June 5 & 6, 2009 Wakarusa Festival, Ozark, Arkansas
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
June 5, 2009
According to Moonalice legend, there once lived a great matriarch who came to Ozark, Arkansas from Kansas. Her name was Wakarusa Moonalice and she descended from the Japanese Moonalices. Wakarusa had many contributions to the tribe, but one of her best was Hemp Sushi. The Ozark tribe was feeling the blues, so Wakarusa decided to boost their spirits with tasty – and colorful – morsels of their favorite herb. The first Hemp Sushi was a doobie with little orange sprinkles on the outside. She called it California Roll. Then she put a big hairy bud on a bed of rice and called it U-Nugsi. The weird and colorful hemp units delighted the tribe. The only problem was that Moonalice men couldn’t figure out the chopsticks. In the end, they used them to clean the wax out of their ears.
According to Moonalice legend, today, June 5, is World Environment Day. It is the last day on which you can plant hemp in the northern hemisphere and expect it to flower properly.
June 6, 2009
According to Moonalice legend, the tribe has a long history here in Ozark, Arkansas. The Moonalice hemp business in Ozark was small time until Ulysses S. Grant appointed Fort Smith’s famous Hanging Judge, Isaac Parker. The tribe had a mortal fear of hanging – it was incompatible with the consumption of herbal entertainment – but they liked the Judge. Hanging was good for the hemp business. The Hangin’ Judge was appointed in 1875 and he was a great customer. He sentenced 160 people to be hanged over twenty years. Best of all, he didn’t just buy rope. He bought the whole plant. Smoked like a chimney. Which may explain why only half the people he sentenced actually got hung. The rest just passed out from too much herbal fun.
According to Moonalice legend, today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Talk about bravery. But do you know the Moonalice connection to D-Day? Neither do we. If you find one, let us know.
|City, State:||Ozark, Arkansas|
|Date:||June 5-6, 2009|
|Dimensions:||12.75 in. x 17.25 in.|
- Listed in the art database at ExpressoBeans.com.
- Listen to the June 5th show at Moonalice.com.
- Listen to the June 6th show at Moonalice.com.