r/videos 11d ago

Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/HunterTAMUC 11d ago

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

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u/dentistshatehim 11d ago

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

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u/MadScience29 11d ago

While driving my Volkswagen, because my Porsche is in the shop.

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u/adirtymedic 11d ago

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

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u/gt1911 11d ago

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

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u/scothc 10d ago

Bayer also held the patent for heroin. Which, if you didn't know, was a non addictive drug used to get people off morphine.

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u/MegaQuake 10d ago edited 10d ago

The same Bayer that knowingly sold HIV infected medicine!

EDIT: happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

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u/ManualPancake 10d ago

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

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u/JackBauerSaidSo 10d ago edited 10d ago

Aspirin is named after its chemical name + willow plant- Acetylsalicylic Acid + Spiraea Ulmaria

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u/AlbaMcAlba 10d ago

Jack you’ve been awake for too long. We came here to be misinformed! 😀

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u/gt1911 10d ago

Wooooah

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u/sessl 10d ago

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

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u/DPiddy76 10d ago

GTFO, so heroin started as a non-addictive pain killer, only to have oxy do the exact same thing. Think I remember something about history and repeating and all that.

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u/krakajacks 10d ago

It's all taken from opium. The ancients did it first.

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u/B_U_F_U 11d ago

Will Adidas do?

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u/HydrogenButterflies 11d ago

It looks like you’re assembling a team of Nazi scientists. Operation PaperClippy is here to help!

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u/Urge_Reddit 10d ago

Operation PaperClippy

I just want you to know that you've made my day with this.

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u/virusamongus 10d ago

NASA: Can we join?

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u/Gonergonegone 10d ago

Join? Wasn't it their idea lol

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u/earlycuyler8887 10d ago

Need more upvotes.

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u/Cogswobble 11d ago

Volkswagen has been completely upfront about their Nazi past, and in fact funded a completely transparent investigation into their past so that they could compensate their victims and pay reparations.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/volkswagen-1

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u/Strike_Swiftly 11d ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

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u/92894952620273749383 11d ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

A little gas never hurt anyone! Just a little shower makes it go away.

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u/tequiila 10d ago

Username checks out

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u/SatiricalSmellyFarts 11d ago

Mercedes-Benz sure dodged a bullet, literally and figuratively!

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u/TheRedditarianist 11d ago

Google ”hitler car” and get back to us. In your defense though, it was bulletproof.

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u/ElChupatigre 11d ago

Well yeah Volkswagens were for the people

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u/aids1080phd 11d ago

Well... Not all people.

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u/Op_has_add 11d ago

They made Nazi cars?!?! Thank God I got a BMW

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u/idspispupd 11d ago

All in or nothing. Adidas.

Adolf Dassler had a jail time though for his collaboration with Nazis.

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u/dentistshatehim 11d ago

IBM provided the Nazis computers used to make the holocaust more efficient.

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u/ResonatingFlatulence 11d ago

Henry Ford went to Nazi Germany to help them implement better production line practices.

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u/WolfOfAsgaard 11d ago

Hitler named Ford as one of his inspirations.

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u/MyAntiAlterEgo 11d ago

Ford was likely proud of it. He was super antisemitic.

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u/WaitTilUSeeMyDuck 11d ago

Ford received the highest honor that could be bestowed to a foreigner: the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

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u/ninjajedifox 10d ago

You think the Ford family still has that medal still laying around somewhere? LOL

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u/FranticPonE 11d ago

Assumedly unlike IBM, who were just in it for the money. They're sociopaths, not psychopaths, gosh!

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u/dentistshatehim 11d ago

Special kind of hell for that sort of thing

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u/FnkyTown 11d ago

The Koch brother's daddy built Hitler's and Stalin's oil industries.

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u/northWest_Nile 11d ago

Adidas and Puma were founded by the Dassler brothers

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u/subarubob 11d ago

The 2008 book "sneaker wars" goes into this in far greater detail. Basically Adolf and Rudolph both tried to accuse each other of being Nazis in a power play to take control over the company after the war ended.

