Monday, November 05, 2012

Should Ever Be Forgot

Not that I endorse violence as a means to express ones displeasure toward ones government, but in keeping with my annual tradition, it is November 5th, Guy Fawkes night in the UK. Be safe out the tonight, and don't get too close to any big fires. Leave the ignition to a responsible adult, and keep the pets indoors.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

I know of no reason

Why Gunpowder Treason

Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below

To prove old England's overthrow;

By God's providence he was catch'd

With a dark lantern and burning match.

Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.

Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

Better yet, just skip the immolation entirely, and enjoy this video from the wonderful Period Videos series on fireworks and fires!