David Emery is a freelance writer and avid chronicler of folklore and popular culture, with a special interest in the quick-fire folklife of the digital age.
Dubbed About.com's "urban legend guru" by Salon magazine and cited in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, the BBC and USA Today, David Emery has more than 18 years' experience as an Internet folklore expert and debunker of urban legends, hoaxes, and popular misconceptions. Other professional credits include stints as a newsroom librarian, staff writer for a TV sitcom, freelance journalist, and contributing editor of a satirical newspaper. Mr. Emery first won recognition in the online universe as an arch commentator on the outer limits of Net culture with Iron Skillet Magazine, "a compendium of offbeat views run through the blender of the author's savage sense of humor ... [with] on-target skewerings of strange ideas" (Houston Chronicle, 1997).
Mr. Emery holds a BA in Philosophy.
Please join me in what promises to be a constantly entertaining, ever-enlightening exploration into the urban legends and folklore of the digital age.