Monday Mirthiness – another hilarious video

Elmer, of Minnesotans for Global Warming famous “Hide the Decline” fame, has a keen eye for comic opportunity, much like our esteemed cartoonist, Josh. He’s produced a new video today. Normally I don’t allow videos of this type, what with the “d-word” and all, but when its about you, I think I can grant myself a pass. Have a look.

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103 Responses to Monday Mirthiness – another hilarious video

  1. Alvin says:

    Thanks guys!

  2. Garbz says:

    Now that is Funny!

  3. ken Methven says:

    LOL, LOL, LOL…..stop it hurts!

  4. MikeH says:

    LOL..
    I especially like the ‘their videos are funnier than ours… like this one” at 2:22 .
    M4GW puts out some good stuff…

    But Anthony & Co., you still are top dog….
    God Bless..
    MikeH..

  5. Ally E. says:

    I’m glad this made a post of its own. This had me laughing out loud. Brilliant, Elmer! :)

  6. Greg, from Spokane says:

    Oh that was FUNNY! Especially the next to last line. :)
    Well done!

  7. GlynnMhor says:

    Even their blogs are bigger… what else?

  8. Michael D Smith says:

    Nice work M4GW!

  9. jorgekafkazar says:

    I’ve seen dozens of these things and this one still made me laugh. I may watch it again.

  10. Mervyn says:

    Brilliant!

  11. Nick says:

    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

  12. Chuck Nolan says:

    Now that’s funny!
    You guy’s are good.

  13. DaveG says:

    Great video, great posting!

  14. Duncan says:

    I’ve never seen a Downfall parody that failed to crack me up.

    “My hockey stick”… might be too far. Sounds to me like that’s equating Mann with Hitler.

  15. Paul Marko says:

    Nick says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    “Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream….”

    That’s more humerous than the clip.

  16. Roger Sowell says:

    Anthony, Please leave the video up. It is very funny. And done in good taste.

    It zings ‘em pretty well!

  17. Absolutely hillarious!

  18. Tucci78 says:

    Paging Dr. Godwin to the Comments Section, stat!

  19. El Tuno says:

    EFFING PRICELESS!!!

    And yes I do mean to shout. That was a hoot.

  20. ferdberple says:

    This video will get more viewers in a day than Real Climate gets in a year, and has more scientific content.

  21. Gunga Din says:

    Nick says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    ===================================================================
    They’ve been putting up with clowns for decades now. Why should this bit of humor bother them?

  22. AndyG55 says:

    even got a chuckle out of me.. and I don’t believe in “funny” ;-)

  23. Gary Hladik says:

    I love the “Hitler rants about…” videos, and this is one of the best!

    Nick says (July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm): “Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up.”

    Oh noes!!! You mean the government might pull his funding???

  24. kim says:

    Who’s gonna be Blondi?
    ==================

  25. Dennis Cox says:

    Unfortunately all of the humor is lost for german speaking folks.

  26. Scott says:

    Lighten up Nick. They’ve been call Skeptics “deniers” for years.

  27. E.M.Smith says:

    Oh My! I needed that ;-)

  28. J.Hansford says:

    LoL… “Their blogs are bigger than ours…. Their videos are funnier than ours. ”

    I had some qualms about the Hitler aspect of it…. But then thought. Pffft, doesn’t matter, the three blokes named call us “den***s”, so right back at ‘em with broad smiles an big laughs….Plus if they complain, I would like them to explain the irony as well…..;-)

  29. Jahl says:

    He seemed a bit to calm to be an alarmist didn’t he ?

  30. vangrungy says:

    I wish it was to the full length of that scene. such a classic meme

  31. Ian Weiss says:

    Anthony,

    I strongly admire and appreciate the tremendous amount of brilliant work you do. But sometimes, such as when I saw this post, I wonder about whether or not you’re fully cognizant of just how high the stakes are in this debate. If you and all the other climate skeptics (or “realists” as some prefer to call themselves) are successful in persuading the public that AGW is in fact not a major problem for humanity: Millions of kids will devote their time and energy to truly beneficial humanitarian projects, rather than waste them on useless efforts to stop global warming; national governments and the UN will (be forced to) cease their pursuit of disastrous energy policies, allowing poor countries to develop as quickly as they can, and no slower; radical environmentalists will be exposed for being the ignorant lunes that they are, resulting in increased support for GMOs, fracking, and other modern technologies that are making the world a substantially better place.

