A Conversation for Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 1

Peta


Peter Mandelson gets my vote.


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 2

C Hawke

....that wouldn't work, as he is the Prince of Darkness, as will be revealed in 55 days time (01/01/2000) as he leads his minions against the forces of light in the final battle, putting him on a bonfire would be like placing an old woman on a comfy chair (joke © Monty Python c1970)

Chris


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 3

Peta


So who would you put on?


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 4

C Hawke

Mmmmmm........tricky......"But can you do it?"..........As a pacifist I am of course against all forms of violence but if pushed..........it would have to be someone whose demise would give maximum pleasure to most people, Chris Tarrant, Noel Edmunds, Lionel Blair all spring to mind. (sorry non-UK researchers). Also all tired TV producers who keep trotting out those oh so interesting fly on the wall docu-dramas.

Chris

Oh and of course it goes without saying, Vic Reaves and Bob Mortimor.


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 5

Dinsdale Piranha

I'd put on any current member of the House of Commons, or indeed, all of them (lot of freeloading, self-serving, hypocritical b******s!!!!)


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 6

Researcher 94578

I'd agree as far as most of 'em are concerned, but I might reprieve some of the awkward squad (like Skinner, Dalyell & Livingstone), and I'd probably let Heath off too, since he's suffered enough through umpteen years of muttering about 'that bloody woman.'
The Stepford wives (AKA Blair's babes) wouldn't be missed, but isn't burning plastic environmentally unfriendly?
The front benches (on both sides) could do with a rocket (or maybe an ICBM) up their backsides though.


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 7

Peta


Not Chris Tarrant. He was once exceedingly kind and generous to my daughter. So I like him. All the rest can go on though. No problem!


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 8

Alon (aka Mr.Cynic)

Thought I'd revive this dead forum.

Why do you want to toast Mandy, he looks a bit skinny - mostly bones and propaganda. Portaloo get's my vote. Some juicy Spanish meat! My view is "Get him quick before he revives the Tory party". smiley - smiley

Strange how it we all agree on burning some politician. Looks like you're right about why it is celebrated. Seems most people either don't know why they're celebrating or celebrate in memory of Guy Fawkes. smiley - smiley


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 9

Sophie haha i`m so not funny

Burn the MP`s. All of them. Every single one. That would solve it. Every single smeggy MP in the entire universe. HURRAH!


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 10

flicka

As far as I'm concerned I think Canadians should get new boxes of matches, so they could try again.


So who would you like to put on the bonfire?

Post 11

geezerguyfawkes

there should be several effigies. The pope at the time of the plot, guy fawkes and a political figure.

In earlier centuries these things were called "pagentry" floats took them through the city in parades and just to raise money at times.
In many cases the entire effigy was not burned. As in Hastings the heads were saved. The earliest motion pictures of bonfires show the effigy being decapitated.

For more on this and related topics go here:

http://www.bcpl.net/~cbladey/guy/html/mainz.html

CBsmiley - biggrin


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