You Don’t Pooh Pooh VooDoo..

..if you’re a local.

But you can’t visit the old Girod Cemetery. Abandoned for years, its iron caskets and bones were tossed up by excavation gear in the early 1970s as the crews moved in to build . . . the Superdome. Beneath the now-shredded roof and the fetid stinking mess of excrement and blood where tens of thousands huddled in storm and flood . .. and some died . . . likely lie even more unexcavated bones.
And local lore is that the Superdome was cursed . . . a punishment for desecrating this City of the Dead. Exorcists and voodoo priestesses have been here to dispel the curse. That lore will no doubt expand into an even more gruesome story for buggy drivers in the Quarter to enchant their passengers.

Anytime I’m in St. Louis No. 1, without fail, I make sure to stop by Marie Laveau and say hi.
Never hurts to be polite.

11 Responses to “You Don’t Pooh Pooh VooDoo..”

  1. Lisa says:

    Well, OBVIOUSLY the dead hate black people.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, I mean look how slowly the dead moved to help out!
    Hell, even the federal government beat them!

  3. Even Spielberg knew you don’t build nothin’ on a cemetary.

  4. Cullen says:

    Mmm. Tastes like chicken.

  5. Nightfly says:

    Saints fans could tell you that 53 of the dead are regularly seen above-ground inside the Superdome.

  6. Like the monks that still walk the Roman roads in England ~ three feet below the current street level?
    Ooooh! I love this stuff!

  7. Dave J says:

    Well, the dead in New Orleans do vote overwhelmingly for the Dems, but a lot of them remember them as the party of Jim Crow, and before that of slavery.
    As for London, there are still plague pits from 1665 that have never been built over. Also there are seven whole rivers flowing out of the Thames that have been completely concealed by the streets, but they still exist just below the surface, flowing through sewers in some places, viaducts, around the Tube and all over. Their memory is preserved in place names, like Fleet Street (after the River Fleet) and the Lord Mayor’s parish, the Church of St. Stephen’s Walbrook (after the River Walbrook).

  8. (I’ve seen the Demon Barber of Fleet Street!)

  9. What a peculiar song.
    Cool rivers, Dave. Sounds very other worldly… I found a place for Swillers to vacation while we look for the rivers.

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