We have gathered here today to celebrate the life of one of America's great writers.
Happy 205th birthday, Edgar Allan Poe.
Seriously. The guy's influence stretches pretty damn wide. All you Sherlock Holmes fans (myself included) should thank him for creating Holmes' predecessor, Dupin. (Thanks, Mr. Poe!)
So yeah. I'd toast him, but I can't legally drink yet. :( Think I can get away with Sprite in a fancy glass?