Edgar Allan Poe and Clint Dempsey

Have nothing to do with each other and nothing in common beyond Southern origin. Just to get that out of the way.

But there is interesting Poe-related news today, as the Baltimore Sun reports that Poe’s descendants are set to declare which of the many contenders they feel has the most claim to be the City of Poe (and perhaps his final resting place, since everyone’s always talking about exhuming him). One wonders if Ladbroke’s has odds on this strange little competition (which many of the alleged contestants appear only dimly aware of). I’m guessing the whole thing will be settled about when I get my lakeside house on Mars.

And just because, here’s a video clip of Clint Dempsey’s golazo against Stoke last weekend:


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