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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Oyster Roast (Tuesday, October 25th)

October 17th, 2011

Can finally hear Southern Gothic/Folk music, courtesy of THE RESTORATION. Incidentally, I have it on good authority that the lead singer reverentially keeps a rather huge Freddie Mercury Action figure on his desk at work. This is an undeniably good sign.

Bid on a near-mint copy of The Amazing Spider Man #252 (circa 1984). If I have to tell you how drop-dead fantastic this is, chances are you may bid on the luxury Cabin Smoky Mountain weekend getaway instead.

Have you senses turned upside-down by the curious juxtaposition of Southern plantation ethos, penguin monomania, roasted bivalve mollusks, and Halloween décor.

See man in penguin suit. (Somehow this will be VERY different from all the other times you have witnessed this.)

Meet Mr. Ron Naveen, conservationist, penguin scientist, CEO of Oceanites, author of several conservation books, lead investigator for the Antarctic Site Inventory, and Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Hero of the Planet. He will undoubtedly encourage you to recycle.

If you have been to both the Okra Strut and the Oyster Roast, you will now be fully versed on all aspects of high Irmo culture.

Get a postbellum vibe from an antebellum home.

See legitimate, actual works of art created by Gentoo and King penguins. Not kidding.

Get a tax deduction for eating oysters. Seriously.

As a resident of a positively sweltering state, you can bask in the raw irony of fostering Antarctic conservation.

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– Dean

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