Happy Birthday Hitler, here’s a 1970s skateboarding video!

Published: 20th Apr, 2009

Go For It!

It’s a big day for birthdays – Luther Vandross, Harold Lloyd, Carmen Electra, George Takei. But the one that really stands out is that of an Austrian wannabe-painter, called Adolf Hitler – a man who really bollocksed things up in the late 1930s/early 1940s. Had he not spent so much time spreading hate and shouting at the top of his voice, he’d be cheerfully celebrating his 120th birthday today, content in a world where everyone has learnt to love each other. A world where hoodies and politicians are frequent bed partners. A world where you can reach your arms across the oceans and hug a Russian. It’s great. We just need to find those weapons of mass destruction and everything will be completely brilliant. Anyway, in the spirit of kindness, we thought we’d give Hitler a gift, and after a frenzied debate on the London Underground, it boiled down to a toss up between a great big dustbin full of wine gums, or a skateboarding video from the 1970s. The 1970s that he tried to stop from happening, by the way. In the end, we gave him neither. Up yours Hitler!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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