October 25, 2009 Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa, Florida Moonalice poster by David SingerAccording to Moonalice legend, the name Tampa derives from the Calusa Indian word that means “sticks of fire”. Apparently the Calusa invented matches, which made them strategic partners to the Moonalice tribe, who spent centuries trying to get them hemp lit before the invention of lighters. According to Moonalice legend, when the Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century they were looking for gold. De Sota came ashore and the first person he met was Wally Gator Moonalice, who was passed out on the beach after a massive smoke out the night before. De Soto woke up Wally and asked if he knew where De Soto could find some gold. Wally said he was fresh out of gold, but he had some serious hash. Being an explorer, De Soto had no sense of humor, but he really liked the hash. The rest, as they say, is legend. According to Moonalice legend, tonight’s poster depicts Everglades Moonalice, the first Moonalice to come to Tampa from our home planet. Everglades was a couple doobies short of a stash, which proved to be a problem when he splashed down in the swamp that still carries his name. Everglades took one look at the gators and the bugs, got back into his spaceship and went home. According to Moonalice legend, today is the 155th anniversary of the Charge of the Light Brigade. As tragic exercises in futility go, the Charge one ranks right up there with the time Hialeah Moonalice accidently set fire to the entire hemp crop in Tampa in 1934. According to Moonalice legend, today would have been the 75th birthday of the great child actor Eugene Gordon Lee, better known as Porky in Our Gang. Porky died forty years ago, but he lives on in a complete set of Our Gang DVDs in our bus. M226 Listen to this show now at Moonalice.com.