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Being Alone, Bad, and Cars: r/AskReddit u/ReichSmasher2018 7h What are redeeming qualities of humanity that nobody mentions? 8.9k 1.5k . Share TOP COMMENTS 鈻 Tie YourTubesldiot 5h Once my mom and I were sitting in her car outside a grocery story, probably around 11 pm when we saw this toddler in the car next to us, on his own, who looked like he had been crying. So we smiled and waved at him and he smiled back and waved, then after a few minutes of this he fell asleep and we waited in our car to make sure whoever brought him there came back. We were sort of ranting about how awful it is to leave a toddler alone in a car especially so late at night, and how irresponsible the parent/guardian must have been, blah blah blah. Then the child's mother came back carrying cough syrup and baby pain relief. So we felt kind of bad for ranting about her, she had probably just panicked and had to get her kid something to make him feel better and had no one else to take care of him (I still don't think she should have left him in the car, but this was rural Ireland so statistics were in her favour). Anyway, the whole point of this ramble was that when we saw her come back, we went to pull out of our parking space, but as we did, three or four more cars pulled out too. I think we were all making sure this kid was ok, and I was just so touched by that moment. So l guess l'd say our greatest quality is our tendency to look out for others, especially when there's no incentive to do so Reply 76k Redditor tells heartwarming story of the wholesomeness of humanity
Being Alone, Bad, and Cars: r/AskReddit
 u/ReichSmasher2018 7h
 What are redeeming qualities of humanity
 that nobody mentions?
 8.9k
 1.5k
 . Share
 TOP COMMENTS 鈻
 Tie YourTubesldiot 5h
 Once my mom and I were sitting in her car outside a
 grocery story, probably around 11 pm when we saw this
 toddler in the car next to us, on his own, who looked like he
 had been crying. So we smiled and waved at him and he
 smiled back and waved, then after a few minutes of this he
 fell asleep and we waited in our car to make sure whoever
 brought him there came back. We were sort of ranting
 about how awful it is to leave a toddler alone in a car
 especially so late at night, and how irresponsible the
 parent/guardian must have been, blah blah blah. Then the
 child's mother came back carrying cough syrup and baby
 pain relief. So we felt kind of bad for ranting about her, she
 had probably just panicked and had to get her kid
 something to make him feel better and had no one else to
 take care of him (I still don't think she should have left him
 in the car, but this was rural Ireland so statistics were in her
 favour). Anyway, the whole point of this ramble was that
 when we saw her come back, we went to pull out of our
 parking space, but as we did, three or four more cars pulled
 out too. I think we were all making sure this kid was ok, and
 I was just so touched by that moment. So l guess l'd say
 our greatest quality is our tendency to look out for others,
 especially when there's no incentive to do so
 Reply 76k
Redditor tells heartwarming story of the wholesomeness of humanity

Redditor tells heartwarming story of the wholesomeness of humanity

Dating, Fire, and Head: The COMPLETE WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook DATING & SEX By David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven, and Ben H. Winters HOW TO SURVIVE IF YOU HAVE EXCESSIVE GAS 1 Limit your lactose intake during the date Many people suffer from an inability to digest milk sugar, or lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the milk sugar, forming a gas that creates a bloated feeling Keep your intake to less than half a cup at a sitting, and avoid dairy products before your date 2Eat a small meal. Eating a huge dinner on a date is a sure-fire way to precipitate gas 3Avoid gas-forming foods. Bacteria ferment the indigestible carbohydrates in beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables and fruits into gases 4 Drink peppermint tea. Replace an after-dinner drink with a cup or two of peppermint tea. This herb may give you some relief from the gas discomfort that follows a meal. 5 Emit the gas in private. As a last resort, head to the bathroom. If you feel bloated but are unable to pass gas easily, you can facili- tate the emission of gas as follows Kneel on the floor, bend forward, and stretch your arms out in front of you. Keep your buttocks bigh in the air, forming a tri- angle with your upper body and the floor Place paper towels on the floor. Kneel on the towels, bend forward to the floor, and stretch your arms out in front of you. Keep your buttocks high in the air, form- ing a triangle with your upper body and the floor. This position will force out the unwanted gas and relieve the pressure. <p><a href="https://novelty-gift-ideas.tumblr.com/post/173234551998/the-worst-case-scenario-survival-handbook-dating" class="tumblr_blog">novelty-gift-ideas</a>:</p><blockquote><p><b><a href="https://awesomage.com/the-worst-case-scenario-survival-handbook-dating-sex/"> The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating &amp; Sex</a><br/></b> <br/></p></blockquote>
Dating, Fire, and Head: The
 COMPLETE
 WORST-CASE SCENARIO
 Survival Handbook
 DATING & SEX
 By David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven,
 and Ben H. Winters

 HOW TO SURVIVE
 IF YOU HAVE
 EXCESSIVE GAS
 1 Limit your lactose intake during the date
 Many people suffer from an inability to digest milk
 sugar, or lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the milk
 sugar, forming a gas that creates a bloated feeling
 Keep your intake to less than half a cup at a sitting,
 and avoid dairy products before your date
 2Eat a small meal.
