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(Some Fawkes)   UK Tip o' the Day: When you're burning Catholics in effigy tonight, it would be totally inappropriate to use old tyres to build the fire   (tyrepress.com) divider line 45
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2009-11-05 02:09:33 PM  
I know of no reason why this should ever be forgot.
 
2009-11-05 02:49:07 PM  
Ah, I forgot Guy Fawkes night was tonight...

I wonder if using tires would be okay, though...
 
2009-11-05 02:56:11 PM  
I posted the first few lines of the Guy Fawkes poem as my status on Facebook this morning and in reply I've got dozens of V for Vendetta quotes & an argument over the book vs. the movie.

I have geeky friends with no sense of British history.
 
2009-11-05 03:41:52 PM  
xanadian: Ah, I forgot Guy Fawkes night was tonight...

I wonder if using tires would be okay, though...


Only if you are building a fyre.
 
2009-11-05 03:42:12 PM  
brigid_fitch: I posted the first few lines of the Guy Fawkes poem as my status on Facebook this morning and in reply I've got dozens of V for Vendetta quotes & an argument over the book vs. the movie.

I have geeky friends with no sense of British history.


I have British relatives with no sense of British history.
 
2009-11-05 03:43:10 PM  
Hey Fark - can we get a thread on what is going down at Ft. Hood?
 
2009-11-05 03:43:34 PM  
...fifteen illegal bonfires - many containing the black circular objects...

Oh, tires.
 
2009-11-05 03:45:39 PM  
brigid_fitch: I have geeky friends with no sense of British history.

That's 'istory.
 
2009-11-05 03:47:05 PM  
brigid_fitch: I posted the first few lines of the Guy Fawkes poem as my status on Facebook this morning and in reply I've got dozens of V for Vendetta quotes & an argument over the book vs. the movie.

I have geeky friends with no sense of British history.



Today is my wife's birthday, and I usually harass her about being too busy with Guy Fawkes Day activities to be concerned with her.



/ what, with us being in Alabama and all . . .
 
2009-11-05 03:50:19 PM  
KingKauff: I have British relatives with no sense of British history.


Your pain, I feel it!

I once had to explain the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom to a farking Englishman. At first I thought he was yanking my chain, but he honestly didn't know the difference!
 
2009-11-05 03:50:55 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

It it's cold, God is saying to put more Catholics on the fire!
 
2009-11-05 03:53:50 PM  
Voila! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant and vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me "V"
 
2009-11-05 03:54:43 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Love that episode.

"Luck! .. you know?.. Come on!, luck! ... sounds almost exactly like Fu.." [cut]
 
2009-11-05 04:00:28 PM  
What's so special about Guy Fawkes Day? Getting drunk and lighting things on fire is just another day on Fark.
 
2009-11-05 04:02:07 PM  
hisphrenic: What's so special about Guy Fawkes Day? Getting drunk and lighting things on fire is just another day on Fark.

Or, alternately, Independence Day in the United States. Both are completely interchangeable though.
 
2009-11-05 04:07:04 PM  
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yhjvuf3
(copy and paste)
 
2009-11-05 04:09:05 PM  
As an American, what I always liked about Guy Fawkes Day is how the British are celebrating the fact that they caught the guy. Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

/going to a Guy Fawkes party tonight
//lives in Ohio
 
2009-11-05 04:14:51 PM  
Andromeda: As an American, what I always liked about Guy Fawkes Day is how the British are celebrating the fact that they caught the guy. Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

/going to a Guy Fawkes party tonight
//lives in Ohio


Where in Ohio? Maybe I'll stop by. And is it pro-GF or anti-GF?
 
2009-11-05 04:19:38 PM  
[knocks on door] Penny for the Guy?

I remember well collecting old and broken furniture door-to-door from the neighbours and helping build the bonfire in North Park in Darlington so we could roast the dummy.

Ah, the sweet innocence of youth... Yeesh. (shivers)
 
2009-11-05 04:21:36 PM  
Andromeda: As an American, what I always liked about Guy Fawkes Day is how the British are celebrating the fact that they caught the guy. Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

/going to a Guy Fawkes party tonight
//lives in Ohio


{sarcasm}Maybe we should have a Timothy McVeigh Day?{/sarcasm}
 
2009-11-05 04:23:18 PM  
maxx2112: Today is my wife's birthday, and I usually harass her about being too busy with Guy Fawkes Day activities to be concerned with her.

