Jewlicious readers already know that “Hitler means great Indian food,” but in Russia, they had an even better idea:
“Jeez, what a long week; I could really use a brewski. I know, let’s go to Hitler’s!”
Just when we thought all those Hitler-related entertainment venues were kaput, along comes Russia to prove us wrong. JTA reports that a new pub, set to open soon in the city of Ekaterinburg, is named Hitler Kaput. (I looked up “kaput” in an online translator, and it means “kaput.” It was like that scene in National Lampoon’s European Vacation when Chevy Chase uses his pocket translator to look up the French word for souffle. Which is, of course, souffle.)
Although this would seem to be a positive message, because Hitler is, indeed, kaput, one can be certain that many Jews will take offense at associating Hitler’s name with a “food, folks, and fun” type vibe. Unless maybe this was part of Disney’s new “FascistDictatorLand,” designed to appeal to those people who miss EuroDisney. And World War 2.
Actually, if anyone has plans to pitch FascistDictatorLand, please give me a call, as I have some wonderful ideas for themed restaurants like Benito Mussolini’s House of Linguini,Â Eat Your Fill at Kim Jong Il’s, and Fidelicious: Cuban Cuisine for Every Pig in the Bay.