30 Responses to The thousand year peace

  1. Vic Demised says:

    Perhaps the very un-Teutonic temple just doesn’t want to get firebombed by Jack van Tongeren and his mates. As insurance, it’s pretty cheap.


  2. Grrr says:

    Is it just me, or is there something a little ‘brothelesque’ about that temple? Replace the doors, strip off the signage, pop a fluro sign out the front and et viola – Teutonic Lane.

    I’m sure Madam Helga will welcome all comers who are turned off by the Churchillian austerity of Tudor Lane in Highgate.


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  4. Bento says:

    You sure it wasn’t one of Vic’s anecdotes?


  5. Vic Demised says:

    Bento @ 4 -who are you callin’ “amateur”?


  6. My Ning says:

    When I first saw this I thought it was Colin Barnett’s electoral office


  7. Bento says:

    Vic @ 5 – Point taken. There was a clear absence of chuck on chuck wistern suburbs iction, too.


  8. Groucho says:

    Bet a lot of people mistake it for a Chinese Restaurant…and then come away converted.


  9. Bento says:

    To national socialism?


  10. Rolly says:

    You’re showing a lack of peripheral vision TLA.
    Have a look at the wikepedia entry on the subject. The use of the swastika is still current in much of the world as a religious/social/political symbol in it’s original significance.
    It’s quite sad that an Austrian madman and his cohorts, coupled with a lack of wider knowledge in the general community, could have created a monstrosity out of a symbol of well being.
    That there are lame brains, even in Israel, who still subscribe to the ideology of nazism, says much for human “progress”.


  11. skink says:

    I notice thare is another symbol over the door that appears to be the Wheel of Life.

    are we going to have a go at the Rotarians as well?

    I’m looking for a lion, and maybe a square and compasses, but I don’t see them.

    If they are there, then I suspect this is the meeting place of all the secret cyptofascist organizations, where they joining together to plot the final overthrow of civilization, or something

    it’s a conspiracy I tell you


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  13. David Cohen says:

    did you see today’s Wikipedia? the Nazis were scone-hot on anti-smoking and “led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history”. the mad Austrian used to smoke up to 45 fags a day, it says.

    TMA “was unhappy because both Eva Braun and Martin Bormann were smokers and was concerned over Hermann Göring’s continued smoking in public places. He was angered when a statue of Göring that showed a cigar in his mouth was commissioned. Hitler is often considered to be the first national leader to advocate nonsmoking”.


  14. forkboy says:

    I always wondered how he would have applied the carbon credit trading scheme towards running”those” incinerators running 24/7………………………………………but nice work on the smoking ban……what a progessive!


  15. “are we going to have a go at the Rotarians as well?”

    bring em on.

    “…I suspect this is the meeting place of all the secret cyptofascist organizations, where they joining together to plot the final overthrow of civilization, or something”

    That’s the belltower


  16. colourwheelz says:

    The sign sounds vietnamese……


  17. Vic Demised says:

    colourwheelz -you can hear the sign? Synaesthesia, or what?

    I think the sign above the door is Samsara: the eight-fold path; and the squiggly bit around it is pronounced “auhm”, or “om”.


  18. If you want to be the warrior king you cover youse self in religious symbols. The “god is on our side” shit which has been in nonstop use in some war or other.


  19. Sunili says:

    The Nazi’s literally turned the swastika around when they appropriated it for their purposes. Rolly’s right — it’s still used in Buddhist countries/places. And Skink, the Rotarians stole the wheel thing from the Buddhists too ;)


  20. Groucho says:

    I used to see the religious Swastika symbol in Asia displayed anti clockwise…hoping it wasn’t just the drugs I did look it up and found an article that reads :

    Since the Nazis use of the swastika, some people are trying to differentiate the two meanings of the swastika by varying its direction – trying to make the clockwise, Nazi version of the swastika mean hate and death while the counter-clockwise version would hold the ancient meaning of the symbol, life and good-luck.


  21. forkboy says:

    could someone please explain WHY the fuck did the Nazi party reverse the direction of this acient symbol in the first place??????????????????????????


  22. They have it both ways in Asia I think


  23. Ljuke says:

    Both ways eh?

    Oh, er! I’m freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  24. Vic Demised says:

    ‘They have it both ways in Asia I think’

    -cue for Vic to keep shtum.


  25. Bento says:

    Well, we all know what they say about the ‘last stop’.


  26. I thought it was a myth that it was turned around, trying to create a “good” swastica. As we can see from both these examples, they didn’t turn it.


  27. Rolly says:

    No, they just rotated it 45˚.


  28. Snuff says:

    I wouldn’t worry about the swastika, TLA, but what the hell is that underneath it ?

    Speaking of Austrians, Rolly @ 10, it would be remiss of me not to post this Austrian reporter’s review of Mead. Honingwijn is super.


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