The Rasta Banana is a staple of every carnie’s well-oiled machine removing your money from your wallet. Made of broken dreams and stuffed with sarcastic pride, these five foot tall Rastananas taunt boardwalk devotees looking for glory with their tired eyes and deriding grin.
Last year, a man from New Hampshire spent his life savings at “Tubs of Fun” to end up with this neon yellow prize. Sure, he told police his goal was to win an Xbox Kinect for his kids, but walk up to the man’s car today and guess who you’ll fine securely buckled into the passenger seat.
Sadly, once home and away from the thrill of carnival games, these Rastananas are often abused, abandoned and found homeless, living near dumpsters or sleeping in front of beach rentals. Still, no matter how bad things get for these Rastananas, they always manage to keep a smile on their face.
Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer as It’s a Shore Thing follows the adventures of the Featherstone family as they run the family bed and breakfast in out-of-the-way North Lower Bayheightsville.