Harvest Moon Pie
By: Steven Heller | July 22, 2009
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing, I would like to remember two other moon-related icons: The original Moon Pie, a delectible blend of marshmallow, chocolate, and cookie, with a flavor that can send your taste buds right to the moon, Alice. And the classic moon, an act of defiance (known as “flipping a moon” or mooning). It began with the bloody Gnomes’ Rebellion of 1454 in what is now Middle Europe as a means of bringing light into a decidedly repressive world. The moon evolved during the early 20th century into a means of expressing youthful disrespect for the mores and morals of a still decidedly repressed world. Shine on, harvest moon.