Yodle: because hytlr.com was already taken.



Really, how can you go wrong with a marketing company named after a hanged Nazi war criminal?

11 responses to “Yodle: because hytlr.com was already taken.”

  1. I agree with the prior commenters. You devalue your prior postings with this one. You might want to re-think it and pull the post.

  2. I take all of your points well, but “disappointing,” “low,” and “churlish” are not reasons to pull a post.

    True. We don’t have a magic manual for when to pull a post. The only test I know of is that someplace in your gut you feel it wasn’t right for some reason.

    Though many others will surely say that when Godwin’s Rule has been hit, that the original point has been lost:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

      • There are many people, myself included, who believe that using Nazi analogies or metaphors for anything other than the horrors of genocide tends to diminish the significance of what occurred in Europe in the 30s and 40s.

        To that extent, it often makes me blanche when I see others toss it around on matters that, I am sure you would agree, are trite compared to what happened. I think it’s disrespectful to those families that went through that inferno.

        I know that your intent was only wanted to skewer Yodle, but in doing so I think you have inadvertently insulted and disrespected many others.

        • I respect that.

          It’s probably unhelpful to note that I haven’t analogized Yodle to anything connected with the Third Reich (“you know who else lied? Hitler, that’s who”), but only (clumsily?) pointed out the unfortunate reverberations of Yodle’s chosen name.

  3. OK. Struggling here. “Yodle” equals “Jodl,” right? Just asking.
    By the way, I like the new gladiator motif/template on the main page.

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