Sunday, January 9, 2011

Heil Fido

There was a really funny article in the paper yesterday.  It seems the Nazis were angered by a dog in Finland that raised his left paw in a mock Nazi salute as a trick.  The headline to the article read "Hitler-mocking dog in Finland infuriated Nazis".

"The Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence on the dog and even came up with plans to destroy" its owner's business (By Kristen Greishaber, Associated Press, Saturday, January 8, 2011, page A8 of the Salt Lake Tribune).  The article goes on to say They "were looking for ways to bring [the dog's owner] to trial for insulting Hitler, but in the end, none of the potential witnesses were willing to repeat their accusations in front of a judge.".

Can you imagine the trial?  The owner is asked to demonstrate the trick and he says "He vont do zee trick mine furher, unless General Goebels commands him."  They should have been concentrating on the Battle of the Buldge or the Normandy Invasion rather than a Furher mocking dog.   

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