October 14, 2009 North Star Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
According to Moonalice legend, the Phillie Phanatic is a member of the tribe. I offer two pieces of evidence. First, the Phanatic’s mother. As a matriarchy, the tribe revolves around its women, just as the Phanatic does. Second, the Phanatic’s shape. Can you think of anything tribal that is green, fat, and shaped like a pear? How about hemp buds? In this harvest season, we celebrate the biggest, baddest bud of them all, the Phillie Phanatic. Go Phillies!!
According to Moonalice legend, today is International Standards Day. The tribe has mixed feelings about this. We believe it’s important to have special days to celebrate everything. At the same time, we know we will never live up to International Standards. We’re Moonalice. Our women are great, but we men are more like Mr. Magoo. We are well intentioned, but unambitious, clumsy, and very buzzed.
According to Moonalice legend, on this day in 1656 the state of Massachusetts declared Quakers to be politically subversive. I’m not sure what it meant to be called politically subversive in 1656 – particularly in Massachusetts – but we suspect it is something to be proud of.
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe is being built on Facebook, Twitter, and the web. Thank you to John Smaron – @pizzajohn07 – for being a major chief on the net.
According to Moonalice legend, Winnie the Pooh was published on this day in 1926. Happy Birthday to John Wooden, who is 99.
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