Posts Tagged ‘downfall’
The new version of the Android operating system, 2.2, aka Froyo (short for ‘frozen yoghurt’) is due to be launched next week at the latest. And as well as having full Flash support, it’ll also have built-in USB tethering, allowing users to share their data connections with their laptops (which we’re sure will delight the mobile phone networks.) There’ll even be the ability to turn the handset into a portable WiFi hotspot. What has the iPhone got in comparison to all of that? A new level on Angry Birds. Pah! It’s not even that hard to complete!
Meanwhile, Adobe are fighting back against Apple’s anti-Flash stance, taking out a series of ads and calling Steve Jobs and his crazy crew knobheads. Or something.
Here’s our predictions for the inevitable end of Apple – we’re giving them 18 months at the most…
JULY 2010: Apple remove the ability to watch Downfall parodies on the iPhone after Steve Jobs calls them ‘kinda silly.’
NOVEMBER 2010: After series of increasingly ridiculous bids, Jobs buys Adobe so that he can rid the world of Flash forever. He even buys the rights to the popular kitchen cleaning product of the same name as well as the rights to Flash Gordon. He then fires the whole lot of it into outer space.
APRIL 2011: Apple bring out iPad 2.0 but it contains a number of enormous glitches. Users who run the ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ app are unable to exit it, rendering their iPads useless… unless they love Etch-A-Sketch.
SEPTEMBER 2011: The final straw for the keen-eyed consumer… the iBundle. Every Apple product that has been made since 1984 is fixed together in one humungous lump and none of them can be purchased separately. RRP – £26,000.
Sad times, friends. The Hitler Downfall meme will soon be no more. Constantin Film, who produced the tale of Hitler’s final days, have begun blocking any copies of it appearing on YouTube on copyright grounds. There are still plenty of them floating about and several deviations, too – you can still witness Hitler’s reaction to Alex Fergurson’s ‘typical Germans’ jibe, for example.
One of the first victims of the new takedown order has been Hitler’s reaction to the iPhone 4G prototype turning up in the hands of tech site Gizmodo. Adolf turns in a stellar performance in the role of Steve Jobs, but is let down by a frequently weak script. It’s one for completists only, and fortunately one blogger was quick off the mark to convert the YouTube video to another format:
Today, we’re going to help you to culturally enhance your lives and save you some cash. Some DVDs and a classic book, all seriously knocked down in price.
But don’t thank us; thank the culture vultures at HotUKDeals instead. Don’t worry – they’re not real vultures. They are animals though – human animals!
First up – Arrested Development. One of the funniest TV shows of recent years. Hell, you might understand and enjoy parts of it even if you’re a fan of radio’s Iain Lee! It’s the show that gave us the chicken impression, the chicken impression and the chicken impression.
Season one is available for only £9.99 via the HUKD link – but do a little bit of searching and you’ll get seasons two and three for the same price too. Quidco is available too, which could save you a few more pence.
We’ve all seen variations on THAT scene from Downfall, set in Hitler’s bunker. Our own personal favourite is stuck slap bang at the bottom of this piece. Well now you can make your own because a 2-DVD set of the film is currently available for only £3.99.
Get it, rip the infamous scene that has spawned hundreds of YouTube ‘reimaginings’ have a fiddle about with some video-editing software and you too can have your work slagged off by anonymous strangers on the Internet. Or you could just get a job writing for Bitterwallet.
Finally, some literature. Gonzo journalism to be precise. It’s a reissued version of Hunter S Thompson’s classic book Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, first published in 1972 and eventually made into a Johnny Depp-starring film in 1998.
One man and his search for the American Dream, armed with an open-topped car, a huge pile of various drugs, a strange attorney and an inquisitive but addled mind, it’s a stone cold classic and is only £2.99 delivered right now.
As another mediocre working week prepares to completely slither out of our minds to be replaced by wine and dancing, here we go again with our pick of the latest bargains posted on HotUKDeals over the past 24 hours.
They won’t suit everyone but hell, we’re not here to make you happy. That’s what wine and dancing were invented for.
Once you’re there, you can pick up a voucher that will entitle you to two free adult-flavoured tickets to the adrenaline-generating netherworld that is Alton Towers. More deets here (that’s what we’re calling details now – deets. Cool, no? No? Oh.)
You might find that you’ll get your voucher and arrive at Alton Towers only to realise that fun isn’t ‘your thing.’ Only to realise that ‘your thing’ is in fact German-language docudramas about the last days of Adolf Hitler.
If you’ve brought a laptop you’re in luck, as you’ll be able to watch the masterful ‘Downfall’ on it – the inspiration behind a million and one spoof Hitler videos (just go to YouTube and search for ‘Downfall spoof’ if you don’t believe us.) The DVD is currently available for just £2.99 – click here for dem deets.
Lastly, here’s something to ensure that your laptop won’t get damaged once you decide to put it away because watching a film about Hitler in the middle of Alton Towers is a pretty ridiculous way to live.
It’s a Targus laptop bag with an optical mouse included and is yours for only a tenner. Deets here. Now put your bloody Hitler film away and start enjoying yourself you miserable old crow.
(deals found by shazzersere, andywedge and kramvic)