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Godwin's Debate

See if you can dress your opponent up in a Hitler costume before he does the same to you.
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Each debater has a big red button on their podium. At any time during the debate, either candidate may slam this button when they feel the other party has said something that proves they're worse than Hitler.

When the button is sounded by one party, the debate stops for long enough for stage hands dressed as clowns rush out to the other party and put 1 piece of a Hitler costume on him. You could start with the weird side part wig, the mustache, later military hats, swastikas etc. The other party must submit to this as per the rules.

Of course, the person who just had a Hitler mustache stuck to his upper lip might be more inclined to respond with a counter buzzer resulting in his opponent getting the same thing.

Now you might be saying, "What's to keep them from just coming out and slamming the button repeatedly until both parties are dressed like Hitler?" Well, obviously that would be silly so the rules would state the person has to utter at least one syllable before the button could be pushed.

Otherwise this wouldn't make much sense.

doctorremulac3, Feb 16 2018


       Truly inspired.   

       Does the speaker who achieves complete Hitlerness first get to re-occupy the Rhineland ?   

       // dressed as clowns //   

       Dressed as delegates to the League of Nations, shirley ?   

       Oh, wait ... same thing. Very good, carry on.   

8th of 7, Feb 16 2018

       Best part, this debate could be enjoyed with the sound turned off.
doctorremulac3, Feb 16 2018

       "Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput."
8th of 7, Feb 19 2018


       Trousers made of romantic songs?
pertinax, Feb 19 2018

       Don't harp on about it - we're trying to stave off a bach of musical puns.
8th of 7, Feb 19 2018

       Actually, it would make more sense if the speakers were all fully dressed as Hitler from the outset, complete with wig and moustache, and required to "debate" in their best Hitler-impersonation rant style.   

       That way, politicians could truly get in touch with their inner Hitler, live in front of an audience. No need to dissemble - just go for it. Threats, blandishments, accusations, character assassination, real assassination (bring your own stormtroopers) ...
8th of 7, Feb 20 2018

       This is exactly the kind of idea that Hitler would have had.
DrBob, Feb 20 2018

       <Collective tooth-grinding>   

       ... and we can't even call Godwin on that because it's in the bloody title. Bah.   

       It is instructive when considering the alleged benefits of democracy that Adolf got into power entirely through the popular vote ... terrible thing, representative democracy. The problem with democracy is that - just now and again - people get what they vote for.
8th of 7, Feb 20 2018

       //entirely through the popular vote//   

       Well ... that, and a fair amount of organized street violence, Shirley?
pertinax, Feb 21 2018

       It's a winner for me, as long as there is a Trump themed contemporary equivalent. {+}
xenzag, Feb 21 2018

       // a fair amount of organized street violence //   

       "vigorous campaigning" ...
8th of 7, Feb 21 2018

       Just give people a bit of Röhm ...
8th of 7, Feb 21 2018


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