    We’re talking about the lives and well-being of millions upon millions of people. What a shame it would be if you fail because people see this post and write you off as an obnoxious prick who stoops to the level of Nazi-comparisons. Now is a time for seriousness, professionalism, and integrity. Hopefully, the time for celebration is coming soon.

    Just saying,
    Ian

  32. Darren Potter says:

    Bet Hitler is going to be filing another Defamation of Character Lawsuit…

  33. James McCauley says:

    Guffaw!

  34. Andrew says:

    [SNIP: Sorry, Andrew, that is going just a bit too far. I like the analogy, but that one is just going to be more trouble than it is worth. Sorry. -REP]

  35. donaitkin says:

    And so timely! I laughed and laughed.

  36. Elmer says:

    Thanks for posting Anthony. Still trying to figure out what the d-Word is. Disaster?

  37. MrX says:

    I watched this in the other thread. Don’t remember the last time I laughed that loudly. The last part was especially hilarious.

  38. David Davidovics says:

    Nick says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    ===================================================================

    Let them criticize. Its still funny as hell. Being able to mock the establishment with smart and sharp humour like this can be a devastating weapon in the pursuit of truth. The mainstream represents the establishment. Remind me why anyone would bother trying to win them over?

  39. Jeff D says:

    I am still rolling :) Classic

  40. jorgekafkazar says:

    Came back and watched it again.

  41. Leo G says:

    To those who think this video is in bad taste. This clip has been rendered about a thousand times for different memes. It is the clip that everyone uses to make their point in a satirical way. I enjoy the creativity of these autours! My God, there’s even a version for Jethro Tull!

  42. rogerknights says:

    Good production values.

  43. pat says:

    I love well done Hitler spoofs.

  44. The part that made me LOL the longest was the pause starting at :37.

    The their videos are funnier than ours was great too!

  45. rpercifield says:

    Our friends to my north did it again (I live in Iowa), and am still having problems coordinating my two fingers to type. The only good part is that my screen cleaner is right next to my laptop to assist in the removal the serous fluids that impacted the surface.

    I read your paper and it looks spot on for content. Nicely Done.

  46. Streetcred says:

    Dennis Cox says | July 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm:
    “Unfortunately all of the humor is lost for german speaking folks.”
    —————-

    I don’t know so much, I found it hilarious.

  47. Rational Db8 says:

    ROFLMAO!!! Anthony, thank you so much for bringing this one to our attention. I’ve seen other Hitler spoofs from this same movie clip, but for anyone following the climate fiasco’s this one is one of the best. It’s a riot!!

    Many many kudos on your new paper, and may it be bullet proof to hard scrutiny!

  48. Rational Db8 says:

    Re: Nick says: July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm and Ian Weiss says: July 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    To heck with political correctness. Humor, especially well done humor such as we’ve consistently seen from M4GW, is priceless. David Davidovics at July 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm says it well:

    Let them criticize. Its still funny as hell. Being able to mock the establishment with smart and sharp humour like this can be a devastating weapon in the pursuit of truth.

    Who wants to live in a world where it’s acceptable for people to nastily smear others, call them names, damn them with innuendo, but it’s not acceptable to laugh and find humor occasionally in a well done spoof or joke?

  49. Elmer says:

    rpercifield
    Sorry for messing up your screen.

  50. David Ross says:

    If any warmists criticize Anthony for posting this, they will be hypocrites for not condemning the recent ShellFail video by Greenpeace. This is clearly satire. What Greenpeace did was fraud. Unfortunately, watching Greenpeace’s video alone does not reveal all the machinations behind it and I can’t point you to one article that adequately describes them, so I might have to write one myself.
    For me, its of comparable significance to Gleickgate for revealing the mendacious character of the green movement.

  51. DirkH says:

    Hi, as you know I’m German… German law is extremely picky in “fair use” and citing material….
    Expect a cease&desist letter from Konstantin film’s lawyers in no time… WUWT is too visible to get away with this for long; some German warmist will give the lawyers a hint.

  52. I had to turn the sound off (Das Video lässt mich wünschen, nicht zu verstehen Deutsch) but it’s great for everyone else.

  53. James Sexton says:

    Very nice!!! Funny stuff!

