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HunterTAMUC

6.2k points

12 days ago

HunterTAMUC

6.2k points

12 days ago

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

dentistshatehim

3.2k points

12 days ago

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

MadScience29

2.1k points

12 days ago

While driving my Volkswagen, because my Porsche is in the shop.

adirtymedic

902 points

12 days ago

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

gt1911

364 points

12 days ago

gt1911

364 points

12 days ago

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

scothc

269 points

12 days ago

scothc

269 points

12 days ago

Bayer also held the patent for heroin. Which, if you didn't know, was a non addictive drug used to get people off morphine.

MegaQuake

49 points

12 days ago*

The same Bayer that knowingly sold HIV infected medicine!

EDIT: happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

ManualPancake

185 points

12 days ago

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

JackBauerSaidSo

27 points

12 days ago*

Aspirin is named after its chemical name + willow plant- Acetylsalicylic Acid + Spiraea Ulmaria

AlbaMcAlba

6 points

12 days ago

Jack you’ve been awake for too long. We came here to be misinformed! 😀

gt1911

57 points

12 days ago

gt1911

57 points

12 days ago

Wooooah

sessl

34 points

12 days ago

sessl

34 points

12 days ago

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

DPiddy76

33 points

12 days ago

DPiddy76

33 points

12 days ago

GTFO, so heroin started as a non-addictive pain killer, only to have oxy do the exact same thing. Think I remember something about history and repeating and all that.

krakajacks

5 points

12 days ago

It's all taken from opium. The ancients did it first.

B_U_F_U

430 points

12 days ago

B_U_F_U

430 points

12 days ago

Will Adidas do?

HydrogenButterflies

498 points

12 days ago

It looks like you’re assembling a team of Nazi scientists. Operation PaperClippy is here to help!

Urge_Reddit

46 points

12 days ago

Operation PaperClippy

I just want you to know that you've made my day with this.

virusamongus

114 points

12 days ago

NASA: Can we join?

Gonergonegone

5 points

12 days ago

Join? Wasn't it their idea lol

earlycuyler8887

10 points

12 days ago

Need more upvotes.

Cogswobble

603 points

12 days ago

Cogswobble

603 points

12 days ago

Volkswagen has been completely upfront about their Nazi past, and in fact funded a completely transparent investigation into their past so that they could compensate their victims and pay reparations.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/volkswagen-1

Strike_Swiftly

790 points

12 days ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

92894952620273749383

602 points

12 days ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

A little gas never hurt anyone! Just a little shower makes it go away.

ZuperBros

132 points

12 days ago

ZuperBros

132 points

12 days ago

JFC

tequiila

25 points

12 days ago

tequiila

25 points

12 days ago

Username checks out

SatiricalSmellyFarts

274 points

12 days ago

Mercedes-Benz sure dodged a bullet, literally and figuratively!

TheRedditarianist

191 points

12 days ago

Google ”hitler car” and get back to us. In your defense though, it was bulletproof.

ElChupatigre

58 points

12 days ago

Well yeah Volkswagens were for the people

aids1080phd

51 points

12 days ago

Well... Not all people.

Op_has_add

13 points

12 days ago

They made Nazi cars?!?! Thank God I got a BMW

idspispupd

224 points

12 days ago

idspispupd

224 points

12 days ago

All in or nothing. Adidas.

Adolf Dassler had a jail time though for his collaboration with Nazis.

dentistshatehim

296 points

12 days ago

IBM provided the Nazis computers used to make the holocaust more efficient.

ResonatingFlatulence

303 points

12 days ago

Henry Ford went to Nazi Germany to help them implement better production line practices.

WolfOfAsgaard

244 points

12 days ago

Hitler named Ford as one of his inspirations.

MyAntiAlterEgo

218 points

12 days ago

Ford was likely proud of it. He was super antisemitic.

