Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,

The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Thanks to FB friend Maureen for reminding of this anniversary. More information and the full poem can be found at Wikipedia, though I have to say, as gripping as the opening lines are, the remainder is a disappointment.

As a related aside, I watched V For Vendetta earlier this year, and found it much more moving than I expected.

Followup: Steve Denton and Kevin McIntosh also caught this... thanks for the reminder, all!

Another Followup: CSM has an interesting article about Guy Fawkes Day as seen in the US.

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