Tonight is Guy Fawkes Night and I posted a picture of fireworks on FaceSpace. An American friend asked what the holiday was. I told her that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up parliament in 1605 and now we burn him in effigy every November the 5th. Yes, it is a little weird, but on the plus side we get to stand around a huge bonfire on a cold November evening and eat hot jacket potatoes. I went on to suggest that the Americans do something similar with Osama Bin bloody Laden.
The Americans should create a national day of celebration where Bin Ladin is burned in effigy on top of a bonfire. If they followed the English model then young kids would stomp around in the mud waving sparklers and devouring hot Bin Laden night potatoes in their jackets…mmmmmm. The adults could drink beer and talk bollocks. The goal being to draw the poison by ridiculing the bastards and having a good time.
Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.