 Eating a huge dinner on a date is a sure-fire way to
 precipitate gas
 3Avoid gas-forming foods.
 Bacteria ferment the indigestible carbohydrates in
 beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables and
 fruits into gases
 4
 Drink peppermint tea.
 Replace an after-dinner drink with a cup or two of
 peppermint tea. This herb may give you some relief
 from the gas discomfort that follows a meal.
 5
 Emit the gas in private.
 As a last resort, head to the bathroom. If you feel
 bloated but are unable to pass gas easily, you can facili-
 tate the emission of gas as follows

 Kneel on the floor, bend forward, and stretch your arms out in
 front of you. Keep your buttocks bigh in the air, forming a tri-
 angle with your upper body and the floor
 Place paper towels on the floor. Kneel on the towels,
 bend forward to the floor, and stretch your arms out in
 front of you. Keep your buttocks high in the air, form-
 ing a triangle with your upper body and the floor. This
 position will force out the unwanted gas and relieve
 the pressure.
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Dating, Fire, and Head: The COMPLETE WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook DATING & SEX By David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven, and Ben H. Winters HOW TO SURVIVE IF YOU HAVE EXCESSIVE GAS 1 Limit your lactose intake during the date Many people suffer from an inability to digest milk sugar, or lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the milk sugar, forming a gas that creates a bloated feeling Keep your intake to less than half a cup at a sitting, and avoid dairy products before your date 2Eat a small meal. Eating a huge dinner on a date is a sure-fire way to precipitate gas 3Avoid gas-forming foods. Bacteria ferment the indigestible carbohydrates in beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables and fruits into gases 4 Drink peppermint tea. Replace an after-dinner drink with a cup or two of peppermint tea. This herb may give you some relief from the gas discomfort that follows a meal. 5 Emit the gas in private. As a last resort, head to the bathroom. If you feel bloated but are unable to pass gas easily, you can facili- tate the emission of gas as follows Kneel on the floor, bend forward, and stretch your arms out in front of you. Keep your buttocks bigh in the air, forming a tri- angle with your upper body and the floor Place paper towels on the floor. Kneel on the towels, bend forward to the floor, and stretch your arms out in front of you. Keep your buttocks high in the air, form- ing a triangle with your upper body and the floor. This position will force out the unwanted gas and relieve the pressure. <p><a href="https://novelty-gift-ideas.tumblr.com/post/173234551998/the-worst-case-scenario-survival-handbook-dating" class="tumblr_blog">novelty-gift-ideas</a>:</p><blockquote><p><b><a href="https://awesomage.com/the-worst-case-scenario-survival-handbook-dating-sex/"> The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating &amp; Sex</a><br/></b> <br/></p></blockquote>
Dating, Fire, and Head: The
 COMPLETE
 WORST-CASE SCENARIO
 Survival Handbook
 DATING & SEX
 By David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven,
 and Ben H. Winters

 HOW TO SURVIVE
 IF YOU HAVE
 EXCESSIVE GAS
 1 Limit your lactose intake during the date
 Many people suffer from an inability to digest milk
 sugar, or lactose. Colon bacteria ferment the milk
 sugar, forming a gas that creates a bloated feeling
 Keep your intake to less than half a cup at a sitting,
 and avoid dairy products before your date
 2Eat a small meal.
 Eating a huge dinner on a date is a sure-fire way to
 precipitate gas
 3Avoid gas-forming foods.
 Bacteria ferment the indigestible carbohydrates in
 beans, broccoli, cabbage, and other vegetables and
 fruits into gases
 4
 Drink peppermint tea.
 Replace an after-dinner drink with a cup or two of
 peppermint tea. This herb may give you some relief
 from the gas discomfort that follows a meal.