You should tell her it's Guy farks day and give her a night to remember.
 
2009-11-05 04:29:28 PM  
Crewmannumber6: Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

We do it's called Easter.
 
2009-11-05 04:30:03 PM  
What a Guy Fawkes celebrant might look like:

i896.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-05 04:35:44 PM  
SupremeLeader: 8.5 tailed fox: Crewmannumber6: Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

We do it's called Easter.

Well, the Romans were right. Jesus was an emo biatch.


What, you mean I'm not supposed to be siding with the Romans? Then why do we get candy?
 
2009-11-05 04:43:15 PM  
SupremeLeader: 8.5 tailed fox: Crewmannumber6: Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

We do it's called Easter.

Well, the Romans were right. Jesus was an emo biatch


And then they eat him. No one eats Guy Fawkes. Or maybe they do.
 
2009-11-05 05:04:47 PM  
SupremeLeader: Andromeda: As an American, what I always liked about Guy Fawkes Day is how the British are celebrating the fact that they caught the guy. Could you imagine an American holiday to celebrate the fact that they caught and killed the rebel going up against tyrannical authority?

/going to a Guy Fawkes party tonight
//lives in Ohio

Well, he was a pope-fellating Catholic, so it was a matter of royalist sh*t vs. papal sh*t.

It's just an excuse to get drunk, put cherry bombs in beer cans and try to drink the content before the cherry bombs explode and turn their deformed ginger faces into something less repugnant.


I always get that confused, whether he was a Catholic going to blow up Protestants, or the other way around.
 
2009-11-05 05:13:28 PM  
I have never heard of this before. It is the most awesome holiday EVER! We need a day in America where we start random files. Where, the rest of America outside Detroit at least.
 
2009-11-05 05:21:42 PM  
Only in effigy you say? Pity.
 
2009-11-05 05:21:57 PM  
I want a Car Fawkes Day
www.facebook.com
 
2009-11-05 06:07:54 PM  
gorgor: APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/yhjvuf3
(copy and paste)


holy shiat that was hilarious
 
2009-11-05 06:08:38 PM  
Learn to write English, moran! It's T-I-R-E-S.
 
2009-11-05 06:44:35 PM  
DannyMonster: I have never heard of this before. It is the most awesome holiday EVER! We need a day in America where we start random files. Where, the rest of America outside Detroit at least.

I start random files at work every day. And then watch as people frantically try to put them out.
 
2009-11-05 07:16:56 PM  
maxx2112 2009-11-05 03:50:19 PM
KingKauff: I have British relatives with no sense of British history.


Your pain, I feel it!

I once had to explain the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom to a farking Englishman. At first I thought he was yanking my chain, but he honestly didn't know the difference!


snark! what a wanker!

seriously, whats the difference exactly?
 
2009-11-05 07:39:38 PM  
thereisnospoon:
seriously, whats the difference exactly?


Why don't you consult The Great British Venn Diagram? (new window)
 
2009-11-05 07:45:55 PM  
AlmightyFjord: thereisnospoon:
seriously, whats the difference exactly?

Why don't you consult The Great British Venn Diagram? (new window)


except the republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what your venn diagram says. (and i'm sure explains down in the text that i didnt read)

ok read it. no - it's wrong.
 
2009-11-05 07:54:11 PM  
So Mr. Fawkes is a direct relative o' mine (according to the genealogist, anyways), and let me just say: we haven't been Catholic in a very, very long time.

Guy Fawkes was the only man to enter into Parliament with honest intentions.
 
2009-11-05 07:58:20 PM  
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: So Mr. Fawkes is a direct relative o' mine (according to the genealogist, anyways)...

Sure he is. Suuuuuure he is.

(Imagine that said in a sarcastic tone for full effect)
 
2009-11-05 08:00:34 PM  
scalpod: [knocks on door] Penny for the Guy?

