Found the above pic in Maurice Sendak’s strange counting book One Was Johnny.
What’s weird is that he looks an awful lot like Freddie (at right), the mascot for MailChimp.
This incarnation of Freddie has been around since 2008, but it seems he was born August 17, 2001. So the monkey in Sendak’s book has got to be a different mail-delivering primate. In case you’re unfamiliar, MailChimp does awesome email marketing (and email newsletters, and that kind of thing). It’s one of my favorite software-as-a-service companies. If you’re using ConstantContact, there are about a gazillion reasons to switch. (If that sounds scary, I can help.)
Anyway, I’ve decided that Sendak’s mail monkey must be Freddie’s dad, since it would make sense that he’d go into the family business.
Look at those two. They just gotta be related.