 5
 Emit the gas in private.
 As a last resort, head to the bathroom. If you feel
 bloated but are unable to pass gas easily, you can facili-
 tate the emission of gas as follows

 Kneel on the floor, bend forward, and stretch your arms out in
 front of you. Keep your buttocks bigh in the air, forming a tri-
 angle with your upper body and the floor
 Place paper towels on the floor. Kneel on the towels,
 bend forward to the floor, and stretch your arms out in
 front of you. Keep your buttocks high in the air, form-
 ing a triangle with your upper body and the floor. This
 position will force out the unwanted gas and relieve
 the pressure.
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Bad, Bad Jokes, and Beautiful: HE <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172136795052/theindependentconservative-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://theindependentconservative.tumblr.com/post/172134527769/lastsonlost-heatandapathy" class="tumblr_blog">theindependentconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172106090152/heatandapathy-concentrated-sunshine" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://heatandapathy.tumblr.com/post/172104814701/concentrated-sunshine-shitty-metta-mun" class="tumblr_blog">heatandapathy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://concentrated-sunshine.tumblr.com/post/172103863265/shitty-metta-mun-goose-juggler-gservator" class="tumblr_blog">concentrated-sunshine</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shitty-metta-mun.tumblr.com/post/172103123563/goose-juggler-gservator-hott-dogg-mann" class="tumblr_blog">shitty-metta-mun</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://goose-juggler.tumblr.com/post/172102081416/gservator-hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">goose-juggler</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://gservator.tumblr.com/post/172101816471/hott-dogg-mann-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">gservator</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://hott-dogg-mann.tumblr.com/post/172095533311/lastsonlost-wanderingberserker-lastsonlost" class="tumblr_blog">hott-dogg-mann</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094764907/wanderingberserker-lastsonlost-speaking-of" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://wanderingberserker.tumblr.com/post/172094692137/lastsonlost-speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with" class="tumblr_blog">wanderingberserker</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/172094647642/speaking-of-jokes-and-nazis-with-comedy-we-can" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2>Speaking of jokes and Nazis鈥.</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dffd11705aa681a806c2914d89e712d2/tumblr_inline_p5xi80MvlQ1sp5650_500.jpg" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"/></figure><h1><b>鈥淲ith Comedy, We Can Rob Hitler of his Posthumous Power鈥</b></h1> <p>Jewish comic actor Mel Brooks talks about Hitler as a comical character, the limits of humor and his latest film 鈥淭he Producers,鈥 which hits screens in Germany and other European countries (that week in 2006.)</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b></p> <p>Mr. Brooks, almost all the rogues in your film have moustaches. Is that the long shadow of Hitler?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽You must be joking! Rogues on the screen were already wearing moustaches when Hitler was still running around in short trousers. A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. So Hitler鈥檚 incomplete moustache would never have been enough for that.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Your new comedy 鈥淭he Producers鈥 is set at the end of the 1950s on Broadway and concerns a Nazi musical that breaks box office records. It shows a dancing and singing Hitler. Isn鈥檛 that a bit tasteless?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Of course. But it鈥檚 also funny, isn鈥檛 it? The film revolves around a Broadway producer who, for financial and technical reasons, wants to produce a flop. After he turns down the chance to adapt Kafka鈥檚 鈥淭he Metamorphosis,鈥 he comes up with the idea of creating聽a musical about Hitler, produced by the lousiest director in the city, cast with the worst actors by far -鈥 in the middle of the Jewish metropolis of New York. He鈥檚 sure it won鈥檛 work. Yet because the audience considers the piece to be a brilliant parody, his worst fears are realized, it鈥檚 a hit. 鈥淭he Producers鈥 therefore deals with the difficulty of having a flop.聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Which you of course know well yourself. 鈥淭he Producers鈥 is based on a musical that you produced that ran successfully on Broadway for聽five years and also on the film 鈥淭he Producers鈥 that you shot in 1967. How did the audience react to the film back then?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽The Jews were horrified. I received resentful letters of protest, saying things like: 鈥淗ow can you make jokes about Hitler? The man murdered 6 million Jews.鈥 But 鈥淭he Producers鈥 doesn鈥檛 concern a concentration camp or the Holocaust.聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Can you really separate Hitler from the Holocaust?