Animated Short of the Day

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Animated Short of the Day: Good Books, an online book retailer that donates all its proceeds to Oxfam, recently collaborated with NYC-based creative studios Buck and Antfood to create this trippy promo based on the works of Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson.

In a disclaimer, the company notes that the video is not endorsed by either estates, but they "humbly suggest" Thompson would have liked it. Considering there is enough contact high in this short to kill a wild horse, I'd say they're probably right.

[colossal.]

Literary Mashup of the Day

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Literary Mashup of the Day: Coleridge Cook's cat-theme reimagining of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis gets an appropriately hammy LOLbook trailer.

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

Literary Mashup of the Day

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Literary Mashup of the Day
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Literary Mashup of the Day: New from Quirk Classics: Cook Coleridge teams up with dead-and-buried Bohemian Franz Kafka to ameliorate The Metamorphosis with a long-overdue revision.

Synopsis: "One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten."