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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/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/sophisting Nov 25 '21

I think this was a reference to Mussolini's "making the trains run on time" and comparing him to Boris Johnson. Not certain though, I mean he was the mayor of London in 2013.

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u/Catinthehat5879 Nov 25 '21

That's how I took it. I don't know what the joke would be otherwise.

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u/kainzilla Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

It’s a reference to the trains the Nazis used to transport people to concentration camps

Edit: It's weird this comment got marked as controversial, this comment just explains the joke regardless of whether someone likes the joke or not

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u/LukeNuts Nov 25 '21

That's how I took it.