Calder
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December 24th, 2012 at 3:47:20 PM permalink
I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.
iluvdisco33
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December 24th, 2012 at 4:06:53 PM permalink
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Oh my, Christmas Ale..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOgIKd9yFv4&feature=player_embedded



Ahhh...Anchor Brewing Company, brewers of the best beers in the world, and now distillers of the best Gin: Junipera.

Name a brand that can beat this Christmas brew, Anchor Steam, Anchor Liberty Ale, ANCHOR PORTER!, and, of course, Anchor Foghorn!

There's a reason free tours of this little SF brewery are booked 6 months in advance.
EvenBob
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December 24th, 2012 at 4:23:00 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.



It wasn't about Nazi's. Klink and Shultz were not members
of the Nazi Party. I think the occasional visit by a
Gestapo officer was the only time we saw a Nazi on the
show.
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thecesspit
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December 24th, 2012 at 5:05:28 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.



Life is beautiful is a comedy, partly set in a concentration camp. Until i saw that film I thought there was lines you shouldnt cross... now I'm not so sure.
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EvenBob
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December 24th, 2012 at 5:42:57 PM permalink
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Life is beautiful is a comedy, partly set in a concentration camp.



It was NOT a concentration camp, it was POW camp.
POW's did NOT go to concentration camps. Sheesh.
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December 24th, 2012 at 6:25:37 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.

And it wasn't even set in the springtime!
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Calder
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December 24th, 2012 at 6:33:58 PM permalink
Quote: Even Bob

It was NOT a concentration camp, it was POW camp. POW's did NOT go to concentration camps. Sheesh.



You misunderstood, I think, due to a missed capital "B".

"Life is Beautiful" was a movie set in a death camp.
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December 24th, 2012 at 6:46:55 PM permalink
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I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.



Imagine Max Bialystock's surprise at his play Springtime for Hitler !
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AZDuffman
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December 24th, 2012 at 7:03:47 PM permalink
Quote: Calder

I'm always amazed that a situation comedy was made about Nazis.



The comedy is in that the Germans, mostly Luftwaffe and a few SS Officers, were made to look like fools. Klemperer took the role of Klink on the condition that Klink would never come out getting the better of any situation. And if you notice he never did. Rarely he came out not the worst of things, but he never came out on top. Schultz was just a poor guy who wanted to get through the war without being noticed. Burkalter wanted to catch Klink as a fool but never was able to. And Hockstetter (my favorite) always knew somehting was going on but was never able to prove it no matter how obvious it was to him.
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December 24th, 2012 at 7:07:21 PM permalink
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Merry Christmas to everyone!

My wife and I were dining out last evening and our waitress wished us Merry Christmas. She then whispered that she knew she could say it to us. Seeing our somewhat puzzled looks she explained that her boss forbade her to say those words. She said that she just had to say it to someone and chose us because my wife was wearing a Christmas sweater.



I have started replying to "Happy Holidays" with "Merry Christmas." Some people love it, one guy had a nice smile, as if his boss told them to say "Happy Holidays" and he was tired of such nonsense.

Now we move onto the most synthetic and pathetic excuse of a Holiday in 26 hours from when I post this--Kwanza. Does anybody know of anyone who actually celebrates this?
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