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(The New York Times) NewsFlash Where the wild things were   (nytimes.com) divider line 167
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2012-05-08 10:04:18 AM  
This development has left me saddened. Godspeed to the rumpus, Mr. Wild Thing.
 
2012-05-08 10:04:42 AM  
He went to Outside Over There.
Baruch Dayan Emet
 
2012-05-08 10:05:51 AM  
I didn't realize he was still alive.

Rest In Peace.
 
2012-05-08 10:05:53 AM  
"There's another tree out in the middle of the water. I donno why."
 
2012-05-08 10:05:57 AM  
Not being from New York, I had to look up the meaning of shtetl.
 
2012-05-08 10:06:18 AM  

IwasKloot: Oblig (pops)

/RIP, Wild Man


Thank God Colbert got to him in time.

Also:
www.jamespreller.com

I loved this book when I was a kid. Prudes be damned.
 
2012-05-08 10:06:43 AM  
RIP
 
2012-05-08 10:06:47 AM  
"I don't care!"
 
2012-05-08 10:07:44 AM  
Always loved the book. God speed, good sir.
 
2012-05-08 10:08:46 AM  
Little known fact about Maurice: he often spoke of the pompitous of love.
 
2012-05-08 10:09:07 AM  
He is (was) a good friend of my aunt's family ... got to meet him once as a young'un when WTWTA was one of my favorite books
 
2012-05-08 10:09:43 AM  

Headso: The Wild Things are still there subtard, the author just died.


Thanks, Captain Obvious. No one disagrees with you, yet no one needed to hear that. Except maybe a little kidlet who might have recently read the book, and is now reading FARK, and might not have known that.
 
2012-05-08 10:09:49 AM  
FINALLY

Now we can begin work on the sequel! FETCH ME VIN DEISEL.
 
2012-05-08 10:12:52 AM  
www.nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2012-05-08 10:12:53 AM  
One of the first times I truly felt like a dad of my adopted son was when we went to a Maurice Sendak exhibit at a children's museum in a Chicago suburb and we painted our faces like wild things and rumpused, wildly together before sliding down a spoon into a bowl of "chicken soup with rice"

Gonna miss you, Big Mo. You deserved way better than that awful, depressing movie.
 
2012-05-08 10:13:48 AM  
HOW MANY MORE WILL COLBERT KILL BEFORE WE STOP HIM
 
2012-05-08 10:14:22 AM  
This is the first thing I thought of when I read the headline, but it's still sad to see the passing of one of the great children's authors of our time. And I believed he captured the essence -the spirit, if I may still use such a word- of what it means to be a child better than most.
 
2012-05-08 10:14:45 AM  
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak

Part 1
Part 2

/saw part 1 had been posted, just posting an easy link to part 2
 
2012-05-08 10:15:16 AM  
I was hoping the brooklyn zoo had a bunch of animals escape

RIP
 
2012-05-08 10:15:55 AM  

Alonjar: Was this shiat really worthy of a newsflash tag?


Mama, can I bite Alonjar in the butt?
Yes, my Little Bear.
weloveyouso.com
 
2012-05-08 10:16:13 AM  
oh wow - this actually makes me sad. Goodbye, childhood!
 
2012-05-08 10:16:48 AM  

Alonjar: Was this shiat really worthy of a newsflash tag?


More so than any Zimmerman story.
 
2012-05-08 10:17:05 AM  

Magorn: Gonna miss you, Big Mo. You deserved way better than that awful, depressing movie.


I find myself wishing he hadn't lived to see it become that.
 
2012-05-08 10:17:53 AM  

Magorn:
Gonna miss you, Big Mo. You deserved way better than that awful, depressing movie.


Can't wait to share the book with a future child, but I'm at odds on the movie. I liked it, even Mr. Sendak liked it. But it is so depressing I wouldn't let the kid know it existed til their teens.

Also, these were the coolest shoes i've owned.
www.highsnobiety.com
 
2012-05-08 10:18:23 AM  
A great man with a great adventure in his head who decided he wanted to share his stories with the world. As children grow they gain many memories of the world around them and of life...and Sendak was almost always one of them. Truly a genius, no book could fully contain the heart that this man brought to his writings.
 
2012-05-08 10:18:47 AM  
damn...getting older kind of sucks...with MCA and Maurice Sendak gone, that's two of the biggest influences of my childhood...bummed right now.

Anyone got a link to any audio-books of his? I'd love to stream his stuff in class today for my students. I teach art, so it wouldn't really interfere with anything lecture-wise.

/sad
//maybe a Beastie Boys / Where the Wild Things Are mash-up would be in order...
 
