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Days Since Hitler Was Mentioned Here

Similar to those "87 days without an accident" signs in factories.
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Hitler seems to pop up a lot here. There's the occasional political discussion so those inevitably lead to Adolph being invoked up as a way for people having a friendly discussion to guage the opponent they're chatting with, let them know where they rank on the mass murdering dictator scale. The idea is to put up an update when the H man gets mentioned to guage how long we went without him in our lives. The way it would work would be:

1) Somebody says "Hey, I think dogs should have lights on their collars so people can see them at night."

2) Somebody says "That's just what Hitler would have said."

3) They go to the "Days Since Hitler Was Mentioned" post, see the date of the last post, do the math of how many days it's been (or hours, minutes, seconds) and post the new starting point.

So it would look like

Jan 1st 2021: "Happy New Year everyody!" "Screw you Hitler!" (26 days)

Jan 15th: "I like donuts." "So did Hitler." (15 days)

By the way, not suggesting this as a tool to help metion Hitler less, I've suggested that debates might consist of two people just calling each other Hitler as fast as possible which would be much more entertaining than most politcal debates.

doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020

In honor of the great Mr Godwin https://en.wikipedi...g/wiki/Godwin's_law
Gotta praise him for pointing out the patently obvious and somehow getting his name attached to it. [doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020]

Hitler Nutcracker https://www.cast-ir.../Hitler_nut_cracker
[xenzag, Oct 16 2020]

"Hitler Was Here" view https://www.halfbak...Hitler_20Was_20Here
Shows all idea/annos mentioning Hitler *and* that have modifications within the past week. That doesn't mean the H reference was made in the last week though.... [kdf, Oct 20 2020]


       October 10   

       -Hitler was a vegetarian, you know.   

       -Pol Pot ate loads of meat, so what? Your love of Trump places you in the Hitler camp.   

       -Ahh, the Hitler line. Is there any argument it can't win?   

       (6) days without Hitler being mentioned.
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020

       This is just the sort of idea that Stalin would have come up with.   

8th of 7, Oct 11 2020

       Oct 11   

       -Hitler proposed something similar for the Autobahn but to thwart aerial attack while troops and equipment maneuvered around. Tanks would have torn up the roads and they moved fine on dirt so the idea was abandoned.   

       (1) Day without Hitler being mentioned.
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020

       Why not "Days Since Godwin's Law Was Mentioned Here"?
hippo, Oct 11 2020

       Could be a sub category.
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020

       // sub category //   

       What, like the Class VII C U-boat or something ... ?
8th of 7, Oct 11 2020

       Yes, exactly like that.
doctorremulac3, Oct 11 2020

       You know those TV quizzes, 'Did Hitler or Trump Say It...'?   

       It's just a matter of time before modern Trump starts to make Hitler look bad.
4and20, Oct 12 2020

       Ha - Gump is the new "Godwin character" for many years to come as he replaces a forgotten Hitler.
xenzag, Oct 12 2020

       Isn't there a paradox inherent in this idea, in that churning this thread will automatically mention Hitler ?
8th of 7, Oct 12 2020

       //Why not "Days Since Godwin's Law Was Mentioned Here"?// Agreed, I might not have been paying attention, my subjective hunch is that you'd find a higher Godwin to Führer ratio than you might expect.   

       When did anyone mention him last? I've not seen any references for a while. Maybe they're so common I've just filtered them out.
zen_tom, Oct 12 2020

       Or minutes. Maybe seconds.   

       Anyway, here it is. We're currently at:   

       (0) Days Since Hitler Was Mentioned   

       I'm actually curious what we can get that number up to. The information is out there. Somebody could download all the ideas and annotations from the Halfbakery and using a simple formula see what the biggest time between mentions was.   

       This was just a joke but now I'm kind of interested.
doctorremulac3, Oct 12 2020

       We have the technology. Since The Great Outage of 2018, we routinely scan and download incremental chunks of the latest stuff, largely pages where our username appears - we try to keep the bandwidth demand as low as possible.   

       Getting a bit of shell script to scan the text and squawk when it notes a mention of Der Führer ... it's not even programming, it's just grep and a few arguments.   

       The usual brown envelope of used currency in the usual place will ensure prompt and accurate fulfillment of your request ...
8th of 7, Oct 12 2020

       I think Hitler warrants his own Halfbakery category. It would be a subheading of Despot, so that there could be "Despot - Hitler", but also "Despot - Moron" to include The Gump, and The Bozo from Brazil
xenzag, Oct 12 2020

       We want 8th Hitler of 7 or we're not playing ...
8th of 7, Oct 12 2020

       I do wonder what my employers would think if they ever did a keyword search on what I visit. I imagine some anonymous window in a Covid-abandoned skyscraper somewhere, blinking with red and amber warning lights and a muffled Führalert audible only to ambling passers by.
zen_tom, Oct 12 2020

       //I do wonder what my employers would think if they ever did a keyword search on what I visit// - they might have already done this and are now too scared to fire you.
hippo, Oct 12 2020

       We can confirm that that actually does work (even though we are technically self-employed).   

       Being scary, yet polite, is the ideal way of maintaining good relationships with the client, and yet ensuring that all invoices are settled promptly. If you have a cash flow problem this month, then it's best to make sure that we get paid before anyone else; otherwise, for you, their might not be a next month.   