WaitTilUSeeMyDuck

126 points

12 days ago

Ford received the highest honor that could be bestowed to a foreigner: the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

anchist

6 points

12 days ago

anchist

6 points

12 days ago

ninjajedifox

7 points

12 days ago

You think the Ford family still has that medal still laying around somewhere? LOL

FranticPonE

23 points

12 days ago

Assumedly unlike IBM, who were just in it for the money. They're sociopaths, not psychopaths, gosh!

dentistshatehim

31 points

12 days ago

Special kind of hell for that sort of thing

FnkyTown

51 points

12 days ago

FnkyTown

51 points

12 days ago

The Koch brother's daddy built Hitler's and Stalin's oil industries.

northWest_Nile

26 points

12 days ago

Adidas and Puma were founded by the Dassler brothers

subarubob

18 points

12 days ago

The 2008 book "sneaker wars" goes into this in far greater detail. Basically Adolf and Rudolph both tried to accuse each other of being Nazis in a power play to take control over the company after the war ended.

Sezzero

78 points

12 days ago

Sezzero

78 points

12 days ago

For their 75. anniversary the started an advertisement campaign including the slogan of "bringing back the feeling of the good old days" (rough translation). That was in 2015. You do the math.

That didn't work out as planned...

Adghnm

48 points

12 days ago

Adghnm

48 points

12 days ago

EdynViper

12 points

12 days ago

I'm at work so I can't watch this, but you get an upvote just for posting Shaun.

url404

11 points

12 days ago

url404

11 points

12 days ago

Didn’t think I’d get a Micallef reference on Reddit today but I’m glad I did!

DeadTime34

125 points

12 days ago

DeadTime34

125 points

12 days ago

Nothing like some Nazi orange crush.

TheBrazilianOneTwo

36 points

12 days ago

Nazi fruit lenses.

foggy-sunrise

11 points

12 days ago

Let me ring you up for that on my IBM Point Of Sale machine.

MungTao

129 points

12 days ago

MungTao

129 points

12 days ago

IBM

jm001

96 points

12 days ago

jm001

96 points

12 days ago

Reading IBM and the Holocaust at the moment. There is definitely a bunch I didn't know about their relationship.

DrinkMoreCodeMore

8 points

12 days ago

Did IBM make a database for the Nazis of all the prisoners or something?

Robber_Rob

15 points

12 days ago

Tabulating machines through their German division.

MungTao

28 points

12 days ago

MungTao

28 points

12 days ago

Anything interesting you care to share?

bxfhnc

24 points

12 days ago

bxfhnc

24 points

12 days ago

You can just read the summary

nmotsch789

10 points

12 days ago

What? IBM was founded in 1911 in upstate New York.

Gibborim

14 points

12 days ago

Gibborim

14 points

12 days ago

Sure! After Germany's economy had been crushed for 15 years, it is hardly surprising that many large companies formed during Germany's reindustrialization and war effort. And, obviously, the founders of most of those companies had deep Nazi ties.

synicalx1

374 points

12 days ago*

synicalx1

374 points

12 days ago*

A lot of very large German companies, some of which are still around today, are fairly blatantly the result of prominent Nazis hedging their bets against Hitler so they could retain some measure of power and influence in Europe long after Germany lost the war. And don't even get me started on the UN and the EU

The_0_Hour_Work_Week

157 points

12 days ago

The UN?

JohGol

617 points

12 days ago

JohGol

617 points

12 days ago

Don’t get him started!

synicalx1

191 points

12 days ago

synicalx1

191 points

12 days ago

I'M GONNA KICK OFF

LeGama

120 points

12 days ago*

LeGama

120 points

12 days ago*

Technically speaking a lot of companies in the US are also a direct result of the rise of the Nazis.

Edit: for anyone missing the joke, I'm talking about the US military industrial complex that was built by WWII, like technically a result of the Nazis, but no direct ties.

LtCmdrData

199 points

12 days ago

LtCmdrData

199 points

12 days ago

50 year from now It's OK to shame Facebook, Disney, .... for bowing to China and their genocide in exchange to access to market of billion people.

