November 5th, 2010



And now another bonus post. Or is it today's post? You won't know until later!

Found via a friend's facebook:
Please put this on your status if you know someone who has been eaten by dragons. Dragons are nearly unstoppable and, in case you didn't know, they can breathe fire. 93% of people won't copy and paste this because they have already been eaten by dragons. 6% of people are sitting in the shower armed with fire extinguishers whilst the remaining 1% are awesome and will repost this on.
Now, as any seasoned adventurer knows it is vitally important not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. One can only conclude from these numbers that 99% of adventurers either do not know this, or failed to heed its advice.

Now, you may be about to point out that the quote says that only 93% of adventurers have been incinerated, and point out that 6% are taking precautions. That is indeed correct, but what they have failed to realise is just how big your average gold-hoarding adventurer-devouring dragin is.
Tall ships (porthole)

Remember, remember

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
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.
Hulloa boys, Hulloa boys, let the bells ring.
Hulloa boys, hulloa boys, God save the King!

Yes, that means it's the 5th of November, wherein us Brits one again celebrate Guy Fawke's failure to blow up the Houses of Parliement by setting off copious amounts of fireworks.

Most places have bonfires with an effigy of Guy Fawkes, except for Lewes where they also set fire to effigies of the Pope and of various unpopular politicians. I wouldn't be surprised if they have an effigy of David Cameron or Nick Clegg this year.