Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grover’s Mill Coffee Company rewrites the story of the 1938 Martian invasion

The Grover’s Mill Coffee Company of West Windsor, New Jersey, which believes in a relaxing cup of good coffee and is dedicated to the memory of Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Well’s novel The War of the Worlds (1898) and its lasting imprint on American history and society, has rewritten the story of the 1938 Martian invasion. The revised story, which is really a piece of flash fiction, is titled “What Really Happened at Grover’s Mill? The Martian Prespective”. Here are the opening lines:

Our Story Begins ...

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles' radio broadcast version of
The War of the Worlds shocked the nation. The radio drama proclaimed that Martian invaders had landed in the sleepy hamlet of Grover's Mill, New Jersey. While many across the land believed the broadcast, it was later dismissed as a hoax. Yet the local farmers of Grover's Mill knew better -- the Martians had indeed come -- and they came for the coffee. ...

The Grover’s Mill Coffee Company sells several flavors of gourmet coffee, including Rocket Fuel, Orson’s Expresso, and Martian Mocha Java. If you’re traveling along the New Jersey Turnpike this summer, take Exit 8 and check out the company's Grover's Mill Coffee House & Roastery at 295 Princeton Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.

Pictured above: Logo of Grover's Mill Coffee Company's Martian Mocha Java coffee.

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