Hitler, the gift that keeps giving.

Jackie sent this picture which was just perfect for Christmas Eve. A staff recommendation for a Christmas literary gift in Borders Perth. Update: A nice grovelling apology from Borders below who must have been horrified to receive a complaint/enquiry from a journo named Cohen.

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92 Responses to Hitler, the gift that keeps giving.

  1. Snuff says:

    Godwin’s Law, TLA. You lose.

    Merry Xmas, anyway.


    • WAtching says:

      As we are talking about bookstore signage, here goes…
      At a bookstore in Subiaco- which shall remain nameless- I had the gall to ask about a book I was trying to find.

      Elizabeth, if you are going to be so rude, learn to spell FFS


    • Pfortner says:

      I had a phone call from a woman last year who wanted a copy of Mein Kampf for her father-in-law, an Austrian, who apparently had ‘read that other one… Shindla something’


  2. skink says:

    I see that you have tagged it as Perth, Hitler, mein kampf

    interesting to see what sort of pond life that brings to the surface

    you should have added tags for ‘anal, holden, fisting, andrew bolt, refugee’ just to be sure you attract the right sort of person


  3. skink says:

    google ‘Perth Hitler’ and this page comes up seventh.

    first place goes to Lib MP Peter Abetz saying that the new stop and search laws are a good idea because that’s what Hitler would have done.

    if that’s not scary enough, there is a picture of Mark McGowan, who looks like Himmler.



  4. Onanist says:

    Should it not read “Bad Mind, Great Execution”…


  5. WhiteGary says:

    You are all a bunch of pussies.

    If The Furor was here you wouldnt be all so smug. Ha ha ha! making fun of his moustache? Shows what you know? It has a health benefit you know? The extra hair acts as a filter for the nose. Do some reading before you all open your mouthes.

    Shut up the lot of you before i come to perth and do it for you.



  6. phreestyle says:

    Anyone who recommends a book by Hitler using the word ‘execution’ has had a taste bypass.


    • phreestyle says:

      Actually, scrap that.
      Anyone who recommends a book by Hitler has had a taste bypass regardless of the words they use.


      • shazza says:

        I don’t know phreestyle, I reckon historically it’s an important book. It’s kind of like being an athiest and reading the bible to better understand the content and context of Christianity as a historical movement.


  7. curious says:

    i would be very interested to know how borders define ‘great mind’.

    not that i shop there anyway.


    • shazza says:

      Agreed curious. Iv’e never found narcissistic, meglomania with more than a hint of psychopath to be the dominant feature of most great minds. Most have a reasonable dollop of insight. Most, not all, I reiterate.


    • skink says:

      ‘great mind’

      is it Ray Martin?

      he has great insight and intellect without a hint of narcissism


  8. Bill O'Slatter says:

    Greatest Australian before Fritzl.


  9. Mark says:

    Das ist nicht eine booby!


  10. David Cohen says:

    I’ve had a letter from Borders!

    ‘Dear David,

    ‘Thank you for your email and for alerting me to this problem. As you might have noticed, the sign used in Borders Perth was hand-written by one of the staff members in store. I agree it was completely inappropriate and – as soon as we were made aware – this sign was removed. This issue has been escalated immediately within the Borders business and the individuals responsible for the signage in the Perth store have been spoken with at length and have offered their apologies for any offence caused.

    ‘At Borders we do our best to empower not only our store managers but all our staff to make their own recommendations to customers and our personalised shelf signage is designed to facilitate that process. Unfortunately, in this case the result was entirely inappropriate.

    ‘Please accept my profuse apologies on behalf of the entire Borders team.’


    • skink says:



    • Bento says:

      Just trying to drum up more business for your union bully boy mates, eh?

      I love that in Bordersland the authority to write your own sticky notes is described as ’empowerment’.


      • shazza says:

        I really do think it’s nice they give their staff such creative license. I hope that practice doesn’t stop because of this whole nasty business.


        • skink says:

          I must confess that if I was some poor McJobber at Borders and was ’empowered’ with a few blank cards, the temptation to write something mischievous and facetious would be irresistable.

          Maybe see who could be the first to encorporate the word ‘cunt’ into the recommendation.


          • Snuff says:

            While we’re on book recommendations, anyone with kids could do far worse than to check out the wonderful Curious Pages.


            • skink says:

              I was going to recommend ‘Dougal the Barbage Dump Bear’ as my favourite book to read with the kids, but I just googled it and discovered they have made it into a fucking musical

              is nothing sacred?

              at least it wasn’t written by Ben Elton


      • David Cohen says:

        I have tolerated your completely inappropriate anti-union gibes all week in good humour.

        Any more and I will have to escalate immediately the issue.

        I look forward to accepting your profuse apologies on behalf of the entire Mt Lawley metrosexual balcony-living team.


  11. Let me apologise to the poor cunt who has been hauled over the coals for merely throwing some petrol into the maw of the cultural juggernaut The Worst of Perth.


  12. Paracleet says:

    Did crikey pick this up themselves or were they pointed in its direction?


  13. Borders went bust today. Outrage really should have picked up that extra copy of Mein Kampf.


  14. The Legend 101 says:

    is this book a import from Germany or Poland?


  15. JaneZ says:

    Ooh check it out no moderation. Who should I defame first?


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