My classmates were all making intelligent comments and providing insightful analysis related to the context of the period and the scholarly articles we were reading. I was giggling. Here's why.
The whole time this poster was up on screen, I was mentally giggling at the stupid, astonished look on her face. I imagined her saying any number of things about the pitchfork. Thankfully, I did not vocalize any of those thoughts.
Next was this lovely poster.
I couldn't stop staring at the wallpaper in the background. My first thought was: Wow, I need me some of that wallpaper. My prof actually did make that comment. But the more I looked, the clearer it became that the Hitler in the wallpaper didn't have ears. Sure he's in the wall, but how's he going to hear anything without ears? I did vocalize that thought. I think there was a chuckle, my prof acknowledged it as an interesting point... But really! That seems like a really silly omission considering.
Our prof also managed to find a clip from "London Can Take It." Pretty good WW2 propaganda really. I didn't find anything particularly funny about the clip until about 8:20.
The narrator is talking about the aerial bombings of London. He says the line: "They'll kill thousands of people" just as two guys are pulling a cat out of a mound of rubble. I snorted. Thousands of people will die, BUT THE CAT WILL LIVE ON FOREVA!" It was a timing thing. I don't think it's funny that people died. It did however get us talking about the history of pets during the war which, believe it or not, is quite fascinating. So, if you're ever looking for something a little different to study...
You can always tell when I'm sleepy. I'm abnormally giggly and usually, I'm giggling at something inappropriate. Good times.