Thursday, April 23, 2009

From the folks that brought you Auschwitz

I have no intention of attending the Polish Film Festival.

Maybe it’s my unresolved anger over Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Maybe it’s because I don’t associate great cinematic storytelling with Poland anymore than I associate great beach volleyball with Siberia.

Or maybe it’s because of the hundreds of jokes I’ve heard involving Polish schlemiels and schlemazels.

But I would have gone to the Polish Film Festival had the exhibitors paid homage to the reputation of Poles and, in a brave gesture of self-effacement, displayed their advertising banners like this....

7 comments:

Claudia said...

See that's the thing. Auschwitz was really brought to you by the Germans. Now they could hang a banner!

http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/filmnotes/images/triumph5.jpg

glasgowdick said...

That's a banner.

Of course with them attendance wasn't optional.

Gassman said...

You're use of web page scrolling is inspired.

Laura Sweet said...

So friggen funny that you flipped that polish festival banner upside down, First thing I thought of when I saw it on Wilshire!

laurenne said...

ha! I love this one. Maybe it's because I'm 25% polish. Hey, my shirt is on backwards.

Rob said...

I imagine all of the films will have the lens cap on.

glasgowdick said...

"What you mean corn must be popped?"