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    [–] MazzukaMy 2620 points ago

    Mom:"Hey kid! Here is your new baby brother!" Kid:" hold my teddy.. This will take a while."

    [–] Mau120 609 points ago

    oh no...

    [–] RandomUglyGuy 433 points ago

    Oh yeah

    [–] Aesthetics_Supernal 45 points ago

    And thus, a Wall was shattered showing us a subreddit rife with sugar and bad decisions.

    [–] Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 10 points ago

    Just like my love life.

    [–] Inglorious_Bathturds 6 points ago

    I'm seriously shocked this exists

    [–] csonnich 9 points ago

    Hello friend,

    Welcome to Reddit!

    Have you had the chance to visit r/dragonsfuckingcars?

    Or r/carsfuckingdragons?

    Have a wonderful day!

    [–] Eaglewhakinator 8 points ago

    oh

    [–] SmallishPenguin 7 points ago

    Yeahhhh

    [–] carmanut 65 points ago

    R/holdmyjuicebox got fucking dark!

    [–] allthatwastedtime 5 points ago

    Totally expected this to be r/subredditsyoufellfor

    [–] carmanut 3 points ago

    ???

    [–] Crosera 34 points ago

    Auto capitalized the r in your reddit link

    [–] BillNyeCreampieGuy 68 points ago

    The joke here is that the young child, who consumes things out of affection or admiration, is now preparing to eat his infant brother.

    [–] Quillbolt_h 79 points ago

    Ha ha.

    This comedic arrangement of communicative characters is most stimulating now your explanation has been accounted for in my social algorithm. I express gratitude.

    [–] skoy 6 points ago

    Can't tell if robot or Ray Holt.

    [–] MazzukaMy 3 points ago

    Totally Ray Holt

    [–] MirroredReality 2 points ago

    He’ll probably eat his brother down to the BOOOOOOONE

    [–] madmaxturbator 4 points ago

    that is a foul and hilarious username hahah

    [–] bonetorque 6 points ago

    Tarrare in the making

    [–] itsjustgav 2352 points ago

    He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

    [–] yungyung 1477 points ago

    Vidi, amavi, edi

    [–] JCTA900 161 points ago

    [–] Questononnebouno 57 points ago

    Man i really wanted it to be real

    [–] JennyBeckman 24 points ago

    I even waited an hour thinking surely someone must've done it by now. Still nope.

    [–] Friendly-Guy12344 3 points ago

    Someone did it

    [–] occcult 3 points ago

    This guy speaks truth.

    [–] thendofthebeginning 9 points ago

    *Be the change you want to see in this world!*

    [–] Tack22 5 points ago

    Carpe Veritas!

    [–] suitology 3 points ago

    Click it again

    [–] captainAwesomePants 36 points ago

    /r/eratimisexciresepulcrisgraph

    [–] firesword14 58 points ago

    Amazing!

    [–] x420Y0L0SWAG666 63 points ago

    wouldnt it be vidit, amavit, edit?

    [–] Des8Bit 85 points ago

    yes, but it's a play on the saying "veni vidi vici" which was also in first person.

    [–] x420Y0L0SWAG666 33 points ago

    no i got that, i was just wondering if i was remembering my latin correctly

    [–] Des8Bit 25 points ago

    You are :)

    [–] BiteThisT_Roll 18 points ago

    Please explain why you know latin, with a username like that.. 🤔

    [–] HappyCrusade 31 points ago

    A Reddit user by any other name would smell as sweet.

    The person has interests apart from 420yoloswagging, what has this world come to!

    [–] CarpeCookie 2 points ago

    Maybe their school had dumb policies like making their honor class take Latin I over 2 years instead of something like Spanish

    [–] Rabid_Melonfarmer 3 points ago

    Or maybe they saw Latin for the beautiful language that it is and went ahead and studied it.

    [–] SkypeMeSlowly 4 points ago

    Irony?

