Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Moon over Moosonee

A while back, when Evite first came online (and before I developed an irrational dislike for them) one was drafted for an event that ultimately never happened. (Kid’s Choice Awards party) Since everyone already knew where I lived (parents) I thought it would be humorous to list the location as some remote faraway backwater. A few minutes of Mapquesting landed me in the down of Moosonee, a little town in the backyard of Canada. I went as far as finding the phone number of the town’s Chinese restaurant and actually called them for the day’s specials. It wasn’t really a prank as I was sincerely interested in what they’d been serving, except when they asked if I would like to order, I panicked and hung up. I was never good at prank calls.

Yes, yes, all in good fun, I’m so hilarious.

But in the years since, Moosonee has occupied a fond little spot in the greyest of my grey matter. But the town’s website has been removed or is under construction or some such nonsense. So in a way to make up for a perceived wrong, here’s my little tribute to a town that was once the butt of a lame joke that I never told. Perhaps one day I’ll make the trek and have a tasty Chinese dinner.

But first, I would be remissed to mention the website of Paul Lantz who seems to have spent much of the past few years chronicling the town’s goings-on. He takes some pretty beautiful shots and it’s also a good place to start for a little history of the place.

This is a picture he took yesterday. Frigid yet beautifu, like LJG.

And much more!

There doesn’t seem to be a website for the Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Board but I would like to suggest a slogan for the town. I think Moosonee is Moosoneat! would be one that Urban Outfitters could really run with. Cuz making fun of Utah is so retro.

6 comments:

The Governess said...

What you are telling me here is: you just go transferred to Moosonee, didn't you?

the Nabob said...

I wish.

Ashleydawnmarie@gmail.com said...

I'm from Moosonee, and I am stealing the word moosoneat . Glad to hear that random people visit our little town in their imaginations! You should make a trek up here, it's pretty interesting.

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Anonymous said...

There has not been a chinese restaurant in Moosonee for many years which is really too bad. Most Fridays Northern Stores has chinese food plates but it is not the same thing. There are a couple of restaurants here but they do not usually service chinese food.

-missing Chinese food in Moosonee