Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the Queen!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!
Happy Guy Fawkes Day.
Wikipedia teaches all sorts of interesting things! “In colonial America, the day was called ‘Pope’s Day’.” Hey, alright! I can certainly get behind Guy Fawkes day now, since it comemorates me… “It was the high point of “anti-popery” (in the term of the times) in New England.” Awwww, man, anti-popery? I was starting to get excited there for a second. That’s just no good, though it is kind of hilarious to say. When spoken aloud, “anti-popery” makes you seem like you’re against dried, fragrant plant material kept in an ornamental container on a coffee table somewhere.
Sorry for the absolute scatterbrained post today. I found out yesterday that I passed the Bar Exam(!!!!!), so I’m hyped about that, plus I’m doing last-minute study prep for the MPRE (lawyer’s ethics exam) tomorrow. Fun times in America. So, while I realize this video is a retread, it’s fitting for today. Enjoy!