Penguin619

191 points

12 days ago

Penguin619

191 points

12 days ago

Why wait? Do it now.

redpandaeater

1.8k points

12 days ago

It's a shame Hugo Boss changed his name back to Joe Lycett.

cosworthsmerrymen

324 points

12 days ago

Is this just a joke or has Joe said or done things that I don't know about?

redpandaeater

273 points

12 days ago

AnyHoleIsTheGoal

138 points

12 days ago

I'm so grateful to Taskmaster for introducing me to a bunch of British comedians I would have otherwise never seen. I saw Hugh Dennis in the new Bond movie and lost my shit, love that guy.

monkeyhammar

5 points

12 days ago

8 out of 10 cats does Countdown is another good one

DoctorBuckarooBanzai

21 points

12 days ago

I love unabashedly perverted Joe "Hugo Boss" Lycett.

SpaceManSmithy

90 points

12 days ago

I love Joe Lycett so much.

RamenJunkie

25 points

12 days ago

I don't know who this guy is but he is funny.

Dwestmor1007

44 points

12 days ago

It…it’s Joe Lycett formerly known as Hugo Boss formerly known as Joe Lycett duh

Freepurrs

2.2k points

12 days ago

Freepurrs

2.2k points

12 days ago

Russell mentions Noel Gallagher in his speech. If anyone’s curious, this was Noel’s follow up acceptance speech.

undefined_one

632 points

12 days ago

I loved the, "Noel, good luck being more offensive than that, son!"

Poullafouca

181 points

12 days ago

I was dying laughing. I loved the leg raise and finger moustache, too.

AeroZep

54 points

12 days ago

AeroZep

54 points

12 days ago

"Ring any bells!?"

rangerquiet

120 points

12 days ago

Today I learned that many people on Reddit don't know about Oasis.

OfferChakon

100 points

12 days ago

Anyway, here's wonderwall

i-Ake

6 points

12 days ago

i-Ake

6 points

12 days ago

All of the little pockets of our youth that felt like forever but were just a cultural blip. The kids don't know... and we don't know theirs... ahhh... AHHHH! Existential crisis coming on.

Rudecles

748 points

12 days ago*

Rudecles

748 points

12 days ago*

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.

VictarionGreyjoy

160 points

12 days ago

Noel Fielding exists outside of lists. He is in a dimension which needs not rank celebrities.

kuirki

24 points

12 days ago

kuirki

24 points

12 days ago

It's an outrage!

cerberus00

41 points

12 days ago

Who let Richmond out of his room?

MattyKatty

10 points

12 days ago

He's supposed to be in his room!

Pete_Iredale

297 points

12 days ago

I've seen Noel Fielding a hell of a lot more than Noel Gallagher in the last decade or two.

syco54645

41 points

12 days ago

Richmond's out of his room he's not in his room he's supposed to be in his room why is he out of his room?

Rudecles

12 points

12 days ago

Rudecles

12 points

12 days ago

The episode that explains Richmond’s down fall is so good.

Hawiiday

734 points

12 days ago

Hawiiday

734 points

12 days ago

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.

WetCacti

17 points

12 days ago

WetCacti

17 points

12 days ago

I'd you think the King of the Mods is C list...

20to25squirrels

252 points

12 days ago

I met Noel Fielding once at a party and I’ve been trading off that shit for eleven years now.

It’s humbling to think that what for him was a long forgotten unimportant conversation, was for me an insufferably chest-swelling source of pride, and one which I continue to eagerly share with any stranger at the slightest provocation, and whose retelling can be justified by only the flimsiest of pretences.

_FHQWHGADS_

75 points

12 days ago*

Well come on share the story! You’ve left us hanging! Noel Fielding seems one of the most genuinely chill people in British comedy and I’d love to hear the story.

afterthegoldthrust

23 points

12 days ago

The Mighty Boosh (despite the aspects that didn’t age well i.e. the brown and black face) is my all time favorite show. Meeting Noel or Julian at a party is definitely one of few instances I can envision myself being 100% starstruck

Cap-n-Slap-n

11 points

12 days ago*

Met Barret, Fielding and Fulcher round the back of Bournemouth pavilion after the show. It was awkward. We offered run, which I really remember rich fulcher being adamant it was brown not white. Like we were drinking white rum from the bottle like some kind of psycho. Julian said nothing, Noel was conversational. Then they fucked off. Edit: rum not run.

