August 13, 2010 Don Quixote’s, Felton, California
Moonalice poster by Chuck Sperry
According to Moonalice legend, tonight’s poster by Chuck Sperry features the Greek god Hermes, who invented the lyre. He was also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of the cunning of thieves and liars, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics and sports, of weights and measures, of invention, and of commerce in general. In our tribe, Hermes Moonalice didn’t invent anything, but he was a total liar. The tribe sent him to his room without anything to smoke.
According to Moonalice legend, on this day in 1889, Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented the navigable blimp. After years of experiments with hemp fumes, Zeppelin had a vision of a giant airship that could be steered. Hemp fumes led to the idea, but proved to be too heavy to enable the Zeppelin to get airborne. After that, Ferdinand saved the hemp for passengers and crew.
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