April 23, 2017
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CREATOR OF INFAMOUS “NAZI SITCOM” EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATIONS
Regarded as “perhaps the world’s most tasteless situation comedy,” Heil Honey, I’m Home! lasted a grand total of one episode on British TV in 1990 before being yanked.
According to Entertainment Weekly,
The show depicted the Hitlers casually living next door to “ brace yourselves “ a Jewish couple, the Goldensteins. The series attempted to spoof American sitcoms of the 1950s like I Love Lucy while using 1937 Berlin as a backdrop. Among the pilot’s high “ low? “ lights: The women gossiped behind Hitler’s back, the Goldensteins drunkenly crashed Hitler’s dinner with Neville Chamberlain, and Hitler even employed a thick New York accent.
The show’s creator Geoff Atkinson says the intent was to mock bullies”and hey, who’s a bigger bully than Hitler, right? (Serious question.) He now says the show failed because they made it too “corny.” Atkinson suggested that if Netflix were to call him and request an additional six episodes, he”d jump at the chance.
Netflix, this is your chance to save television comedy.
BRITISH LANDLORD DENOUNCES “CURRY SMELL” BUT WILL STILL RENT TO “NEGROES”
Sixty-nine-year-old Fergus Wilson is described by the Independent as “one of the UK’s biggest buy-to-let landlords.”
Wilson recently caused outrage with instructions to agents not to rent to “coloured” people because the curry smell they leave after moving out “sticks to the carpet.” Defending his reluctance to rent his properties to tenants who originate from curry-intensive cultures, Wilson insisted he isn”t a racist, explaining that he is more than happy to rent to “negroes” because “they haven”t generated a curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”
M.I.T. RELEASES “COMMUNISM FOR KIDS” BOOK
Even though communist regimes killed an estimated 100 million people, everyone knows it’s because none of them represented true communism and, by gum, if we were only given a chance to try it one more time, dag nabbit, we”d get it right!
To aid in this noble push to finally establish a communist utopia right here on this stinking capitalist so-called planet, MIT Press has released Communism for Kids, written and translated by three people with suspicious-sounding names. According to the ad copy,
Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.
In the interest of fairness and objectivity, we have no doubt that MIT Press will soon release Fascism for Kids.