Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November; and Pictures, Too!

Tonight they’ll try to set a bonfire to burn England down. Why? Because back in 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught before he had time to light the fuse on 30 some odd barrels of gunpowder under parliament, in an attempt to destroy Parliament and the King (James I), thereby setting the stage for the restoration of the Catholic Church.

It has long since become nonsectarian although very often an effigy of Guy Fawkes is on the pyre. But mostly it’s a good excuse for a bonfire and fireworks, indeed rather like the 4th of July, where we really don’t rail much about old King George anymore.

It was celebrated here until the Revolution as well, especially in New England, where the effigy of Guy Fawkes was sometimes joined by one of the Pope. It was banned by General Washington while the Continental Army occupied Boston in the Revolution so as not to over inflame the residents, and pretty much never resumed.


Speaking of domestic terrorists

And, of course…

Most, as usual from PowerLine and Bookworm.

 

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13 Responses to Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November; and Pictures, Too!

  1. Nicholas says:

    I particularly liked the denominations cartoon.

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    • NEO says:

      So did I! 🙂

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      • Nicholas says:

        A little light humour after a long week is very helpful. The Baptist one really cracked me up – although British Baptists aren’t necessarily that prone to legalism these days.

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        • NEO says:

          It sure does, and that’s why it shows up on a few of our blogs nearly every week. Yep, I laughed at that one, and not surprisingly the Lutheran one.

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        • Nicholas says:

          Yes, I thought the beer comment might tickle you. The Lutheran Satire videos seem to mention German beer when they can. I’m not really a beer man myself – I tend towards wine and spirits.

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        • NEO says:

          Personally I tend to drink single malt and cider, but I’ve drunk a bunch of beer over the years around the jobs I’ve done, mostly Budweiser and yes, the horse had dysentery. For a lot of us, it tends to be German (or maybe germanic) heritage

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  2. the unit says:

    Ah, yer got it all today. Beauty and the Beast. Why won’t “Crooked Hillary” finally just go away? 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    So remember, remember, the fifth of November happened because the King decided the Catholics had to be “punished for the errors of their minds.” They just be irreconcilable deplorables of the times. 🙂
    Elapsed time @ 15:37 in link.

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    • NEO says:

      Good one, Fascinating, in fact! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        At the end the credits went by so fast I missed who paid for the experiment. Soros? 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Given the presenter, I’d guess BBC. Good old British taxpayer, IOW. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Oh well, I thought maybe Soros figured it would be a good inspiration for terrorist to see what could’ve been. 🙂
          I noticed at the end experts said had it worked it wouldn’t have changed history. Thinking blowing up a few hundred men would accomplish their goal was nonsense, or something of that sort…Has 3000 blown, burned, and jumped to their death on 9/11? Well, for some individuals if individuals count for anything anymore these days.

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