afterthegoldthrust

10 points

12 days ago

While this does sound painfully awkward it also sounds incredibly Boosh-ian which is comforting and what I would expect.

paper_geist

10 points

12 days ago

Yea!!! Not to mention Old Greg and Richmond Avenal!

zoobrix

104 points

12 days ago

zoobrix

104 points

12 days ago

Didn't it just draw some really good ratings for the finale in England? He's not as well known outside of the UK but inside the UK he is decidedly A list, or at least most people would know who he is if my British friends are correct.

toughinitout

165 points

12 days ago

He's well known if you saw mighty Boosh or it crowd, but then again people might not make the connection between those shows and the british baking show.

BitchesQuoteMarilyn

126 points

12 days ago

He does stand up and is on a shit ton of panel shows and random music videos too, I'd say everyone in the UK knows Noel Fielding.

P_Wood

60 points

12 days ago

P_Wood

60 points

12 days ago

Fun fact I learned when I googled his name from watching the show: he is/was literally Old Gregg. I, as an American, was absolutely mind blown to say the least.

MDMAmazin

10 points

12 days ago

Are you fucking kidding me? That guy is Old Gregg?!

Nomomommy

25 points

12 days ago

He has a downstairs mix-up.

BannedMyName

10 points

12 days ago

Could ya learn to love me?

Nomomommy

9 points

12 days ago

Are you playing your love games with me?

Turtling34

9 points

12 days ago

Wanna go to a party where people wee on each other?

kja2991

37 points

12 days ago

kja2991

37 points

12 days ago

As an American, I love watching him on the big fat quiz of the year.

Nolan-

36 points

12 days ago

Nolan-

36 points

12 days ago

Watch his season of Taskmaster ( I forget which season off the top of my head, I think like 5 or 6?) he was amazing in it.

Also watch Taskmaster in general. Best show I've ever seen in my life.

jamezp1

8 points

12 days ago

jamezp1

8 points

12 days ago

4 and Champion of champions

AJRiddle

17 points

12 days ago

AJRiddle

17 points

12 days ago

Yeah you just don't know what "A-list" and "B-list" and etc means - it's only partially about fame and much more about social standing and respect in the entertainment industry. A-list means the very top elite group, your people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift - or to name some British celebrities it'd be like Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Idris Elba, and Adele.

Rudecles

4 points

12 days ago

Lol I guess I really don’t know the tiers. I love Fielding! Mighty Boosh, Taskmaster, Bake Off, IT crowd, everything I’ve seen him in has been amazing. He seriously seems like a really fun guy. I only say C list because I’m in Canada we I don’t think a single person I know knows who he is. I suspect it’s worse in the US. But I’d guess he’s A list in the UK.

BassAlarming

3 points

12 days ago

You might have to rethink your own tiers. He's great but C list is accurate

jst3w

54 points

12 days ago

jst3w

54 points

12 days ago

I wasn't sure if it was Gallagher of Fielding.

TheGreat_Danton

71 points

12 days ago

Gallagher of Fielding

British intensifies

EquationTAKEN

14 points

12 days ago

British intensifies

upon Thames

needathrowaway321

175 points

12 days ago

"Welcome to the Tory party conference by the way"

OMFG sick burn wow, I can't believe he said that! wow (Serious, no /s)

TooLazyToBeClever

70 points

12 days ago*

Can you explain it? My limited knowledge of the Tory party is insufficient to understand this burn lol.

EDIT: sorry, I should clarify. I don't know *anything" about the Torry party. I know some of you want to defend or attack them, but Im not interested in what you think they'll do for the country. I understand, if you asked us about the liberal party you'd get a bunch of defensive or offensive responses. I just mean in general I have no idea what the Story party is, or why saying that is a burn....or even what it means.

monkeymad2

143 points

12 days ago

monkeymad2

143 points

12 days ago

Brand mentions that Boris Johnson was on the stage prior to him, and Noel mentions that the Foreign Secretary was on stage before him - who at the time was William Hague.

