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

By 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 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:

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 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 3:43 pm 21 Nov 12

The spelling alone points to a failed Labor education policy.

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