Maurice Sendak on Colbert Report – A Wild Man Indeed

Author of “Where the Wild Things Are” Maurice Sendak was able to keep up with Stephen Colbert in what has to be the best interview in the Colbert Report’s history. With lines like “I didn’t set out to make children happy or make life better for them or easier for them” its hard to tell if he’s being serious or joking… but its probably a little bit of both. He also calls Newt Gingrich an idiot. When Sendak tells Stephen Colbert he’s gay, in full character Colbert says, “and they let you write children’s books?” Watch the hilarious part one and then part two below:

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Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
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Who is the Real Socialist?

Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to Sen. Obama being called a socialist by Gov. Palin. In addition, plenty have called supporters of the bailout (including both Obama and McCain) Socialists.

According to Wikipedia Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society. Modern socialism originated in the late nineteenth-century working class political movement. Karl Marx posited that socialism would be achieved via class struggle and a proletarian revolution which represents the transitional stage between capitalism and communism.

Lot of words there. People tend to make an evil connection between socialism and communism – and anyone who saw Rocky IV knows how scary that can be.

Well, fear not and meet the REAL socialist party ticket. His name is Brian Moore (on the right) and he is the Socialist Party Presidential Candidate. His running mate (on the left) is Stewart Alexander. Brian appeared on the Colbert Report on Tuesday and was definitely a good sport. The lead up to his appearance was basically a bunch of media pundits and Gov. Palin calling Obama a socialist… followed up with the real socialist candidate.

I think there are some Socialist ideals that are well founded, and socialism has worked well in Scandanavian countries. I believe that the way it works is that everyone is given 6 meatballs and blonde hair, and nobody has to work. Still, I think the US is too big and diverse for it to function properly. Nevertheless, I think its important that major ideas like Socialism that have good intentions get a voice. So, Brian Moore, good luck getting 0.00000000000001% of the vote… I may not vote for you, but I like you’re style.