2012-05-08 10:19:01 AM  

IwasKloot: Oblig (pops)

/RIP, Wild Man


As a children's librarian, this makes me feel truly sad. Sendak was a champion of treating children like people instead of snowflakes. He'll be greatly missed.

/I love your screenname, IwasKloot. I am Kloot is one of my favorite bands.
 
2012-05-08 10:20:05 AM  
Damn.
 
2012-05-08 10:21:43 AM  
His Colbert Nation interview was one of the most awesome things ever to be televised.
 
2012-05-08 10:23:32 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

RIP Maurice
 
2012-05-08 10:24:30 AM  
I always admired the man. Not just what he did for the world of Children's Lit or his influence over generations of illustrators. Where the Wild Things are is one of my most cherished possessions and I still have the original copy that my brother transcribed for me for my 5th birthday. I also admired the man for his attitude towards children in general, how he didn't believe that they had to be handled with kit gloves and that dammit, kids enjoy a good scare from time to time so f*ck off you helicopter parents!

/RIP Whimsical Man
 
2012-05-08 10:25:44 AM  
News Flash? Really?
 
2012-05-08 10:25:56 AM  
Huh, I'd forgotten/hadn't realized he was a local.

/Lives in Danbury
//In Ridgefield right now.
 
2012-05-08 10:26:01 AM  
I realize that he had a lot of fans and that a lot of people have a strong attachment to his work, but I never got it. I'm not saying that it was bad or his fans are stupid. I respect it. It just never seemed special to me.

None the less, fair sailing, word-smith.
 
2012-05-08 10:26:58 AM  
t3.gstatic.com


RIP MARTIN JET PACK
 
2012-05-08 10:27:24 AM  

Karmacidal: News Flash? Really?


It's not shocking news considering his age, but it's significant and sad, which merits the tag.
 
2012-05-08 10:27:28 AM  
Also I'm making one of these for the first little niece or nephew my sister decides to give me:

www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com
 
2012-05-08 10:31:01 AM  

Queensowntalia: Huh, I'd forgotten/hadn't realized he was a local.

/Lives in Danbury
//In Ridgefield right now.


I had no clue either. I'm shocked I haven't seen him at Steve's bagels or something of the like.
 
2012-05-08 10:31:12 AM  

KatjaMouse: Also I'm making one of these for the first little niece or nephew my sister decides to give me:

[www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com image 223x400]


You will be an awesome aunt.
 
2012-05-08 10:31:51 AM  
fark.
 
2012-05-08 10:32:11 AM  

Alonjar: Was this shiat really worthy of a newsflash tag?


If it's any consolation, I'm sure your death will pass without comment.
 
2012-05-08 10:32:52 AM  
The best children's authors (Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, etc.) were invariably those who respected the legitimacy of children's experiences of the world, and never, ever condescended to them.
 
2012-05-08 10:33:28 AM  
Never understood the following this book had. It's rather pathetic even in terms of a kids book.
 
2012-05-08 10:35:07 AM  

Karmacidal: News Flash? Really?


Really, Mr. Freeze.

/goodnight, grumpy artist genius guy
 
2012-05-08 10:37:57 AM  

thecpt: Queensowntalia: Huh, I'd forgotten/hadn't realized he was a local.

/Lives in Danbury
//In Ridgefield right now.

I had no clue either. I'm shocked I haven't seen him at Steve's bagels or something of the like.


I've spent so much time in Ridgefield over the years I'm sure I've seen him around. Wouldn't recognize him though. At least going by that pic in the article he just looked like your Generic Old Guy. Which I'm sure he preferred.

MDGeist: It's rather pathetic even in terms of a kids book.


You are incorrect, sir/ma'am.
 
2012-05-08 10:38:03 AM  

MDGeist: Never understood the following this book had. It's rather pathetic even in terms of a kids book.


Perhaps a young child can enlighten you.
 
2012-05-08 10:38:07 AM  

KatjaMouse: Also I'm making one of these for the first little niece or nephew my sister decides to give me:

[www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com image 223x400]


I can offer up a very adorable pair of little ones who'd look great in that if you wanna give it a test run. You know, make sure it's perfect before your sister pops any out? ;)
 
2012-05-08 10:39:58 AM  
I do care.

Forget the dust, I'm more than a little teary. Good night, Sir.
 
2012-05-08 10:42:13 AM  
Maurice Sendak on e-books:

"fark them is what I say, I hate those e-books. They can not be the future... they may well be... I will be dead, I won't give a shiat!"

Indeed. RIP, gay cantankerous children's storyteller man.
 
2012-05-08 10:42:36 AM  

KatjaMouse: Also I'm making one of these for the first little niece or nephew my sister decides to give me:

[www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com image 223x400]


somofos.com
 
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