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(ABC)   The mysterious man who came upon midnights clear and dreary for seventy years to toast at the grave of Edgar Allen Poe on his birthday, it appears, shall come nevermore   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 47
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2012-01-19 09:14:56 AM  
So wait, hundreds of people hang around a graveyard hoping to spot someone who prefers to remain anonymous and they're surprised he doesn't show up? Geez people.
 
2012-01-19 09:32:03 AM  
Who ever it was managed to pull it off for a number of years with people trying to watch, but yea, it would have been better if it was left a mystery.

Personally I hope it was a group or family thing and they will start again in a couple years once the interest dies down again.
 
2012-01-19 09:58:24 AM  

Slives: Who ever it was managed to pull it off for a number of years with people trying to watch, but yea, it would have been better if it was left a mystery.

Personally I hope it was a group or family thing and they will start again in a couple years once the interest dies down again.


From what I understand from some people who might actually know what they are talking about (people with duties that involve that cemetary) The original toaster was succeeded by a realtive (son-in-law I think) sometime in the 1980's It's this relative who appears to have "no-showed" the last two years.
 
2012-01-19 10:13:52 AM  
A novel tradition slips the mortal coil.
 
2012-01-19 10:13:53 AM  
The media killed him.
 
2012-01-19 10:16:40 AM  
In before the Poe people get here.
 
2012-01-19 10:16:55 AM  
People die. Edgar Allan Poe would have understood that.

/didn't he die young?
 
2012-01-19 10:17:59 AM  
It's the Great Poekin, Charlie Brown!
 
2012-01-19 10:19:21 AM  
I want a "Poe toaster" for my kitchen.
 
2012-01-19 10:20:08 AM  
Also a toe poster.
 
2012-01-19 10:20:57 AM  
"It's over with," Jerome said wearily. "It will probably hit me later, but I'm too tired now to feel anything else."

Boo hoo, now how will I ever get free booze every year?

How many museum curators let random people litter? He's in it for the free booze I tells ya!
 
2012-01-19 10:24:06 AM  
I'm waiting for the big Hollywood Tim Burton movie called Edgar or Poe or something simple like that, and starring Johnny Depp as the Sad and Tragic artist.


oh...and Helena Bonham Carter as the artist's young cousin/wife.
 
2012-01-19 10:28:47 AM  
I think they lock it up at night. If not, it is surprisingly clean of graffiti and the like. So the guy had assistance of some sort.

/Of course, if they don't lock it up, not surprised, they have more cameras than London in downtown Baltimore.
 
2012-01-19 10:31:26 AM  
I live near baltimore. Who is with me?
 
2012-01-19 10:31:58 AM  

karnal: I'm waiting for the big Hollywood Tim Burton movie called Edgar or Poe or something simple like that, and starring Johnny Depp as the Sad and Tragic artist.


oh...and Helena Bonham Carter as the artist's young cousin/wife.


It is Cusack, not Depp. And no Carter.
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2012-01-19 10:33:18 AM  
Came for Poes law references, leaving with a sad.
 
2012-01-19 10:33:34 AM  

Magorn: Slives: Who ever it was managed to pull it off for a number of years with people trying to watch, but yea, it would have been better if it was left a mystery.

Personally I hope it was a group or family thing and they will start again in a couple years once the interest dies down again.

From what I understand from some people who might actually know what they are talking about (people with duties that involve that cemetary) The original toaster was succeeded by a realtive (son-in-law I think) sometime in the 1980's It's this relative who appears to have "no-showed" the last two years.


I had heard that the toaster died and his son took up the reins. Whether it's son, or son-in-law, I figure either he got sick of the scrutiny or maybe he died or got too ill to continue as well.

Either way, they'll get over it.
 
2012-01-19 10:34:10 AM  

cryinoutloud: People die. Edgar Allan Poe would have understood that.

/didn't he die young?


Not as young as his cousin-lover. Tuberculosis is a biatch.

/he died at 40
//pedo bear smiles on Poe's fortune; he got away with marrying a 13 year old.
 
