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Friday, November 05, 2010

Why we love irony

For fear of making this sound like a Little Britain opening line, I won't open with 'Britain, Britain, Britain'. But it will be little. Anyway:

To celebrate the fact our Monarch and elected representatives weren't blown up 405 years ago today by some disaffected Catholics, we, er... well, we...

We blow things up.

To rejoice in that our entire system of government wasn't incinerated, we set fire to a load of wood.  As well, of course, as an effigy of the guy who got caught as he was about to do it. How completely insane is that, when you think about it?

It would be like Americans commemorating 9/11 by playing giant-size Jenga.

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