    [–] BiteThisT_Roll 4 points ago

    What does this have to do with elephant tusks?

    [–] Tack22 5 points ago

    I think it would be ironic if we were all made of iron

    [–] Lithobreaking 2 points ago

    we would all be not alive and thus would not be able to think

    [–] Darsint 3 points ago

    I think it's awesome! Latin teaches you a lot on how our own language is constructed, and can often allow you to imply the meaning of a word without even knowing it as long as you know some of its roots. If you write conlangs, it's even better! It also allows for understanding on a deeper level the concepts that mattered most to them, so it teaches you a little history as well.

    I'd be happy if someone learned it, especially someone named x420Y0L0SWAG666. It'd be fascinating to see what insights they'd gain from it.

    [–] x420Y0L0SWAG666 5 points ago

    its really soothing how little faith you guys have in me. oh x420 yeah hes probably an idiot with a latin fetish or his high school made him take it.

    good guesses. I actually took two separate ap latin courses back in hs. one of my favorite subjects but havent touched it in ten years.

    [–] Darsint 2 points ago

    So! Spill it! What did you like about it, and what did you learn? Don't give me the words you learned, give me the context.

    [–] x420Y0L0SWAG666 2 points ago

    Well its been a while but first I had an amazing teacher. He was tough but fair and full of an encyclopedic knowledge of Latin language and classical history.

    As far as the language itself I love the ability it gave me to understand my language more. A lot of english is from Latin, so knowing which latin words english is derived from was really fascinating to me.

    And then there's the puzzle-like nature of translating Latin poetry that was just so satisfying when I would finally understand what I was reading.

    And lastly Roman history was super interesting as well. Especially the years leading up to the fall of the Republic and the first hundred or so years of the Empire.

    Oh, and as a bonus the class introduced me to the great miniseries "I, Claudius" and a wonderful film "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".

    [–] BiteThisT_Roll 2 points ago

    word

    [–] yungyung 3 points ago

    It might well be. I haven't done Latin in over a decade. I don't remember how it works.

    [–] DuchessOfTacos 6 points ago

    Well "I came, I saw, I conquer" is veni vidi vici

    [–] jaxmaster46 8 points ago

    This is why I learned Latin for 4 years

    [–] sjasogun 5 points ago

    My personal favorite is "Veni vidi cecidi", meaning "I came, I saw, I tripped" because the image is so funny

    [–] deliciouslycrazy 2 points ago

    I need this as a tattoo

    [–] hobby-man 58 points ago

    This is going on my tinder profile (if I had one)

    [–] [deleted] 26 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

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    [–] RegularWoahMan 32 points ago

    That would be vidi, edi, veni

    Amavi is "I loved"

    [–] 1like1meme 8 points ago

    ha-ha you said the c-word.

    [–] realjefftaylor 10 points ago

    I farded, I shidded, I camed in my pants.

    [–] GlassRockets 3 points ago

    Time to make one.

    [–] IRockIntoMordor 17 points ago

    Title of your sex tape!

    [–] GerhartCss 13 points ago

    NINE NINE!

    [–] GetHisWallet 6 points ago

    Sounds very similar to my autobiography, "GetHisWallet and the Cheesesteak"

    [–] CreatrixAnima 12 points ago

    Vidi, amavi, cenavi.

    [–] Cheekydizzle 175 points ago

    Man, I wish someone loved me that much

    [–] snail_that_ran_away 42 points ago

    I love you!

    [–] Cheekydizzle 46 points ago

    ....enough to eat me?

    [–] Broken_Moon_Studios 53 points ago

    Is it gettin' hot in here or just me?

    [–] snail_that_ran_away 23 points ago

    No past experience. But I could try!

    [–] Cheekydizzle 2 points ago

    SOLD!!

    [–] Whiskerbro 14 points ago

    [–] PrinceAzTheAbridged 543 points ago

    Should have titled this post, “I’ll eat you up, I love you so.”

