Saturday, August 20, 2011

Where Godwin's Law and Rule 34 Converge

This is an enigmatic genre of magazine cover for men's magazines that seemed to be popular at one time, possibly the 1960's:  It features underdressed females fighting with, being mistreated by, or being threatened with ravishment by Nazis.  Or, alternatively, a buxom Ayran female wearing lingerie and a Nazi armband whipping an American soldier, often in a dungeon setting.  The Nazi symbols tended to be recurrent, to the exclusion of other classes of villains.

This leads to some questions:

1)  Is this proof that Godwin's Law predated the internet?  [Godwin's Law --  "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1 (100%)."]

2)  Is this another example of Rule 34 in action?  [Rule 34 states that, if it exists, there must be porn of it.  These illustrations, while not seen today as pornish, were probably borderline at that time.]

However, P. J. O'Rourke suggested an exception:

"No one has ever had a fantasy about being tied to a bed and sexually ravished by someone dressed as a liberal."  [Give War a Chance]

Likewise, I cannot conceive of some warped fantasy of being tied up and whipped by someone dressed as a conservative.  Anyway, what distinctive garb signals liberal or conservative status?    Well, one idea.  Dave Barry wrote about horrible Republican pants; patterned pants that men wear on golf courses.

Also, there seems to a lack of porn involving Italian Fascist, Falangist, Vichy French, Imperial Austro-Hungarian, or even Peronist motifs.  [Do you need to snicker?]  Rule 34 still needs verification.

Why are the Nazis doing this?  Weird.

Sometimes buxom women strike back.


Meredith said...

Those illustrations are campy; only slightly off-colored. From old mags, perhaps?

Now, if some well-dressed liberal wanted to have his way with me, why should I object strongly?

Anonymous said...

It it hard to see Mussolini in his Fascist trappings without laughing, much less half-naked women wearing those kind of armbands. Would the Vichy French ravishers drink Vichy water while being so engaged?

Bilbo said...

"...there seems to a lack of porn involving Italian Fascist, Falangist, Vichy French, Imperial Austro-Hungarian, or even Peronist motifs." This is an interesting observation. It's true that we haven't had a really good set of utterly detestable villains since the Nazi era, although not for lack of effort on the part of radical Islamists, Kim Jong Il, and some of the more extreme Republicans. An Imperial Austro-Hungarian porn motif has possibilities, though ... consider what might replace that big spike on top of the old World War I helmets. Or perhaps not. Forget I brought it up.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Bilbo, the Imperial Austro-Hungarian porn possibility did have the intellectual street cred: Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Ritter Leopold von Sacher-Masoch both were subjects of the Dual Monarchy.

And what about the doings in Mayerling? Lurid.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Meredith, I would presume he would go for Brooks Brothers or Harris tweeds?

Sinner Bob said...

Oh my goodness! Sadists in Brooks Brothers!

I'll hold out for Austrian kinkiness.