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August 16 2013

11:03

Kafkas Metamorphosis in a Toiletpaper-Commercial

Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in einem Werbespot für ungeheures Klopapier verwandelt. Er lag auf seinem flauschigweichen, vierlagigen Rücken und sah, wenn er den Kopf ein wenig senkte, seinen gewölbten, braunen, von bogenförmigen Verquirlungen geteilten Haufen, auf dessen Höhe sich die Werbewirtschaft, zum gänzlichen Niedergleiten bereit, über ihn lustig machte. (Kafkas Die Verwandlung, Anpassungen von yours truly.)

The seminal story makes a cameo in a new Charmin commercial, and it appears one of the brand’s cartoon mascot bears is a bit bookish. Partway through the commercial, which asks the bears about how they spend their time in the bathroom, one of the animated bears holds up a book labeled “Franz Kafka,” with a cover drawing of the beetle that usually represents the author’s most famous work. “Sometimes I like to bring a book,” the bear explains. […]

Whatever the literary proclivity, the appearance of a 20th century classic novella in a toilet paper commercial is, in a word, Kafkaesque.

Franz Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’ appears in toilet paper commercial

July 04 2013

09:36

Happy 130th, Franz Kafka!

Youtube Direktfranz

Kafka wäre gestern 130 Jahre alt geworden! Herzlichen Glückwunsch, oller Gehirnverknoter! In Deutsch war ich ja früher immer so gute Mittelklasse, aber bei Kafka hab ich immer geleuchtet und mir da regelmäßig meine Einsen abgeholt, die poetische Annäherung an bürokratische Seelenfresser hab ich schon mit 16 verstanden. Danke, Franz!

Video oben: The Onions fantastisches 2009er-Video über Prags Franz Kafka-Airport: „Business Week ranked the airport last in customer satisfaction due to long delays, bureaucratic employees, and overall oppressive atmosphere.“ Wird Zeit für einen Kafka-Remix der PRISM-Affäre.

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Schreiben wie Franz: Kafka Typeface
Kafka und Clockwork Orange Atari Cartridges
Thompson/Kafka-channeling Bookstore-Commercial
Kafkas Metamorphosis transformed thru Youtube Auto-Transcription, reveals Ghost in the Machine
The Meowmorphosis: Kafka with Kittens

March 14 2012

12:45

Thompson/Kafka-channeling Bookstore-Commercial

Vimeo Direkthunt, via Colossal

Tolles Commercial mit jeder Menge Hunter S. Thompson und Franz Kafka von Buck für Goodbooks, die alle Gewinne an einen guten Zweck spenden. Gibt’s auch noch mit einem ziemlich beknackt klingenden Voice-Over.

June 02 2011

08:30

The Meowmorphosis: Book Trailer


(Youtube Direktkittens, via )

Über Quirk Classics Kafka-Remix „The Meowmorphosis“ hatte ich vor einer Weile bereits gebloggt, jetzt haben sie noch einen Buchtrailer dazu rausgehauen. „One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.“ Toll!

The phenomenal success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies inspired a massively popular literary-remix movement. Now Quirk Classics once again charts bold new territory, turning the monster-mash-up formula inside out to infuse Franz Kafka’s horrific masterpiece, “The Metamorphosis,” with the fuzziest, snuggliest, most adorable creatures possible: kittens!

Gregor Samsa is a humble young man who supports his unemployed parents and teenage sister by working as a traveling fabric salesman. But his life goes strangely wrong in the very first sentence of The Meowmorphosis, when he wakes up late for work and discovers that he has inexplicably become an adorable kitten. His family must admit that, yes, their son is now OMG so cute—but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? How can Gregor be so selfish as to devote his attention to a ball of yarn? And how dare he jump out the bedroom window to wander through Kafka’s literary landscape? Never before has a cat’s tale been so poignant, strange, and horrifyingly funny.

Amazon-Partnerlink: The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After
The Meowmorphosis: Kafka with Kittens
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Seth Grahame-Smiths neues Werk “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
OMG! Zombie-Beatles – The Book!
Jane Austens „Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters“
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Deluxe Edition with 30% more Zombies
Jane Austens „Pride and Prejudice“ im Zombie-Remix

March 15 2011

12:29

The Meowmorphosis: Kafka with Kittens

Von den Leuten, die schon Jane Austen mit Zombies remixt haben kommt jetzt Kafka mit Katzen: „One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.“ OMG!

The phenomenal success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies inspired a massively popular literary-remix movement. Now Quirk Classics once again charts bold new territory, turning the monster-mash-up formula inside out to infuse Franz Kafka’s horrific masterpiece, “The Metamorphosis,” with the fuzziest, snuggliest, most adorable creatures possible: kittens!

Gregor Samsa is a humble young man who supports his unemployed parents and teenage sister by working as a traveling fabric salesman. But his life goes strangely wrong in the very first sentence of The Meowmorphosis, when he wakes up late for work and discovers that he has inexplicably become an adorable kitten. His family must admit that, yes, their son is now OMG so cute—but what good is cute when there are bills to pay? How can Gregor be so selfish as to devote his attention to a ball of yarn? And how dare he jump out the bedroom window to wander through Kafka’s literary landscape? Never before has a cat’s tale been so poignant, strange, and horrifyingly funny.

The Meowmorphosis (via Superpunch)
Amazon-Partnerlink: The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics)

March 03 2010

14:03

Schreiben wie Franz: Kafka Typeface

Designerin Julia Sysmäläinen aus Finnland hat aus Franz Kafkas Handschrift einen Font gebastelt. Ob man mit installiertem Font allerdings auch eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachen wird, sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt findend, weiß ich nicht. Aber immerhin: Now you can write like Kafka, too.

Page-Schrift des Monats: FF Mister K, Website zur Type: FF Mister K (via Tputh)

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