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  1. They’re Iz Litterall Grammer Nazis — Ackual Nazis Who Are Care for Grammer — onn Twitter

    Who new?

    If you're the type of person who corrects people on the Internet you've likely been called a "grammar nazi" at some point, but did you know that there are ACTUAL nazis online who care about spelling and grammar? Neither did we until yesterday when the BBC's Benjamin Ramm found this tweet from the American Nazi Party.

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  2. Because People Are Terrible, Here is a Nazi-Themed Cafe in Indonesia

    Because, um... because people suck, I guess?

    Because people will do anything for money, one Henry Mulyana has opened a Nazi-themed cafe in the Indonesian city of Bandung. An entire wall is decorated with swastikas and Hitler memorabilia, and the staff are asked to wear SS uniforms (Yep, those pictures at the top are the inspiration and the modern cafe, waitstaff out front in the latter). Which means someone thought it was a good idea to open this place, other people actually took jobs in which they dress like Nazis on a daily basis, and enough people frequent such an establishment as to keep it open for two years and counting. And here I was getting all optimistic and idealistic about the human race.

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  3. Wonder Woman Hams it Up For Nazis

    what is this I don't even

    Offered without comment except the comment we found it with. Said Jessiawesome: "This is what I do to get out of dates." Previously in Wonder Woman

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  4. Buddhist Statue Retrieved by Nazis is Actually From Space, Says Scientists

    Prepare for the conspiracy theories, because here's today's most improbable story: Scientists have confirmed that a Buddhist statue, known as the "iron man," obtained by Nazis from Tibet is actually from space. Specifically, the thing was likely made from a massive chunk of the Chinga meteorite that deposited itself across the border of Russia and Mongolia somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago.

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  5. New Trailer for Moon Nazi Movie Iron Sky, No U.S. Release Date

    It's a universal rule that Nazis are the best possible villains for movies. The film Iron Sky understands this all too well, as its plot hinges on the conceit that the Third Reich's space program was successful, allowing some evil doers to escape the Allies at the end of the Second World War and set up shop on the dark side of the moon. Now, there's an official U.S. trailer for the movie but, sadly, no release date. See the trailer, after the break.

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  6. Anne Frank Started Her Famous Diary 70 Years Ago Today

    and let it be known

    Most of us learned the tragic story of young Anne Frank in school. The young Jewish girl whose family was hidden away from Nazi soldiers in a secret apartment in Amsterdam was immortalized thanks to a diary her father gave her shortly before they fled. Frank started that diary on June 12, 1942. The date also marks what would have been her 83rd birthday.

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  7. That Time That J.R.R. Tolkien Told Off the Third Reich

    There And Back Again

    The Hobbit was published in 1937, the first work of fiction from Oxford professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien whose only previous claim to fame was writing one of the (still!) most influential essays on the interpretation of the Old English epic Beowulf. It was an overnight success, and it's safe to say that the fantasy genre was never quite the same. But at the same time, in 1937, Adolf Hitler was consolidating his power as leader of the Third Reich. By May of the next year Germany had already annexed Austria, and Hitler announced his intention to use the utmost military force to subdue Czechoslovakia. This was the climate in which publishing house Rütten & Loening, while attempting to secure the rights to publish a translated The Hobbit in German, asked J.R.R. Tolkien if he could provide proof that he was of Aryan descent.

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  8. LEGO Captain America Fan Film Has a Lot of Nazi Evisceration [Video]

    And let's be honest: That makes it awesome. What's amazing to me is not only how many custom weapons are used, or how many custom minifigs are completely destroyed in showers of Play-Doh blood, but how fluidly the characters move. LEGO stop motion animation sure has come a long way.

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  9. That Time Hedy Lamarr Invented Wifi

    For A More Civilized Age

    Hedy Lamarr was a mathematically inclined Jewish woman who fled an abusive, Nazi-sympathizing husband, rescuring herself and her mother from who-knows-what fate in Germany to Paris and eventually Hollywood, where she became one of the biggest stars of MGM's Golden Age. She's mostly famous for the latter achievements: that of playing glamorous, seductive women in some of the most successful movies of the forties. But, as Gizmodo relates, she's made other lasting contributions to modern culture: she invented some of the basic principles of which Wifi technology is based on. And we don't even mean that in an indirect way.

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  10. Germany Just Aired a 43-Year-Old Episode of Star Trek For the First Time (It Had Nazis In It)

    To Boldly Go

    First filmed in 1968, "Patterns of Force," an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, has finally been aired in Germany after the country refused to show it on television. Why, you ask, would they have refrained from airing this particular episode of Star Trek? Well, it was the one in which Kirk and Spock dressed up like Nazis and referred to the World's Most Terrible Genocidal Political Dictatorship as "the most efficient society ever created." At a mere 20 or so years after the end of World War II, Germany had decided that at the time, airing the episode might be considered in bad taste. And they're still extremely self-conscious about this Nazi thing -- the episode ran at 10:00 PM and anyone under 16 was not advised to watch it. Set phasers to "too soon"!

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  11. “I think we can unequivocally say we’re against Hitler.”

    Wise Words

    I think we can unequivocally say we're against Hitler. I think the worst thing you can do to that awful man is take the mickey out of him on Doctor Who. Don't worry, we're not going to save Hitler. -- Steven Moffat, who just wants to make sure we're all on the same page. Look, sometimes you just have to lay it out there. (via io9.)

