New Jersey, home of Hitler's toilet

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  1. Jack Holmes says:

    There’s GOT to be a joke in here somewhere.

  2. Al Corrupt says:

    Sorry Tablet Magazine, but ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is the British version of ‘Antiques Roadshow’.
    Sidenote: It is (I have heard) the most popular TV show inside prison there.

    • danielpresling says:

      I almost couldn’t believe it when I read it. 

    • Alan Goulding says:

      Yup. It’s shown on the British version of the BBC.

    • India Osaka says:

      If you wanted to be pedantic, and we always do, then ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is the American version of ‘Antiques Roadshow. Antiques Roadshow was first broadcast in 1979, the American Antiques Roadshow was only first broadcast in 1997. The things you learn from pub quizzes.

      That being said, speaking as someone who has never watched either of the programmes, Four Rooms might be a version of the American version of Antiques Roadshow, if the American version changed the programme’s format in a way which Four Rooms emulates.

    • Rob Wheeler says:

      I was going to say the same thing, but scrolled down first. For me, this just ruins the rest of the article.

  3. smut clyde says:

    Think of the cloning possibilities. “I Cloned Hitler’s Feet” was bad enough.

  4. I’m somewhat doubtful about the font history factoids presented in the excerpt.

  5. slowtiger says:

    Have a look for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Tschichold doesn’t list his typography as reason for imprisonment. Later, in 1941, Blackletter typeface was officially abandoned by German government: http://home.arcor.de/lutz.schweizer/schrifterlass.html

  6. dexitroboper says:

    There’s only one properly scatological response to this: TISM

  7. TheMudshark says:

    Imagine if the Nazis had listened to Tschichold. We might be stuck with Blackletter for daily use with Helvetica reserved for skinheads, heavy metal and gang tattoos.

    • Peter Chylewski says:

      Funny, but not entirely true AFAIK. The Nazis loved ‘Blackletter’, only to discover later that it had been invented by a Jewish typographer, so they banned it. It’s funny and very ironic to see skinheads running around wearing t-shirts with ‘Alte Schwabacher’ aka ‘Jüdische Schwabacher’ type printed on them.

  8. planettom says:

    THEY SAVED HITLER’S TOILET.

  9. The Graphic Avenger says:

    Hitler hated Blackletter. Hated hated hated it. Called it “Schwabacher Judenletter” Schwabachian Jew letters (Schwabach being a German town where a certain kind of Blackletter supposedly originated).
    The Nazis only used Blackletter because it fit their völkische Ideology and abandoned it as soon as they could. The reason that was given for the Reichsschriftenerlaß in 1941 was that when you rule the world propaganda would have to be readable for all their subjects but actually Hitler wanted to get rid of Blackletter long before that.But the damage to the Blackletter’s image was done and so a whole, very rich canon of beautiful letterforms with over a thousand years of history was forever stigmatized. 

  10. franko says:

    i’m hoping there will be an Angry Hitler video about this.

  11. Crashproof says:

    “Hitler’s Toilet.”  Band name!

  12. donniebnyc says:

    What about Eva Braun’s bidet?

  13. Spocko says:

    Fake. I think someones taking the piss on us.

  14. Jake0748 says:

    This post, and these comments have just flushed Godwin’s Law down the toilet. 

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