have worn, I doubt that a judge will allow you to use that in mitigation and suspect that you will be handed a long and deserved sentence.
This could be time to claim criminal insanity or raid the Monopoly (TM) box for a "get out of jail free" card.
Re: Re: Its a publicity stunt
Knitted Hitler = Wooly Bully
I know - banned for a month
Re: Re: Re: Its a publicity stunt
I'm truly ashamed that I didn't see that.
An IT angle?
How about she buys a GPS and realises her shop is in Globe road and NOT Bethnal Green.
When will the other bosses from Wolfenstein 3D be available?
Knit it a uniform and....
....it will want to invade Poland by lunchtime!
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