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽You have to separate it. For example, Roberto Benigni鈥檚 comedy 鈥淟ife Is Beautiful鈥 really annoyed me. A crazy film that even attempted to find comedy in a concentration camp. It showed the barracks in which Jews were kept like cattle, and it made jokes about it. The philosophy of the film is: people can get over anything. No, they can鈥檛. They can鈥檛 get over a concentration camp.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽But the film has deeply moved a lot of people.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽I always asked myself: Tell me, Roberto, are you nuts? You didn鈥檛 lose any relatives in the Holocaust, you鈥檙e not even Jewish. You really don鈥檛 understand what it鈥檚 all about. The Americans were incredibly thrilled to discover from him that it wasn鈥檛 all that bad in the concentration camps after all. And that鈥檚 why they immediately pressed an Oscar into his hand.聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽So there are limits to humor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Definitely. In 1974, I produced the western parody 鈥淏lazing Saddles,鈥 in which the word 鈥渘igger鈥 was used constantly. But I would never have thought of the idea of showing how a black was lynched. It鈥檚 only funny when he escapes getting sent to the gallows. You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Can you also get your revenge on him by using comedy?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, absolutely. Of course it is impossible to take revenge for聽6 million murdered Jews. But by using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths. In doing so, we should remember that Hitler did have some talents. He was able to fool an entire population into letting him be their leader. However, this role was basically a few numbers too great for him 鈥- but he simply covered over this deficiency.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Was he a good actor?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, as he convinced many millions of Germans. It鈥檚 not without good reason that comedies about Hitler often concern actors who should play him. Just think about Charlie Chaplin鈥檚 鈥淭he Great Dictator鈥 (1940) or Ernst Lubitsch鈥檚 鈥淭o Be or not To Be鈥 (1942). There鈥檚 no doubt about it, Hitler worked in the same branch as we do: he created illusions.聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽In a documentary film about the downfall of the German battleship the Bismarck, US director James Cameron referred to Hitler as the 鈥済reatest pop star of his time.鈥</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽There鈥檚 something in that. Hitler must have had a magnetic attractive force, like a rock star he used his voice to spellbind umpteen thousands of listeners. So it鈥檚 only fitting when comic actors make him the limelight hog of world history. We take away from him the holy seriousness that always surrounded him and protected him like a cordon.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽You yourself fought against the Nazis in Europe in 1945 and came to Berlin just聽after the end of the war and stayed there for eight months. Could you still feel much of a Hitler reverence?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Everywhere you went you could sense a great relief that the war was finally over. I myself was shaken by the extent of the destruction. When we were transporting away a few prisoners of war in a train, I discovered an old man who looked like my grandfather. He suddenly leaped out of the carriage. I took my rifle and aimed at him. He called (Brooks says in German): 鈥淒on鈥檛 shoot, I have to shit鈥. Most of the Germans who survived the war were just poor simple people. Was National Socialism ever taught in German schools?</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Yes, and in great detail.</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽That is comforting to know. When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I鈥檝e always felt okay in Berlin. It was there that I saw Brecht聽and Weill鈥檚 鈥淭hree Penny Opera鈥 and was totally crazy about this kind of musical theater.聽</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Have you seen Oliver Hirschbiegels鈥檚 film 鈥淒ownfall鈥?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, and I thought it was excellent. It shows us Hitler鈥檚 self destruction. While Goebbels was idolizing Hitler as the new Christ, like the salvation in the flesh, he was decaying before our very eyes 鈥 and all that was needed to illustrate this was a shot of his trembling hand.聽聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Don鈥檛 you think the film humanizes Hitler too much?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽No, it doesn鈥檛 arouse the slightest bit of sympathy for Hitler. It shows a man who went mad. Let鈥檚 face it; he too started off as a small, innocent baby. His monstrous grimace comes across all the more startling when you can sense the paltry remains of his human nature.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Was Hitler funny? Would you have been able to make him laugh?</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽I have no delusions of grandeur. Hitler would definitely not have smacked himself on the thigh and cried out (Brooks says in German): 鈥淲hat fantastic fun.鈥 If he had found something funny you鈥檇 probably see at the most a flinch in the corner of his mouth.