Re[2]: Halloween & Guy Fawkes

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     Yup, we sure do.  To be historically accurate, I suppose we should
     hang, draw and quarter him first.  His target was James I ("the wisest
     fool in christendom"), not parliament, as the protestant James was
     being hard on the Catholics (Fawkes and his co-conspirators were

     Does anyone out there know the rest of the rhyme:

     "Remember, remember the fifth of november
     Gunpowder, treason and plot"?

     I've forgotten it and it's bugging the life out of me

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Subject: RE: Halloween & Guy Fawkes
Author: at Internet
Date:    11/5/98 12:10 PM

Don't you burn Guy in effigy annually, as part of your bonfire?  (Just to
punish him every year for his attempt?)

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> Sent:  Thursday, November 05, 1998 12:50 AM
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> Subject:  Halloween & Guy Fawkes
> O.K., all you guys in the States make a big ball out of halloween -
> of pagan origin, if I remember aright.
> Well, to day is OUR big day.
> We celebrate Guy Fawkes - who FAILED to blow up Parliament - never
> quite understood why we celebrate a failure?  Anyway, ever since, on
> the 5th November, we have our own pagan festival whereby we all go to
> great lengths to show our old hero Guy how he SHOULD have gone about
> it.
> Hence, this evening we will all light bonfires, eat hot-dogs and down
> the occasional amber nectar whist letting off fireworks galore!  The
> sky will be lit up with rockets and sparks, people will be full of
> bonhomie, firemen will earn overtime, casualty departments will be
> full, tomorrow the skin banks will be empty.
> Why the hell couldn't Guy Fawkes get it right, then we could
> celebrate Halloween and not ever have to worry about 5 November?
> Russ Allison, Wales

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