Walt Whitman or SNL’s Stefon?

So here’s a fun game: read your book-nerdy/comedy-nerdy friends either a quoted catalog from freeform master Walt Whitman’s poetry, OR an insanely specific list of traits exhibited by New York’s “hottest club,” as explained by Bill Hader as SNL’s “city correspondent,” Stefon, and see if they can guess who said it. I have a list for you to get started before this game sweeps the nation!

  1. “Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing…”
  2. “Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, my son…”
  3. “The driver thinking of me does not mind the jolt of his wagon…”
  4. “Sheep, freckles, potato people, a room full of heprechauns…”
  5. “Sailor, quaker, prisoner, fancy-man…”
  6. “Observing shows, births, improvements…”
  7. “Persons, substances, beasts, the trees…”
  8. “Sunburned drifters with soap-sud beards…”
  9. “Stick ball, pick pockets, Cookie Crisp…”
  10. “Some strange musician, hovering unseen in air…”
  11. “Stun guns, mole people, freezing cold air…”
  12. “She’s got a heart of gold, and a voice as deep as the mighty Mississippi…”

Walt Whitman: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
SNL’s Stefon: 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12


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