聽聽</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽You yourself played Hitler in 1983 in your remake of the film 鈥淭o Be or not To Be鈥濃</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/054ed98db8d99065bb0c2d5edafdf864/tumblr_inline_p5xi81rWN21sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"/></figure><p><b>Brooks:</b>聽鈥 and I also gave him my voice in a song in 鈥淭he Producers鈥.</p> <p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽How does it feel for a <b>JEW</b> to slip into the skin of his greatest enemy?聽聽</p> <p><b>Brooks:</b>聽It is an inverted seizure of power. For many years Hitler was the most powerful man in the world and almost destroyed us. </p> <h2>To posses this power and turn it against him -鈥 it is simply alluring.聽</h2> <p><i>Interview conducted by聽Lars-Olav Beier.</i></p> <h2>&lt;Imagine being able to stand up to Great Evil by laughing in its face.</h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a79626891f6befc1cdd796f032952869/tumblr_inline_p5xi808Qxb1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><p>Meanwhile the UK is going full Orwell.</p> <p>What I wouldn鈥檛 give for a Mel Brooks to lead Lewis Black Jerry Seinfeld Richard Lewis Larry David Jon Stewart Billy Crystal Ben &amp; Jerry Stiller Garry Shandling Sacha Baron Cohen Lisa Lampanelli and Robert Klein in a conga line of Nazi jokes outside of British Parliament.</p> <p>I鈥檓 not really going anywhere with this but I just think it would be hilarious. </p> <p>Also such an event would need a proper host and I can only think of one choice.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bec1c6c06b335123340a94175c5b2cfa/tumblr_inline_p5xi82H2BL1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="134" data-orig-width="240"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Personal favorite will ALWAYS be John Cleese鈥</p> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvlmGknvr_Pg"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vlmGknvr_Pg?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>Always.</p> </blockquote> <p>Mel Brooks is my hero but that black Hitler joke MADE MY FUCKING DAY</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/741893db579a951a6efa891de4345bf4/tumblr_inline_p5y292RoPA1rkd5oa_500.jpg" data-orig-height="598" data-orig-width="649"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Cameron Pierce 鈥淎ss Goblins of Auschwitz鈥 is a bizarre fiction book that turns the SS into walking asses.</p> </blockquote> <p>always mock hitler. always.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="459" data-orig-height="344" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F8c1GhbpObv0"><iframe width="540" height="405" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8c1GhbpObv0?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure></blockquote> <p>People keep forgetting the power of humor. </p> </blockquote> <p>They are too busy being addicted to outrage.聽</p> <h2><b><i>On an unrelated note鈥︹︹</i></b></h2> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c5f7fba5d805164566b53ee88ee94fb/tumblr_inline_p5ya7pSA2A1sp5650_540.gif" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Its all about the聽 Brooks baby.</p> </blockquote> <p>Thank God Brooks made the movies when he did, they鈥檇 never be made today.</p></blockquote> <p>Laughter is a very powerful weapon against rage hatred and madness and even more powerful tool of love and healing.</p><p>Most kids don鈥檛 get that when they鈥檙e making angry bitter hateful bad jokes as a 鈥 coping mechanism鈥. Coping isn鈥檛 feeding the poison in your heart. Coping it鈥檚 simply coming to terms with it well real healing tries to clean that poison from your very soul.</p></blockquote> <p>Make jokes about Nazis. Make fun of Nazis. Make jokes about Hitler. Mock Nazis. That robs them of their power. Being too afraid to speak of them only makes them feel stronger.</p><p>鈥淔ear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.鈥-Dumbledore.</p><p>For people who constantly reference Harry Potter, I would think that lesson would鈥檝e sunk in.</p>
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<h2>Speaking of jokes and Nazis鈥.</h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/dffd11705aa681a806c2914d89e712d2/tumblr_inline_p5xi80MvlQ1sp5650_500.jpg" data-orig-height="370" data-orig-width="718"/></figure><h1><b>鈥淲ith Comedy, We Can Rob Hitler of his Posthumous Power鈥</b></h1>
<p>Jewish comic actor Mel Brooks talks about Hitler as a comical character, the limits of humor and his latest film 鈥淭he Producers,鈥 which hits screens in Germany and other European countries (that week in 2006.)</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b></p>
