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  • Burn that Guy!

    A thread for the Brits and a history lesson for the Yanks!

    Today is November 5! Ok for most of the world this means absolutely nothing but for the Brits it’s a great excuse for lighting fires, launching fireworks and burning bits of straw dressed up in old clothes!

    November 5 is what we call Bonfire Night/ Firework Night/ Guy Fawkes Night (depending! ). It celebrates the capture and execution of a man called Guy Fawkes who (along with some friends) tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King a few hundred years ago.

    He was caught and burned so in celebration of that burning we dress up flammable things like straw, call them a “Guy” and throw then on a bonfire (while watching fireworks and eating hotdogs).

    So happy bonfire night to everyone! Remember to keep your pets locked up!

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    Re: Burn that Guy!

    Originally posted by Confused Admin
    for the Brits it’s a great excuse for lighting fires, launching fireworks and burning bits of straw dressed up in old clothes!
    hehe, I think there is going to be a Bin Ladern day to celebrate the demise of the rat! Everyone can fire Cruise Missles at each other! hehehehheheheheh.

    I actually made a Guy Fawkes and put Bin Ladern's Picture on it!
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      Oh great, here's another place to put this ...




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      • #4
        I had to laugh last night when I watched a documentary on the gunpowder plot. It was on Channel 4 (did anyone else see it?).

        Anyway after they had been discovered and Guy Fawkes was arrested they decided to make a last stand at some house (cant remember where!). They found that their remaining gunpowder however was damp and wouldn’t fire their muskets.

        One of them had the bright idea ( ) that if they put the gunpowder by the fire the heat would dry it out!!

        How stupid is that??

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        • #5
          beyong stupid !
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          • #6
            They all survived the explosion though!!

            Well until they were tortured and executed of course..............................

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Moggy
              They all survived the explosion though!!

              Well until they were tortured and executed of course..............................
              and good old King James was shot 6 months later anyway!
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