Reading Kafka on the subway train

Just how dark is the mood these days at NYC's Metropolitan Transportation Authority?

The question is prompted by the latest quotations posted in subway cars and buses as part of the MTA’s Train of Thought program
...When the next batch of quotations appears in January — two for subway and bus posters, plus four more for the backs of millions of MetroCards — the choices will have been supplied by New York University and the New York Public Library...At the library, the point person is Arezoo Moseni, a senior librarian, who said Ms. Martinez wanted material that was “off the beaten path” and “would knock people’s socks off.”

Full article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/nyregion/16nyc.html?bl

[I saw the Kafka line during my commute. Was wondering what happened to the poetry. Now I know.]

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