<p>Mr. Brooks, almost all the rogues in your film have moustaches. Is that the long shadow of Hitler?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽You must be joking! Rogues on the screen were already wearing moustaches when Hitler was still running around in short trousers. A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan. So Hitler鈥檚 incomplete moustache would never have been enough for that.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Your new comedy 鈥淭he Producers鈥 is set at the end of the 1950s on Broadway and concerns a Nazi musical that breaks box office records. It shows a dancing and singing Hitler. Isn鈥檛 that a bit tasteless?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Of course. But it鈥檚 also funny, isn鈥檛 it? The film revolves around a Broadway producer who, for financial and technical reasons, wants to produce a flop. After he turns down the chance to adapt Kafka鈥檚 鈥淭he Metamorphosis,鈥 he comes up with the idea of creating聽a musical about Hitler, produced by the lousiest director in the city, cast with the worst actors by far -鈥 in the middle of the Jewish metropolis of New York. He鈥檚 sure it won鈥檛 work. Yet because the audience considers the piece to be a brilliant parody, his worst fears are realized, it鈥檚 a hit. 鈥淭he Producers鈥 therefore deals with the difficulty of having a flop.聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Which you of course know well yourself. 鈥淭he Producers鈥 is based on a musical that you produced that ran successfully on Broadway for聽five years and also on the film 鈥淭he Producers鈥 that you shot in 1967. How did the audience react to the film back then?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽The Jews were horrified. I received resentful letters of protest, saying things like: 鈥淗ow can you make jokes about Hitler? The man murdered 6 million Jews.鈥 But 鈥淭he Producers鈥 doesn鈥檛 concern a concentration camp or the Holocaust.聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Can you really separate Hitler from the Holocaust?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽You have to separate it. For example, Roberto Benigni鈥檚 comedy 鈥淟ife Is Beautiful鈥 really annoyed me. A crazy film that even attempted to find comedy in a concentration camp. It showed the barracks in which Jews were kept like cattle, and it made jokes about it. The philosophy of the film is: people can get over anything. No, they can鈥檛. They can鈥檛 get over a concentration camp.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽But the film has deeply moved a lot of people.</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽I always asked myself: Tell me, Roberto, are you nuts? You didn鈥檛 lose any relatives in the Holocaust, you鈥檙e not even Jewish. You really don鈥檛 understand what it鈥檚 all about. The Americans were incredibly thrilled to discover from him that it wasn鈥檛 all that bad in the concentration camps after all. And that鈥檚 why they immediately pressed an Oscar into his hand.聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽So there are limits to humor?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Definitely. In 1974, I produced the western parody 鈥淏lazing Saddles,鈥 in which the word 鈥渘igger鈥 was used constantly. But I would never have thought of the idea of showing how a black was lynched. It鈥檚 only funny when he escapes getting sent to the gallows. You can laugh at Hitler because you can cut him down to normal size.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Can you also get your revenge on him by using comedy?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, absolutely. Of course it is impossible to take revenge for聽6 million murdered Jews. But by using the medium of comedy, we can try to rob Hitler of his posthumous power and myths. In doing so, we should remember that Hitler did have some talents. He was able to fool an entire population into letting him be their leader. However, this role was basically a few numbers too great for him 鈥- but he simply covered over this deficiency.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Was he a good actor?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, as he convinced many millions of Germans. It鈥檚 not without good reason that comedies about Hitler often concern actors who should play him. Just think about Charlie Chaplin鈥檚 鈥淭he Great Dictator鈥 (1940) or Ernst Lubitsch鈥檚 鈥淭o Be or not To Be鈥 (1942). There鈥檚 no doubt about it, Hitler worked in the same branch as we do: he created illusions.聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽In a documentary film about the downfall of the German battleship the Bismarck, US director James Cameron referred to Hitler as the 鈥済reatest pop star of his time.鈥</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽There鈥檚 something in that. Hitler must have had a magnetic attractive force, like a rock star he used his voice to spellbind umpteen thousands of listeners. So it鈥檚 only fitting when comic actors make him the limelight hog of world history. We take away from him the holy seriousness that always surrounded him and protected him like a cordon.</p>
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<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽You yourself fought against the Nazis in Europe in 1945 and came to Berlin just聽after the end of the war and stayed there for eight months. Could you still feel much of a Hitler reverence?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Everywhere you went you could sense a great relief that the war was finally over. I myself was shaken by the extent of the destruction. When we were transporting away a few prisoners of war in a train, I discovered an old man who looked like my grandfather. He suddenly leaped out of the carriage. I took my rifle and aimed at him. He called (Brooks says in German): 鈥淒on鈥檛 shoot, I have to shit鈥. Most of the Germans who survived the war were just poor simple people. Was National Socialism ever taught in German schools?</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Yes, and in great detail.</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽That is comforting to know. When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I鈥檝e always felt okay in Berlin. It was there that I saw Brecht聽and Weill鈥檚 鈥淭hree Penny Opera鈥 and was totally crazy about this kind of musical theater.聽</p>
