I am huge fan of Downfall, a classic war film that depicts Adolf Hitler’s last days in Berlin. But even better than the film are the number of parodies that have arisen around the Oscar-nominated film. And here’s one that you’ve got to see.
The fictional Hitler (played by Bruno Ganz in the 2004 German movie) unhinges upon learning of HP’s decision to abandon WebOS and the Touchpad, going off on everything from Microsoft to the iPad to Angry Birds. Even, PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies gets a mention.
At one point, he says:
“What do you think I am? Sure, Android might look cute with its new Tron Legacy visual effects. But all of those apps look like shit. They told me it’d get faster. And that I could bump my friends TouchPads to share music. How can I do that if no one has one? How can I have one of these, when Stalin has an iPad.”
Near the end of the rant, Hitler finds comfort that HP at least is still in the PC business, though none of his trusted confidants have the heart to tell him that HP is getting out of that business too.
Meanwhile, PC World notes that HP has dropped the price on the TouchPad to $99 and the devices are “getting snatched up at lightning speed.”
Previously on GeekWire: Geek humor: How Adolf Hitler would have reacted to the Amazon Web Services outage