Monday, June 18, 2012

Remember Remember, Naked Solstice

Remember Remember the fifth of November
gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
should ever be forgot....

(mask from movie V for Vendetta) 

Actually remember the 17th of June because it was Solstice Parade day.  On November 5, 1605 Guy Fawkes was caught in the basement of the House of Parliament with dozens of gunpowder barrels.  He was part of a plot to blow up the building and overthrow the English monarchy.  Guy was tortured and sentenced to death along with his co-conspirators.  He committed suicide before being drawn and quartered and disemboweled.  Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated with fireworks and the burning of a Guy effigy.

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