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Message 31670 - Posted: 25 Nov 2006, 23:00:08 UTC - in response to Message 31660.  
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There is Guy Fawkes night, 5th November when we celebrate an early victory in the way against terrorism. 5th November 1605 many kegs of gunpowder were found ready to go bang in the cellars under the Houses of Parliament, ready to be set off during the annual opening ceremonies and finish off the King and many members of both Houses.

Many Catholics still refuse to celebrate it, as it was a Catholic plot and many contemprary Catholics saw Guy Fawkes as a martyr not a terrorist (does this sound familiar today?).

Modern mainstream British view is that they has a fair grievance against the portestant King, but took their means of dissent too far.

Effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt on communal bonfires, and fireworks abound. Say "fireworks night" to a Brit and we think Nov 5th.

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason, and plot.

I am told that colonial Americans celebrated Guy Fawkes night, being protestants and loyal to the Crown as most of them were at first. Later, after the US Revolutionary War, your ancestors dedided not to continue celebrating the survival of a Brit king - hence the US practice of celebrating Halloween a few nights before.

Ironically that put US protestants in line with British Catholics, who were already celebrating Halloween... ain't history odd?

Wikipedia on Guy Fawkes

There is also the first Sunday in Advent, coming up soon, but this is only celebrated by some branches of the Christian church, and not by the irreligious majority.

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I'm embarrassed to say that I first learned about Guy Fawkes day through the movie V for Vendetta.

I am not embarrassed to say that I win.
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Message 31673 - Posted: 26 Nov 2006, 1:49:10 UTC

Ok, another one! The newbie wins again...
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Message 31674 - Posted: 26 Nov 2006, 8:45:03 UTC

There was a good story in the paper from where I used to live about some 18 year old joy rider who managed to race through 3 counties on the interstate and then finally wiped out trying to avoid spike strips the state troopers laid out.
Took 8 patrol cars to get him off the road. When he dodged the strips at around 100 mph/160kmh he lost control and went offroading for 50 feet/15 meters before he finally stopped.
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Message 31728 - Posted: 27 Nov 2006, 20:19:30 UTC

hey guys and gals,

its been one day now and no one else has posted.
what happened to all of you?

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Message 31731 - Posted: 27 Nov 2006, 20:37:19 UTC

Hi greg be

(I win)
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Message 31733 - Posted: 27 Nov 2006, 20:54:00 UTC - in response to Message 31731.  

Hi greg be

(I win)


greetings to both of you ex-winners :)
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Message 31748 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 1:41:37 UTC - in response to Message 31733.  

Hi greg be

(I win)


greetings to both of you ex-winners :)


Seems the script is kinda slow. I'll have to work on that.
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Message 31752 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 7:52:39 UTC

lol very good and yeah a bit slow
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Message 31773 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 19:53:22 UTC

try it now

(in the meantime I win)

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Message 31774 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 20:03:52 UTC

Hi River

Nice to se you here (ex winner) :)
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Message 31778 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 20:44:08 UTC

you can't win river, there will always be someone to replace you lol
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Message 31786 - Posted: 28 Nov 2006, 23:38:07 UTC

i'm still on top (23:37 GMT 11/28)
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Message 31788 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 0:14:32 UTC

Hmm... Seems I just have to win the old fashioned way.
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Message 31792 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 1:43:21 UTC

There's always one of these nonsense posts to post in.


OH by the way I win !!!!


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Message 31797 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 3:51:10 UTC

Looks like i'm last.
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Message 31801 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 5:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 31792.  

There's always one of these nonsense posts to post in.


OH by the way I win !!!!


Nonsense?! You probably meant to be in this thread. Feel free to head over there and leave this thread to me so I can win.
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Message 31813 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 13:58:46 UTC

I'm last...again...
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Message 31833 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 20:45:54 UTC

how many different sections are you on in the cafe?
it looks like fun over there in the off topic area.
so for now i am on top!
hah!
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Message 31836 - Posted: 29 Nov 2006, 22:23:00 UTC - in response to Message 31833.  

how many different sections are you on in the cafe?


Uh... I read all of them. I just post when something catches my attention.

it looks like fun over there in the off topic area.


It is! Why don't you distract yourself with that one while...

so for now i am on top!
hah!


...I win.
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Message 31846 - Posted: 30 Nov 2006, 8:54:24 UTC

and let you win? never!

I win for now 8:54am UTC

see you tonight my time.
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