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September 06, 2011


Barry Freed

More of this type of comment, please: "What’s the difference between this and someone wearing a [Imperialist] Japanese military uniform to take photos?"


MOP is a pretty rough board. They were the people who gave us human flesh search engines a few years back, so if I was that guy I might be a little nervous.

Barry Freed

Given the odd fascination with the Third Reich over there (Himmler action figures and whatnot) I should think as long as he wasn't goose stepping on any kittens during the procession he'll be ok. ("human flesh search engines" sounds so much like something out of Ballard, or maybe Burroughs.)


I think a good deal of the fascination - garbled manga interpretations and casual appropriation of foreign history for yucks aside - is because of the fact that Nazi replica stuff, like stuff in general, including 70% of th world's sex toys is made over there and there's going to be a lot of material and cultural spillage. But in the main this stuff is produced on contract for export. Thesis proposal: Chinese manufacturing as the Internet Made Flesh.

Steve Williams

"human flesh search engines"

Okay, I really need to know what this refers to . . .


Okay, I really need to know what this refers to . .

In general, mass search efforts by large numbers of people co-ordinated online, often aimed at finding out as much as possible (and subsequently harassing) about people who (eg) film themselves killing kittens.

For example, this kind of thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_vigilantism#Notable_examples


"Here comes the bride, all dressed in white" has a sinister new undertone.

Barry Freed

It's even got its own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_flesh_search_engine
And, according to the links at the top of that page, its very own "ripped from the headlines" Law & Order episode (though it's unclear from the short description if it's the same thing).


I have just remembered that Chiang Kai-Shek hired Nazi military advisers to help him fight the communists, sorry, brutally repress the fighters of the heroic New 4th and the glorious 5th Route Army in their armed struggle for popular war, sorry, exterminate the bandits and rebels currently disrupting communications in Hebei Province.

They didn't send any old time server, either - he got von Seeckt, who put together the 9th Bandit Extermination Campaign and sent the communists off on the Long March.

Somehow Nazi advice was less effective against the Japanese, but then who cares about them when there are commies to fight?


PS, I feel the B&T community can benefit from this link.


[in 1946] He returned to Russia, where he was promised freedom and a job in one of the Soviet newspapers. Instead, he was arrested (along with his fellow party Lev Okhotin), tried and sentenced to be shot; he was executed in a Lubyanka prison cellar.

Live like a pillock, die like a pillock.

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