  54. Ally E. says:

    Nick says:

    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    *

    BS, mate, since when couldn’t realists have a laugh? If anyone criticized Anthony’s paper for some reason like this, that person is seriously clutching at straws. And it will show that way. Relax and enjoy.

  55. Brian H says:

    Yeah, well, I’ve about had it with the Hitler rant remakes, but this one was good, LOL good. Maybe needed a bit more setup of the study content for continuity, but the punchlines were perfect.

    Ian W., I don’t know what imaginary world you live in where “seriousness, professionalism, and integrity” are useful in impressing consensualists or their political enablers. I conclude you are just being “an obnoxious prick.”

  56. Blade says:

    Repeating my compliment from the other thread, nice work Elmer!

    For those of you new to this classic internet gag, what you have here is a running theme where people have been using this segment from the movie Downfall (2004) and adding their own subtitles to create their own comedic parody of whatever topic they are passionate about.

    My own personal favorite has been the (Hitler finds out the Start Menu will be removed from Windows 8). If you are involved in the ins and outs of Windows and the looming upgrade controversy, be sure you move your coffee away from the screen before you watch it.

    For those that have no sense of humor or think it is beneath us, well consider this … the AGW cultists would have done it eventually to us. Thankfully Elmer thought of this before they did.

    Ha! Our videos are funnier than theirs.

  57. Steve says:

    Can we call it ‘when BEST(berkley) meets WEST(watts)’??

  58. Eric Simpson says:

    I liked the “You’ve got to get on Drudge” part. Though I wish somehow word would get to Drudge to figure out how to link to THIS 3 minute video, also by M4GW, that calls out Al Gore for repeating the ipcc deceptions on CO2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg&desc=GGWarmingSwindle_CO2Lag
    But the highlight is when Hitler says: “Do you know what this will do to my Hockey Stick chart? It will just be a stick chart! People will not be afraid of a stick chart!”

  59. vukcevic says:

    Auf Wiedersehen Her Globale Erwärmung
    in 65 years, at the top of next cycle.
    http://www.vukcevic.talktalk.net/GSC1.htm
    Was ist das ?
    Geo-Sonnenzyklus Mein Führer

  60. To expand a tad on Leo G’s excellent comment, for those who are not familiar with the traditions of this clip.

    Downfall (2004) is a German-language movie about the last days of Hitler. The clip seen was the trailer for the movie. The movie itself was generally well-regarded as one of the few original (as opposed to recycling of newsreel footage) works on Hitler.

    I can’t say who produced the first parody, but they all follow a similar pattern. Careful choice of words and phrases develops a (short) narrative which matches the pacing & tempo of the original German dialog, but intended to create a humorous result. Topics have ranged from Hitler being kicked off of a popular role-playing game to more-political rants. The Guardian lists some of them, including:
    -Hitler rants about vuvuzelas
    -Hitler finds there will be no camera in the iPod Touch
    -Hitler laments the decline of Second Life
    -Hitler finds out he has been banned from Xbox Live
    -Hitler finds out about Sarah Palin’s resignation
    – Hitler phones the talking cat
    …One of the best: Hitler finds out about the Downfall meme: “I slaughtered millions, cut a bloody path of destruction across Europe, and for what? So I could be the latest juvenile web fad, no better than YouTube Fred or that stupid f—–g hamster?”

    So, yes, this is a clip involving a Hitler parody, but, no, it’s not comparing anyone to Hitler, nor invoking Godwin (never mind 98% of the people “invoking Godwin’ didn’t understand what he said, not to mention the “that side loses” meme).

  61. PaddikJ says:

    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    Now that’s funny.

  62. Mike Fowle says:

    I thought that was very funny and it lured me to the M4GW site, which was rewarding. Thanks.

  63. Doug UK says:

    For all those who have concerns at this Hitler video clip being used i such a way – i would suggest that your concern is unwarrented but your concern does you credit.

    I am not sure if this video clip is as popular in the US as it is here in the UK. There have been numerous versions with the subtitles changing each time to make a particular “joke”.

    One of the funniest is where they have to tell Hitler his motorbike has been destroyed but they have bought a BMW replacement! You have to watch it to see how hilarious this one is as well (and probably a biker!!)

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/e105d1067d/hitlers-got-the-wrong-bike-from-yoyoyo

    As I say – there are many versions – this latest one incorporating the debacle of Muller and the trully excellent work by Watts et al is another classic.

    Well done to those who created it.

