Adolf Hitler is the new LOLrus. A sequence of footage from the WWII movie Downfall has been making the rounds for some time now as videojoke fodder, and recently meme-tastasized into this, above: Hitler Plans Burning Man. Previously on BB, we featured a related work on the "downfall" of HD-DVD format, and there are many others on the youtubes, including one in which Hitler expresses annoyance at having become a meme, others in which he is banned from Xbox and World of Warcraft, another in which his car (hm, a volkswagen you say?) is stolen, and others in which he laments having been rejected from various internet fora as a board troll. Because the only thing worse than someone calling you "Hitler" is someone calling you a board troll. (Thanks, Kevin Kelly, and T. Bias)
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