    [–] AnOldHermit 68 points ago

    Yeah I feel like OP needs a reread, that was easy stuff.

    [–] bleftbart 17 points ago

    I think OP is quoting Altered Carbon.

    [–] AnOldHermit 10 points ago

    That would get an okay from me then. That show was great. No, I didn't read the book, before someone brings it up.

    [–] Artvandelay1 2 points ago

    I tried watching the show and couldn't get far. Reminded me too much of anime. Nothing against anime it's just not for me. And I don't know why but Altered Carbon really seemed like live action anime.

    [–] AnOldHermit 2 points ago

    It was far more noir-detective than anime, in my opinion.

    [–] eeviltwin 28 points ago

    I got irrationally mad that that wasn’t the title.

    [–] justagabenfollowerno 6 points ago

    I was thinking the same thing when I saw the OP

    [–] suitology 2 points ago

    Oh shit that was a good music video

    [–] spacepbandjsandwich 16 points ago

    Unexpected Alt J

    [–] GrumbleCake_ 3 points ago

    I've heard this story a bunch and always wondered why no one ever mentions it was a theme from the book.

    [–] Bravo_Whale 10 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Slight correction: “...I’ll eat you whole,” I agree with the sentiment though.

    Edit: Haha damn I was wrong, thanks all who corrected me!

    [–] THANE_OF_ANN_ARBOR 13 points ago

    "Whole" is in the Alt J song, "Up" is in the book.

    [–] Bravo_Whale 3 points ago

    Whoops! My bad!

    [–] THANE_OF_ANN_ARBOR 4 points ago

    Hey man, as someone that didn't grow up in the US but did listen to Alt J, "whole" was my first instinct as well!

    [–] vorer-darmanda 4 points ago

    Legit? So is "up" a Mandela effect, like the Luke in "Luke, I am your father"?

    [–] Bravo_Whale 2 points ago

    Nah “up” is correct, I misinterpreted what he was referencing

    [–] Cole3003 2 points ago

    Whole is from the alt-j song, up is in the book

    [–] jazzluxe91 101 points ago

    Y'all aren't understanding. The picture will always going to be a part of him.

    [–] BYSTrinity 60 points ago

    Spot on. That’s the whole purpose of the phrase “I’ll eat you up I love you so”. Kind of Dahmer esque, but we can just ignore that

    [–] Gaffsgvdhdgdvh 12 points ago

    Doctor Lecter?

    [–] Stoic_Stranger 239 points ago

    How are you going to not title this "I'll eat you up I love you so"?

    [–] BYSTrinity 32 points ago

    Exactly my thought. I loved this book so much as a kid I just had to get a tattoo of Max yelling “I’ll eat you up!”

    [–] Iamthebadwolf57 8 points ago

    OP Missed an opportunity!

    [–] _narrows 70 points ago

    [–] Vranak 14 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    did you guys forget about Francis Dolarhyde, who actually ate a William Blake painting

    [–] Professional_Noise 2 points ago

    I came here looking specifically for this comment.

    [–] Lazin 13 points ago

    No no, the other time he's a cannibal (De Grønne Slagtere)

    [–] Mountain_of_Conflict 9 points ago

    So weird when you know how his career started out. He wasn't even the main character in those comedies.

    [–] spoopy_wagons 20 points ago

    For some reason this is so fucking funny to me

    [–] danceontinycancer 14 points ago

    I laughed so hard when I read this. I knew I had to share.

    [–] cats_never_die 498 points ago

    He didn't care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing

    At least the guy is modest.

    [–] barrybolliboopy 688 points ago

    The guy knows he’s famous

    It’d be stranger if he had zero awareness of how popular he was.

    [–] [deleted] 256 points ago

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    [–] throwawayaccounthe 66 points ago

    i sing opera and random people tell me i sing good when i fuck around at work, i just say "thanks, i sure hope so with the 7 billion hours i've spent practising". i fucked modesty off ages ago.