2012-01-19 10:35:19 AM  
And... fark's annual "Where is he?" article
 
2012-01-19 10:37:22 AM  
"It's over with," Jerome said wearily. "It will probably hit me later, but I'm too tired now to feel anything else."

Well I hope something hits you. Like a sense of uselessness and underachievement in life. GBTW
 
2012-01-19 10:38:06 AM  

BigMevy: Magorn: Slives: Who ever it was managed to pull it off for a number of years with people trying to watch, but yea, it would have been better if it was left a mystery.

Personally I hope it was a group or family thing and they will start again in a couple years once the interest dies down again.

From what I understand from some people who might actually know what they are talking about (people with duties that involve that cemetary) The original toaster was succeeded by a realtive (son-in-law I think) sometime in the 1980's It's this relative who appears to have "no-showed" the last two years.

I had heard that the toaster died and his son took up the reins. Whether it's son, or son-in-law, I figure either he got sick of the scrutiny or maybe he died or got too ill to continue as well.

Either way, they'll get over it.


Maybe they'll turn this into a "thing" and have an annual party at the site now, where all attendees wear long coats and hats (guy fawkes mask optional)
 
2012-01-19 10:38:58 AM  

Genju: cryinoutloud: People die. Edgar Allan Poe would have understood that.

/didn't he die young?

Not as young as his cousin-lover. Tuberculosis is a biatch.

/he died at 40
//pedo bear smiles on Poe's fortune; he got away with marrying a 13 year old.


Not uncommon then at all, nor the cousin thing. Especially for the region.
 
2012-01-19 10:40:19 AM  
bishop6042

karnal: I'm waiting for the big Hollywood Tim Burton movie called Edgar or Poe or something simple like that, and starring Johnny Depp as the Sad and Tragic artist.


oh...and Helena Bonham Carter as the artist's young cousin/wife.

It is Cusack, not Depp. And no Carter.
Link (new window)



Very cool.....thanks
 
2012-01-19 10:44:57 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: Genju: cryinoutloud: People die. Edgar Allan Poe would have understood that.

/didn't he die young?

Not as young as his cousin-lover. Tuberculosis is a biatch.

/he died at 40
//pedo bear smiles on Poe's fortune; he got away with marrying a 13 year old.

Not uncommon then at all, nor the cousin thing. Especially for the region.


Well, I mean, I guess the ACT of marrying a 13 year old might have been more common, but it was still just as shamed. Hence why her certificate noted her as being 21 when they were married. Just as much a lie then as it is now.
 
2012-01-19 10:45:08 AM  

bishop6042: karnal: I'm waiting for the big Hollywood Tim Burton movie called Edgar or Poe or something simple like that, and starring Johnny Depp as the Sad and Tragic artist.


oh...and Helena Bonham Carter as the artist's young cousin/wife.

It is Cusack, not Depp. And no Carter.
Link (new window)


Never been a big fan of Cusack. And I'm guessing it's for the same reasons I don't like Nicholas Cage, all the characters they play are the exact same. Where's the flexibility of actors that Hollywood continues to clamor about? Hell, even Robert Pattinson did a 180 with his role in Water for Elephants while he's best known for Twilight.
 
2012-01-19 10:47:22 AM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-01-19 10:48:11 AM  
What happened? Did his Viagra prescription run out?

//DNRTA
 
2012-01-19 10:53:04 AM  
Been too sick and busy :(
 
2012-01-19 11:00:56 AM  
I do hear someone showed up with a limo full of chicks.
 
2012-01-19 11:02:22 AM  
The guy did leave a half-empty bottle of cognac every year...maybe he is just an alcoholic, drank the whole thing and couldn't manage to get to the graveyard for 3 years in a row.
 
2012-01-19 11:21:25 AM  

rufus-t-firefly: The guy did leave a half-empty bottle of cognac every year...maybe he is just an alcoholic, drank the whole thing and couldn't manage to get to the graveyard for 3 years in a row.


That would be a better use of it
 
2012-01-19 11:26:10 AM  
Well don't stand there and farking gawk at home and maybe he'll do it again.

That, or he tried to go to the grave, but was stopped by someone who didn't believe it was him.
 
