Monster of the Day #476

  • Flangepart

    Hummm…These porta-Jhons need work.

    Looks like Ken is throwing us curve balls when we guess where he’s going, pic wise.;)

  • Ericb

    R.I.P. Maurice

  • The Rev.

    Well, there’s a reason he would’ve chosen this for today, unrelated to any theme he may have had going.

    I advise everyone to look up Stephen Colbert’s recent interview with Mr. Sendak.  Pretty funny stuff.

  • Nuts, I was hoping it’d be Mike Hacker.

    I hated this book as a monster-loving kid. I thought monsters came from science labs and atomic test sites. These things were just great big teddy bears.

  • Ericb

    I didn’t care for it either.  For me monsters needed to be either reptiles, invertebrates or some kind of whacky alien design to interest me.

  •  This was never one of the books I was read as a kid, which kinda surprises me, given that monsters were so big with me at that age.

  • Flangepart

    Ooooh. Finally saw the obit.
    Yeah, never saw it when young, didn’t feel any interest. Nothing against the man.

  • zombiewhacker

    Well, maybe there is a connection.  Monday and Tuesday were “Dinosaurus,” a movie about a kid and his brontosaurus.  Today is a kid and his… um… monsteraurus.

    It’s Kennies and their monsters week.

  • Gamera977

    Really guys? I loved the illustrations as a kid but can’t say I remember anything of the books plot though.  

  • Monoceros4

    Any opinion on the semi-recent, baffling Spike Jonze “Where the Wild Things Are” movie?

  • The Rev.

    I haven’t seen it.  I liked the book, though.  I think my love of Sesame Street made monsters that weren’t horrifying seem fine to me.

    I haven’t read most of his other things, and now feel like I should.

  • RIP Maurice.

  • Petoht

    …plot?  Kid runs away, plays with monsters, misses his home, goes home.  Not much plot, but I loved it as a kid, especially the deciding if it was all his imagination or real.  Part of the reason I loved Calvin and Hobbes: that blending of realities.

  • David Lee Ingersoll

    I thought it was a great movie. It’s not really a kid’s movie though a kid might enjoy it. It’s weird and warm and disturbing and sad and joyous. It’s the best film length adaptation of a 32 page book I’ve ever seen. Which is kind of damning it with faint praise.

  • Gamera977

    Ahhh, that explains why I don’t remember it then!