A sheriff's deputy just drove through here waving to everyone as he passed and repeatedly playing this announcement over a loudspeaker:
May I have your attention please? This announcement is a courtesy of the Currituck County Sheriff's Department. Fireworks are illegal if they explode or leave the ground. Violators will be prosecuted. Thank you for your cooperation.A necessary reminder, given the propensity of drunken tourists to set off fireworks in the driveways of the houses they've rented for the week, and the propensity of said fireworks to accidentally set things on fire. A necessary reminder, and a much nicer one than my brother's annual 4th of July announcement to the neighbors, delivered angrily and loudly from the upper deck with Budweiser in hand:
Fireworks are illegal, assholes!