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    Burn everything.
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    Guy Fawkes Night, more commonly known as Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night, is an annual celebration (but not a public holiday) on the evening of the 5th of November primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in erstwhile British colonies New Zealand, South Africa, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), parts of the British Caribbean, and to some extent by their nationals abroad. Bonfire night was common in Australia until the 1980s, (but it was held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June).
    It celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, in which a group of CatholicRobert Catesby, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on the evening of 5 November 1605, when the Protestant King James I (James VI of Scotland) was within its walls. conspirators, led by one
    The celebrations, which in the United Kingdom take place in towns and villages across the country, involve fireworks displays and the building of bonfires, on which "guys", or dummies, representing Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators, are traditionally burnt. Before the fifth, children use the "guys" to beg for money with the chant "Penny for the guy".

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    If we are ever in England during this period we try to make it to the town of Lewes in Sussex on this night. The parade of the bonfire associations and then the displays make for a wonderful family evening and night.
    Whichever display one goes to after the parade, the standard of pyrotechnics is incredible. This is made even more amazing by the fact that they are free to watch.
    Alas it's been over 6 years since we were over at that time.

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    In Lewes they normally burn effigies of the Pope, or something equally hilarious. I think last year they burnt an effigy of Bin Laden.

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    Last night, I texted my mate to see if him and his missus wanted to meet me and my missus at the pub for their firework display. He replied 'nah, fireworks are gay'.

    I never thought of it like that before - he's right tho'.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    Install a fireworks screensaver and watch that. It's about as much fun plus you'll stay dry/unblown-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker View Post
    Last night, I texted my mate to see if him and his missus wanted to meet me and my missus at the pub for their firework display. He replied 'nah, fireworks are gay'.

    I never thought of it like that before - he's right tho'.
    Fireworks are homo-erotic, big rockets shooting into the sky and exploding.

    I hate them nonetheless. Me and the cat cower under the bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    Install a fireworks screensaver and watch that. It's about as much fun plus you'll stay dry/unblown-up.
    Wish I'd thought of that but it's sage advice for next year.

    Did you know that some people clap when they see fireworks? What a strange thing to do.
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    fireworks are for lesbians who can't afford to pay their tv license

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder View Post
    fireworks are for lesbians who can't afford to pay their tv license
    Word i hate bonfire night what a waste of money....
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    Someone fecked up at our local pub display and blew all the windows at the back of the pub in

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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