Black Death Grateful for Second Chance
Following reports of polio’s grand entrance back to Venezuela for its first big gig since 1989, the bacterium Yersinia pestis (better known as the Black Death) told reporters Tuesday that it was confident in its chances of a comeback tour. “I really thought that my days were done on the world stage, but hell–if polio can make it, anyone can,” said the deadly contagion which hasn’t seen the spotlight since the early 20th century in San Francisco. It didn’t see the same acclaim, however, as when it wiped out up to 60% of Europe’s population in the mid-1400s.
I really thought that my days were done on the world stage, but hell–if polio can make it, anyone can
Asked about the breadth and scope of its dream tour, it responded “I haven’t given it a lot of thought, but I know that I wouldn’t want to play any small venues. And it would have to start out somewhere really special; I love appearances in nations rocked by economic and political crises like the United States.”