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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:50 AM
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"Kitten + Hitler = Kitler" - The German Green Party
Edited on Sat Jan-26-08 11:52 AM by Smith_3
This is a poster currently used by the german Green Party. I think its pretty creative so I post it here.



Translation:

You don't always recognize Nazis on first sight. - Act against the rightwing instead of looking away. - Now for tomorrow.

edit: I don't think that cat was disguised. I guess it is its natural colors :-)
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:52 AM
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1. LOL too funny.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:53 AM
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2. I'll have to scan the German press for reaction to this
I'm not sure this is going to go over well. Hard to say though.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:55 AM
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3. Yeah, they aren't to big on Nazi humor.
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Angela Shelley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:13 PM
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4. 
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:31 PM
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6. I found a couple of articles about it
It doesn't seem to have sparked any outrage or anything. People seem to be taking it in stride. Turns out it's an ad for the Green party in Lower Saxony, so it's probably not getting too much national attention.
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libbygurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:21 PM
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5. Wow. Funny in a painful way. Prolly too sensitive a reference still for many Germans today.
And methinks the cat did get a pretty good makeover myself!
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:32 PM
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7. Cats that look like Hitler
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 12:35 PM
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8. there 's a whole web site on kitlers
some better than others. apparently there are a lot of these nazi cats out there.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 01:15 PM
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9. Here's my Kitler....
or rather, a Kitler from the shelter I volunteer at....

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigboard...

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bean fidhleir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 02:37 PM
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10. "I don't think that cat was disguised. I guess it is its natural colors"
I presume you're joking, because that's certainly not a natural pattern. (Awhile ago, someone figured out the function that produces 2- and 3-color mixtures in fur. It was very interesting and I wish I'd saved the article (Sci Am, iirc)
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 06:59 PM
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11. It is a common pattern.
Edited on Sat Jan-26-08 06:59 PM by Lisa0825
I volunteer at a shelter, and we have had a few Hitler looking cats. Check the link I posted above for one of ours, and thata website has lots of them!
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bean fidhleir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:22 AM
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12. The "moustache", sure, but not the slanted "lock of hair"
Your one is the normal pattern, where the color change on top of the head is more symmetrical
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 02:27 PM
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14. The shape of it can be pretty random.
Edited on Sun Jan-27-08 03:17 PM by Lisa0825
I have a calico van with a big black off center blob of color and a smaller brown blob next to it. As it is pretty random, it is not really all that uncommon to find some cats with a spot that breaks to the right or left. The website admitted that the advertising group did choose one that was photoshopped, but of the cats on the website, there are several with asymmetrical patterns.

These two look legit to me, for instance:

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigboard...

and

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigboard...
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 02:45 PM
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16. go to this site and see a few thousand
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allalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:23 AM
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13. yes, it's real
I've seen this cat before.
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Doctor Cynic Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 02:41 PM
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15. I CAN INVADEZ POLAND? n/t
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