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[#] Thu Mar 22 2018 18:33:46 EDT from wizard of aahz

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Wait!! Make up your mind. Is it the Harvard graduates that are the new Hitlers or those that didn't graduate from Harvard? Or anyone that went to Harvard or those that didn't go to Harvard. I think I need a map.

[#] Fri Mar 23 2018 11:22:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Do you need a Venn diagram?

[#] Fri Mar 23 2018 11:40:39 EDT from wizard of aahz

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You're Venn diagram would be two circles.. One with you and a separate one with the rest of the world. <GRIN>

[#] Fri Mar 23 2018 12:36:13 EDT from zooer

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What has Gates?  The Gates of Hell and Bill Gates.
 What shares the Mark of the Devil?  Mark Zuckerberg.   

Both Hitler and hell contain the letters 'H', 'E' and 'L'


[#] Fri Mar 23 2018 13:50:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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See that, zooer actually gets it.

So the Venn diagram goes something like this. You start with two circles that look like one circle because one is directly superimposed over the other.
One is "people who disagree with me about anything" and the other is "people who are Hitler."

Inside those circles are another circle called "People who attended Harvard" and inside that circle is a smaller one called "People who didn't graduate from Harvard". Well inside that circle is a small circle called "ultra-super-mega-Hitler tech barons who need to die slowly and painfully, but immediately."

[#] Sat Mar 24 2018 09:06:39 EDT from zooer

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I didn't have a facebook account before it was cool not to have a facebook account.

[#] Mon Mar 26 2018 17:26:50 EDT from LoanShark <>

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2018-03-22 15:59 from wizard of aahz
Wait. The logic has me confused. So anyone who did not graduate from
Harvard University is Hitler?

Yes and therefore, bomb Harvard. Makes perfect sense.'

[#] Tue Mar 27 2018 11:46:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think I'm ok with that. But it has to be done at a time when HitlerGates and HitlerZuckerberg are both on campus.

[#] Mon Jul 09 2018 13:50:12 EDT from Mike Godwin

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Awfully quiet in here. I suppose both the 20th century Hitler (Adolf) and the 21st century Hitler (Zuck) have been busy in meetings with their boss (Satan).

[#] Wed Aug 08 2018 15:44:27 EDT from LoanShark <>

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Y'know the actual Mike Godwin is on twitter now?

[#] Thu Aug 09 2018 13:59:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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How do we know it's the real Godwin and not some lawyer from Wikipedia?

[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 08:35:37 EDT from nonservator

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The same Mike Godwin who coined his "law" as a way to shut down anti-gun control arguments.

[#] Thu Sep 13 2018 09:37:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Since he's a lawyer from Massivetwoshits, I'm not surprised to hear that, but do keep in mind that the "...and whoever brought up Hitler has automatically lost the argument" bit was a corollary to Godwin's Law added by someone else later.

[#] Fri Mar 22 2019 18:21:11 EDT from Mike Godwin

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Hey folks! Just wanted to remind you that I'm still here, and that everyone is absolutely *encouraged* to make Hitler and Nazi comparisons. I PERSONALLY ENDORSE IT.

[#] Mon Apr 01 2019 14:08:26 EDT from Mike Godwin

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Oof. A famous nazi named Jorge Mario Bergoglio (you might recognize him by his nazi name, "Pope Francis") is actually comparing his political enemies to Hitler now.

I'm Mike Godwin and I do NOT approve of this message.

[#] Mon Apr 22 2019 14:49:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hitler *does* love social media. In fact, he's the CEO of the biggest social media company.

(Or do you mean the *old* Hitler, the one actually named Hitler?)

[#] Fri Sep 13 2019 15:34:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It is a common trope that "if you gain access to a time machine, the first thing you do is go back in time and kill Hitler."

Would you? I can think of a few historical figures who, if their ascension could have been prevented through the judicious use of a time machine, would be better targets than Hitler. I think I messed up the grammar in that previous sentence, but you get the idea -- who would *you* eliminate from history to make history even better than it would be by preventing Hitler?

I have a few in mind but I'll let others go first.

[#] Fri Sep 13 2019 19:17:15 EDT from zooer

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Without Hitler would we have the V2 rocket which led to the Saturn 5 and then to the moon?
If you change history your going to change a lot more than the event you eliminate.

If you kill a person from the past will you be killed or jailed for the crime?  Will you ever return to the current time to see the results of your action?

Go back to kill Yeshua of Nazareth.  

The priests that molested all those children?

I would say I would go back to 1933 to kill the driver of the car that killed my grandfather, or at least prevent the accident.  Chances are if that happened my father would had a different life growing up, wouldn't have met my mother and I wouldn't be born.  I will pick the driver of the car that killed my grandfather to kill off.


[#] Tue Sep 17 2019 15:12:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Obviously there are going to be side effects of any time travel, if it were possible at all. The point here is, if you're going to go back in time to prevent the ascendance of someone responsible for massive wailing-and-gnashing-of-teeth, which of many targets bigger than Hitler would be a better one.

There are so many to choose from ... Stalin, Mao, Muhammad, Zuckerberg ... to just default to Hitler seems so uncreative.

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