Sunday, July 04, 2010
"There's Nothing Funny About Herrman"
The transcript of a conversation that took place yesterday, via comments posted on my Facebook wall, following Germany's 4-0 rout of Argentina in the World Cup:
STATUS: I wonder if, just before piling him into a cattle car, Germany told Maradona, "Remove those watches. You will not need them. We promise they will be here waiting for you when you return."
Amanda: Heh. They OWNED those Argentinians.
Adrian: Are you really trading on a 65-year-old joke that's unfunny and insensitive at best, and blatantly offensive at worst? How much time has to pass before a football squad no longer has to answer for the actions of their military forebears? Come on, man: you're wittier than this.
Votar: Man, Germany really shoveled Argentina into an oven there....
Leigh: Maybe it's only when Germany defeats Poland in soccer will the US actually care about it.
Chez: Dude, did Jew see that last goal? Incredible.
Alison: In fairness to Chez, Adrian, it wasn't so much a joke 65 years ago as it was something that, you know...happened.
Votar: The Germans saw all these guys on the field in striped uniforms and wondered "what are all these gypsies doing outside the barbed wire?"
Chez: Argentina = Schindler's Listless
Votar: Argentina got crystal mocked.
Votar: It was the Night Of The Long Maldives
Chez: Gonna be quite a bit of fuhrer in Buenos Aires over this loss.
Votar: It should have been a race to the finish.
A Master Race, if you will.
Votar: If they did not play well, the German coach threatened to send the team on a retreat where they must think very hard about their strategy.
A Concentration Camp, if you will.
Chez: Sorry, that last comment was Goebbled... what did you say again?
Votar: Perhaps you should get your Goering checked.
Chez: Sorry. It's been on the Fritz lately.
Matt: Arbeitet macht frei!
Votar: The Germans never lost focus. They kept their auschwitz about them.
Chez: They didn't Krakow under pressure.
Amanda: Ok, these jokes are boring now. Come on.
Votar: Yeah you better keep your jokes in Czech. I can't imagine what might be coming annexed.
Chez: Yup. People are becoming Lebensbored.
Votar: Yeah looks like someone Warsaw us to ghetto the point....
Chez: Udo Kier!
Alanna: best.status comments.ever.
Votar: What a mess that pitch was after that match. To clean it they had to apply the final solution.
Chez: Nah, the rain cleaned it. Cause you know, it's raining Mengele.
Votar: The Germans were so dominant they never had to come from beHeinrich
Votar: It was the best match Eva...
Votar: It was a tough match too. The Germans really had to Bunker down at the end.
Chez: They'd have done better if they hadn't missed the Nurgemberg tryouts.
Chez: Nuremberg. I suck.
Votar: Dude. You must be drunk. SEIG HEIL!!!!!
Incidentally, Votar and I were sitting directly across from each other the entire time -- at a table littered with chicken wing scraps and empty pitchers of beer.