Tag: Oxfam

A close encounter with the anti-Bush kind

Monday, 24 September, 2012

The unbearable smugness of Europe’s petite bourgeoisie enrages the narrator of The Dinner, by the Dutch writer Herman Koch. In this scene, he has been summoned to meet the principal of his son’s school following the submission of an essay by the child that contains views about crime not in keeping with those held so […]

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Gonzo and Franz and Don

Thursday, 10 May, 2012

The online bookseller Good Books donates all its retails profits to Oxfam projects. Here, the late Hunter S. Thompson meets Franz Kafka in a proposed Good Books ad that’s all about change. The creatives are based in New Zealand and they call their agency String Theory. Don Draper would have been pleased with this clip, which is a kind of post-modern extension of The Wheel.