It was just a matter of time. Amazon.com’s recent Web services outage has been memorialized in a “Downfall” parody on YouTube. The parody is absolutely hilarious (see below), with the fictional Hitler (played by Bruno Ganz in the 2004 German film) railing on everything from Microsoft to cloud computing to Quora.

“You said our cloud could never go down,” rants the fictional Hitler. “Our emergency plan was in Amazon Simple Storage. This is exactly why I keep my old iomega Zip drives.”

The parody then turns to the Redmond software giant.

“I’m not going back to Microsoft. I started a new industry. A life in the cloud.”


This is some classic geek humor.

If you’ve never before seen “Downfall,” go rent it. And then spend a few hours perusing some of the fantastic parodies, showing Hitler taking on everything from Vuvuzelas to the iPad.

Previously on GeekWire: “Amazon.com’s real problem isn’t the outage, it’s the communication”

John Cook is co-founder of GeekWire. Follow on Twitter: @geekwirenews and Facebook.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Bruno on this quickly-made parody!

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