  64. Bill Tuttle says:

    DirkH says:
    July 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Hi, as you know I’m German… German law is extremely picky in “fair use” and citing material….
    Expect a cease&desist letter from Konstantin film’s lawyers in no time…

    A bit late for that, Dirk. That clip has been the base for too many parodies to keep track of, including one showing Hitler ranting about the popularity of the Downfall parodies — Konstantin Films tried to get them yanked from U-Toob two years ago, then caved after their lawyers advised them that the parodies fell under “fair use.”

  65. Ben D. says:

    Funny stuff Elmer, thanks for the laughs….and yes Anthony, what is the “d-word”?

  66. John Hozack says:

    So many gates I lost count! HA!

  67. Ed Zuiderwijk says:

    The juxtaposition of Al Gore with the reference to Stalin is particularly astute.

  68. Alexej Buergin says:

    Garbz says: July 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Actually, if you use “n” instead of “rb”:

    Not a German.

  69. mfo says:

    Snortingly funny. Muller and his new mates are hilarious because they are ridiculous.

  70. Bair Polaire says:

    Alexej Buergin says:
    July 31, 2012 at 2:25 am

    “Not a German.”

    The video above is also a fake. Swiss actor Bruno Ganz talks about the challenges of his role in “Downfall” – not about web videos misusing his acting skills.

  71. beesaman says:

    Oh I’m just waiting for the faux outrage, I can hear Herr Romm and Generaloberst Mann from here… :)

  72. SanityP says:

    its been a warm summer 0:12
    sarted 0:14
    eveyone 0:55

  73. John Doe says:

    OMG! Too funny!

    Those kids have outdone themselves AGAIN!

  74. Nick says: July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    The Devil hates laughter, so it is said. You cannot undo laughter. Already, MSM jokes about AGW are OK. Trying to get this removed will be another Streisand effect publicity moment.

    Thank you M4GW, another brilliant hit. You really have the touch, like Josh. And you’ve survived Mann’s attempt at suppression IIRC.

  75. eyesonu says:

    Does the video imply that there is an army of skeptics?

    ROFLMAO

  76. hoppy says:

    I have just wet myself.

  77. _Jim says:

    +1 x 10^6

    .

  78. eyesonu says:

    The video was posted under “Humor, Satire”.

    Need I say more to those with a view that everything is “serious”. Smile a bit and enjoy the ride. There is no other like it. That is why you are here.

    Open door number 1 and it will make you laugh. Open door number 2 and it will make you angry or cry. Open door number 3 and it will make you think. Door number 4 will offer you relief. All the doors are labeled. Open only the ones you choose. I choose door number 1 at this moment. That ride made me laugh.

  79. Caleb says:

    I personally believe the issues involved in the Global Warming fraud are very serious, and that the stakes are high. However, if you have even been in war, or at sea in a storm, or helping out after a car crash, you understand that laughter can and does occur in even the most fear-inspiring and serious situations. It is a huge relief when pressure is enormous, and even seems necessary for mental health.

    When H-word was gaining power, and all feared the approaching war and that it would mean the loss of loved ones, did Charlie Chaplin say, “This subject is far too serious to spoof.” Or did he produce “The Great Dictator?”

  80. Blair says:

    Nick says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting [sic] to get your paper to viewed [sic] seriously by the mainstream, this works against you.

    Nick, WE ARE the mainstream an we view the paper seriously.

  81. pyromancer76 says:

    Nick, Nick common. Can’t ya laugh a little? Besides the video also shows nonverbally exactly what scientists have been up against! Glad this is all over the internet in my surfing — viral?

  82. Jim says:

    Shows you what sort of people Anthony Watts and the anti-science propagandists are. Comparing scientists to Nazis? Get in touch with reality people.

  83. Ian Middleton says:

    That is a keeper. LOL

  84. Coach Springer says:

    Having seen a few of these, I was trying to anticipate what attempt at comfort would be exchanged between the two ladies. Then it was cut short. Usually “Don’t worry, ———–”

    – we still have Julia Gillard.
    – I’m sure that Kalte Sohn guy will change his mind now.
    – at least Muller has been peer reviewed.
    – Herr Doktor Gleick can always “find” an “internal memo.”

  85. wobble says:

    Lucy Skywalker says:

    Thank you M4GW, another brilliant hit. You really have the touch, like Josh. And you’ve survived Mann’s attempt at suppression IIRC.

