News, but not the serious kind
Who wants a plush vacation?
Blog Guy, I heard there is a special travel agency that will show your stuffed animal a good time. Now that I’m grown up, I think my dear childhood companion, Mister Bubba, deserves a nice vacation.
You’re talking about the Toy Travel agency, in Prague. As you can see in these photos, you send them your stuffed toy, and they shoot it with iconic backdrops such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge…
Yippee, that looks great! I’ve mailed Mister Bubba to them. So what else can he expect?
Well, Prague was the home of the great writer Franz Kafka. Many experts believe his stories were set there, so maybe the travel agency will act out his plots.
Yay! Mister Bubba in a storybook scene! Like what?
There’s the classic “The Metamorphosis,” in which a man finds himself turned into a giant insect. He is tormented by all around him until he dies horribly. That could be a part for Mister Bubba.
An INSECT? And then he DIES? No! Not Mister Bubba!
Sob! I want Mister Bubba back from that travel agency!
What travel agency?
Sob! This whole blog item is characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger!
No kidding? A tale about a Prague travel agency for stuffed animals turns out to be Kafkaesque? What are the chances?
Top: A stuffed toy is placed on the roof a terrace of a restaurant at the Old Town Square in Prague, February 27, 2010.
Right: A stuffed toy is placed next to the Vltava river bank in front of Prague Castle in Prague, February 27, 2010.
Left: A teddy bear gets a traditional Thai massage in Prague, February 27, 2010.
REUTERS photos by David W Cerny