Sunday, November 08, 2009

A Me Video and the Outer Banks

This is highly offensive - as long as you can't laugh at yourself...

It makes you wonder who has the time and money to put one of these together....very nifty!

Meantime on a totally different tack, let's talk about Outer Banks vacation rentals. Okay, what the heck are the Outer Banks? I had no idea so had to go to the oracle (Wikipedia, in case you didn't guess). Apparently, they're a long (some 320 kilometres) barrier of islands off the coast of North Carolina, and one of them is well-known to us as the place where the Wright brothers first took off in their plane at Kittyhawk. (Apparently it was actually at Kill Devil Hills, but that's perhaps less romantic sounding than Kittyhawk.)

The area is also known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the large number of shipwrecks that have taken place there (rather than an exceptional number of tourists meeting their fate on the islands). Roanoke Island is the site of the second-longest running historical outdoor drama in the US, a play called The Lost Colony. It has been performed since 1937. Crikey! (Take that, The Mousetrap!) The history of this play and of the actors is quite intriguing.

Ain't it fascinating what you can learn on the Net? Hasn't that made your day?

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