5 Nov 2004 snim2   » (Journeyer)

Well, for a number of reasons, today has been a Good Day(tm) at work, although I'm going to miss kirby a lot while he's working in Hong Kong. Lucky £"$£"!

Today in Britain people are celebrating Guy Fawkes Night. Guy Fawkes tried to overthrow Parliment by blowing it up in what is now known as the Gunpowder Plot. All around the country people light bonfires and burn efigies of Guy Fawkes (who was burned at the stake as punishment for treason).

Apart from the obvious parallels between the politics of the last 30 years and various other world events, it still strikes me that it's a bit odd to celebrate some guy being burned to death. There's also a bit of friction about Guy Fawkes being Catholic and even in very recent times there's been a bit of agro in various parts of Britain over the whole denominational thing, which isn't nice at all.

So, I dunno what point I'm trying to get to here. I usually go out and watch the fireworks, but somehow this year staying in seems to make more sense. Or maybe I'm just a boring old git.

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