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Who Said It, Adolf Hitler or Taylor Swift?
The Atlantic ^ | AUG 30, 2013 | ALEXANDER ABAD-SANTOS AND REBECCA GREENFIELD

Posted on 09/03/2013 11:39:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Can you tell the difference between a quote from one of history's most infamous revenge-seeking megalomaniacs and Adolf Hitler? Plenty of people couldn't. This "Hitler or Taylor" joke started with a Pinterest user named Emily Pattinson, who juxtaposed pretty images of Taylor Swift with quotes from the "real Taylor Swift." The results are inspirational messages like this:

The problem is ... those aren't Swift's quotes. The quotes Pattinson was using actually belong to the likes of Hitler, Osama bin Laden, and Joseph Stalin — and no one noticed. Pattinson's most popular post, as Buzzfeed points out, has 277 "repins."

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


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Seems kind of unfair.

1 posted on 09/03/2013 11:39:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guessed 5 out of 10.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 11:44:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 09/03/2013 11:46:43 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t know much about Ms. Swift, but she’s the #1 reason I don’t tune to the country music station on my way back and forth to work.

I can’t stand her singing or songwriting and it seems like the local country station plays one of her shrill ramblings every other song.

If I wanted to listen to the whinings of teenage girls, I’d get a job driving a high school bus.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 11:54:19 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: chrisser
If I wanted to listen to the whinings of teenage girls, I’d get a job driving a high school bus.

The problem is, that teenage girls listen to the whinings of teenage girls, which is why they sit next to each other on those buses. They also buy a lot more CDs/Downloads than folks like you.
5 posted on 09/03/2013 11:57:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: nickcarraway
8-10 Correct: You frighten us.

I got eight outta ten....

I know Hilter but an dolt like Taylor Swift I had to guess...
6 posted on 09/03/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Seven out of ten. Not sure if I’d recognize Taylor Swift if she bit my leg.

I devised a similar game, “Ist Es der Führer order Gephardt?”

They really are hard to tell apart. Take a quote from Mein Kampf, or Dick Gephardt, exchange “working families” with “die deutsche Volk” and “the Rich” with the “die Juden”, and they are eerily similar.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 12:05:58 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: nickcarraway

I did it real fast - 4 out of 10.

The NSA has your scores the moment you finish.

Anyone 7 or above will have their home and work addresses added to the automated patterns that the drones fly and all your communication will automatically jump two levels in the algorithm that queues up work for analysts tracking individuals. Of course, the algorithm at every step matches against new world order people (government employees, foundation members, Wall Street manager and above, etc.) and eliminates them from the monitoring lists, since there’s no need to monitor them as they’ve already been mentally neutralized.

Oh, and Taylor, Nature is not the best instructor, the Word of God is.

Idolizing, worshipping, etc., nature is paganism.

Modern country music - entertainment whores for the modern Babylon.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 12:12:01 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Dr. Sivana
They also buy a lot more CDs/Downloads than folks like you.

I'm sure that's true, but I've often wondered if it is cause or effect.

I have plenty more disposable income than a teenage girl, but I don't have a lot of time to go hunting the web for new music.

The main way I hear new music is listening to the radio while commuting - if I heard something I liked, I'd probably buy it, but most of what I hear is crap (re: Taylor Swift).

I have to say I'd buy a lot more if I heard a lot more that was worth it. Sometimes I wonder if it's a self-perpetuating truism that the kids are the ones driving the music market - it could be because it's been years since anyone's tried a different approach, and an awful lot has changed since then.

I like music just as much as I did as a youth - probably more. I have more disposable income to spend and better equipment to listen to it. But it's rare that anything comes out that's better listening than the music I already own. Maybe that's where the kids have the edge - they don't have personal libraries to fall back on.
9 posted on 09/03/2013 12:12:28 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Veggie Todd

“Quit comparing me to Obama!’’ Yeah. At least Hitler wrote his own book and he did get the Olympics to come to his country.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 12:13:01 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: nickcarraway

You have 7 of 10 answers right.
You know your stuff. In fact, might know too much about Hitler or Taylor Swift.

Really it was mostly a matter of parsing out the subtle way in which language has changed over the last 80 years.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 12:14:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PieterCasparzen
From the article: "Is Hitler the voice of the millennial generation?"

Could be. Could very well be.

12 posted on 09/03/2013 12:17:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

She can bite my leg anytime.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 12:17:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, I got 9 out of 10. Only the crashing walls one threw me off.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 12:18:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If Hitler were alive today, Taylor Swift would be his favorite singer.


15 posted on 09/03/2013 12:20:16 PM PDT by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: jmacusa

Amusing, but, of course, the 1936 Games were awarded to Germany years before the Nazis came to power.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:16 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: BenLurkin

She’s all yours, buddy.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 12:22:26 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: steelhead_trout
Hitler gets caught listening to Taylor Swift
18 posted on 09/03/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin
The Best Enemies Money Can Buy -- Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany -- Prof. Antony C. Sutton

Sutton researched for a few years at Stanford until he was unceremoniously dumped out and had to self-publish.