    Yes, they’ve kept this video on YouTube despite threats from Mann.

    Michael Mann thinks he’s so smart
    Totally inventing the Hockey Stick Chart
    Hide the decline
    Hide the decline

  86. Henry chance says:

    Wie geht es MIT enRomm Jo?

  87. eyesonu says:

    Wobble. thanks for the link ” this video “. I did not have broadband when it came out. Hilarious!

  88. Ian Hoder says:

    Sorry but I’m so sick of this Hitler video and then comparing anyone who disagrees with you as a Nazi. It stopped being funny a long time ago.

  89. Bill Tuttle says:

    Jim says:
    July 31, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Shows you what sort of people Anthony Watts and the anti-science propagandists are. Comparing scientists to Nazis? Get in touch with reality people.

    Pssst. It’s a *parody*.

  90. Duster says:

    Paul Marko says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Nick says:
    July 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    “Anthony, I fear you will be heavily criticized for putting this up. If you are wanting to get your paper to viewed seriously by the mainstream….”

    That’s more humerous than the clip.

    “Humorous” is I believe the word you were after here. The “humerus” is the upper bone in your arm, the one that keeps your forearms and hands from falling on the floor. Not all sure what a “humerous” would be.

  91. Bill Tuttle says:

    Duster says:
    July 31, 2012 at 9:57 am
    “Humorous” is I believe the word you were after here. The “humerus” is the upper bone in your arm, the one that keeps your forearms and hands from falling on the floor. Not all sure what a “humerous” would be.

    Since the area commonly-termed the “funny bone” is located at the base of the humerus, something that “tickled your funny bone” could be described as — humerous.

    Or not.

  92. beesaman says:

    Didn’t take long for the fake concern to appear did it?
    Someone must have left the bunker door open to let them out for a bit…

  93. Laurie Bowen says:

    Touche’ Bill Tuttle

  94. Rational Db8 says:

    re:Duster says: July 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

    “Humorous” is I believe the word you were after here. The “humerus” is the upper bone in your arm, the one that keeps your forearms and hands from falling on the floor. Not all sure what a “humerous” would be.

    According to Weebsters’s dictionary:

    Definition of HUMEROUS
    \ˈhyü-mə-rəs\
    A concatenation of two words, humerus and humorous (see definitions below), the word humerous is typically used to refer to something that is so humorous, it may be said to be so extremely funny, that it is funny down to the bone. Figuratively the concatenation means “laughing funny bone.”

    One of the most well known recent examples of such concatenation is Sarah Palin’s word “refudiate.” A descriptive mixture of the words refute, and repudiate. Another, “misunderestimate” is a famous coinage by former President George W. Bush. “Wee-wee’d up,” while not a concatenation, is another example of flamboyant word usages and is a lexical creation by President Barack Obama.

    \ˈhyü-mə-rəs\
    plural hu·meri
    Definition of HUMERUS
    : the long bone of the upper arm or forelimb extending from the shoulder to the elbow

    hu·mor·ous
    adj
    \ˈhyüm-rəs, ˈyüm-, ˈhyü-mə-, ˈyü-\
    1 : full of or characterized by humor : funny

  95. wobble says:

    Ian Hoder says:
    July 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Sorry but I’m so sick of this Hitler video and then comparing anyone who disagrees with you as a Nazi. It stopped being funny a long time ago.

    Have you watched these Downfall videos? Comparisons to Nazis are blatantly missing from most of them, and it doesn’t seem as if this one is comparing anyone to Nazis either.

  96. Mardler says:

    In case those who asked still don’t get it, here’s a clue.

    d-word = d****r

  97. Bill Tuttle says:

    Mardler says:
    July 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    In case those who asked still don’t get it, here’s a clue.
    d-word = d****r

    Nuts. And here I thought it was “droughts”…

    …not.

  98. Bill Houghq says:

    Add me to those who appreciate m4gw’s continuing stream of videos, including “Hide the Decline” and “I’m a Denier!” These guys have talent.

  99. Elmer says:

    Mardler and Tuttle

    I actually think he was referring to Drudge.

  100. michael hart says:

    There’ll be no Stairway to Heaven for us deniers. It’s official.

  101. Jenn Oates says:

    Home from England, where there were maybe three warm days the whole month I was there. Goooooo, global warming!

    Nice job on the hitler vid. :)

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