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u/Sezzero 11d ago

For their 75. anniversary the started an advertisement campaign including the slogan of "bringing back the feeling of the good old days" (rough translation). That was in 2015. You do the math.

That didn't work out as planned...

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u/EdynViper 11d ago

I'm at work so I can't watch this, but you get an upvote just for posting Shaun.

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u/url404 11d ago

Didn’t think I’d get a Micallef reference on Reddit today but I’m glad I did!

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u/DeadTime34 11d ago

Nothing like some Nazi orange crush.

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u/TheBrazilianOneTwo 11d ago

Nazi fruit lenses.

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u/foggy-sunrise 11d ago

Let me ring you up for that on my IBM Point Of Sale machine.

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u/MungTao 11d ago

IBM

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u/jm001 11d ago

Reading IBM and the Holocaust at the moment. There is definitely a bunch I didn't know about their relationship.

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u/DrinkMoreCodeMore 11d ago

Did IBM make a database for the Nazis of all the prisoners or something?

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u/Robber_Rob 11d ago

Tabulating machines through their German division.

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u/MungTao 11d ago

Anything interesting you care to share?

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u/bxfhnc 11d ago

You can just read the summary

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u/nmotsch789 10d ago

What? IBM was founded in 1911 in upstate New York.

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u/Gibborim 11d ago

Sure! After Germany's economy had been crushed for 15 years, it is hardly surprising that many large companies formed during Germany's reindustrialization and war effort. And, obviously, the founders of most of those companies had deep Nazi ties.

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u/synicalx1 11d ago edited 11d ago

A lot of very large German companies, some of which are still around today, are fairly blatantly the result of prominent Nazis hedging their bets against Hitler so they could retain some measure of power and influence in Europe long after Germany lost the war. And don't even get me started on the UN and the EU

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u/The_0_Hour_Work_Week 11d ago

The UN?

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u/JohGol 11d ago

Don’t get him started!

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u/synicalx1 11d ago

I'M GONNA KICK OFF

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u/LeGama 11d ago edited 11d ago

Technically speaking a lot of companies in the US are also a direct result of the rise of the Nazis.

Edit: for anyone missing the joke, I'm talking about the US military industrial complex that was built by WWII, like technically a result of the Nazis, but no direct ties.

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u/LtCmdrData 11d ago

50 year from now It's OK to shame Facebook, Disney, .... for bowing to China and their genocide in exchange to access to market of billion people.

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u/Penguin619 11d ago

Why wait? Do it now.

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u/redpandaeater 11d ago

It's a shame Hugo Boss changed his name back to Joe Lycett.

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u/cosworthsmerrymen 11d ago

Is this just a joke or has Joe said or done things that I don't know about?

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u/AnyHoleIsTheGoal 10d ago

I'm so grateful to Taskmaster for introducing me to a bunch of British comedians I would have otherwise never seen. I saw Hugh Dennis in the new Bond movie and lost my shit, love that guy.

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u/monkeyhammar 10d ago

8 out of 10 cats does Countdown is another good one

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u/DoctorBuckarooBanzai 11d ago

I love unabashedly perverted Joe "Hugo Boss" Lycett.

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u/SpaceManSmithy 11d ago

I love Joe Lycett so much.

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u/RamenJunkie 11d ago

I don't know who this guy is but he is funny.

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u/Dwestmor1007 11d ago

It…it’s Joe Lycett formerly known as Hugo Boss formerly known as Joe Lycett duh

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u/Freepurrs 11d ago

Russell mentions Noel Gallagher in his speech. If anyone’s curious, this was Noel’s follow up acceptance speech.

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u/undefined_one 11d ago

I loved the, "Noel, good luck being more offensive than that, son!"

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u/Poullafouca 11d ago

I was dying laughing. I loved the leg raise and finger moustache, too.

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u/AeroZep 11d ago

"Ring any bells!?"

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u/rangerquiet 11d ago

Today I learned that many people on Reddit don't know about Oasis.

