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I don't see why that wouldn't still happen assuming the winner wasn't the bloke in question.
Faire point, although I know that TV contest contacts often have pretty insane T's&C's, so Sky may very well use this as an excuse to cut their losses and not have to shell out for an exhibition. 😐
 

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I'm not sure if this is a correct statement or just an attempt at humour, but that table ISN'T a Nazi swastika symbol, it's a Left-Facing version often now referred to as a sauwastika which is a symbol of divinity & spirituality in Indian Religions.
Just a joke, although I didn't know that, quite interesting.

I've got a small veneered box with some parquetry/marquetry somewhere which I inherited from a family member which has some Swastikas on it amongst some other symbols, although I think it may pre-date the National Socialist Party that they became synonymous with. I don't really know anything about it and I've only kept it because it looked interesting, I wonder whether the ones on the box are left-facing. I'll see if I can find it.
 

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I've got a small veneered box with some parquetry/marquetry somewhere which I inherited from a family member which has some Swastikas on it amongst some other symbols,
Is you last name Goring, Goebbels, Mengele .......................
 

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I remember a Flemish lady in Portugal in the '70s, she was a highly decorated war hero. Joking one day I said something was evil - she looked at me for a moment and said you don't know evil is. I have met evil ........... I met Mengele. Killed that conversation stone dead.
 

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I remember a Flemish lady in Portugal in the '70s, she was a highly decorated war hero. Joking one day I said something was evil - she looked at me for a moment and said you don't know evil is. I have met evil ........... I met Mengele. Killed that conversation stone dead.
Interesting, was she a Partisan?
 

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I have a 1920s edition of Kipling's Jungle Book, which has a very prominent swastika on the cover. Although being Rudyard Kipling, it will probably have been declared racist and needs burning urgently.

Here's a photo of someone else's copy, brazenly stolen from the internet:


I seem to remember hearing that young Adolf was enamoured of the swastikas on his local church that he walked past on the way to school, which is why he used them later. That one is from my fuzzy memory, and may be apocryphal.
 

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Great show and I was enjoying it, to be fair I didn't give a second to his tatoos or his remarks. The low point for me was the need to have a comedian(name escapes me) making stupid wise cracks. The show didn't need him
 

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I have a 1920s edition of Kipling's Jungle Book, which has a very prominent swastika on the cover.
Oh, that's interesting. I have some old Kipling books that were my father's. I had never noticed a swastika on them, so I just went and checked. My 1925 copy of Captain Courageous and my 1917 copy of Barrack Room Ballads both have a swastika on the cover and I had never noticed, or at least not remembered. Perhaps I am just not very observant. Other titles do not have a swastika, at least not in the editions I have.
 

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I used to go to a holiday home in Wales, which was an old farmhouse on a working farm. The chest of drawers/dressing table in my bedroom had swastikas (or more precisely, reverse Swastikas) carved into the section below the mirror.

I remember looking up the likely provenance of these, and funding they were a quite widely used decoration before becoming associated with Nazism. Looked at without the unpleasant historical baggage they are an attractive, yet relatively simple decorative form, so it's unsurprising they are found all over the place.
 

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I'm not sure if this is a correct statement or just an attempt at humour, but that table ISN'T a Nazi swastika symbol, it's a Left-Facing version often now referred to as a sauwastika which is a symbol of divinity & spirituality in Indian Religions.
Dug up the box, turns out there's both left and right facing swastikas!



More photos on this thread: My Strange Box
 

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The swastika is an ancient symbol, mostly associated with India and Buddhism. As far as I am aware the Nazis adopted it principally as a snappy logo.
 

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Great show and I was enjoying it, to be fair I didn't give a second to his tatoos or his remarks. The low point for me was the need to have a comedian(name escapes me) making stupid wise cracks. The show didn't need him
It would have been following int he format of bake off which has similar and is mildly popular. They get to be the regular joe that can't dream of doing that kind of work.
 

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The swastika goes back a long way in Europe, not just India. On Ilkley Moor there is a carved stone from the late Neolithic / early Bronze age (~2000BC) bearing a swastika.
 

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I thought the 88 tattoo was for his love of larger ladies and bingo.
 
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