Hitler’s sense of humor.

June 25th, 2008 by Jarmo Puskala

The papers are writing today about Adolf Hitler’s sense of humor. The DailyTelegraph writes:

The dictator would often break from the serious nature of waging his campaign to “pull the legs” of his entourage of generals and hangers on.

His favourite victim was the Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering, who was notoriously fond of awarding himself medals and decorations.

Hitler recounted how Mrs Goering found her husband waving a baton over his underwear in the bedroom and asked him what he was doing.
“He replied: “I am promoting my underpants to OVERpants”", Hitler then joked.

Hitler was said to be so proud of his joke that he had medals made from gold and silver paper for Goering to wear on his pyjamas.

Daily Telegraph describes Hitler’s sense of humors as “bad”, Finnish tabloids as “weird”. But hey, imagine working with Herman Göring

Herman Goering

Herr Göring was just begging for it…

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8 Responses to “Hitler’s sense of humor.”

  1. lunadude says:

    Wow, “I am promoting my underpants to OVERpants”, what a kidder!

  2. Samppa says:

    I found that joke quite funny.

  3. Max Fun says:

    Another joke about Göring’s loads of medals he loved carrying on his chest:

    Below the lowest line of medals there was a sign. What did it tell?

    “Continues on the other side.”

  4. laa laa says:

    That is either a very early Goering or else that photo has been retouched to make him look less obese than he was. (See the belt where it goes behind him)

  5. Judging by the lack of metals and the crappiness of the swastika in the helmet, yeah, it’s either old or shooped.

  6. Jason says:

    It’s old, from the time of the Beer Hall Putch, in 1923.

    That means old Hermann was 38 in the photo :-)

    He would probably have painted the WW1 helmet himself.

  7. humour says:

    Tr?s bon article, merci

  8. humor says:


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