Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

June 24th, 2017: North American Food

Recent Images

June 23rd, 2017: Moist Towelettes
June 22nd, 2017: Doodling
June 21st, 2017: Octopus’s Garden
June 20th, 2017: Money Slang
June 19th, 2017: French Phony
June 18th, 2017: A B C… J K L… U V War…
June 16th, 2017: Hōkūleʻa

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   Clodfobble  Friday Nov 9 06:06 PM

November 9, 2007: Hitler Pub



Who's the gent in this picture?

No, it's poet John Masefield, who also happened to sport a stylish toothbrush mustache (very popular in their day!) But according to Ananova, the pub intending to honor him is considering changing the sign, because of the undeniable resemblance. It hasn't even had its grand opening yet, but locals are already calling the pub "The Adolf."

Quote:
Manager Seanie Walsh, 55, said: "We must admit he does look a bit like Hitler on the sign, but that didn't occur to us until after we put it up. We've got lots of pictures of John Masefield inside from different stages of his life and we hope people come down and learn more about him while having a drink."
Personally, I don't think it looks that much like the Fuhrer. Those eyes just don't have that mass genocide look to them.


bluecuracao  Friday Nov 9 06:16 PM

Yes, he appears much more peaceful. His hair is nicer, too.



Coign  Friday Nov 9 06:29 PM

Godwin's Law!

I win!



TheMercenary  Friday Nov 9 07:14 PM

It barely looks like Hitler. But I could see how either way it might be bad for business.



DanaC  Friday Nov 9 07:46 PM

On the otherhand it is a Wetherspoons and they are the spawn of the devil so maybe it's pretty apt to call it the Hitler pub?



ZenGum  Friday Nov 9 08:11 PM

Looks like Adolf on a heavy dose of valium.

Which might have done him some good, come to think of it.

Ohhh all this free publicity, the manager must be soooo upset.



DanaC  Friday Nov 9 08:15 PM

Hmm...I'm guessing he's not happy at that particular kind of publicity. What you really don't want as a publican is for your pub to become a known BNP haunt where more respectable clientele won't venture.



TheMercenary  Friday Nov 9 08:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Hmm...I'm guessing he's not happy at that particular kind of publicity. What you really don't want as a publican is for your pub to become a known BNP haunt where more respectable clientele won't venture.
What is a "BNP haunt" and how does that make a pub un-respectable? I don't get it...

And what is a "Wetherspoons", is that a chain?


Undertoad  Friday Nov 9 08:40 PM

What really bugs me is how, after Hitler, nobody could ever again wear that mustache. Now we have every permutation of facial hair possible, but nobody will go for that tight crop thingie.



TheMercenary  Friday Nov 9 09:08 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
What really bugs me is how, after Hitler, nobody could ever again wear that mustache. Now we have every permutation of facial hair possible, but nobody will go for that tight crop thingie.
Well there was a time that the Army use to make us crop them short. They, by reg, could not extend in any way past the edge of your mouth and had to be vertical on that edge. On a number of people they looked very Hitlereske. On the other hand I always bucked the system a little bit.


DanaC  Friday Nov 9 09:14 PM

Quote:
What is a "BNP haunt" and how does that make a pub un-respectable? I don't get it...

And what is a "Wetherspoons", is that a chain?
Ack, sorry. Thought I'd mentioned BNP on here enough most people are aware (and sick of hearing about ::P) them.

British National Party. The 'respectable' face of skin-head-type fascism. Their leadership have been trying to make them (and in some places succeeding)in making them) electable by, for example, sending out an instruction that members please refrain from doing muted heil hitler salutes to each other when they meet up. Doesn't play well with the grandad vote:P

The ones that stand for election usually at least look vaguely respectable. Except when they go to conference at which point there's usually at least one senior party guy gets fired/moved/sanctioned for getting into a punch up.

They also have a 'paramilitary' wing. Combat 18. (1 = A for adolf, 8 = H for hitler. Used to be Combat 88 for Heil Hitler). Many of the BNP rallies are to raise funds to assist the wives and families of activists who are serving time for racially motivated crimes, or beating up the rival partys' activists :P Pleasant bunch. I've had a few scary encounters with them.