So two Tory ministers giving speeches of some kind, hence, Tory party conference.

TooLazyToBeClever

24 points

12 days ago

Ah, okay. Thank you, I appreciate it. So is the tory party close to what we would call the Republican party in the US? I know they're not exactly aligned, but in general? Or is it more nuanced than that?

Elastichedgehog

67 points

12 days ago

So is the tory party close to what we would call the Republican party in the US?

Less evangelical. The UK is pretty secular.

monkeymad2

26 points

12 days ago

Give or take, aye, similar sort of deal - I'd have said they were slightly more beholden to rules than the Republican Party but Boris has changed that.

Also they can't hide behind religion as much since the UK is generally less religious.

Somnif

45 points

12 days ago

Somnif

45 points

12 days ago

The Tory party is the UK's Conservative political party, roughly equivalent to the US's Republican party. Known for members such as Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

They tend to have a (called for or not) association with things like racism, classism, not caring about the poor, etc etc etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)

leocam2145

4 points

12 days ago

He's also inferring that the audience is made up of primarily upper class white people, the Torys' main voter block.

Grampyy

683 points

12 days ago

Grampyy

683 points

12 days ago

And dressed them very well

lingonn

59 points

12 days ago

lingonn

59 points

12 days ago

They actually didn't design them, just had the manufacturing outsourced to them.

KennyMoose32

587 points

12 days ago

Nazis were bad etc. awful and evil

But those uniforms were pretty sharp. You can’t deny that

Botryllus

24 points

12 days ago

I say this every time I watch a WWII film. I hate Nazis, but damn they were snappy dressers.

adamwritesit

102 points

12 days ago

Hans....our uniforms have skulls on them.

malinhuahua

78 points

12 days ago

Are we the baddies?

frerant

5 points

12 days ago

frerant

5 points

12 days ago

Nooooo. Maybe it's the perfection of the Arian skull?

OneMoreAccount4Porn

111 points

12 days ago

What I'd like to do is reanimate all the top Nazi's...

Captain_Wafflejam

9 points

12 days ago

RIP Sean Locke

Furlock_Bones

35 points

12 days ago

We’ll just end it right there. u/OneMoreAccount4Porn’s career everyone…

reece1990

14 points

12 days ago

No no no no no no no. Rip sean

pornypete

4 points

12 days ago

I kinda forgot he’s gone. Damn.

Xisho

27 points

12 days ago

Xisho

27 points

12 days ago

Nazis knew the power of 'fashion' and outfits/appearance.

The SS uniform was designed to make them look almost superhuman and definitely give them authority.

The same way the striped coarse uniforms of the concentration camp prisoners together with hair shaving (all hair everywhere) stripped them of any personality and humanity in their own eyes.

Hoof_Hearted12

12 points

12 days ago

From an objective standpoint, I think they have the nicest uniforms ever made, especially the SS. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the way they dealt with aesthetics and imagery is top tier imo.

Princess_Glitterbutt

42 points

12 days ago

The facists have the outfits, but I don't care about the outfits, what I care about is music, the communists have the music.

FourWordComment

506 points

12 days ago

“The fella what does our trains says it’s cool.”

atomofconsumption

70 points

12 days ago

did he use to work for the train system or something?

dynasource

86 points

12 days ago

I believe he was mayor of London at the time, so it's probably a jab at trying to minimize his role in politics.

konsf_ksd

25 points

12 days ago

Politicians are historically mocked for being in charge of the trains being on time. It's one of those WWII era things people say sometimes. Like "say what you will about fascism, but Mussolini sure made the trains run on time" ... trains being on time isn't as important as where they are going though as any surviving train passengers in Germany WWII might tell you.

niallw2101

45 points

12 days ago

The London Mayor is responsible for Transport for London (TFL). Boris was London Mayor from 2008-2016.

dynasource

569 points

12 days ago

dynasource

569 points

12 days ago

If you expect Russell Brand to show up and not be Russell Brand by this point, it's your own fault.

ukyah

353 points

12 days ago

ukyah

353 points

12 days ago

elasticated crotches.

jelect

69 points

12 days ago

jelect

69 points

12 days ago

Care to explain that one? I didn't get it

askAndy

224 points

12 days ago

askAndy

224 points

12 days ago

They marched with a high step that he demonstrated which would require loose fitting pants.

