If there was a Webby Award for all of the Hitler meme videos out there, this one would hands-down win. It brings together all the elements in an inspiring takeoff of the iPhone 4G takedown.
Hitler shows his frustration for the lost iPhone 4G that wound up in the hands of @Gizmodo
Some quick background, for those lagging behind.
What’s with the Hitler meme?
“The Hitler Meme” or “Hitler finds out” is a video meme involving the addition of new subititles to the dramatic scene of Hitler’s final meltdown from the German movie Downfall directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. The subtitles are often anachronistically altered with humerous English subtitles surrounding current events.
via Know Your Meme
What’s with the lost iPhone 4G?
Apple software engineer Gray Powell drinks beer. Loses never-before-seen-next-gen iPhone 4G. Gizmodo’s Jason Chen and Jesus Diaz acquire never-before-seen-next-gen iPhone 4G. Write blockbuster expose posts. Apple asks Gizmodo to please return now-seen-but-still-next-gen iPhone 4G.
What’s with the lost iPhone 4G Hitler video? Behold, while you can. Just like the iPhone 4G, Hitler meme videos are disappearing.
Constantin Film is the German film production and distribution company behind the film Downfall (Der Untergang in German). The uploader of one of the Hilter parodies notes in the comments of his video that, “Constatin Films has filed a copyright infringement claim against this video, right before it was about to reach 500,000 views! Even though it falls under Fair Use, I suspect this video will be taken down soon. Sad face.“
Since we found a blogger who still has the video up — watch it quickly one more time before it’s just a memory, like Gray Powell’s life before that ill-fated German beer bash.
The Webby acceptance speeches are traditionally only five words. After watching this video I think we all agree:
Gray loses iPhone. We win.