City Paper is not for tourists
Was joshing on the e-mail with Tyler Smith, co-founder of the new improv-with-band outfit Claymore Productions. The U-Md. grads are launching their comedy Web site with a party at the Red and the Black next Tuesday, May 22, featuring “in-house band” Little Justice.
During the banter, Tyler quoted Thoreau to the effect of people living lives of quiet desperation, and then he joked about meeting the Walden recluse on MySpace. Turns out it wasn’t actually a joke. Here’s Henry David’s page.
Also on the social networking site is Ralph Waldo Emerson, though his “profile is set to private.” As is Edgar Allen Poe‘s page. Not surprising, that. More surprising is that Emily Dickinson welcomes all with the gentle greeting, “Into my garden come!”
“Emerson,” however, lists himself as 23-years-old from Reno. And “Walt Whitman” describes himself as “high-maintenance, demanding, and toxic.” Where doth the truth lie?