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05-11-2014, 08:39 PM
The Gunpowder Plot
Tonight in Newfoundland they are celebrating what we call Bonfire Night. I understand the English also celebrate it at well but I don't really know. I'm just going on what some English told me. Anyway there will be a huge bonfire in every town. It's not like it was when I was a kid though. I remember bonfires buy the dozens lined along the beaches of my home town and neighbouring towns. And man did people party! I don't remember anyone burning effigies and in fact I'm not sure if most know the significance of it all. But who cares about that. Any reason to party. I wish I was there to join in. Aw well. Maybe next year...
Is this celebrated anywhere else aside from England and Newfoundland? Perhaps Australia or some other Commonwealth country?
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05-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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Remember remember the fifth of November. It's not celebrated in America but I watch V for Vendetta every year on that date.

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05-11-2014, 09:14 PM
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05-11-2014, 09:25 PM (This post was last modified: 05-11-2014 09:34 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(05-11-2014 09:10 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Remember remember the fifth of November.

My grampa told me and my brothers about Guy Fawkes. We made pipe bombs and blew up mailboxes in his honor. Good times!

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05-11-2014, 09:28 PM
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(05-11-2014 09:25 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-11-2014 09:10 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Remember remember the fifth of November.

Mt grampa told me and my brothers about Guy Fawkes. We made pipe bombs and blew up mailboxes in his honor. Good times!

And here I thought you were coming in to thank me for grounding the reference Tongue pipe bombs are cool too Yes

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05-11-2014, 09:37 PM
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(05-11-2014 09:28 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  
(05-11-2014 09:25 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Mt grampa told me and my brothers about Guy Fawkes. We made pipe bombs and blew up mailboxes in his honor. Good times!

And here I thought you were coming in to thank me for grounding the reference Tongue pipe bombs are cool too Yes

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05-11-2014, 09:46 PM
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(05-11-2014 09:25 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-11-2014 09:10 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Remember remember the fifth of November.

My grampa told me and my brothers about Guy Fawkes. We made pipe bombs and blew up mailboxes in his honor. Good times!

Umm.. why?
It was about a bunch of Catholics that wanted to make England Catholic again by blowing up parliament and starting a rebellion...

Fuck him, he was a cunt and it's a good thing he failed.

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05-11-2014, 10:15 PM
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(05-11-2014 08:39 PM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  Tonight in Newfoundland they are celebrating what we call Bonfire Night. I understand the English also celebrate it at well but I don't really know. I'm just going on what some English told me. Anyway there will be a huge bonfire in every town. It's not like it was when I was a kid though. I remember bonfires buy the dozens lined along the beaches of my home town and neighbouring towns. And man did people party! I don't remember anyone burning effigies and in fact I'm not sure if most know the significance of it all. But who cares about that. Any reason to party. I wish I was there to join in. Aw well. Maybe next year...
Is this celebrated anywhere else aside from England and Newfoundland? Perhaps Australia or some other Commonwealth country?

As far as I am aware, it's not celebrated here in Aus.

Naturally, I am fairly okay with this; the fewer British holidays round here the better. Drinking Beverage

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05-11-2014, 10:30 PM
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(05-11-2014 09:46 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(05-11-2014 09:25 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  My grampa told me and my brothers about Guy Fawkes. We made pipe bombs and blew up mailboxes in his honor. Good times!

Umm.. why?

Umm.. 'cause we liked making pipe bombs and blowing shit up maybe? And it's a useful skill for when the Zombie Apocalypse happens.

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05-11-2014, 10:44 PM
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(05-11-2014 10:30 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-11-2014 09:46 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Umm.. why?

Umm.. 'cause we liked making pipe bombs and blowing shit up maybe? And it's a useful skill for when the Zombie Apocalypse happens.

So make pipe bombs and blow shit up on other days throughout the year.
Seems stupid to do it on one particular day because you wanna celebrate some catholic activist...

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