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u/OfferChakon 11d ago

Anyway, here's wonderwall

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u/i-Ake 10d ago

All of the little pockets of our youth that felt like forever but were just a cultural blip. The kids don't know... and we don't know theirs... ahhh... AHHHH! Existential crisis coming on.

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u/Rudecles 11d ago edited 11d ago

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.

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u/VictarionGreyjoy 11d ago

Noel Fielding exists outside of lists. He is in a dimension which needs not rank celebrities.

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u/kuirki 11d ago

It's an outrage!

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u/cerberus00 11d ago

Who let Richmond out of his room?

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u/MattyKatty 10d ago

He's supposed to be in his room!

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u/Pete_Iredale 11d ago

I've seen Noel Fielding a hell of a lot more than Noel Gallagher in the last decade or two.

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u/syco54645 11d ago

Richmond's out of his room he's not in his room he's supposed to be in his room why is he out of his room?

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u/Rudecles 11d ago

The episode that explains Richmond’s down fall is so good.

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u/Hawiiday 11d ago

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.

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u/WetCacti 11d ago

I'd you think the King of the Mods is C list...

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u/20to25squirrels 11d ago

I met Noel Fielding once at a party and I’ve been trading off that shit for eleven years now.

It’s humbling to think that what for him was a long forgotten unimportant conversation, was for me an insufferably chest-swelling source of pride, and one which I continue to eagerly share with any stranger at the slightest provocation, and whose retelling can be justified by only the flimsiest of pretences.

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u/_FHQWHGADS_ 11d ago edited 11d ago

Well come on share the story! You’ve left us hanging! Noel Fielding seems one of the most genuinely chill people in British comedy and I’d love to hear the story.

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u/afterthegoldthrust 11d ago

The Mighty Boosh (despite the aspects that didn’t age well i.e. the brown and black face) is my all time favorite show. Meeting Noel or Julian at a party is definitely one of few instances I can envision myself being 100% starstruck

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u/Cap-n-Slap-n 11d ago edited 9d ago

Met Barret, Fielding and Fulcher round the back of Bournemouth pavilion after the show. It was awkward. We offered run, which I really remember rich fulcher being adamant it was brown not white. Like we were drinking white rum from the bottle like some kind of psycho. Julian said nothing, Noel was conversational. Then they fucked off. Edit: rum not run.

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u/afterthegoldthrust 11d ago

While this does sound painfully awkward it also sounds incredibly Boosh-ian which is comforting and what I would expect.

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u/paper_geist 11d ago

Yea!!! Not to mention Old Greg and Richmond Avenal!

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u/zoobrix 11d ago

Didn't it just draw some really good ratings for the finale in England? He's not as well known outside of the UK but inside the UK he is decidedly A list, or at least most people would know who he is if my British friends are correct.

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u/toughinitout 11d ago

He's well known if you saw mighty Boosh or it crowd, but then again people might not make the connection between those shows and the british baking show.

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u/BitchesQuoteMarilyn 11d ago

He does stand up and is on a shit ton of panel shows and random music videos too, I'd say everyone in the UK knows Noel Fielding.

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u/P_Wood 11d ago

Fun fact I learned when I googled his name from watching the show: he is/was literally Old Gregg. I, as an American, was absolutely mind blown to say the least.

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u/MDMAmazin 11d ago

Are you fucking kidding me? That guy is Old Gregg?!

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u/Nomomommy 11d ago

He has a downstairs mix-up.

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u/BannedMyName 11d ago

Could ya learn to love me?

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u/Nomomommy 11d ago

Are you playing your love games with me?

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u/Turtling34 11d ago

Wanna go to a party where people wee on each other?

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u/kja2991 11d ago

As an American, I love watching him on the big fat quiz of the year.

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u/Nolan- 11d ago

Watch his season of Taskmaster ( I forget which season off the top of my head, I think like 5 or 6?) he was amazing in it.

Also watch Taskmaster in general. Best show I've ever seen in my life.

