This Week’s Funniest Meme: Werner Herzog Inspirational Posters

Dec 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM ET

An unsung and as-yet-unidentified hero of the Internet has delivered an early Christmas gift to the world. Werner Herzog Inspirationals combines the dark, unsettling musings of one of cinema’s most celebrated misanthropes with the sappy stock images of the motivational-industrial complex, and the results are truly inspiring.

Since it emerged last week, the Tumblr has offered a fresh antidote to the insufferable platitudes that traditionally accompany inspirational posters by replacing them with the German filmmaker’s equally insufferable reflections about the chaotic, futile nature of existence.

Who would have guessed they pair so well with cloying pictures of landscapes, adorable creatures and forgettable Hallmark Moments?