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“Das Kapital: The Manga” and the Stench of Revolution

Just when you thought the enemies of the free market couldn’t possibly get any more crass in their efforts to make piles of money selling communist chic garbage to complete idiots comes the Che Guevara candle! Yes! For only $75.00 (!), you too can buy a piece of revolutionary ambiance:

In a hotel of Havana, sizzling under the stubborn sun of the Revolution, fierce overtones of leather and tobacco meddle with waxy silence of wood. Breaking out of the cool dimness, sly grimaces emerge, framed by the smoke of cigars and the barrels of guns.

I’m not entirely sure what “the waxy silence of wood” and “sly grimaces” are supposed to smell like, but I’m sure it’s fucking awful.

I guess the complaints of Che’s offspring have gone thus far unheeded.

In other news, Karl Marx’s (in)famous tome Das Kapital has been turned into a comic book by a Japanese publisher:

The ambitious comic rendering of Das Kapital is designed to parcel the complex economic theories of Marx’s hefty original in a format which Japanese adore digesting their information from; it will also be compressed into a size that can be slipped discretely into a Chanel evening bag

What kind of communist totes a Chanel evening bag?

(H/T: Radley Balko & Norm Geras)

  1. […] few months ago, I wrote about the publication of a comic book version of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Not to be upstaged by the Japanese, Red China is planning to […]

  2. Rockne Andrew Roll says:

    Was it a mercy killing, too?

  3. Betz says:

    It died along with Avril Levine’s singing career

  4. Rockne Andrew Roll says:

    Whatever happened to “Gurl”?

  5. Vincent says:

    That’s “gyrl”, Rockne.

  6. Rockne Andrew Roll says:

    I always thought CJ would be more of a Gucci girl.

  7. CJ Ciaramella says:

    What kind of communist totes a Chanel evening bag?

    *raises hand*

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