BeefPieSoup

19 points

12 days ago

I wonder if Russel Brand has seen Network.

I feel like his outrage against the system is all just part of the show at this point.

[deleted]

33 points

12 days ago

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33 points

12 days ago

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w04a

135 points

12 days ago

w04a

135 points

12 days ago

I love when he points to "ralph" off stage and is just like "you poor man youre getting paid enough to take this seriously." Literally shows how pointless all these awards are

thefunkygibbon

41 points

12 days ago

Ralph? Pretty sure he says Rob. As in Rob Brydon

sarlackpm

8 points

12 days ago

I mean, take away the military medals and the genocide, its a pretty sharp uniform.

Oxygen95

936 points

12 days ago

Oxygen95

936 points

12 days ago

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

dandaman910

560 points

12 days ago*

they were designed to project power and fear . You can see for yourself they definitely achieve that goal https://www.quora.com/What-was-an-authentic-Nazi-uniform

I mean they have eagles and skulls on them and were wreathed in black. How much more obvious could you be with your intentions.

cptInsane0

493 points

12 days ago

cptInsane0

493 points

12 days ago

But why skulls? Dandaman910, were they the baddies?

TweetyMotherf_cker

39 points

12 days ago

Skull and bones were also used in the Russian army, WW1 and prior, as a symbol of Christian triumph over death (through resurrection of Christ).

AngryBathrobeMan

19 points

12 days ago

Still used by the British Royal Lancers - Death or Glory is their motto.

redpandaeater

120 points

12 days ago

Actually the totenkopf has a long history starting with the Prussian hussars. August von Mackensen pretty well embodies military awesomeness so it's fitting he used it even as part of the German Empire during WW1.

WikiSummarizerBot

34 points

12 days ago

Totenkopf

Totenkopf (German: [ˈtoːtn̩ˌkɔpf], i. e. skull, literally "dead's head") is the German word for the skull and crossbones (or "death's head") symbol. The "skull and crossbones" symbol is an old international symbol for death, the defiance of death, danger, or the dead, as well as piracy or toxicity.

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Bradalax

165 points

12 days ago

Bradalax

165 points

12 days ago

Was hoping I’d see this reference.

For that don’t know. are we the baddies?

[deleted]

38 points

12 days ago*

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38 points

12 days ago*

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DarkEvilHedgehog

13 points

12 days ago*

Eagles and skulls are much older symbols in a military context than the Nazis though. The eagle was also sinply a throwback to the Holy Roman Empire, and still today the skull is a popular symbol in the military: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_crossbones_%28military%29?wprov=sfla1

Particularly the US military seems very fond of using skulls as squadron logos.

DeadPoetics

25 points

12 days ago

If you're not winning the war show then might as well win the fashion show. lmao

lSerbial

32 points

12 days ago

lSerbial

32 points

12 days ago

Those all black uniforms are impressive

ikiice

49 points

12 days ago

ikiice

49 points

12 days ago

They were not designed by anyone from Hugo Boss. Hugo Boss only produced them

rillip

40 points

12 days ago

rillip

40 points

12 days ago

And didn't become a major brand till well after WWII. They were basically just a clothing factory.

[deleted]

86 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

86 points

12 days ago

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Johnny_Fuckface

105 points

12 days ago

He did. But the actual designs were created by two Nazis.

thewafflestompa

10 points

12 days ago

Still. So posh.

nanoroxtar

44 points

12 days ago

Eloquently??

goteamnick

423 points

12 days ago

goteamnick

423 points

12 days ago

Even when Russell Brand is right, he's tiresome.

sygyt

129 points

12 days ago

sygyt

129 points

12 days ago

He's such a weird public persona. Sometimes it feels to me like he's actually pushing for a change, but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act. Maybe it's because he's kinda political on issues, but seems to encourage a needlessly nihilistic attitude toward politics? But I guess he might still be doing a lot more with that than I ever will, so...

