According to Moonalice legend, smiles are the most fundamental form of human communication. Tribe members smile a lot, thanks both to their upbeat temperament and high quality hemp products. The tribe didn’t invent smiles and claims no ownership. We bring this up because today is World Smile Day, a mock holiday created by a guy whose heirs claim ownership. Harvey Ball invented the smiley face in 1963 and got paid $45 for his work. He didn’t copyright it until 1999, just before he died. The profits go to charity. His heirs own the copyright on the smiley face and put a little ® on everything they touch, including the name World Smile Day. We think this is bogus, but we’re going to smile anyway. Why? Because we’re Moonalice. We have an upbeat temperament and may or may not have access to high quality hemp products.
According to Moonalice legend, October 3 has played a huge role in the recent history of the tribe. It was on this day in 1955 when Captain Kangaroo debuted on television. Incredibly, the Mickey Mouse Club began he same day. As you can imagine, Mr Greenjeans quickly became an icon to the Moonalice tribe, while Annette Funicello became Mousketeer. In 1964, Tribal cuisine was revolutionized by the invention of Buffalo Wings.
Happy birthday to Eddie Cochran, John Perry Barlow, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Keb Mo, and Al Sharpton.
|Artists:||Alexandra Fischer, Chris Shaw|
|Performers:||Moonalice, Bob Weir, Elvin Bishop, Ray Manzarek, Lydia Pense, Dan Hicks|
|Venue:||Mill Valley Film Festival, Throckmorton Theatre|
|City, State:||Mill Valley, California|
|Date:||October 3, 2008|
|Dimensions:||12.75 in. x 17.25 in.|