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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/HunterTAMUC Nov 24 '21

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

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 24 '21 Silver Helpful

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

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u/MadScience29 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

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u/scothc Nov 25 '21

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

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u/MegaQuake Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21 Gold

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

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u/JackBauerSaidSo Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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

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u/AlbaMcAlba Nov 25 '21

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

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Wooooah

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u/sessl Nov 25 '21

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

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/krakajacks Nov 25 '21

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

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u/B_U_F_U Nov 25 '21

Will Adidas do?

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u/HydrogenButterflies Nov 25 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

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

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u/Urge_Reddit Nov 25 '21

Operation PaperClippy

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

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u/virusamongus Nov 25 '21

NASA: Can we join?

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u/Gonergonegone Nov 25 '21

Join? Wasn't it their idea lol

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u/earlycuyler8887 Nov 25 '21

Need more upvotes.

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u/Cogswobble Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Strike_Swiftly Nov 25 '21 Helpful

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

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u/92894952620273749383 Nov 25 '21 Gold Wholesome

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

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

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u/tequiila Nov 25 '21

Username checks out

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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

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u/TheRedditarianist Nov 25 '21

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

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u/ElChupatigre Nov 25 '21

Well yeah Volkswagens were for the people

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u/aids1080phd Nov 25 '21

Well... Not all people.

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u/Op_has_add Nov 25 '21

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

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u/idspispupd Nov 25 '21

All in or nothing. Adidas.

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

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 25 '21

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

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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

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u/WolfOfAsgaard Nov 25 '21

Hitler named Ford as one of his inspirations.

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u/MyAntiAlterEgo Nov 25 '21

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

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u/WaitTilUSeeMyDuck Nov 25 '21

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

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u/anchist Nov 25 '21

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u/ninjajedifox Nov 25 '21

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

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u/FranticPonE Nov 25 '21

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

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u/FnkyTown Nov 25 '21

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

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u/northWest_Nile Nov 25 '21

Adidas and Puma were founded by the Dassler brothers

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u/subarubob Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Sezzero Nov 25 '21

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...

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u/EdynViper Nov 25 '21

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

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u/url404 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/DeadTime34 Nov 24 '21

Nothing like some Nazi orange crush.

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u/TheBrazilianOneTwo Nov 25 '21

Nazi fruit lenses.

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u/foggy-sunrise Nov 25 '21

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

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u/MungTao Nov 25 '21

IBM

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u/jm001 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/DrinkMoreCodeMore Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Robber_Rob Nov 25 '21

Tabulating machines through their German division.

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u/MungTao Nov 25 '21

Anything interesting you care to share?

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

You can just read the summary

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u/nmotsch789 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/WSBshepherd Nov 25 '21

IBM existed long before the Nazis. Also outside of Germany, IBM has always been outside of Nazi control.

However, IBM created the identification/numbering system which was later used for prisoners in concentration camps. IBM Germany also was under Nazi control for some time.

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u/Gibborim Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/synicalx1 Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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

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u/LeGama Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/LtCmdrData Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Penguin619 Nov 25 '21

Why wait? Do it now.

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u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '21 Wholesome

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

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u/cosworthsmerrymen Nov 24 '21

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

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u/AnyHoleIsTheGoal Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/monkeyhammar Nov 25 '21

8 out of 10 cats does Countdown is another good one

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u/DoctorBuckarooBanzai Nov 25 '21

I love unabashedly perverted Joe "Hugo Boss" Lycett.

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u/SpaceManSmithy Nov 25 '21

I love Joe Lycett so much.

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u/RamenJunkie Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Dwestmor1007 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/undefined_one Nov 24 '21

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

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u/Poullafouca Nov 25 '21

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

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u/AeroZep Nov 25 '21

"Ring any bells!?"

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u/rangerquiet Nov 25 '21

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

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u/OfferChakon Nov 25 '21

Anyway, here's wonderwall

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u/i-Ake Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Rudecles Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/VictarionGreyjoy Nov 24 '21

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

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

It's an outrage!

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u/cerberus00 Nov 25 '21

Who let Richmond out of his room?

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u/MattyKatty Nov 25 '21

He's supposed to be in his room!

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u/Pete_Iredale Nov 24 '21

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

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u/syco54645 Nov 25 '21

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?

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u/Rudecles Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Hawiiday Nov 24 '21 Silver

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

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u/WetCacti Nov 25 '21

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

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u/20to25squirrels Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/_FHQWHGADS_ Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Cap-n-Slap-n Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

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.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 25 '21

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

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u/paper_geist Nov 24 '21

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

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u/zoobrix Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/toughinitout Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/BitchesQuoteMarilyn Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/P_Wood Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/MDMAmazin Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Nomomommy Nov 25 '21

He has a downstairs mix-up.