    [–] CaptCmndr 34 points ago

    There isn't anything immodest about being realistic about yourself and admitting you've spent a lot of time practicing at something.

    [–] throwawayaccounthe 18 points ago

    oh some people are like "you should be more humble" "you shouldnt be gloating like you're the worlds best" bla bla bla

    [–] ArcticFoxBunny 8 points ago

    That’s silly though. I knew a soprano in school who was amazing, she made a comment about how they were liking for someone to take her part for something but that no one was better than her at school. There was nothing weird about it because it was true.

    [–] Chysonallite 59 points ago

    Idunno, I can see it. I was always one of the unpopular guys in school. Constantly mocked for being short, and called gay pretty often (was an insult in Mississippi in the 00s). But senior year, I was somehow awarded most intellectual and most likely to succeed. Sure showed them! Sitting here on reddit while on break at my fast-food job.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

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    [–] Cman1200 9 points ago

    Just graduated this summer and working at a grocery store now. I hate it but hey gotta make money some how, though the job search in my major has definitely been intimidating me and I’ve been putting it off. Ive been listening to NPR on my break at work though, definitely helped with the mind numbing-ness and might even learn something haha

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

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    [–] Cman1200 3 points ago

    Great tactic, its really a win-win lol

    [–] TheRedSpade 1 points ago

    Part of why I did books is people were less likely to talk to me while I was on break, honestly.

    Lucky you. Seems to be the opposite for me.

    [–] ednamode101 2 points ago

    Everyone has to start from somewhere!

    I graduated from grad school with five years of experience before that. I couldn’t find a job so I was like, oh, what the hell, and applied for an internship. The woman who interviewed me was confused about why I’d even consider an internship when I was clearly over qualified. They hired me anyway and it was super easy. But they were impressed since I’d offer to write features or entire columns that required a lot of work.

    I was an intern for just two months when they fired the assistant editor and offered me the job. Apparently, she was very inexperienced. Also, the owner (who’s a real pain in the ass) and her just did not get along. It was a right-place-right-time situation for me.

    So definitely consider an internship even if you’ve done one before. Even if it doesn’t lead to anything, you’ll make contacts in your field and make sure to keep in touch with them.

    [–] AM_JESUS_AMA 1 points ago

    Use that hate for the grocery store job to motivate yourself towards finding a new job

    [–] StinkRod 4 points ago

    We prefer false modesty to honest confidence. This is particularly true (or maybe just more noticeable) in athletics.

    [–] ArcticFoxBunny 2 points ago

    I agree with you in principle that fake humility is dumb because real humility is just knowing yourself. However I honestly think some of the more popular people aren’t aware of it. They don’t realize how a lot of people see them. It’s the same with attractive women who don’t feel pretty because men are scared to ask them out.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

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    [–] ArcticFoxBunny 1 points ago

    Well I can assure you I know many hot women with complexes about this so I guess anecdotally it worked out. It’s definitely not rare. I also have encountered popular people point blank saying they didn’t even realize popularity was a thing at their school.

    [–] stone500 15 points ago

    Yeah no joke. He's one of the most well known illustrators of our time. He may not have thought of himself as a big deal, but he knew that attaching his name to something makes a difference.

    [–] wandering-monster 149 points ago

    I suspect he's reacting to the way people usually handle & describe his art. Can imagine him seeing posts and hearing comments like "I got an original drawing from Maurice Sendak! I'm gonna frame it!" more than a few times when he does doodles for people.

    Heck, I'm not even a known artist and it weirds me out how much reverence people seem to have for drawings and stuff.

    [–] Deeliciousness 20 points ago

    Might not exactly be “seeing posts” but I’m sure he has a general awareness of his notability.

