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Brent Bozell's Cybercast News Service ("The Right News. Right Now.") reminds us that the world–or at least Serbia–is an endlessly strange and horrifying place:

The Mr. President Hotel, in Belgrade, Serbia, offers hotel rooms named after past or present world leaders. Among them is the $200-a-night Hitler suite, where a portrait of the uniformed German dictator, with a swastika on his arm, hangs on the wall over the king-sized bed.

Other suites honor President George W. Bush, his father, former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Cuban Leader Fidel Castro, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and former Yugoslavian communist dictator Josip Broz Tito.

Whole thing here. Where, one asks, is the Pierre Trudeau Whoopie Parlor?

Last June, reason's Michael C. Moynihan checked into "The Hotel Honecker," a Berlin "hotel that 'recreates the experience' of East Germany for the budget traveler."

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  1. Other suites honor President George W. Bush, his father, former President George H.W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Cuban Leader Fidel Castro, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin and former Yugoslavian communist dictator Josip Broz Tito.

    With the exception of Thatcher (arguably), these guys are all in the same class of asshole.

    Is there a Friedman/Pinochet room?

    [ducks]

  2. There was a Pinochet room, but it was disappeared.

    “Welcome to the Hotel Honecker. Would you like your room bugged, or unbugged?”

  3. I would have thought Imelda Marcos would have been a shoe-inn for such an honor.

  4. Is there an Idi Amin suite? And if so, what’s on the room service menu?

  5. Is there an Idi Amin suite? And if so, what’s on the room service menu?

    Lady fingers.

  6. Where, one asks, is the Pierre Trudeau Whoopie Parlor?

    Well, there is a Jean Chretien discount room. You get room service in two languages, both spoken badly.

  7. Where are the suites named after Kim Jong-il? Milo?evi?? Ceau?escu? Mugabe? Putin? Lenin? Musso… hell, you get the picture.

  8. Obligatory Monty Python reference:

    Hitler changes his name and enters British politics

    I can’t find the video, but this is pretty good too, from Episode 34:

    Pither (voice over) Anyway, as we were so far from home, and as Mr Gulliver, still believing himself to be Trotsky, was very tired from haranguing the masses all the way from Monte Carlo,

    Cut to military man who thumps the map again.

    Military Man Monte Carlo. 100 miles south of Turin. 100 east of Pisa. 500 miles west of Bilbao.

    Cut back to Pither.

    Pither Thank you. I decided to check…

    Pither (voice over) I decided to check…

    Pither No, sorry you go on.

    Pither (voice over) I decided to check him into a hotel while I visited the British Embassy to ask for help in returning to Cornwall.

    They leave the bicycle on the kerb and enter a door with the sign ‘YMACA.’ over it.

    Pither (voice over) And so we registered at the Smolensk Young Men’s Anti-Christian Association.

    Cut to military man.
    Military Man YMACA. Corner of Anti-Semitic Street and Pogrom Square.

    Pither (by now standing at the reception desk with Gulliver) Go away. (to departing desk clerk) No, not you. A single room for my friend please.

    Desk Clerk Yes, sir. Bugged or unbugged?

    Gulliver (as Trotsky) I think I’d be happier with a bugged one.

    Desk Clerk Right, one bugged with bath.

    Pither Well, just have a nice lie down, and I’ll go to the Embassy.
    He goes. Gulliver signs hotel register.

    Desk Clerk (looking at the book) Trotsky! My lack of God, it’s Trotsky!

    A couple of people race in excitedly.

    Gulliver Comrades. Socialism is not a…

    Microsoft does Hitler in:
    Hitler’s Console gets banned by Microsoft

    And, last but not least, nothing can be a kitschy as Mel Brooks’ Hitler Rap

  9. Bozell probably praised the hotel. This is the same guy that tries to get everything censored. No more South Park if he had his way.

  10. I noted the ADL’s lack of attention to the hotel room for mass murdered Josef Stalin who murdered far more millions than Hitler did.

    Sadly, this is in keeping with the ADL’s general support for (the right kind) of totalitarian state:

    http://nationalexpositor.com/News/911.html

    http://www.ilaalerts.org/UM/T.asp?A1.2.2454.6.134964

  11. I’d like the Eva Peron room, with a pink balcony and complementary tiara.

  12. I’ll wait for the Ghengis Khan Room, with its harem of beautiful women and a large animal on a spit roasting over an open fire in the center of the room.

  13. a large animal on a spit roasting over an open fire in the center of the room.

    = Cheney?

  14. Among them is the $200-a-night Hitler suite, where a portrait of the uniformed German dictator, with a swastika on his arm, hangs on the wall over the king-sized bed.

    In which newlyweds can reenact scenes from The Night Porter.

  15. Is there a Slobo Suite, is the real question.

  16. It’s much more fun in the Bill Clinton suite…

  17. It’s much more fun in the Bill Clinton suite…

    Shag carpet, rotating bed, disco ball lighting, wokka-wokka music . . .

  18. R C Dean | January 23, 2008, 2:45pm | #

    It’s much more fun in the Bill Clinton suite…

    Shag carpet, rotating bed, disco ball lighting, wokka-wokka music . . .”

    wokka wokka music? the sound that of pac-man?

  19. I prefer the classics. Is there a Caligula room?

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