The "powers that be" that manipulate the minds of young people in the U.S. today...

are the same powers that met with Hitler in the early 1920s, backed his rise to power and used him to initiate WWII.
19 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:57 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: nickcarraway

Although Taylor Swift’s music doesn’t appeal to me....comparing her in anyway to Hitler is sick. Swift gets a lot of flak from the socialist media because she has what us older folks would call “a good reputation” which leads to her short romances.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (You cannot be conservative while supporting the bankruptcy of your nation)
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To: chrisser
But it's rare that anything comes out that's better listening than the music I already own.

There's the key quotation. At a national level, people have pretty much decided the sounds they like by their late 20s, and it is pretty hard to move them off of it. It is easier to take a less formed mind, and sell to them, preferably something still in copyright (so "Roll over Beethoven"). Even if you'd buy the CDs/downloadables, you wouldn't go to the shows, buy the T-shirts, Watch the cartoon, and make a favored performer a pivot point for who you are and the kind of life you will live. You're too busy doing grownup stuff. That's okay, tehy'll still make Merle Haggard and Hank Wiliams Sr. media for the likes of you!
21 posted on 09/03/2013 12:38:38 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: BenLurkin

‘She can bite my leg anytime.’

BWHAHAAHA ME TO B/L. Dang, these people are kind of whack if you ask me. ...When the object of discussion is a STONE 10 STUNNER like HER..i can get over a ton of dumb...Perhaps they are overdue for trip to Lenscrafters..


22 posted on 09/03/2013 1:06:07 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: nickcarraway

Easy. The Hitler quotations will be in German.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 1:08:30 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio

And in cursive.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 1:09:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jimsin

Or they know her history. She’s nuts. Most of her song inspiration seems the be ex-boyfriends, and she piles a lot of hate in there. The first couple of dates with her might be fun, but at some point you’ll wind up in the “hope she doesn’t kill me in my sleep” portion of the relationship, and that’s never fun.


25 posted on 09/03/2013 1:12:06 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: nickcarraway
9/10 correct. And I will state publicly for the benefit of any spy agency that I am neither a Hitler nor a Taylor Swift groupie...although I did meet Taylor when she was 15 and starting her career...her autograph is kept with my important papers...Hitler gave me nothing.
26 posted on 09/03/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: nickcarraway

Swift is an utter no-talent, a bubble-headed creation of her handlers. Listen to any of her live performances (if you can stand it). She couldn’t carry a tune in a basket. Her range is very narrow and her pitch is all over the place - anywhere but in the center of the note.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 1:14:41 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: chrisser

I don’t get it. Her music is like a lobotomy.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 1:15:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

She is considered to be quite pretty. So that is supposed to make up for her lack of actual singing ability.


29 posted on 09/03/2013 1:24:10 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: AceMineral

That seems to work for some people, I guess.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 1:27:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: discostu
the “hope she doesn’t kill me in my sleep” portion of the relationship

Ah yes.

31 posted on 09/03/2013 1:37:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: discostu

Are you trying to say that she has a certain “Fatal Attracction” quality. ;-)


32 posted on 09/03/2013 2:18:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Let me put it to you this way, I won’t let my pet rabbit anywhere near her.


33 posted on 09/03/2013 2:19:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

And keep any and all sharp objects out of her reach.


34 posted on 09/03/2013 2:20:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nickcarraway

35 posted on 09/03/2013 2:26:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Army Air Corps

So far her demons seem to be satisfied writing really mean hateful songs, but you know how certain anti-social behavior tends to get worse as a person gets older. Someday telling the world her ex has a tiny winkie just ain’t gonna be enough for her.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by discostu (This is why we have ants!)
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To: nickcarraway; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

"ICH BIN EIN BOYLEANER"
37 posted on 09/03/2013 2:35:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro ("Superman")
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To: nickcarraway

bfl


38 posted on 09/03/2013 2:44:13 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: discostu

‘she doesn’t kill me in my sleep” portion of the relationship, and that’s never fun.’

WELL, lad let’s not go overboard here... it is true that beauty like her’s must be acknowledged otherwise we’re no better than non sentients...


39 posted on 09/03/2013 2:53:16 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: nickcarraway

9/10, I missed the “Long live the walls we crashed through”; though it’s so nonsensical I should have guessed it to be a lyric.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 3:23:07 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: nickcarraway

7/10 here. Some of them are pretty obvious. You could do this with many public figures equally successfully I would guess. Why with Miss Swift? Did she take the originator’s boyfriend?


41 posted on 09/03/2013 3:27:26 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Swift gets a lot of flak from the socialist media because she has what us older folks would call “a good reputation” which leads to her short romances.

That might have been true three years ago or so.

By now, she pretty much has a "bad reputation", and that accounts for her short romances.

First she was singing about school girl stuff, crushes and such.

Then she was the innocent who got hurt by boys.

After a while, you might have started to suspect that she liked getting hurt romantically.

A little while further down the road, you might start to think she liked to do the hurting.

Comparing Taylor Swift to Hitler is certainly cruel. It's a joke and over the top, but it's a funny one and expresses some of the exasperation many feel with her life and work.

42 posted on 09/03/2013 3:29:02 PM PDT by x
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To: x

It’s my guess that she is so self-involved that she is difficult to be around for long.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 3:30:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: eclecticEel

I was 9/10 with the same thing wrong. I guess I thought the martial imagery might have been Hitler.


44 posted on 09/03/2013 3:31:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Pan_Yan

Same here...maybe we can get Taylor Swift to wear a SS uniform.


45 posted on 09/08/2013 5:52:40 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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