APRIL FOOLS! Breathe a sigh of relief, all you extremist carnivores. Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin IS NOT – I repeat, IS NOT – going to host Meatless Monday Vegan Brisket dinners. The TM Daily Post story really sent some of you into dire meat sweats and brisket withdrawals. Who knew threats of veganism could be so potent? We have to admit, some of the responses from our readers, Facebook fans and tweeps were priceless. A few highlights:

“There’s a special place in hell for anyone who calls themselves a Texan who would ever consider serving or eating this abomination. Don’t let Texas turn into another San Francisco.” – Willis, in the story comments “Do NOT click on the picture, y’all. It just looks gross.” – Sheree, Facebook (note: picture was of a real Franklin BBQ beef brisket)

“That’s more disgusting than pink slime!” – Kathy, Facebook

“Get a rope!” – Rosemary, Facebook (always our favorite comment)

“Meatless brisket would be something akin to Godless Heaven.” – Jim, Facebook