I Woke Up Like This Kafka Insect T-Shirt

This is like the secret recipe for huge t-shirt sales. Reference a 1915 novel, The Metamorphosis, add a picture of the most disgusting creature on Earth, a cockroach, and apply a common modern day selfie culture phrase.

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Hey, I’m sorta takin’ the piss out of this design. It’s great. I love it. It’s funny. The art is great, except I think that’s a beetle rather than a roach. Wait, I’m assuming Gregor Samsa turned into a cockroach, but that’s not necessarily true.

Here’s an audio recording of the novel:

I can’t even remember what the grand themes of the novel were. I feel dumb. I should stop typing and just enjoy the snappy humor of the shirt and not get too damn deep.

Maybe you could help me out in the comments. What’s the novel about and are you proud to wear a reference to it on your chest.

Unfortunately, I’m only less more familiar with “I woke up like this.” That’s where chicks start a snapchat or snap an instagram, looking all stunning, then brag that it took no work at all. Totally natural. No problem. You should see how hot I am when I actually try. I bet you wish you were me.

So, that kind of narcissism juxtaposed to this dark Kafka shit is a very nice touch.

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Memorialized By a T-Shirt

the metamorphosis photo
Photo by 50 Watts

Of course, I read the novel in its original language, Die Verwandlung, as I do with most of the most impactful 20th Century literature. I’m fluent in 37 languages. Reading German, it’s no problem. So, I should get this shirt as an ice breaker, so I can tell whoever I happen to run into that I’m supra-multilingual.

Anyways, if you don’t believe that, then maybe you should visit the home page of this fine site to see whatever untruths have been told about funny shirts.