Kafka's Dick: Breaking News

Gasp! Shock! Kafka had a dick! Of course, we didn't know this already, so this shocking new information is set to completely fail to change absolutely everything we knew about Kafka.

For me, the money shot in the article was the following paragraph:
Even today, the pornography would be "on the top shelf", Dr Hawes said, noting that his American publisher did not want him to publish it at first. "These are not naughty postcards from the beach. They are undoubtedly porn, pure and simple. Some of it is quite dark, with animals committing fellatio and girl-on-girl action... It's quite unpleasant. [emph.mine]"
Yes, because girl-on-girl action (for the lesbians among you: may know this as "having sex" or "making love") is simply dis-gusting, isn't it? Ick. It's quite unpleasant. Indeed. Homosexuality: it's completely the same as animal sex.


Blogger Mikkel said...

Wow. It's like something out of Lost Girls.

Also: Committing fellatio!

August 06, 2008 5:10 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

You seem strangely obsessed with Lost Girls, Mikkel. Almost as though it haunts your sleep, refusing to let you go.

And yes, I got hung up on the "committing" word, too. Firstly because the animals aren't really the morally culpable party here, and so aren't "committing" anything. Secondly because I don't really think that fellatio is a crime in itself, only in relation to who is doing the fellating and who is being fellated and what level of consent is involved. But this guy, whoever he is, seems to think that fellatio in itself is something you "commit" and that lesbianism = animal sex. So there you go.

August 06, 2008 7:07 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

So you're saying you like Lost Girls. OK, that's fine with me.

August 06, 2008 8:28 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

Yes, Mikkel. That's a great reading of my comment.

August 06, 2008 9:21 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Ooooooh... I hit a nerve, did I? That was an unexpected bonus.

August 06, 2008 11:55 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

On the internet, whenever people claim they "hit a nerve", it's almost like what happens in Godwin's law. So, Mikkel - you keep bringing up Lost Girls?

August 07, 2008 12:17 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Not really. In fact, if you read my last comment carefully, you'll notice that I don't mention it at all. Maybe you were so busy paying attention to the moonwalking bear, you imagined the whole thing.

But sure, four points for bringing up Godwin's law. Five points for starting your sentence with the words "On the internet..." Do you think you could cram a lolcat in there as well? Two thumbs up.

August 07, 2008 9:12 am  
Blogger Bjørn said...

The quote on Kafka's porn is a fascinating example of a guy saying rather more about his own attitudes than he probably wanted to... And rather less about Kafka, I guess.

By the way, I see we happen to have a "mutual friend" on facebook... Of course, everybody is connected in some way (the six-degrees theory), but not everybody is connected by Olav... :-)

August 07, 2008 9:31 am  

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