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Crawling into bed with Hitler?

November 28, 2011

What’s up, Blog Guy? You look disgusted.

I am. Regular readers of this blog know I have little patience with the idea of buying things that belonged to evil people, just to own a bit of history.

To me, a dumbass is a dumbass, whether we’re talking about Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin or Bernard Madoff’s underwear, both of which have been auctioned in the past year.

So has another dumbass hit the auction circuit?

Yeah, the biggest. Adolf Hitler’s personalized bed linen, complete with swastikas and the crazy dictator’s initials, are expected to fetch around $5,000, maybe more, at a sale in Britain.

I mean, really? Hitler’s fricking sheets? You know what people do on sheets, and you still want Adolf Hitler’s bed linens? By comparison, bidding on Madoff’s underpants sounds almost normal.

Ewwwwww, I agree with you. Say, Blog Guy, while we’re on the subject, what brand of sheets did the Nazis use, anyway?

It’s only a guess, but maybe Cannon?

Blog Guy, was this whole item just a set-up for that lame answer?

It’s too early to say.

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Top: Two pieces of Adolf Hitler’s personalized bed linen in a handout photo. The linens will be put on auction by auctioneers Dreweatts in the English city of Bristol. Credit: Reuters/www.dnfa.com/Handout

Left: A waxwork of Adolf Hitler before a 41-year-old man tore its head off from the controversial exhibit on the opening day of Berlin’s Madame Tussauds, July 5, 2008, is seen in this July 3, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files

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No, thank you.

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Hmmmm, too late for a Godwin, eh? Agreed – those sheets are disgusting. Did nobody have Clorox back then?

Saaaayyy BG, I have been seeing all the commercials for the upcoming Victoria Secrets show tomorrow night, and I expect lots of good camera work by Lamar. You may want to send Johnson too, just in case.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

I may bid on these sheets, for usage as butt wipe.

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive
 

Hey, thanks for raising the tone of the comments section, Unca…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Bedsheets, seriously? Makes me miss Muammar and his Club Car, wonder when that’ll make the auction block.

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

Blog Guy, I second @Dave_not_dave’s request. And I’m sure Shra would like to see some nice shoes on the models…

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive
 

I hate to give you guys the bad news, but I’ve had the pix from that fashion show for a couple of weeks. It was so incredibly boring that this near-throwaway from the event was the only one I could find any possible use for.

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/11/15/hey-i-never-said-im-proud-of-my self/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Not a problem, Blog Guy!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive
 

I humbly offer a haiku:

Linens for auction
From a despicable man
Who would bid on these?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive
 

Another haiku:

Single, twin, Queen, King,
Or California King?
What is the thread count?

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

Heily Sheet?

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive
 

It seems the viewer at the wax museum went straight from a thread count to a head count.

Hitler’s sheets would make my skin crawl.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

And some idiot will put 100,000 £ bid on it and would not bother to give the same to the poor. Very sad :(

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Quite apart from it being Hitler’s, those are some dubious stains…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

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