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  12. Darren Aronofsky + Michael Chabon + Magicians + Nazis = Want

    For A More Civilized Age

    Okay, Darren Aronofsky. I was really disappointed when you left The Wolverine. You directing that flick seemed like a perfect storm of things that I like: artful directing, Wolverine, samurai, Hugh Jackman, period film, etc. But if this is what you're giving me instead? I actually cannot complain. It's just a completely different set of things that I like. According to Variety, Aronofsky has signed on to direct the pilot of HBO's Hobgoblin, a series created by Michael Chabon and his wife.

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  13. 8 Real Women Who Deserve Their Own Action Movies

    i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

    Hollywood, we have to talk. I’ve spoken to every ticket-buyer in America and we’ve all decided that you need to make more movies about badass women. Like, starting yesterday. Oh sure, every now and then you will throw us a Salt or maybe even a Salt II, but face it, Hollywood, many of your attempts at a woman-driven action movies have been half-assed at best and soul-crushingly awful at worst (see Electra, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, or, dear God, Sucker Punch). It should not be that hard, Hollywood. All we, the ticket-buying public of America want is a good story about a woman or a bunch of women who fight and shoot and do other badass things badassedly. And guess what?  You don’t even have to make up any stories on your own.  Real life badass women have existed throughout history! Just do a Wikipedia search on “woman warrior.” That article ain't no stub. You could make a great movie about any of these women. Don’t know where to start, Hollywood?  You would like it if someone compiled a list for you? Well, I just happen to have one right here that I always carry in case of emergency.

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  14. Michael Chabon Writes HBO Series: Magicians Vs. Nazis

    Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

    Be still my heart: Michael Chabon, celebrated writer and comic book enthusiast, is creating a series for HBO about con-men and magicians in World War II. The show, titled Hobgoblin, will feature a team of 20th century stage performers using their craft and guile to -- wait for it -- fight Nazis. You make think this sounds silly, you may think it even sounds stupid, and you are wrong. I don't have any insider knowledge, of course, but I do have access to Wikipedia where there is a historical precedent for the new series. Jasper Maskelyne aided the allied forces with his "Magic Gang" of theater professionals that created elaborate illusions to hide military activities. His greatest accomplishment? Making the Suez Canal disappear.

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  15. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nazi Insignia But Were Too Afraid to Ask

    If you've ever wondered what a member of the SS wore to the gym, or which sailor suit was appropriate for a Nazi rally than look no further than ORGANIZATIONSBUCH DER N.S.D.A.P., which is a long name for what is essentially the design manual of the Nazi party. This exceptionally rare book contains, in the bookseller's words:
    There are over 70 full-page, full-color plates (on heavy paper) that depict virtually every conceivable Nazi flag, uniform and insignia from the Führer Standard and Blood Order to the SS Honor Ring, and from the Hitler Youth leader's dagger and sailor suits to Reichsarbeitsdienst Gorgets. There is a picture of a Nazi nurse in uniform, an Honor Pistol (a Walther PPK) and its holster, musicians uniforms, etc. There are patterns for official Nazi Party office signs, special armbands for the Reichsparteitag (Reichs Party Day), the Honor Badges of various Gaue and early Reichs Party Days. It has been said that Germans in general have a tendency to “over-explain the obvious” and this book leaves no Nazi Party organization question unanswered. It perfectly fulfilled its sole purpose.
    Of course it's incredibly creepy. Even creepier is the forward by Adolf Hitler and an entire chapter (with illustrations!) on the dangers of race mixing. This may be at it's core a design manual, but make no mistake: it contains just as much of the disgusting worldview as Mein Kampf. This book, and the annual updates, contained the entire National Socialist Party -- it's bureaucracy and its iconography -- in a nutshell. After the surrender of Germany, Allied Forces destroyed the book in droves, perhaps as much out of spite as anything else. Or maybe they didn't want the imagery of the Nazis being used by other groups in a bid for power and legitimacy. This book is now, ironically enough, a collector's item, but also a window into a twisted worldview. (USM books via J-Walk Blog, image via Design Observer)

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  16. Darth Vader Nazi Figurine, and Other Miniatures Mash-Ups

    Jonathan Kuriscak is not your average guy. Sure, plenty of people collect figurines and action figures, some for far longer than the 16 years Kuriscak's been at it. But while many people collect Star Wars figurines, significantly fewer custom-craft the miniatures into Nazi generals. In fact, it's probably just Kuriscak. The above figurine of Darth Vader showing off his Nazi armband and rapier (wit?) is just one of many World War II adaptations Kuriscak has crafted with figurines. You can see more on the website for Kuriscak's solo miniature modification organization, Pack Rat Studios. They're not all related to World War II or to Star Wars. But some are related to both:

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  17. The Best Picture of Chewbacca Riding a Giant Squirrel and Fighting Nazis You’ll See Today

    DeviantARTist gamefan84, a.k.a. Tyler Edlin, has given us the painting of Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel and using a crossbow to fight gun-toting Nazis that we've yearned for before we even knew why. See also: Betty White wearing a metal bikini and riding a John Ritter Centaur while wielding a burning chainsaw. (Nazis not included.)

    If you, like DeviantARTist "pooface12345," wish to "hang this on the wall of [your] mahogany paneled study," you're in luck: small prints are available for $9.32, and large ones for $33.32.

    See the whole thing below, fully sized:

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