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u/jamezp1 11d ago

4 and Champion of champions

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u/AJRiddle 11d ago

Yeah you just don't know what "A-list" and "B-list" and etc means - it's only partially about fame and much more about social standing and respect in the entertainment industry. A-list means the very top elite group, your people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift - or to name some British celebrities it'd be like Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Idris Elba, and Adele.

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u/Rudecles 11d ago

Lol I guess I really don’t know the tiers. I love Fielding! Mighty Boosh, Taskmaster, Bake Off, IT crowd, everything I’ve seen him in has been amazing. He seriously seems like a really fun guy. I only say C list because I’m in Canada we I don’t think a single person I know knows who he is. I suspect it’s worse in the US. But I’d guess he’s A list in the UK.

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u/BassAlarming 11d ago

You might have to rethink your own tiers. He's great but C list is accurate

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u/jst3w 11d ago

I wasn't sure if it was Gallagher of Fielding.

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u/TheGreat_Danton 11d ago

Gallagher of Fielding

British intensifies

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u/EquationTAKEN 11d ago

British intensifies

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u/needathrowaway321 11d ago

"Welcome to the Tory party conference by the way"

OMFG sick burn wow, I can't believe he said that! wow (Serious, no /s)

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u/TooLazyToBeClever 11d ago edited 11d ago

Can you explain it? My limited knowledge of the Tory party is insufficient to understand this burn lol.

EDIT: sorry, I should clarify. I don't know *anything" about the Torry party. I know some of you want to defend or attack them, but Im not interested in what you think they'll do for the country. I understand, if you asked us about the liberal party you'd get a bunch of defensive or offensive responses. I just mean in general I have no idea what the Story party is, or why saying that is a burn....or even what it means.

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u/monkeymad2 11d ago

Brand mentions that Boris Johnson was on the stage prior to him, and Noel mentions that the Foreign Secretary was on stage before him - who at the time was William Hague.

So two Tory ministers giving speeches of some kind, hence, Tory party conference.

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u/TooLazyToBeClever 11d ago

Ah, okay. Thank you, I appreciate it. So is the tory party close to what we would call the Republican party in the US? I know they're not exactly aligned, but in general? Or is it more nuanced than that?

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u/Elastichedgehog 11d ago

So is the tory party close to what we would call the Republican party in the US?

Less evangelical. The UK is pretty secular.

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u/monkeymad2 11d ago

Give or take, aye, similar sort of deal - I'd have said they were slightly more beholden to rules than the Republican Party but Boris has changed that.

Also they can't hide behind religion as much since the UK is generally less religious.

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u/Somnif 11d ago

The Tory party is the UK's Conservative political party, roughly equivalent to the US's Republican party. Known for members such as Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

They tend to have a (called for or not) association with things like racism, classism, not caring about the poor, etc etc etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)

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u/leocam2145 10d ago

He's also inferring that the audience is made up of primarily upper class white people, the Torys' main voter block.

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u/Grampyy 11d ago

And dressed them very well

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u/lingonn 10d ago

They actually didn't design them, just had the manufacturing outsourced to them.

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u/KennyMoose32 11d ago

Nazis were bad etc. awful and evil

But those uniforms were pretty sharp. You can’t deny that

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u/Botryllus 10d ago

I say this every time I watch a WWII film. I hate Nazis, but damn they were snappy dressers.

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u/adamwritesit 10d ago

Hans....our uniforms have skulls on them.

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u/malinhuahua 10d ago

Are we the baddies?

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u/frerant 10d ago

Nooooo. Maybe it's the perfection of the Arian skull?

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u/OneMoreAccount4Porn 11d ago

What I'd like to do is reanimate all the top Nazi's...

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u/Captain_Wafflejam 11d ago

RIP Sean Locke

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u/Furlock_Bones 11d ago

We’ll just end it right there. u/OneMoreAccount4Porn’s career everyone…

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u/reece1990 10d ago

No no no no no no no. Rip sean

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u/pornypete 11d ago

I kinda forgot he’s gone. Damn.