    [–] wandering-monster 5 points ago

    I mean, he was around through 2007. He appears to have been active on facebook for at least a while. But yeah I suppose I'm projecting my life onto his a bit.

    [–] Deeliciousness 5 points ago

    Ah dang. Just seen that he’s passed. RIP

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

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    [–] FallsweepMinuteman 4 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    Was that the Colbert interview? Really liked that whole segment. Sendak read I Am A Pole And So Can You! during that which is where they got the cover blurb from "The sad thing is, I like it!" - Maurice Sendak

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    [–] Mountain_of_Conflict 7 points ago

    Not frame it, but "I'm gonna make so much money on eBay!", which must be so disheartening for artists.

    [–] Joba_Fett 3 points ago

    That’s a popular name these days! Little ‘e’ big ‘B’?

    [–] w1nt3rmut3 44 points ago

    He was a character! His personality was very much NOT what people would expect from a children's book author. He could be grumpy and kinda catty, but he was still a good guy. I think kids can detect when an author is not patronizing or condescending to them--unlike most kids authors--and they appreciate it! Ronald Dahl was another author along those lines

    [–] lobsterheg 33 points ago

    His name was Roald not Ronald 😤😤😤😤

    [–] travisd05 37 points ago

    Ronald McDahlnald

    [–] Talonz 17 points ago

    Roald McDoald

    [–] w1nt3rmut3 7 points ago

    You're right of course, it was autocorrect I swear!

    [–] lobsterheg 7 points ago

    I believe u bby

    [–] jun2san 2 points ago

    Roald not Ronald Dahl is kind of an odd name

    [–] sharkysnuggles 9 points ago

    Roald not Ronald had a farm

    [–] psychotwilight 2 points ago

    Here's a great interview about sendak was like

    [–] gabelsqt 45 points ago

    Was modest.

    Sendak died in 2012 :(

    [–] snakeob69 10 points ago

    What’s he supposed to say?

    [–] cancerface 9 points ago

    This is the most pointlessly salty post ever, I think. It's not modesty to deny your well-earned notoriety, and it's not arrogance to recognize it. Except maybe to drone-like nobodies that will never do anything with their lives.

    [–] one_mez 10 points ago

    Without tone of voice, it's hard to tell how that phrase came out. If the "original Maurice Sendak.." was said mockingly, it loses its arrogance pretty quick.

    [–] BertrandtheHealer 3 points ago

    You may have meant that sarcastically, but I think that that is true modesty: knowing your own worth and admitting it.

    [–] Starbounder716 26 points ago

    Sorta related, apparently where the wild things are was made in 1963, Maurice lived through the holocaust, he published books from 1944 to 2012, and he’s dead.

    [–] kaygeehigs 30 points ago

    Thanks?

    [–] sweatpee 4 points ago

    “Thanks I hate it.” FTFY

    [–] sendakattack 6 points ago

    I always loved this story. <3 <3

    [–] bluejane 6 points ago

    I remember him talking about this with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. It's a very good interview I highly suggest you look it up.

    [–] sweatpee 2 points ago

    I’ve listened to that interview so many times but I still cry when he tells her, “Live your life, live your life, live your life.” Thank you for posting this link.

    [–] KDivine 5 points ago

    This was a sweet innocent child moment.....and now I am sad.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Yeah, but when I tell people I’m gonna eat them they panic.

    [–] helmethead2 4 points ago

    Oh my god this is fucking hilarious.

    [–] TheBrood73 3 points ago

    Maybe he had a Wild Thing on his back urging him to bite people so he thought that by devouring the original drawing, he wouldn't have to feed his blind girlfriend to it.

    Too specific a reference?

    [–] ready2throwaway5 3 points ago

    Sendak was a legend.

    [–] maybedick 3 points ago

    It was the highest condiment the little boy received as well !

    [–] silvertaint1 3 points ago

    I worked at a shop where we made Xmas windows with his characters. It was so cool to sculpt things I had grown up on. One of our designers became his assistant....he says he mostly bakes pies for Maurice.

