Thursday, November 1, 2007

Desperate Anglo Seeks Plans for Nov. 5

[Brit Tradition] If you don't know, it's Bonfire Night aka Guy Fawkes night in the U.K, former colonies and wherever groups of alcohol-friendly Englishmen gather. This is when we Brits celebrate the foiling of the Gunpowder plot, when young Guy F. and a group of like-minded Catholics tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. This celebration involves screaming "Penny for a guy" in the street next to a rag-tag doll sitting in someone's discarded pram. Money thus raised is then expended on fireworks. In the evening of the 5th, we have a bonfire on top of which sits poor Guy. And you cook potatoes in his metaphorical ashes. So ... any Brits out there with plans to do any of the above? I want to show my Anglo-American-Argentine kids a little of their father's tragic past. (Stephen Dark)

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