I’m thinking … the end is near …

January 20, 2010 at 11:19 am 8 comments

Well, actually – it’s here.

But yes.

Straight from Land of NOOOOooooooooooo [but yes] comes a tale so tragic I *wince* almost *gak* can’t even *bghwa* get it out!!!

Yes I can!

Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Mystery’ Visitor Fails To Appear


But yes.

In a tradition that dates back to at least 1949, The Poe Toaster — some drunkass douche with nothing better to do a mysterious figure dressed in black [ooo], features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf [ahhhh] — has crept into a Baltimore churchyard every January 19 to leave three roses and a half-bottle of Cognac at the grave of Edgar Allen Poe.

every year.
Except this one.


But yes.

“I’m confused, befuddled,” said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. “I don’t know what’s going on.”
::: I’m thinking the smart money’s on the dude being dead :::

“I’m very disappointed, to the point where I want to cry,” said Cynthia Pelayo, 29, who needs to get a fucking life had stood riveted to her prime viewing spot at the gate for about six hours. “I flew in from Chicago to see him. I’m just really sad. I hope that he’s OK.”
::: I’m thinking the signs are pointing to the guest being a gonner :::

This year marked the 201st anniversary of Poe’s birth, and some Poe-fficianados are speculating that perhaps – just maybe – the visitor considered last year’s bicentennial an appropriate stopping point.
::: I’m thinking the perplexing pilgrim has perished :::

Jerome said he will continue the vigil for at least the next two or three years, in case the visits resume. “So, for me,” he said, “it’s not over with.”
::: I’m thinking it’s kind of funny that the writer’s biggest fan ended that sentence with a preposition :::



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  • 1. writechic  |  January 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Quoth the Cookie, “Nevermore!”

    You always make me smile.

  • 2. Cynthia Pelayo  |  January 21, 2010 at 1:48 am


    This is Cynthia Pelayo from the article and that funniest thing I’ve read all day! Thanks for the awesome laugh.

    Regards from Chicago

    Cynthia Pelayo

  • 3. writechic  |  January 21, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Oh, snap. Cookie is so busted. I tole her to leave you out of it, Cynthia, but this little one can’t be controlled. πŸ˜‰

  • 4. 0whole1  |  January 21, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Ten bucks says next year there’ll be three of them that show up, and then stand around in a little embarrassed group wondering what to do next.

  • 5. lifeisacookie  |  January 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    HAHAHA!!! Hi Cynthia!!
    That is AWESOME!!

    And, you know — I think 0whole1 is onto something — I say YOU take up the task from now on!!!!

  • 6. Cynthia Pelayo  |  January 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I’m totally down with doing that. Regardless, I’m fairly certain I’ll be there next year πŸ™‚

    • 7. Cynthia Pelayo  |  January 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      Oh, only if I don’t find a life by then of course. LOL! Talk to you guys next year.

  • 8. thecookie  |  January 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Well played, Cynthia … well played πŸ˜‰

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