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Guy Fawkes Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Ace_wanderer, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Ace_wanderer

    Ace_wanderer IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    ModeratelyConfused Banned

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    So it's a less popular Fourth of July?
     
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    evild2player IncGamers Member

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    It's the day V for Vendetta is based on no? The dude has a guy fawkes mask, and it starts off with him too.
     
  4. Ariadne

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    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.
     
  5. Machina

    Machina IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    We already have two such holidays, the 4th of July and New Year's.



     
  7. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    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.)
     
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    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  9. Ace_wanderer

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    Here in New Zealand we dont celebrate 4th of July or let fireworks off on New Years generally so its all we have.
     
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    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.
     
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    One of the characters in the new version of Doug is named Guy. . .I want to kill the writers of that show so much. . .
     
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    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...
     
  13. Dondrei

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    Right son, you're nicked!
     
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    "Remember remember the 5th of Nove-"
    "Shut the hell up hippie!"

    *batons sparkler-wielding children*
     
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    :rolleyes:


    :english:

    I like your new avatar Dondrei :thumbsup:



     
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    That was such an awful movie.



     
  17. Dondrei

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    It sure looks bad, I should see it.
     
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    I thought the movie was excellent. Each to their own, I guess.
     
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    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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