Friday, March 31, 2006

Honest Mistake or Cruel Joke?

In what I suspect is an ingenious April Fools' Day prank, the Columbia Star is asking South Carolinians of Scottish descent to show up tomorrow at the State Museum in their finest kilts.

On April 1, 2006, Tartanfest is an opportunity to show the younger generation, and all others interested in the contributions Scottish Americans have made to the nation's history and culture, especially in SC. [Link]
The official Tartan Fest website spoils the joke by giving the correct date for the event: April 8.



Ah, now I understand: right day, wrong state.

According to the South Carolina State Museum calendar, anyone showing up there tomorrow can get a free under-hood vehicle check, and then attend a presentation called "Snakes Alive!" in the auditorium. Sure beats eating haggis and grits.

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