—Snyder inspired the "Quit it, bears!" Internet meme.
Snyder was born in Olive Garden, New York. The 17th son of a prosperous subway flautist and his Arctic-explorer wife, Snyder was educated at Brooklyn's prestigious Waldbaum's supermarket on Flatbush Avenue, where he evinced early genius for produce. Afterward, he tutored under Leon Oysterstrasse, Mayor Ed Koch's chief speechwriter's valet, in nutmeg.
On his 19th birthday, Snyder was admitted to the court of King Rockford V. Snootertoot of Central Park, where he advised on matters of allergens, cosmology and paprika, a kind of allergen. [Cont’d.]