Wetherspoons is a chain of pubs. They all have different names and signage...they may even have individual decor (though most are very similar inside). They all have the same menu of food.


Tink  Friday Nov 9 09:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
What is a "BNP haunt" and how does that make a pub un-respectable? I don't get it...

And what is a "Wetherspoons", is that a chain?
I was wondering the same thing. Wetherspoons is a big pub chain. DanaC, what makes 'em not the place to be? I like a good London pub crawl when there.

Oops...got in late. Thanks for the info!


DanaC  Friday Nov 9 09:18 PM

I like a little more individual flavour to a pub. Although, there's something very pleasant and easy about a Wetherspoons. Slowly, quietly in a very English way, a small number of pub chains is smoothing out the wrinkles and edges from pub culture; just smoothing them away like water on rock.



Tink  Friday Nov 9 09:20 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post

British National Party. ... ... sending out an instruction that members please refrain from doing muted heil hitler salutes to each other when they meet up.


They also have a 'paramilitary' wing. Combat 18. (1 = A for adolf, 8 = H for hitler. Used to be Combat 88 for Heil Hitler). Many of the BNP rallies are to raise funds to assist the wives and families of activists who are serving time for racially motivated crimes, or beating up the rival partys' activists :P Pleasant bunch. I've had a few scary encounters with them.
Nice lesson. Dang me! Doesn't sound like folks I'd be to keen to be around. Big problem are they?


TheMercenary  Friday Nov 9 09:25 PM

Thanks Dana.



DanaC  Friday Nov 9 09:51 PM

Quote:
Nice lesson. Dang me! Doesn't sound like folks I'd be to keen to be around. Big problem are they?
Well, in some ways yes, in some ways no. They are not as strong as they'd hoped to be at this stage (like most fringe parties with an underlying revolutionary tendency). They never get anywhere in national politics, but they do get a few (very small number) of council seats in the local elections. We had three on our council up to last year we're down to one now :P They tend to cause trouble f they have an area they're strong in. Generally, these tend to be either in areas that are almost entirely white working class usually with a nearby 'asian area'. Or...little englanders in leafy middle class villages.

The ones who actually stand for office aren't so much of a problem, it's their supporters and activists. And their leaders of course. One of whom told his party activists that the battle for the hearts and minds of the North (where they were starting to make a bid for council seats) would be 'won with boots and fists on the streets of Burnley".

These days they're more careful. They walk a fine line between what is legal and illegal. Occassionally one of em steps on the wrong side of that line. What's more worrying than they themselves, is how many more people are openly supportive of them, even if tghey won't vote for them. They may detest the nazi elements, but they do agree on the racist policies.

They only an electoral threat in a few places and then, really at a local level. They're a threat to me, as they have a sizable presence in the ward I represent. In fact my getting back involved in party politics was as a way of fighting their rise in my borough. When i won my election, they were less than 100 votes behind me. They didn't do quiote as well last year.

Reason they tend to bring a pub down? Because the grass roots activists aren't always so easy to persuade away from the less savoury aspects of their politics:P


Sheldonrs  Friday Nov 9 11:48 PM

I say damn the PC! Keep the picture and change the name of the place to "The Bunker"!



Crimson Ghost  Saturday Nov 10 12:29 AM

Das Führerbunker



Oafed  Saturday Nov 10 01:32 AM

Hmmm

They should get one of these in the new bar -

Attachment 15709

Just don't drink straight from the source.



Crimson Ghost  Saturday Nov 10 02:07 AM

I shan't ask where the Toblerones are....



rkzenrage  Saturday Nov 10 02:11 AM

It says John Masefield. If they could not figure that out I would not want those idiots in my bar.



TheMercenary  Saturday Nov 10 09:25 AM

Quote:
Sheldonrs: I say damn the PC! Keep the picture and change the name of the place to "The Bunker"!
Quote:
Crimson: Ghost Das Führerbunker



ZenGum  Saturday Nov 10 09:43 AM

On the Far Right theme the BBC reports that (heavily edited version follows):


Quote:

The European parliament's far-right bloc faces collapse after Romanian MEPs said they would quit over an Italian colleague's "xenophobic" remarks.


Italian MEP Alessandra Mussolini, the grand-daughter of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, reportedly described Romanians as "habitual law-breakers" and saying "breaking the law has become a way of life for Romanians".