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u/Xisho 10d ago

Nazis knew the power of 'fashion' and outfits/appearance.

The SS uniform was designed to make them look almost superhuman and definitely give them authority.

The same way the striped coarse uniforms of the concentration camp prisoners together with hair shaving (all hair everywhere) stripped them of any personality and humanity in their own eyes.

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u/Hoof_Hearted12 11d ago

From an objective standpoint, I think they have the nicest uniforms ever made, especially the SS. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the way they dealt with aesthetics and imagery is top tier imo.

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u/Princess_Glitterbutt 11d ago

The facists have the outfits, but I don't care about the outfits, what I care about is music, the communists have the music.

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u/FourWordComment 11d ago

“The fella what does our trains says it’s cool.”

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u/atomofconsumption 11d ago

did he use to work for the train system or something?

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u/dynasource 11d ago

I believe he was mayor of London at the time, so it's probably a jab at trying to minimize his role in politics.

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u/konsf_ksd 10d ago

Politicians are historically mocked for being in charge of the trains being on time. It's one of those WWII era things people say sometimes. Like "say what you will about fascism, but Mussolini sure made the trains run on time" ... trains being on time isn't as important as where they are going though as any surviving train passengers in Germany WWII might tell you.

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u/niallw2101 11d ago

The London Mayor is responsible for Transport for London (TFL). Boris was London Mayor from 2008-2016.

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u/dynasource 11d ago

If you expect Russell Brand to show up and not be Russell Brand by this point, it's your own fault.

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u/ukyah 11d ago

elasticated crotches.

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u/jelect 11d ago

Care to explain that one? I didn't get it

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u/askAndy 11d ago

They marched with a high step that he demonstrated which would require loose fitting pants.

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u/BeefPieSoup 10d ago

I wonder if Russel Brand has seen Network.

I feel like his outrage against the system is all just part of the show at this point.

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u/w04a 11d ago

I love when he points to "ralph" off stage and is just like "you poor man youre getting paid enough to take this seriously." Literally shows how pointless all these awards are

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u/thefunkygibbon 10d ago

Ralph? Pretty sure he says Rob. As in Rob Brydon

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u/sarlackpm 10d ago

I mean, take away the military medals and the genocide, its a pretty sharp uniform.

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u/Oxygen95 11d ago

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

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u/dandaman910 11d ago edited 11d ago

they were designed to project power and fear . You can see for yourself they definitely achieve that goal https://www.quora.com/What-was-an-authentic-Nazi-uniform

I mean they have eagles and skulls on them and were wreathed in black. How much more obvious could you be with your intentions.

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u/cptInsane0 11d ago

But why skulls? Dandaman910, were they the baddies?

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u/TweetyMotherf_cker 11d ago

Skull and bones were also used in the Russian army, WW1 and prior, as a symbol of Christian triumph over death (through resurrection of Christ).

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u/AngryBathrobeMan 11d ago

Still used by the British Royal Lancers - Death or Glory is their motto.

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u/redpandaeater 11d ago

Actually the totenkopf has a long history starting with the Prussian hussars. August von Mackensen pretty well embodies military awesomeness so it's fitting he used it even as part of the German Empire during WW1.

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u/Bradalax 11d ago

Was hoping I’d see this reference.

For that don’t know. are we the baddies?

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u/DarkEvilHedgehog 11d ago edited 11d ago

Eagles and skulls are much older symbols in a military context than the Nazis though. The eagle was also sinply a throwback to the Holy Roman Empire, and still today the skull is a popular symbol in the military: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skull_and_crossbones_%28military%29?wprov=sfla1

Particularly the US military seems very fond of using skulls as squadron logos.

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u/DeadPoetics 11d ago

If you're not winning the war show then might as well win the fashion show. lmao

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u/lSerbial 11d ago

Those all black uniforms are impressive

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u/ikiice 11d ago

They were not designed by anyone from Hugo Boss. Hugo Boss only produced them

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u/rillip 11d ago

And didn't become a major brand till well after WWII. They were basically just a clothing factory.

