LinkyJerome kept vigil overnight Friday, as he has done annually since 1977.
"The real Poe Toaster didn't show up, but six imitators did," Jerome said.
"Two of them almost bumped into each other, and a third nearly impaled himself on the fence," Jerome said. "I think we should let the tradition die a dignified death. If someone wants to pay tribute to Poe, they should come visit his gave during the daytime on his birthday, or read one of his poems."
It sounds like it almost became a tribute to both Poe and Darwin. But the good news for some is that the Baltimore Poe Museum could reopen in the fall.