I remember well collecting old and broken furniture door-to-door from the neighbours and helping build the bonfire in North Park in Darlington so we could roast the dummy.


Hey we should have thought of that last weekend. Instead of candy, we could have given out bags of leaves.

/Free leaves!
 
2009-11-05 08:02:30 PM  
Pathman: AlmightyFjord: thereisnospoon:
seriously, whats the difference exactly?

Why don't you consult The Great British Venn Diagram? (new window)

except the republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what your venn diagram says. (and i'm sure explains down in the text that i didnt read)

ok read it. no - it's wrong.


The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include Great Britain, Ireland and over six-thousand smaller islands. (new window)

And not reading the text means you miss this gem

Irish citizens are not British citizens. British citizens are not Irish citizens. God help you if you forget this when you encounter an Irishman.
 
2009-11-05 08:21:06 PM  
Wolfmanjames: It it's cold, God is saying to put more Catholics on the fire!

Came for the Black Adder reference, leaving satisfied.

"Nathaniel sits on a spike, and I sit on Nathaniel. Two spikes would be an extravagance."
 
2009-11-05 09:43:48 PM  
meat0918: Pathman: AlmightyFjord: thereisnospoon:
seriously, whats the difference exactly?

Why don't you consult The Great British Venn Diagram? (new window)

except the republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what your venn diagram says. (and i'm sure explains down in the text that i didnt read)

ok read it. no - it's wrong.

The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include Great Britain, Ireland and over six-thousand smaller islands. (new window)

And not reading the text means you miss this gem

Irish citizens are not British citizens. British citizens are not Irish citizens. God help you if you forget this when you encounter an Irishman.


i did read it. saw that and i did smile. your wiki page cites encyclopedia BRITANICA for that little fact. there's a lot more to the story.

The republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what those fookers say.
it's not like canada being part of north america. it would be more saying canada is part of the US isles. ireland is a sovereign nation and you'll very rarely find irish people referring to ireland as part of the brittish isles.
 
2009-11-05 10:11:18 PM  
Pathman: meat0918: Pathman: AlmightyFjord: thereisnospoon:
seriously, whats the difference exactly?

Why don't you consult The Great British Venn Diagram? (new window)

except the republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what your venn diagram says. (and i'm sure explains down in the text that i didnt read)

ok read it. no - it's wrong.

The British Isles are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include Great Britain, Ireland and over six-thousand smaller islands. (new window)

And not reading the text means you miss this gem

Irish citizens are not British citizens. British citizens are not Irish citizens. God help you if you forget this when you encounter an Irishman.

i did read it. saw that and i did smile. your wiki page cites encyclopedia BRITANICA for that little fact. there's a lot more to the story.

The republic of ireland is not part of the british isles. i dont care what those fookers say.
it's not like canada being part of north america. it would be more saying canada is part of the US isles. ireland is a sovereign nation and you'll very rarely find irish people referring to ireland as part of the brittish isles.


Yes, but when the Irish people say one thing, and the rest of the world says another, the Irish just might be wrong on that one.
 
2009-11-05 10:36:58 PM  
omgwtfbbq!:
Yes, but when the Irish people say one thing, and the rest of the world says another, the Irish just might be wrong on that one.


ok first of all the rest of the world doesn't give a shiat but a thousand years of fighting for independence suggests that we are right.
you can argue for argument's sake if you want but ireland is simply not part of the "british isles"

you an american? how did the british feel when america said it was no longer part of britain?
If you'd bother to read past the first paragraph in your wiki article you'd see a nice article about the naming dispute. The english are fairly well known for their antipathy towards change - this includes their nomenclature.

Ireland is a sovereign nation. claiming the north is part of the BI is fine but saying ireland is part of the BI is like claiming that the US is part of Canada. Canada is bigger after all.
 
2009-11-06 07:45:35 AM  
Ireland being part of the british isles a name that dates back to a roman explorer named polmy. Ireland is part of the british isles but not the UK. Just start calling them the irish isles winds up the brits no end
 
2009-11-06 09:13:12 AM  
i have been calling them the irish isles ever since i was a kid.
/where the royal drums do beat
 
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