Mental Health Break

This latest send-up of the “Downfall” parody that has been in circulation on the Interwebs for a couple of years now neatly sums up a lot of the issues around new media -v- old, social media and audience participation, and the copyright issues around satire and parody:

It also performs the neat trick — if you’re any kind of McLuhanist, new-media, please-let-the-fucking-dinosaurs-DIE already advocate — of actually making you feel empathy for “Hitler.”