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Happy Guy Fawkes Night

For those in Britain and perhaps in the Commonwealth.

This year must be a big one since it marks the 400th Anniversary.

Are bonfires still allowed in Greater London? I have such fond memories of gathering the leaves, then throw the Guy Fawkes effigy on top of the pile and set them on fire (for us, it was either mine or my sis's piss-stained pyjamas stuffed with leaves and firecrackers).

As we watched the poor effigy pop, we'd drink hot chocolates and hear the older kids light rockets (and where did that thread with 'butt rocket' clip go - darn my dying brain cells).

It's a sort of Remembrance of Things Past moment for me.

Enjoy, and don't burn down the house.



*For those of you who are reading this and thinking WTF, here's the link to some background info - Guy Fawkes was one of the first Al-Qaeda styled 'terrorists'.


http://www.novareinna.com/festive/guy.html

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Cheers for the greeting Naomilla.

Yeah,we can light fires in Greater London still.The style of fireworks has changed a lot over the last few years,certainly since i was a kid.Now the majority of the pyrotechnics are imported from China (most of the British manufacturers having gone bang,hehe)and there are almost constant loud exposions from dusk till midnight.It's driving me fucking nuts!

Incidently,on an historical note,to mark the 400th anniversary,the BBC undertook to construct and then explode a replica of the original houses of parliament to judge what would have been the result if the plot had been carried out.Records show that Fawkes and his chums had stashed 36 barrels of black powder,weighing just under a metric tonne.
The explosion was spectacular and left no doubt that all of parliament would have been hamburgerised.What fun!!

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Fawke that Guy!

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I have really fond memories of Guy Fawkes Night as a kid. We scoured around for wood to build bonfires for weeks before the big day. Snuk down to the newsagents to buy 'bangers', chucked them up closes (alleyways), I was a little shit. The bonfires were terrific, loads of them, scattered all over the place in different streets and playgrounds, unofficial of course, grubby child-generated stinkers full of all kinds of probably toxic stuff. Brilliant. We can't have fireworks where I live now, too many domestic and farm animals around. Do you guys use fireworks in the US for Thanksgiving?
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Do you guys use fireworks in the US for Thanksgiving?
Not unless you count the explosive diaharrea from Aunt Bridgey's mincemeat pie.






Very low key holiday. After we fill our fat faces we fight for the couch and watch football while continuing to drink. A successful Turkey Day is where only four famiily members end up in jail.

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For those in Britain and perhaps in the Commonwealth.

This year must be a big one since it marks the 400th Anniversary.

Are bonfires still allowed in Greater London? I have such fond memories of gathering the leaves, then throw the Guy Fawkes effigy on top of the pile and set them on fire (for us, it was either mine or my sis's piss-stained pyjamas stuffed with leaves and firecrackers).

As we watched the poor effigy pop, we'd drink hot chocolates and hear the older kids light rockets (and where did that thread with 'butt rocket' clip go - darn my dying brain cells).

It's a sort of Remembrance of Things Past moment for me.

Enjoy, and don't burn down the house.



*For those of you who are reading this and thinking WTF, here's the link to some background info - Guy Fawkes was one of the first Al-Qaeda styled 'terrorists'.


http://www.novareinna.com/festive/guy.html
Wasn't he the Guy who was Fawking around with Parliament?

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I love Thanksgiving. We all sit around smoking and drinking. Dinner is catered so no one gets stuck in the kitchen. The past few years the weather has been so mild here that we dined outside. There's no set time, no dress code, no obligation to make or bring anything. Just a day to chill and catch up. Sweet.[:)]
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I love Thanksgiving. We all sit around smoking and drinking. Dinner is catered so no one gets stuck in the kitchen. The past few years the weather has been so mild here that we dined outside. There's no set time, no dress code, no obligation to make or bring anything. Just a day to chill and catch up. Sweet.[:)]
In my family we have a yes dress code. the alternative would scare sighted humans and other species with discering taste.
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I love Thanksgiving. We all sit around smoking and drinking. Dinner is catered so no one gets stuck in the kitchen. The past few years the weather has been so mild here that we dined outside. There's no set time, no dress code, no obligation to make or bring anything. Just a day to chill and catch up. Sweet.[:)]
In my family we have a yes dress code. the alternative would scare sighted humans and other species with discering taste.
Lol. We all show up in clothes too. We don't get that drunk.
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One day I'll tell my famous, Drank too much Petit Sirah on Thanksgiving, went outside for a ciggy, saw something in the Kiwi vines, got within an inch of the leaves only to discover it was a Possum who then snarled at me causing me to wet myself, story.

Although I think I just did.

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