Sunday, November 05, 2006

Happy Bonfire Night!

It's Bonfire night- erm- tonight! The linked Wikipedia article above is fairly explanatory, although I'm baffled by the concept of "bonfire toffee". Either my family were too cheap to ever buy me any (hmmm) or I only ever attended spectacularly crap bonfire parties (which I doubt, as growing up on RAF camps the fireworks were great because they used to set off all the expired signal flares as well as the commerical rockets). And given the origins of the festival ( and the fact that the centrepiece of the evening is still burning a Catholic militant reactionary in effigy) isn't the image below just the cutest bit of Protestant bigotry this side of Ian Paisley's tattoo of Daffy Duck shouting "the Pope is the antichrist"?

As the accompanying text says; "Download this image as native Adobe Illustrator file, which means it won't break up, no matter what size you make it. That's real important if you're making a banner to go across the high street."

If you'll excuse me, I'm off to get a long roll of paper, some bailing twine, and a cherry picker. "A banner to go across the high street"? Are they out of their minds?

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.


Mondale said...

It's just about the only tenuous link i have left to my long dormant sense of Roman Catholicism, the fact that every November 5th Weasel starts spouting his Orange fuelled bigotry.
Up the Pope!

weasel said...

Erm... did you read the post? In your defense, I suppose it could come across as ambiguous to an autistic person.

And although that reads harshly, it is difficult to get gentle joshing across online. You Ridley martyring bastard, you ;)

Mondale said...

I know, i know, Nov 5th wouldont be the same if we didn't indulge in some idle banter across the sectarian divide.

weasel said...

But I don't have a sect; I was raised without any family religious suggestion, I can't be an Orangeman as I'm anti-monarchist, and I don't care for people waving the Union Jack.

I am the duck billed platypus of opinion on Northern Ireland: an atheist-republican-unionist (who will change his position as soon as nationalists outnumber unionists).

You on the other hand are doomed as according to Dr. Ian Paisley your catholicism marks you out as an acolyte of the anti-christ.