Where do moose come from?
Why, they are made at the Moose Factory in Ontario, Canada.
Should you wish to go there, helpful information about lodging, weather, etc., can be found at this Moose Factory Island link: http://travelingluck.com/North...
Who leads the moose? Ceiling Moose is the leader of all moose.
That explains the guiding principle of the moose, which is
Be excellent to each other... or else.
Ceiling Moose is assisted by certain administrators who are invariably warm, welcoming, and good-natured, even when faced with a sudden, massive influx of immigrants.
Do moose interact well with other species? Not only yes, but HELL yes...
...although it is my impression that this is sometimes taken to extremes.
Are there peculiar customs one should understand before entering moosedom? A complete answer to that question is beyond the scope of my present research, but a few characteristic behaviors come to mind.
There is of course booping...
Moosies lurv dem some water,
and talking politics in civilized tones is to them a BFD.
The headgear is simply beyond my understanding,
but it's clear that misguided attempts at imitation may prove awkward.
Are moose often featured in the performing arts? Sadly, no. All I could find was a short ballet called "Moves Like Jagger"
and an all-too-brief mention in the operetta "Bohemian Rhapsody" ("Scare a moose, scare a moose! Will you do the damn tango!?").
I hope that other new moosefolk will add further salient points, and that eldermoose will correct anything I have gotten wildly wrong (HAHAHA). H/T to http://icanhascheezburger.com/, where I found these images, which for all I know were created by Motley Moose members.
"He who bloweth not his own kazoo, for him his kazoo shall not be blown."
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