Guy Fawkes Day

Ace_wanderer

Diabloii.Net Member
Guy Fawkes Day

Does anyone celebrate this? Its probably my favourite day in the year. For those of you that dont know what it is, its pretty much a day that everyone buys fireworks and lets them off.
 

Ariadne

Diabloii.Net Member
I did watch Brianiac History earlier today, which actually mentioned Fawkes. No, we don't celebrate it here, and I've seen enough things blown up today.
 

Machina

Diabloii.Net Member
I hate it. Fireworks make my dog go nuts and we live in quite a densely populated suburb so there are bloody loads of them going off.

He gets so scared he won't go out for a piss. So one has to escort him out into the garden where he can make a quick dash for a shrub before rushing back into the house, tail between his legs, shaking like mad.
 

rykuss

Banned
Does anyone celebrate this? Its probably my favourite day in the year. For those of you that dont know what it is, its pretty much a day that everyone buys fireworks and lets them off.
We already have two such holidays, the 4th of July and New Year's.



 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Can't we all agree that blowing up centres of government is a good idea? Worth celebrating IMO.

(Althought I agree with the pet issue. I have had idiots setting off fireworks 10 feet from my window since Diwali.)
 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
I think it's on our calendar but it isn't a public holiday.

I hate amateur fireworks displays. Whenever I hear my idiot neighbours letting them off I hope their houses burn down. I'm pretty sure they're illegal.
 
Well, you could celebrate it, but you might get some weird looks from the neighbors. And I should have mentioned it in my first post; I've never heard of Guy Fawkes day. I looked it up on Wiki, and apparently the American usage of 'guy' comes from his name.
 

PFS

Diabloii.Net Member
Prolly not a great one to celebrate in the US.

Bloke: Let of a whole heap of fireworks in November.
Neighbors: "WTF" *calls cops to complain about noise.*
Cops: 'ello 'ello 'ello what's this all about son?
Bloke: We're celebrating a terrorist who tried to blow up the seat of government in the UK by letting off explosives.
Spooks: Please come with us...
 

S Z

Diabloii.Net Member
"Remember remember the 5th of Nove-"
"Shut the hell up hippie!"

*batons sparkler-wielding children*
 

Syxx

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi,

In the "old days" in New Zealand we used to celebrate Guy Fawkes day on the 5th of November. We took the tradition from England. Only problem was, November in New Zealand is summer (in England it is winter) ... this lead to many bush fires and homes getting burned down, so they nolonger allow Joe Public in NZ to buy fireworks.

Damn shame, as a kid I really enjoyed blowing up stuff.

Regards
Syxx
 
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