April 1, 2010 Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz, California Moonalice poster by Ron DonovanAccording to Moonalice legend, UC Santa Cruz is home to the Grateful Dead archive. Contrary to popular belief, the archive is not a dumpster full of paper masquerading as a tax deduction. It’s treasure trove waiting for anthropological study. But are you aware of the Moonalice Papers? They are more modest in scale and more functional in mission. I have a pack of 40 Moonalice papers here. Best thing is you don’t need to be an anthropologist to enjoy them. According to Moonalice legend, today is Edible Book Day. The concept of edible books is new to us, but apparently not to foodies. The festival is organized around a website – books2eat.com – where the contestants sent photos today of book-like food that they will eat tonight. We are celebrating Edible Book Day with a short story called, “Cupcake.” Crystal has examples. According to Moonalice legend, today is the 53rd anniversary of the greatest April Fool’s joke stunt ever on television. On this day in 1957, the BBC current affairs program Panorama aired a 3-minute segment on the record spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. They showed farmers harvesting spaghetti from spaghetti trees and giving thanks for the absence of the spaghetti weevil. This was before the pasta craze in England, so lots of people called in to find out if spaghetti trees would grow in English gardens. According to Moonalice legend, today is the 40th anniversary of the day when tobacco companies were required to add warning labels to cigarettes. We take great comfort from the fact that no such warning label is required on hemp products. M259 Listen to this show now at Moonalice.com.
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