7–3-08 Half Moon Saloon, Big Sky, MT poster by David Singer

7/3/08 Moonalice poster by David SingerJuly 3, 2008 Half Moon Saloon, Big Sky, Montana
Moon­al­ice poster by David Singer

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe has inhab­ited the Big Sky region of Mon­tana for many mil­len­nia. While the leg­end is vague about the early days, what lit­tle evi­dence exists is quite dis­turb­ing. For exam­ple, we have been told that cave paint­ings sug­gest some of our dis­tant ances­tors may have exper­i­mented with ménage à trois mar­riages involv­ing moose and bears. The mod­ern tribe’s lack of antlers and claws sup­ports the notion that the mixed mar­riages didn’t take, which is too bad because antlers and claws might come in handy in the music business.

On a more pos­i­tive note, later chap­ters of the leg­end refer to the extra­or­di­nary agri­cul­tural suc­cess enjoyed by the Big Sky tribe. They lever­aged their supe­rior ele­va­tion to pro­duce excep­tional hemp prod­ucts and acces­sories, val­i­dat­ing the First Com­mand­ment of Moon­al­ice: higher is better.

Else­where in the Moon­al­ice leg­end, the west was tamed thanks to the power of rope. With­out rope there would have been no cow­boys. With­out cow­boys, there would be no West­erns or Marl­boros. With­out West­erns or Marl­boros, there would be no Fri­day night. With­out Fri­day night there would be no Moon­al­ice, with­out whom there would have been no rope.

[For those of you who are new to the tribe, Moon­al­ice has two clans, one of which was agri­cul­tural. The agri­cul­tural clan grew only one crop. Hemp. Hemp is the key ingre­di­ent in rope, as well as a num­ber of enter­tain­ment prod­ucts.] So Moon­al­ice hemp helped to tame the west. That’s kind of ironic, as one of the tribes being tamed was Moon­al­ice. We hate it when irony slaps us in the face.

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