By the way? ‘Downfall’ is really good.

Admittedly, I’m watching it right now (about the 1 hour fifty minute mark) and wondering when and if I’m going to get around to having any empathy for any of the characters, but it’s still a darn good flick.

OK, the kids. Not their fault they were Nazi spawn.

Moe Lane

PS: I’ll say this for Nazis: they’re really good at shooting themselves, too.

This clearly needs a Hitler video response.

[UPDATE]: Heh.  Stacy McCain had the same initial reaction.

I don’t want to say ‘spoilsports,’ per se: there’s the tiny little detail that they do own the rights to the movie. But I’d much rather that they’d be cool with it.

Studio Plots Downfall of Hitler Meme on YouTube

Hitler Reacts to…’ — that patron saint of YouTube memes — seems to be on its way out. The clips, which dub a scene from the 2004 German-language film ‘Downfall,’ are being rapidly pulled by Constantin Films, which is claiming copyright infringement.

But I have a solution! What we should do is have everybody buy a copy of Downfall (the movie that this is based off of). Or, if not everybody, a bunch of people: Constantin Film (the company who own the rights) can pick a reasonable number. We hit that number, they let the viral thing keep going.

I think that this is actually a reasonable solution: they sell DVDs and we get to keep watching Hitler scream about the Dallas Cowboys.  Everybody wins.