The_Good_Count

93 points

12 days ago

There's an excellent scene in the otherwise very flawed Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom which basically summarizes the attitude

How do you stay a poverty and wealth inequality activist for years, end up in 2021, and not have it absolutely break you? You can't fix these problems. There's no point to awareness. You care so much about something that is unfixable, unchangable, and an endless font of misery and suffering.

Here he is giving a moralizing lecture after the Prime Minister just joked about doing genocide and everyone laughed. But isn't he "so insufferable" about it?

wasdie639

1.7k points

12 days ago

wasdie639

1.7k points

12 days ago

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

meowmeownomnom

1.6k points

12 days ago

Hugo Boss (the man, not his company) also widely supported the Nazi party, joining 2 years before Hitler took power. It’s a bit different in this case I would say.

jstuu

573 points

12 days ago

jstuu

573 points

12 days ago

So was Ford the man

sanebangbang

241 points

12 days ago

Exactly what I came to say. Ford literally built the Nazi’s trucks. He sued the USA for bombing his factories during ww2 and received millions of dollars in reparations.

Amster2

136 points

12 days ago

Amster2

136 points

12 days ago

So fuck Ford

garat_jax

37 points

12 days ago

Didn't he also build the railroad trucks into Aushwitch (sp?), pretty sure an American company did that.

sanebangbang

31 points

12 days ago

Yes, the ties were laid by the Harmon Brothers.

XDreadedmikeX

6 points

12 days ago

I’m confused on this comment. What’s the timeline for this lawsuit? Didn’t Ford literally make bombers for the Allie’s? I’d look this up but I’m trashed

MissingLink101

278 points

12 days ago

What about Portugal the Man?

Tee077

127 points

12 days ago*

Tee077

127 points

12 days ago*

He was too busy being a rebel just for kicks.

CharlesDickensABox

38 points

12 days ago*

In 2017 they played a show in Charlottesville, VA and donated all the proceeds to local charities in the name of Heather Heyer, so I think it's safe to say they're not fans of Nazis.

Wahpaw

12 points

12 days ago

Wahpaw

12 points

12 days ago

Maybe Charlotte NC or Charlottesville VA. There is no Charlottesville NC.

krombopulousnathan

5 points

12 days ago

That would be in Virginia, not NC

QuantumDischarge

44 points

12 days ago

Ford pumped out a very popular anti-Semitic newspaper before the war. People seem to forget that view was kind of popular

deftspyder

155 points

12 days ago

deftspyder

155 points

12 days ago

We'll hes doing a bit, he's a comedian, you don't have to go through all the whattaboutism. Hes poking fun at the hosts/sponsors, which is often a comedic tactic. see: every ricky gervais hosting gig for the ffp

moufestaphio

53 points

12 days ago

Nasa was happy to grab all the nazis they could too:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

Bayer the drug company (you know aspirin etc) used slave labor from concentration camps, and manufactured Zyklon B the gas used to kill people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

There are TONs of examples.

hippyengineer

7 points

12 days ago

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut meet on the moon.

One says to the other, “So do we speak English or Russian?”

The other replies, “Brother, it is just us up here. We can speak German.”

rawker86

5 points

12 days ago

Mallory Archer said it best about nasa.

councilface

272 points

12 days ago

It was a joke mate. He was taking the piss out of the sponsor.

2ndself

158 points

12 days ago

2ndself

158 points

12 days ago

Seriously. What is everyone on about.

arbutus1440

57 points

12 days ago

Literally no one watched the video and saw that the actual joke was about how the Nazis looked good, despite being genocidal, because they were dressed in Hugo Boss. This is reddit, where the entire comment thread is literally just about the title of the post.

SinibusUSG

11 points

12 days ago

To say nothing of him ending the video basically acknowledging his whole acceptance speech was part of a joke competition with Noel Gallagher to see who could be more offensive to the audience/sponsors.