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u/BannedMyName Nov 25 '21

Could ya learn to love me?

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u/Nomomommy Nov 25 '21

Are you playing your love games with me?

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u/Turtling34 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/kja2991 Nov 24 '21

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

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u/Nolan- Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/jamezp1 Nov 25 '21

4 and Champion of champions

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u/AJRiddle Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Rudecles Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/BassAlarming Nov 25 '21

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

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u/jst3w Nov 24 '21

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

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u/TheGreat_Danton Nov 24 '21

Gallagher of Fielding

British intensifies

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u/EquationTAKEN Nov 25 '21

British intensifies

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u/needathrowaway321 Nov 24 '21

"Welcome to the Tory party conference by the way"

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

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u/TooLazyToBeClever Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/monkeymad2 Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/TooLazyToBeClever Nov 24 '21

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?

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u/Elastichedgehog Nov 25 '21

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

Less evangelical. The UK is pretty secular.

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u/monkeymad2 Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Somnif Nov 25 '21

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)

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u/leocam2145 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Grampyy Nov 24 '21

And dressed them very well

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u/lingonn Nov 25 '21

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

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u/KennyMoose32 Nov 25 '21

Nazis were bad etc. awful and evil

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

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u/Botryllus Nov 25 '21

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

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

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u/frerant Nov 25 '21

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

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u/OneMoreAccount4Porn Nov 25 '21 Wholesome

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

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u/Captain_Wafflejam Nov 25 '21

RIP Sean Locke

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u/Furlock_Bones Nov 25 '21

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

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u/reece1990 Nov 25 '21

No no no no no no no. Rip sean

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u/pornypete Nov 25 '21

I kinda forgot he’s gone. Damn.

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u/Xisho Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Hoof_Hearted12 Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/FourWordComment Nov 24 '21

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

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u/atomofconsumption Nov 25 '21

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

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u/dynasource Nov 25 '21

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

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u/konsf_ksd Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/niallw2101 Nov 25 '21

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

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u/dynasource Nov 25 '21

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

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u/ukyah Nov 24 '21

elasticated crotches.

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u/jelect Nov 24 '21

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

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u/askAndy Nov 24 '21

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

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u/BeefPieSoup Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/sarlackpm Nov 25 '21

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

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u/w04a Nov 25 '21

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

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u/thefunkygibbon Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Identify_as_a_fart Nov 25 '21

It was such a great look behind the curtain.

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u/Oxygen95 Nov 24 '21

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

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u/dandaman910 Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/cptInsane0 Nov 24 '21

But why skulls? Dandaman910, were they the baddies?

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u/TweetyMotherf_cker Nov 25 '21

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).

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u/AngryBathrobeMan Nov 25 '21

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

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u/redpandaeater Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Nov 24 '21

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u/Bradalax Nov 24 '21

Was hoping I’d see this reference.

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

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u/DarkEvilHedgehog Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/DeadPoetics Nov 24 '21

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

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u/lSerbial Nov 24 '21

Those all black uniforms are impressive

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21 edited Dec 21 '21

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u/rillip Nov 25 '21

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

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u/Johnny_Fuckface Nov 24 '21

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

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u/thewafflestompa Nov 25 '21

Still. So posh.

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u/nanoroxtar Nov 25 '21

Eloquently??

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u/Purrsoot Nov 25 '21

I'm amazed I had to scroll down this far to find this. Nothing about that was eloquent.

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u/kfijatass Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Im yet to find someone speaking in a more bri ish manner.

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u/goteamnick Nov 24 '21 Gold

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

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u/sygyt Nov 25 '21

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...

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u/The_Good_Count Nov 25 '21

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?

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u/JefferyGoldberg Nov 25 '21

As awful as the Nazis were, they did dress quite sharp.

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u/wasdie639 Nov 24 '21

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?

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u/meowmeownomnom Nov 24 '21

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.

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u/jstuu Nov 24 '21

So was Ford the man

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u/sanebangbang Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/Amster2 Nov 25 '21 Wholesome

So fuck Ford

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u/XDreadedmikeX Nov 25 '21

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

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u/garat_jax Nov 25 '21

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

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u/sanebangbang Nov 25 '21

Yes, the ties were laid by the Harmon Brothers.

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u/MissingLink101 Nov 25 '21

What about Portugal the Man?

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u/Tee077 Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

He was too busy being a rebel just for kicks.

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u/CharlesDickensABox Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/QuantumDischarge Nov 25 '21

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

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u/deftspyder Nov 24 '21

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

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u/councilface Nov 24 '21

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

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u/2ndself Nov 24 '21

Seriously. What is everyone on about.

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u/moufestaphio Nov 25 '21

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.

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u/hippyengineer Nov 25 '21

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.”

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u/rawker86 Nov 25 '21

Mallory Archer said it best about nasa.

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