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Okay so this was intended as a meditation on the Evil nature of facial hair…but the evil dudes of the 21st Century are more likely to have receding hairlines or be bald than have whiskers (Bernanke’s Beard being the exception)…

But beards and moustaches sure seemed to be the way to go for the infamous dictators of the 20th Century…

HITLER’S MOUSTACHE

Words and music by Paul Wyndale
Performed by Speedhair

It’s so Evil.
Evil! Evil!
It’s so Evil….

Hitler’s Moustache!

You can’t get away.
You can’t get away.
You can’t get away wearing…

Hitler’s Moustache!

You better run like hell.
Run, run, run like hell.
You better run like hell from…

Hitler’s Moustache.

Run, run, run.

By his moustache possessed.
It was only a test. (bis)

Run, run, run.

Run.

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Anyone who’s seen Casualties of War (1989 w/ Sean Penn and Micheal J. Fox..look it up) knows that war sucks.

It is to no one’s great surprise that the Wikileaks video of Young Americans giggling as they waste people has created an uproar of aghast commentary online… This piece in the NYT is a good counterpoint.

http://nyti.ms/b9Feym

I too was taken aback when I read the transcript of the offensive words. I haven’t seen the video but I don’t have to. I own Modern Warfare 2 and so I know what it feels like to have the power to terminate the enemy with impunity from afar as if playing a video game. And believe me, the current state of gaming technology really delivers a visceral experience that gives one pause. The thrill of being a virtual soldier is always tempered by a lingering discomfort: I can’t help but think of all the souls that have been dispatched in such a manner. The fact that the visuals of the game so accurately reflect the Youtube videos that began to surface a number of years back depicting the realities of modern warfare really adds to the experience. And make no mistake, the discomfort helps define the thrill. It is a guilty pleasure. It’s complicated. And so is this whole business of warfare. (more…)

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