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