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Duh Aficionado Magazine: AIDS ≠ Hitler

I’m a few days late on this, obviously, but that long weekend wasn’t going to enjoy itself. Anyway, this is the new German PSA about AIDS that people keep sending in to [email protected] It is basically the 9/11 PSA of German PSAs about AIDS, and it is also NSFW.

Yikes. What a terrible ad! Although it would be funny (not funny) if everyone stopped overusing the term Nazi when they thought someone was being overbearing or malicious and started using “pandemic incurable retrovirus.” You know, like, “Jesus, my algebra teacher is such a pandemic incurable retrovirus about showing your work on the daily five-point pop quizzes she makes us do every day before class.” Or, you know, like, “the DMV is staffed by a bunch of sadistic, half-literate pandemic incurable retroviruses.” You get it. Not to mention the classic Seinfeld character, the Soup Pandemic Incurable Retrovirus. Wouldn’t that be hilarious? Ugh. This lady knows what all that which I is talk about. (Get it? She is not a professor of smarts.)

In any case, I am pretty sure that the only thing Hitler and the AIDS crisis have in common is their historical demonization of the gay community. Otherwise, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS AD EVEN TALKING ABOUT? I mean, sure, the Third Reich exterminated most of the Jews in the middle of the night when they were on their way home from the Meatpacking District, but that’s still a pretty thin comparison. Is the argument that if the Jews had simply worn more condoms they would never have been slaughtered by the millions in death camps? Because UH.

Oh, and did you see this one?

Yeah. It might be a hard truth to face, but it is high time that women stopped having casual sex with Stalin. AY-AY-AY. This is your brain on AIDS.

(Thanks for the tip, Gideon, Mandesha, Beck, and Scott.)