The newspaper also quoted Ms Mussolini as saying Italians saw little difference between Romanian immigrants and Roma (Gypsies).

(The Greater Romania party has itself campaigned on a fiercely nationalistic, anti-Roma [ i.e. gypsy ] platform).

Five Romanian MEPs have threatened to quit over the "sacrilegious" remarks.

The Romanian MEPs' move would take the far-right bloc's membership below the minimum required for a grouping in the parliament.
Wow, an international coalition of far right nationalists fell apart Who'd a-thunk it?


richlevy  Saturday Nov 10 10:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
The ones who actually stand for office aren't so much of a problem, it's their supporters and activists. And their leaders of course. One of whom told his party activists that the battle for the hearts and minds of the North (where they were starting to make a bid for council seats) would be 'won with boots and fists on the streets of Burnley".
I remember when David Duke ran here in the US and almost became governor of Louisiana.

Quote:
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

In 1974, David Duke founded the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a Ku Klux Klan group, shortly after graduating from LSU. He first received broad public attention during this time, as he successfully marketed himself in the mid-1970s as a new brand of Klansman — well-groomed, engaged, and professional. Duke also reformed the organization, promoting nonviolence and legality, and, for the first time in the Klan's history, women were accepted as equal members and Catholics were encouraged to apply for membership.
David Duke might be the one responsible for the "kindler gentler bigotry" approach of the BNP.

Quote:
New Orleans Protocol

Shortly after his release from prison, Duke organized a weekend gathering of "European Nationalists", in the vein of White nationalism, in New Orleans, Louisiana. In an attempt to overcome the splintering and division that had followed the death of William Pierce in 2002, he presented a unity proposal for peace within the movement and a better image amongst outsiders. His proposal was accepted and is now known as the "New Orleans Protocol". It pledges adherents to a pan-European outlook, recognizing national and ethnic allegiance, but stressing the value of all European peoples. It has three provisions:[93][94]
  1. "Zero tolerance for violence."
  2. "Honorable and ethical behavior in relations with other signatory groups. This includes not denouncing others who have signed this protocol. In other words, no enemies on the right."
  3. "Maintaining a high tone in our arguments and public presentations."
Those who signed the pact on May 29, 2004 include Duke, Paul Fromm, Don Black, Willis Carto, Kevin Alfred Strom and John Tyndall (signing as an individual, not on behalf of his British National Party.)[93]



Sundae  Saturday Nov 10 12:42 PM

I adore John Masefield, damn them if they change the sign.
Just because he had the misfortune to follow a silly fashion in facial hair doesn't stop me enjoying Cargoes or Raymond's Last Run.

I don't have a problem with Wetherspoons either - they're cheap!
Okay, so I do have a problem if the fact they are cheap means more individual pubs have to close, I'd rather have the choice of a big faceless barn with cut price food and drink when I'm poor, and a cosy Freehouse where the landlord remembers what I drink when I have more funds.

Tink - the problem with the big chains is that if they take over too many pubs the whole point of a pub crawl disappears. You might as well stay in one anonymous place all night, rather than haul your bones to the next one which looks just the same.



bluecuracao  Saturday Nov 10 01:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Well there was a time that the Army use to make us crop them short. They, by reg, could not extend in any way past the edge of your mouth and had to be vertical on that edge. On a number of people they looked very Hitlereske. On the other hand I always bucked the system a little bit.
I once dated an Army captain with a mustache like that. I didn't notice that he looked hitleresque, until a friend of mine pointed it out...and then there was no going back, of course.


DanaC  Saturday Nov 10 01:45 PM

Oh damn those friends when they 'point things out'.



Aliantha  Saturday Nov 10 05:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oafed View Post
They should get one of these in the new bar -

Attachment 15709

Just don't drink straight from the source.
Yes, there's a good head on that beer...


ViennaWaits  Sunday Nov 11 03:11 PM

Quote:
Just don't drink straight from the source.
Oh yea.. just take ALL the fun out of it for me.
The tit cup is a nice touch, too. The guy who designed this thing must be rollin' in it.


Gravdigr  Sunday Nov 11 07:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliantha View Post
Yes, there's a good head on that beer...
Yep...Nothing like beer and good head.


Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.