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How not to do a downfall video. A public safety announcement from the ACT ALP

johnboy 21 November 2012 23

There is little in this world as sad as Government and politicians trying to tap into the zeitgeist. Be it school kids bussed in for government organised “flashmobs” in the name of awareness raising, or “poetry slams” in public libraries with no booze of scoring.

But to that sad, sorry list of flabby failure the ACT ALP, via YouTube has added a stunning new low. It’s a totally unreadable Hitler Parody just like it’s 2006 all over again.

As is often the case with these things guys, brevity is the soul of wit.


UPDATE 21/11/12 10:30: We’ve had this in the comments:

#7 I live in Macgregor

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

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EvanJames EvanJames 10:27 pm 21 Nov 12

Meanwhile, for a good parody made using the same Downfall footage, last night’s Click Frenzy debacle has inspired this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgJORM-kV8

Titled: Hitler Finds Out that Click Frenzy Crashed. Labor Party person, watch and hopefully learn. And buy a dictionary (Spill Chucker doesn’t wurk).

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:20 pm 21 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

Why anytime someone makes a mistake do we get cries for their sacking? Its hardly Watergate or any other gate for that matter. No real harm done apart from some red faces and I imagine a closed office door discussion. I forgot how everyone on RA was a perfect example of the working ethic and had never screwed up anything, ever.

You need to take risks in order to make progress. This will result in some progress and some cockups. Celebrate the progress, learn from the cockups, don’t shoot people who make cockups and never make the same cockup twice.

This was obviously a doofus cockup, probably by a junior person (or possibly personally ordered and scripted by Katy G…who knows), and the senior person has gracefully apologised and said they’ll try to avoid that particular cockup in the future. If this had been artfully done it could’ve panned out well and gone viral on the internet as a brilliant example of the razor sharp wit and intellect of the ACT ALP. Unlikely I know, but still…

I think this may actually be the first time in my lifetime that a political person has actually admitted being involved in a cockup *and* apologised for it. This is bloody revolutionary, so I’m cutting them some slack on this one.

cmdwedge cmdwedge 3:43 pm 21 Nov 12

The spelling alone points to a failed Labor education policy.

54-11 54-11 3:32 pm 21 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

Why anytime someone makes a mistake do we get cries for their sacking? Its hardly Watergate or any other gate for that matter. No real harm done apart from some red faces and I imagine a closed office door discussion. I forgot how everyone on RA was a perfect example of the working ethic and had never screwed up anything, ever.

Exactly. If I was executed for everything I didn’t quite get right, I’d need the lives of 9 cats.

NoImRight NoImRight 3:13 pm 21 Nov 12

Why anytime someone makes a mistake do we get cries for their sacking? Its hardly Watergate or any other gate for that matter. No real harm done apart from some red faces and I imagine a closed office door discussion. I forgot how everyone on RA was a perfect example of the working ethic and had never screwed up anything, ever.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:50 pm 21 Nov 12

Thumper said :

I live in Macgregor said :

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

What?

Just happened to accidentally make the video and then accidentally set up a Youtube account and accidentally log on to that accidental account and accidentally hit download?

That can happen.

Classy work.

Although, might have accidentally forgotten to check the box that says “don’t make public” (or words to that effect).

Thumper Thumper 1:41 pm 21 Nov 12

I live in Macgregor said :

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

What?

Just happened to accidentally make the video and then accidentally set up a Youtube account and accidentally log on to that accidental account and accidentally hit download?

That can happen.

Classy work.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:44 pm 21 Nov 12

Tell me, how much do these a-holes get paid?

Elias, was it you who was “experimenting”?

I live in Macgregor I live in Macgregor 12:40 pm 21 Nov 12

astrojax said :

what’s a ‘scar campaign’? some sort of urban alternatives mob eschewing the traditional tatts for something altogehter more imposing?

It was lame and full of spelling mistakes, so justifiably deleted.

Someone has also identified found the source of this really bad parody as well… http://downfall.jfedor.org/ …There are cleary many tools that should never be so freely available on the internet.

And to answer another question, no one has been executed, but people will be advised and warned about experimenting on the internet.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:05 pm 21 Nov 12

Anybody happen to grab it?

Endrey Endrey 11:56 am 21 Nov 12

I desperately want to see this because I’m a sick person. Anyone grab it have a link?

astrojax astrojax 11:52 am 21 Nov 12

what’s a ‘scar campaign’? some sort of urban alternatives mob eschewing the traditional tatts for something altogehter more imposing?

Duffbowl Duffbowl 11:31 am 21 Nov 12

I live in Macgregor said :

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

Elias, you do understand that if *someone* has downloaded the video in question, it’s never really going to go away, right?

muscledude_oz muscledude_oz 11:11 am 21 Nov 12

No wonder Labor almost lost government in the election. Looks like the heavies have gone back to Sussex St and the locals are left struggling on their own.

poetix poetix 10:43 am 21 Nov 12

I live in Macgregor said :

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

Are you “executing” the culprit?

bundah bundah 10:38 am 21 Nov 12

Damn it,did i miss a piece of artistic genius?

I live in Macgregor I live in Macgregor 10:23 am 21 Nov 12

Dear Johnboy and RA readers, please accept this apology. A team member was “experimenting” with Youtube last night and now deeply regrets not understanding this technology as well as one should before “experimenting”. It was not intended as a public post and any offence made to anyone, including fans of the original movie and subsequent parodies (of much better quality, in spelling and humour) is regretted. They have made an unqualified apology.

Elias Hallaj
aka ACT Secretary

maxblues maxblues 10:10 am 21 Nov 12

Verboten, verbose and very lacking in the virtue of humility. Crap like this is one of the reasons that I have stopped voting Labor.

Ozhair Ozhair 10:03 am 21 Nov 12

“This video has been removed by the user”

Damn, that was quick… I think they’re on to us…

cmdwedge cmdwedge 9:54 am 21 Nov 12

Far out, the spelling is just aweful.

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