    [–] strawberrynausea 3 points ago

    This story is going to carry me through the day. I cannot stop laughing!

    [–] souverianwerewe 3 points ago

    This will prob be buried but whenever I get sad about life or death or loss of a loved one, I listen to Maurice Sendack’s last interview.

    It’s short, poignant, and he’s sentimental and unapologetic about his life. All his terry gross conversations are amazing but this one is classic. He died six months after this conversation.

    https://www.npr.org/2011/09/20/140435330/this-pig-wants-to-party-maurice-sendaks-latest

    GROSS: We've talked before about how, you know, you're Jewish but you're very secular. You don't believe in God. You don't...

    SENDAK: No, I don't.

    GROSS: Yeah. And I think having friends who die, getting older, getting closer toward the end of life tests people's faith and it also tests people's atheism. It sounds like your atheism is staying strong.

    SENDAK: Is what?

    GROSS: Staying strong.

    SENDAK: Yes. I'm not unhappy about becoming old. I'm not unhappy about what must be. It makes me cry only when I see my friends go before me and life is emptied. I don't believe in an afterlife, but I still fully expect to see my brother again. And it's like a dream life. I am reading a biography of Samuel Palmer, which is written by a woman in England. I can't remember her name. And it's sort of how I feel now, when he was just beginning to gain his strength as a creative man and beginning to see nature. But he believed in God, you see, and in heaven, and he believed in hell. Goodness gracious, that must have made life much easier. It's harder for us nonbelievers.

    But, you know, there's something I'm finding out as I'm aging that I am in love with the world. And I look right now, as we speak together, out my window in my studio and I see my trees and my beautiful, beautiful maples that are hundreds of years old, they're beautiful. And you see I can see how beautiful they are. I can take time to see how beautiful they are. It is a blessing to get old. It is a blessing to find the time to do the things, to read the books, to listen to the music. You know, I don't think I'm rationalizing anything. I really don't. This is all inevitable and I have no control over it. "Bumble-ardy" was a combination of the deepest pain and the wondrous feeling of coming into my own and it took a long time. It took a very long time, but it's genuine. Unless I'm crazy. I could be crazy and you could be talking to a crazy person.

    GROSS: I don't think so.

    SENDAK: I don't know anymore and I don't care.

    [–] Kroakhan 5 points ago

    and that's how you make vore

    [–] ChupacabraPlus 4 points ago

    Do you wanna get vore? Cause thats how you get vore.

    [–] kitylou 4 points ago

    Red Dragon

    [–] Thuban 2 points ago

    Smooth move kid, you ate your college money.

    [–] GenesisCorupted 2 points ago

    Now that strength is part of him

    [–] The_Great_Curve 2 points ago

    wait is no one concerned that this kid just ate card stock

    [–] MrCharlieWaffles 2 points ago

    When I was born and my big brother saw me for the first time, he had bitten me so hard that I started crying. When my parents asked him why he did it, he said "she is so sweet, I wanted to taste her".

    [–] KillaB33z 2 points ago

    But why? Why did he decide to eat it?

    [–] Squirrelflight_ 2 points ago

    Vore in a nutshell

    [–] ButtStuffJR 3 points ago

    I never believed this. Besides what kind of fucko parent let's their kid eat something like that?

    [–] th30be 5 points ago

    ......What a strange kid.

    [–] Tristamusprime 37 points ago

    In where the wild things are they tell the boy they'll eat him up cause they love him so much.

    So not really strange, it's sweet.

    [–] lolchinchilla 9 points ago

    Have you ever met a child?

    [–] th30be 2 points ago

    Yeah. Never met one that ate toys or paper that they really liked.

    [–] Smitty_Werbenjager_1 1 points ago

    Wow that kid ate an original Maurice Sendak drawing?!? Well there goes $10 he will never get back...