July 25, 2009 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer
According to Moonalice legend, the city of Bridgeport really is the birthplace of the Frisbee. You probably know that part of the story. But you probably think the original Frisbee was a pie plate from the Frisbie Pie Company. Nope. A local Moonalice matriarch by the name of Good Vibes Moonalice was experimenting with herbal cooking. She was trying to make a pancake out of hemp. It might have worked, except she left in the stems and leaf. The first pancake came out perfectly round and very flat, but it was hard as a brick. Good Vibes inhaled deeply and then whipped the pancake out the window. It flew about 30 yards before Good Vibes’ bassett hound Pokey tracked it down and slobbered all over it. The dog was so happy that Good Vibes made a game of throwing the pancake. How we got from the bassett hound to today’s Frisbee is beyond us, but we know it goes well with pie.
According to Moonalice legend, Bridgeport’s PT Barnum was a Moonalice on the inside. His immortal line, “there’s a sucker born every minute” certainly applies to our tribe. We all inhale very deeply.
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