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<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Have you seen Oliver Hirschbiegels鈥檚 film 鈥淒ownfall鈥?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽Yes, and I thought it was excellent. It shows us Hitler鈥檚 self destruction. While Goebbels was idolizing Hitler as the new Christ, like the salvation in the flesh, he was decaying before our very eyes 鈥 and all that was needed to illustrate this was a shot of his trembling hand.聽聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Don鈥檛 you think the film humanizes Hitler too much?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽No, it doesn鈥檛 arouse the slightest bit of sympathy for Hitler. It shows a man who went mad. Let鈥檚 face it; he too started off as a small, innocent baby. His monstrous grimace comes across all the more startling when you can sense the paltry remains of his human nature.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽Was Hitler funny? Would you have been able to make him laugh?</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽I have no delusions of grandeur. Hitler would definitely not have smacked himself on the thigh and cried out (Brooks says in German): 鈥淲hat fantastic fun.鈥 If he had found something funny you鈥檇 probably see at the most a flinch in the corner of his mouth.聽聽</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽You yourself played Hitler in 1983 in your remake of the film 鈥淭o Be or not To Be鈥濃</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/054ed98db8d99065bb0c2d5edafdf864/tumblr_inline_p5xi81rWN21sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="130" data-orig-width="240"/></figure><p><b>Brooks:</b>聽鈥 and I also gave him my voice in a song in 鈥淭he Producers鈥.</p>
<p><b>SPIEGEL:</b>聽How does it feel for a <b>JEW</b> to slip into the skin of his greatest enemy?聽聽</p>
<p><b>Brooks:</b>聽It is an inverted seizure of power. For many years Hitler was the most powerful man in the world and almost destroyed us. </p>
<h2>To posses this power and turn it against him -鈥 it is simply alluring.聽</h2>
<p><i>Interview conducted by聽Lars-Olav Beier.</i></p>
<h2>&lt;Imagine being able to stand up to Great Evil by laughing in its face.</h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a79626891f6befc1cdd796f032952869/tumblr_inline_p5xi808Qxb1sp5650_500.gif" data-orig-height="118" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><p>Meanwhile the UK is going full Orwell.</p>
<p>What I wouldn鈥檛 give for a Mel Brooks to lead Lewis Black Jerry Seinfeld Richard Lewis Larry David Jon Stewart Billy Crystal Ben &amp; Jerry Stiller Garry Shandling Sacha Baron Cohen Lisa Lampanelli and Robert Klein in a conga line of Nazi jokes outside of British Parliament.</p>
<p>I鈥檓 not really going anywhere with this but I just think it would be hilarious. </p>
<p>Also such an event would need a proper host and I can only think of one choice.</p>
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<p>Personal favorite will ALWAYS be John Cleese鈥</p>
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<p>Always.</p>
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<p>Mel Brooks is my hero but that black Hitler joke MADE MY FUCKING DAY</p>
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<p>Cameron Pierce 鈥淎ss Goblins of Auschwitz鈥 is a bizarre fiction book that turns the SS into walking asses.</p>
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<p>always mock hitler. always.</p>
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<p>People keep forgetting the power of humor. </p>
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<p>They are too busy being addicted to outrage.聽</p>
<h2><b><i>On an unrelated note鈥︹︹</i></b></h2>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/2c5f7fba5d805164566b53ee88ee94fb/tumblr_inline_p5ya7pSA2A1sp5650_540.gif" data-orig-height="215" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><p>Its all about the聽

Brooks baby.</p>
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<p>Thank God Brooks made the movies when he did, they鈥檇 never be made today.</p></blockquote>

<p>Laughter is a very powerful weapon against rage hatred and madness and even more powerful tool of love and healing.</p><p>Most kids don鈥檛 get that when  they鈥檙e making angry bitter hateful bad jokes as a 鈥 coping mechanism鈥. Coping isn鈥檛 feeding the poison in your heart. Coping it鈥檚 simply coming to terms with it well real healing tries to clean that poison from your very soul.</p></blockquote>

<p>Make jokes about Nazis. Make fun of Nazis. Make jokes about Hitler. Mock Nazis. That robs them of their power. Being too afraid to speak of them only makes them feel stronger.</p><p>鈥淔ear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.鈥-Dumbledore.</p><p>For people who constantly reference Harry Potter, I would think that lesson would鈥檝e sunk in.</p>

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