"Why I Hate My Uncle," by William Hitler (Look magazine, 1939)


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/28/why-i-hate-my-uncle-by-wi.html


#2

As it turns out, I’m not fond of his uncle either. Funny how that happens.


#3

ole Bill Hitler, there he goes, watch him now.


#4

Am I reading that right? Does William Hitler refer to his uncle as “Hitler”?


#5

that “suicide” story is new to me. does anyone else think he’s suggesting that hitler killed her and made it look like a suicide?


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#7

I had never heard about Geli Raubal either. Here’s a Vanity Fair from 25 years ago digging into it:


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#10

Niece or nephew really mad at you? Tell them “you know who else hated his uncle?”

And for an insult of indeterminate seriousness, say “You’re worse than William Hitler!”


#11

Understandably some other stuff overshadowed it.


#12

A copy of Look Magazine from July 4, 1939 will cost you $950, because it has a a six-page photo-illustrated feature by William P. Hitler, called “Why I Hate My Uncle.”

That makes no sense, since it still had that same feature in it with the original 10-cent cover price. Besides, it is used. Collectors can be so gullible.


#13

Yes. William Hitler changed his last name to Stuart- Houston.

Also, when he enlisted in the US Navy, the recruiting officer allegedly said “Glad to see you, Hitler. My name’s Hess”


#14

"Hitler was entertaining some very beautiful women at tea. When he saw us he strode up, slashing a [horsehide] whip as he walked and taking the tops off the flowers. He took that occasion to warn me to never again mention that I was his nephew. Then he returned to his guests still viciously cracking his whip.”

A scene worthy of a Mel Brooks comedy.


#15

I saw the headline here via RSS feed, and was surprised to see it wasn’t from The Onion.


#16

I don’t know the stats, but my inclination is to say that it’s rare for people who commit suicide to shoot themselves in the chest. One’s own head is a much likelier target.


#17

The passage of time. Ain’t that a bitch?


#18

Not really. The illusion that everybody simultaneously experiences events as a linear progression through time was thoroughly debunked in the early 20th century.


#19

But you were debunked just last week, so how am I to believe this?


#20

That’s the deal - “last week” depends upon when you are.

I advise against believing anything whatsoever.