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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Old School Tie

Two members of Rock Club are alumni of the College of William and Mary, so this news item is appropo:

A Virginia cafe owner has received death threats after rock bands My Chemical Romance and Muse got salmonella food poisoning at his restaurant. Welcome to the brown parade!

After a gig at the nearby College of William and Mary on April 28, the bands stopped for a bite at Glenn Gormley's Green Leafe Cafe. Shortly afterwards, the musicians (and other patrons) got sick, which forced MCR and Muse to cancel several dates on their tour. Since then, Gormley says angry My Chemical Romance fans have been leaving him death threats. Holy crap! While the Health Department is investigating the situation, Gormley won't go into details of the threats.

According to the CDC, most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The good news is that the illness usually lasts only 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment.

Ah, the Green Leafe, with the superfluous "e" at the end, all colonial olde-style. Sacklunch and I spent many a romantic evening there. I have read that Thorkelson-award winners Muse are heavy into the whole "9-11 Was An Inside Job" thing, so the question must be raised here, as to why didn't 4000 Jews show up for dinner at the Green Leafe that night? Huh? Huh? And don't get me started on the Masons, either.

1 comment:

Jumbo Slice said...

It's too bad the Green Leafe couldn't have taken out some really annoying bands like Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco.