Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Video: Hitler Selects A New Pioneer Mascot For DU

24 comments:

old pio said...

I wet myself.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit. Brilliance....Watched it four times...

This should go over very well on campus...

Anonymous said...

Gage Ausmus......gone.......yawn.

Twister said...

Good article by Terry Frei in today's Post. He doesn't pull any punches in labeling DU as arrogant and pompous in the wake of Gwoz's firing.

http://www.denverpost.com/frei/ci_22976234/university-denver-prestigious-but-also-arrogant

Dunker said...


That was terrific!!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of Hitler, who fostered the least diverse political movement in world history, railing for DU to to become the first university repudiate its western imagery and become "Diversity University".

timt89 said...

I have to say, one of the funniest things I have seen in a looooong time.

Anonymous said...

I think I've watched more than four times....it is hilarious...have been sending to friends and relatives!

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff!

Anonymous said...

Great video.

Not great about Gage. The general consensus is that Mayfield and Jussi were gone no matter what. I have to wonder if Ausmus decommits if Gwoz is still here. Really worried about our recruits.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Coombe and The Board will see the very unique mix of humor, satire and truth in this?

Anonymous said...

If recruits leave because of a coaching change, then they didn't love the school more than the coach. Good riddance.

I want players here who want to wear the Crimson and Gold, no matter who is coaching. If a player is good enough, he'll play pro hockey no matter who the coach is.

And the Hitler video is a masterpiece. Every DU administrator should watch it to see about how badly they are letting us down...

dggoddard said...

Glad to see that the video is opening to positive reviews. :-)

Like Hitler, DU is waging a two front battle with the mascot battle on one front and the Gwozdecky firing on the other front.

achsdu17 said...

Freaking awesome! DU is shooting themselves in the foot.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Way to be original, but I think I have see that some place before.... Oh yeah a gopher fan did the same thing a couple weeks ago. Way to rip off the Gophers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flpVa3a2fhQ

Anonymous said...

Can't stop laughing...especially the killer elk! Well done!

Anonymous said...

lolz 1:09. Just like DU copied the Gophers by playing hockey after the Gophers invented the sport.

FYI - The Gophers weren't first to spoof that video clip either. I've seen it many times before.

Anonymous said...

There are hundreds and hundreds of these same Hitler "Downfall" clips out there...

That's why it so frickin' funny.

vizoroo said...

Bravo!

The appearance and genetic diversity of the platypus should appeal to Diversity University. LOL

Anonymous said...

Excellent timing and selection of this video to coincide with DU's Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week. Glad you are keeping it classy here!

dggoddard said...

Please post a list of DU's "Awareness Weeks" and "Special Holidays" so that LetsGoDU can manage our content accordingly.

I'll save you some time. LetsGoDU offends everybody. Read the caption by the heading title and the disclaimer on the side bar.

Visit this site or don't visit this site. It's your choice.

Anonymous said...

My computer is down so I'm in the library. I'm trying very ,very hard to keep from laughing out loud. I'm covering my mouth and my body is shaking. I looked over at the librarian who gave me the head sets and she is STARING at me .I think she is trying to decide if she should call security.

This is absolutly, completly hilarious. Congrats!!

Ron Kuchler said...

Gotta love Wikipedia for historical reference ...
In 2008, a survey of the DU community showed an overwhelming 87% supported reclaiming Boone.[3] Nonetheless, on October 20, 2008, Chancellor Robert Coombe opposed the will of the overwhelming majority via an email to students, citing that Boone "does not reflect the broad diversity of the DU community".[4] Princeton Review indicates that minorities compose just 7% of the student body - 7% - sounds like Chancellor Coombe is trying to redefine BROAD

Anonymous said...

DU's last 2-3 incoming freshmen classes are averaging 20% "students of color" and about 75% of the DU students are now receiving some level of scholarships or financial aid, so it's not just lily white rich kids coming here anymore, althoug DU will always be a tuition-dependent pribvate school where the affluent full-pays will always subsidize everyone else . You can find plenty of diversity if you are willing to look around. That said, I have seen Boone appeal to every type of student at DU.

If you were to run that 2008 mascot survey today, I am guessing that it would probably be about 65-70% support for Boone. There has been a lot of anti-Boone teaching on campus since 2008, and some students have bought into to the anti-Boone diversity message.