I only recently stumbled across the genius that is River (rhymes with ‘weaves’)!

Here is his description of himself:

He designs interactive narratives for grown-ups. Part poet, part storyteller, Rives offers audiences uniquely intelligent and creative entertainment—too  impossible to categorize for a print medium like this bio, in fact. Thus, for Rives more than for most speakers, we recommend viewing the video clips on our website.  He’s extraordinarily deft with words, extremely clever, creative, and intellectually alive. His work bursts in multiple directions, makes surprising connections, and leaves you gasping and laughing. . .

He’s funny.

He is truly truly funny! And here is proof – a fairy tale with emoticons.