2012-01-19 11:26:58 AM  

Genju: Cerebral Knievel: Genju: cryinoutloud: People die. Edgar Allan Poe would have understood that.

/didn't he die young?

Not as young as his cousin-lover. Tuberculosis is a biatch.

/he died at 40
//pedo bear smiles on Poe's fortune; he got away with marrying a 13 year old.

Not uncommon then at all, nor the cousin thing. Especially for the region.

Well, I mean, I guess the ACT of marrying a 13 year old might have been more common, but it was still just as shamed. Hence why her certificate noted her as being 21 when they were married. Just as much a lie then as it is now.


I'll go along with that
 
2012-01-19 11:29:31 AM  

Halt Die Schnauze: bishop6042: karnal: I'm waiting for the big Hollywood Tim Burton movie called Edgar or Poe or something simple like that, and starring Johnny Depp as the Sad and Tragic artist.


oh...and Helena Bonham Carter as the artist's young cousin/wife.

It is Cusack, not Depp. And no Carter.
Link (new window)

Never been a big fan of Cusack. And I'm guessing it's for the same reasons I don't like Nicholas Cage, all the characters they play are the exact same. Where's the flexibility of actors that Hollywood continues to clamor about? Hell, even Robert Pattinson did a 180 with his role in Water for Elephants while he's best known for Twilight.


They are name brand actors, what you are looking for are character actors. You don't know of them becouse you never notice them, and hence, are good at their jobs.
 
2012-01-19 11:44:33 AM  
My favorite lolcat stolen from another fark thread

sadpanda.us
 
2012-01-19 11:51:50 AM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Well don't stand there and farking gawk at home and maybe he'll do it again.

That, or he tried to go to the grave, but was stopped by someone who didn't believe it was him.


Local pigs did chase away several people.

Oh well. Baltimore is a shiathole anyway. It deserves Jack the Ripper more than Edgar Allen Poe anyway.
 
2012-01-19 12:16:46 PM  
Quoth the raven EAT MY SHORTS!
 
2012-01-19 12:48:39 PM  
I CAN COUNT TO POETOASTER!
 
2012-01-19 12:51:09 PM  
Andromeda:

So wait, hundreds of people hang around a graveyard hoping to spot someone who prefers to remain anonymous and they're surprised he doesn't show up? Geez people.

Actually, only about 30, though by morning there were only about six left.

I was interviewed three times by TV crews. Channels 2, 11 and13 had their big camera-vans there. The guy from Channel 45 showed up in his car, and had to run his camera from jumper cables connected to his car-battery. I think Channel 45 is the low-budget station in Baltimore.
 
2012-01-19 01:06:02 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-01-19 01:39:34 PM  

StormnMormon: My favorite lolcat stolen from another fark thread

[sadpanda.us image 259x194]


I LIKE IT!!!!
 
2012-01-19 05:48:07 PM  

trappedspirit: "It's over with," Jerome said wearily. "It will probably hit me later, but I'm too tired now to feel anything else."

Well I hope something hits you. Like a sense of uselessness and underachievement in life. GBTW


Everyone needs a hobby.....and I suspect I would be both appalled and aghast at yours.
 
2012-01-19 08:46:35 PM  

fireclown: I live near baltimore. Who is with me?


*Raises hand*

/I felt like I actually needed to say something to comment, than I remembered I'm on fark
////slashies!!
 
2012-01-19 10:17:35 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: The media killed him.


Video killed the shady Poe star?
 
2012-01-19 11:01:56 PM  
fireclown, we'refromthesamestory: why weren't you out there last night?
 
2012-01-20 11:37:15 AM  
I'm happy to see it over- the replacement Toaster felt it appropriate to leave a French-bashing note the year the Iraq War started, and a note supporting the Giants the year the Ravens went to the Super Bowl.

So, on the off chance that the Toaster is reading this: thank you for realizing you ruined a good thing by claiming it as your personal soapbox, and destroyed a tradition entrusted to you, and staying home. It is truly appreciated.
 
2012-01-20 04:16:49 PM  
I drank my last pint vodka for this life, sitting on poe's tomb. I'm not melodramatic by nature, but it is something I will remember.
 
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