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 Binfire night

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Nov 03, 2001

In UKia they have this quaint tradition of burning effigies on "Bonfire Night" to celebrate the fact that Guy Fawkes blew up the Houses of Parliament some 300 years ago.

I have a suggestion for a carthartic USian version.


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Instead of burning some strawman designed to represent some God-forsaken buck-toothed Englishman, I think we should instead keep the tradition, but replace the "guy" with an effigy of Osama Bin Laden. We can call this "Binfire night", and yokels across USia can get some kind of vicarious satisfaction from burning our nation's number 1 enemy.

Thank you.


Guy Fawkes (none / 0) (#1)
by FreemoreJohnson on Sat Nov 3rd, 2001 at 01:09:30 PM PST
Didn't blow up parliament, he was caught before the deed.

As for binfire day... I think a day of remembrance of the event and the victims, something like Pearl Harbor Day, might be more appropriate than a remembrance of our anger toward the terrorists.

Sounds like fun! (none / 0) (#2)
by nx01 on Sat Nov 3rd, 2001 at 01:25:04 PM PST
However, we really ought to make it bigger and better, in the USian tradition. For instance, why not widen it to include burnings of anyone who has wronged our country or displayed un-American activity? For instance:

  • Terrorists
  • Communists
  • Pagans/Satanists
  • Liberals like the Klintons
  • Druggies
  • Lunix programmers/Open Sores loonies (anti-capitalist people also fall under this label)
  • People who don't make sure their T-Shirts are made in the USA before buying them
  • People who drive foreign cars
  • People in Heavy Metal Bands, like RATT, Ozzy Ozzborn, Marilyn Manson and Anthrax

    It sounds like it'd be a lot of fun to me!

    "Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
    -- James Gosling

    Just Be Careful (none / 0) (#3)
    by egg troll on Sat Nov 3rd, 2001 at 02:44:20 PM PST
    Whatever you do, be careful should you chose to incinerate an American flag!

    Posting for the love of the baby Jesus....

    Just curious. (none / 0) (#4)
    by FreemoreJohnson on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 03:39:04 PM PST
    How do you pronounce USian. Like "You-zhun" or "Ush-shun?" And, obviously all pronunciations would sound awful, but how do you pronounce UKian?

    EU-ES-Eean around these parts, UKian similar (nt) (none / 0) (#5)
    by nx01 on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 03:56:32 PM PST

    "Every time I look at the X window system, it's so fucking stupid; and part of me feels responsible for the worst parts of it."
    -- James Gosling

    Thanks, (none / 0) (#6)
    by FreemoreJohnson on Sun Nov 4th, 2001 at 05:19:39 PM PST
    for the feedback. I must admit though, I think they're clunky sounding.


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