May 24, 2009 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, Illinois
Moonalice poster by David Singer
According to Moonalice legend, the Moonalice tribe around Chillicothe and Peoria specialized in equipment for hemp farmers. Armed with the profits from distilling hemp moonshine during Prohibition, the tribe re-invented the family business. Starting with the steal plow in 1843, Moonalice provided hemp farmers with the best in agricultural technology. Among the greatest innovators were the Moonalice quadruplets, four identical matriarchs – depicted on Today’s poster by David Singer – whose innovations made possible the transition from horse power to diesel power. They created the first steam powered tractor, the only drawback of which was a boiler that burned too much hemp and put the operator in a coma. They went on to make a tractor powered by the only internal combustion engine that used hempoline. They called their company Lady Bug, but it got crushed by a caterpillar.
According to Moonalice legend, today is the birthday of the great Moonalice matriarch Queen Victoria. The queen exemplified so much of what is great about the tribe. Alone among great Moonalice matriarchs, she was the target of many assassination attempts. They all failed. Queen Victoria lived forever. The Legend suggests Queen Vic may have been protected by the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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