       And it would look like an "accident", too.
8th of 7, Oct 12 2020

       Would it count if someone mentioned Chenjerai Hunzvi?
pertinax, Oct 12 2020

       And just like that, with a few clicks of the keyboard, I learned all about Chenjerai "Hitler" Hunzvi.
doctorremulac3, Oct 12 2020

       Or Nick Lowe? You people are loco. Another beer, please. And pass the nuts.
whatrock, Oct 12 2020

       "Hitler negative space"   

       (0) days without Hitler being mentioned.
8th of 7, Oct 14 2020

       Ah, but you see, that was an anti-Hitler, which makes the count (-1).   

       [edit] Or was it an un-mention?
spidermother, Oct 14 2020

       I was going to post an idea for a Hitler Boot Camp, where you can go and "learn the ways of Hitler". This would include a make over; a range of clothing; classes in how to carry out Hitler gestures and your chance to feature as Himself at a Nuremberg Rally reinactment.
xenzag, Oct 14 2020

       I'll be waving to you from the Chaplin boot camp. (An anti-Hitler could be called a Chaplin. It seems that they were mutually fascinated, and were both very similar and very opposite.)
spidermother, Oct 14 2020

       I'm looking forward to posting the first "(1) Day since Hitler was mentioned."   

       I've come to the conclusion that Hitler seems to be the external defibrillator (heart shock paddles) of conversation and without the invocation of his name all conversations would have a finite life span.   

       "The conversation is getting boring! Quick, hit it with the Hitler analogies!".   

       I've suggested before that all political debates should just be the two candidates calling each other "Hitler!" as fast as possible, the numbers being tallied by computer and once one candidate gets a full "Hitler!" ahead of the other, the buzzer sounds, the "debate" stops and a moderator comes out and attaches one piece of Hitler style grooming or clothing to the loser of that round before the bell sounds and the "debate" begins again.
doctorremulac3, Oct 14 2020

       We had a tutor at college who taught on the typesetting trade course. He was known to be dictatorial in nature and sported a small moustache. His name was Alfie McC_ _ _ _ He was naturally known to us as Alf-dolf.... it still makes me laugh as it was so appropriate.
xenzag, Oct 14 2020

       [DrRem] serious and genuine question - can you point at the most recent time this actually happened please?   

       I know the scenario is a kind of cliche - having even earned its own "Law", and whilst I recognise the scenario, to be honest, I've not come across it all that much, here, or elsewhere. I'd like to know if that's because of something I'm doing, or just a differing experience of social/internet media.   

       And while there are other ideas up here right now ironically sporting the H-word, I'm more interested in the actual situation you refer to where a point of view is negatively characterised as being Adolphian in some way. Out of curiosity, can you link to the most recent instance here?   

       [edit] Aha found it - Putty de foie gras - Oct 10 2020 - that's 4 days I guess (though to be honest, I think the reference was used in a ribbing jesticular fashion, and seemed fairly in context having been thematically raised immediately prior)
zen_tom, Oct 14 2020

       Gotta admit, I won't be spending a lot of time making sure my updates are accurate. Perfectly acceptable to view this as a bad joke, or at least a joke in bad taste.
doctorremulac3, Oct 14 2020

       Hitlaws, the most chased in physics. Chappenlines not so much.   

       Cassel's milk is a good drop.
wjt, Oct 16 2020

       Some research reveals many "Hitler products" including this gem. (see link) I do believe however that there's always room for one more...
xenzag, Oct 16 2020

       Thankyou, [xenzag], for drawing our attention to that superlative product.
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020

       It doesn't say what sort of damage ... is it the case that after successfully cracking a number of small nuts, it gets overconfident and invades Russia ?   

       We have refined our algorithm slightly to ensure that only new instantiations of a H-object will be flagged; merely churning an idea containing multiple instances will not trigger a report.
8th of 7, Oct 16 2020

       Y'know... I don't think I've ever once mentioned Hitler here.   



       And now, practise not thinking of a white horse ...   

       ... or possibly a Unicorn running through water ...   

       Do you dream of electric sheep ... ?   

       <Regards [2fries] thoughtfully/>   


       "How can it not know what it is ?"   

8th of 7, Oct 16 2020

       it ?   

       "More human than human" ....
8th of 7, Oct 17 2020

       Hitler/Gump comparisons are a bit passé after last night. It's #crazy uncle everyone needs to watch out for now. Restart the calendar.
xenzag, Oct 17 2020

       What changed last night?
pertinax, Oct 17 2020

       The Gump became no 1 Crazy Uncle.
xenzag, Oct 17 2020

       //The second question is this: Is there a "Hitler version" that instead of floating around, grips the person with locked arms, then takes them to the bottom as it rapidly sinks?//   

       (3) Days Since Hitler Was Mentioned   

       A new record!
doctorremulac3, Oct 20 2020

       Doc, I think you're missing something...   

       Anyone can go back and edit old comment they have made - HB will not show the edit date on the comment or float the idea to the top of the Recent view. If today I insert an H into a comment I originally made months ago - does that count?
kdf, Oct 20 2020

       No, that's why we did the algorithm testing.
8th of 7, Oct 20 2020

       I know you did test that, 8th. I was curious if you spotted any of my retcons the other day and just chose not to mention them. I added quite a few H's to some old ideas (not just your testbed) and took them out again at the end of the day.
kdf, Oct 20 2020

       Seen, inspected, rejected...   

       Retrospective edits are ignored; only instantiations since the last scan are actioned.   

       There's even a greylist for users who might try to trip up the system (There are corresponding blacklists and whitelists - which is very short, just us and SWMBO).
8th of 7, Oct 20 2020


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