The best joke-Instagram in recent memory was undoubtedly tasteofstreep, which sees Meryl Streep placed within, atop, beside (and other prepositions!) assorted foods. But the internet is a place of unfettered creativity, divinity and stupidity, and there’s another dumb-smartly wonderful Instagram account to keep up with. Meryl may have been fantastically repurposed as cake and spaghetti, but now Karl Ove Knausgaard has been remade — with fittingly lucid realism — as Legos doing very everyday things that you may recall from any of his Struggle[s].
First, we have Karl and his wife, Linda, as Legos, with a scene from Book 2, in which a very pregnant Linda is locked gets locked in the bathroom:
And here’s another bathroom scene with Linda (also from Book 2), following a visit to the doctor after she experienced contractions, which here receives hashtags such as “#lindaispregnant” and “#legokarlove”:
Here, likewise from Book 2, is Karl eating lunch with his mother and Linda, and fretting over whether to send back a buttery fish soup (this, like many others, received hashtags such as “#emasculation” and “#humiliation”):
From a scene on which Karl and a pregnant Linda are on vacation and being recklessly speed-boated around by Karl’s acquaintance:
I did not think this was dangerous, and could not bring myself to tell Arvid to slow down, It was too stupid. At the same time Linda sat there burning with fear and anger. #legokarlove #boatride #norwegianvacation #amaninlove #mystrugglebooktwo #mystrugglebook2 #minkamp #knausgaard #knausgård #karloveknausgaard
Visit the Instagram account for more intimate Norwegian banality. According to the account, you can request your favorite scenes from the creator.
Spotted on The New Republic.