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u/Johnny_Fuckface 11d ago

He did. But the actual designs were created by two Nazis.

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u/thewafflestompa 11d ago

Still. So posh.

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u/goteamnick 11d ago

Even when Russell Brand is right, he's tiresome.

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u/sygyt 11d ago

He's such a weird public persona. Sometimes it feels to me like he's actually pushing for a change, but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act. Maybe it's because he's kinda political on issues, but seems to encourage a needlessly nihilistic attitude toward politics? But I guess he might still be doing a lot more with that than I ever will, so...

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u/The_Good_Count 11d ago

There's an excellent scene in the otherwise very flawed Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom which basically summarizes the attitude

How do you stay a poverty and wealth inequality activist for years, end up in 2021, and not have it absolutely break you? You can't fix these problems. There's no point to awareness. You care so much about something that is unfixable, unchangable, and an endless font of misery and suffering.

Here he is giving a moralizing lecture after the Prime Minister just joked about doing genocide and everyone laughed. But isn't he "so insufferable" about it?

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u/wasdie639 11d ago

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

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u/meowmeownomnom 11d ago

Hugo Boss (the man, not his company) also widely supported the Nazi party, joining 2 years before Hitler took power. It’s a bit different in this case I would say.

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u/jstuu 11d ago

So was Ford the man

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u/sanebangbang 11d ago

Exactly what I came to say. Ford literally built the Nazi’s trucks. He sued the USA for bombing his factories during ww2 and received millions of dollars in reparations.

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u/garat_jax 11d ago

Didn't he also build the railroad trucks into Aushwitch (sp?), pretty sure an American company did that.

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u/sanebangbang 11d ago

Yes, the ties were laid by the Harmon Brothers.

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u/XDreadedmikeX 11d ago

I’m confused on this comment. What’s the timeline for this lawsuit? Didn’t Ford literally make bombers for the Allie’s? I’d look this up but I’m trashed

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u/MissingLink101 11d ago

What about Portugal the Man?

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u/Tee077 11d ago edited 11d ago

He was too busy being a rebel just for kicks.

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u/CharlesDickensABox 11d ago edited 10d ago

In 2017 they played a show in Charlottesville, VA and donated all the proceeds to local charities in the name of Heather Heyer, so I think it's safe to say they're not fans of Nazis.

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u/Wahpaw 11d ago

Maybe Charlotte NC or Charlottesville VA. There is no Charlottesville NC.

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u/krombopulousnathan 11d ago

That would be in Virginia, not NC

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u/QuantumDischarge 11d ago

Ford pumped out a very popular anti-Semitic newspaper before the war. People seem to forget that view was kind of popular

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u/deftspyder 11d ago

We'll hes doing a bit, he's a comedian, you don't have to go through all the whattaboutism. Hes poking fun at the hosts/sponsors, which is often a comedic tactic. see: every ricky gervais hosting gig for the ffp

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u/moufestaphio 11d ago

Nasa was happy to grab all the nazis they could too:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

Bayer the drug company (you know aspirin etc) used slave labor from concentration camps, and manufactured Zyklon B the gas used to kill people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

There are TONs of examples.

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u/hippyengineer 10d ago

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut meet on the moon.

One says to the other, “So do we speak English or Russian?”

The other replies, “Brother, it is just us up here. We can speak German.”

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u/rawker86 11d ago

Mallory Archer said it best about nasa.

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u/councilface 11d ago

It was a joke mate. He was taking the piss out of the sponsor.

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u/2ndself 11d ago

Seriously. What is everyone on about.

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u/arbutus1440 11d ago

Literally no one watched the video and saw that the actual joke was about how the Nazis looked good, despite being genocidal, because they were dressed in Hugo Boss. This is reddit, where the entire comment thread is literally just about the title of the post.

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u/SinibusUSG 10d ago

To say nothing of him ending the video basically acknowledging his whole acceptance speech was part of a joke competition with Noel Gallagher to see who could be more offensive to the audience/sponsors.

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