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devilmunchkin
13-10-2011, 20:46:54
Is it a big deal in England?

Seems like Christmas is gigantic here.

zmama
14-10-2011, 00:11:27
No it isn't a big deal at all

Koshko
14-10-2011, 02:56:39
They celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, which is like Halloween except more Vendetta-y.

devilmunchkin
14-10-2011, 09:55:59
Was Guy Fawkes day big before the movie?

mr_B
14-10-2011, 11:17:12
nono he was the same lenght

Koshko
15-10-2011, 05:23:02
The Guy Fawkes Day backstory is much more awesome than most of the US holidays.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2011, 07:49:41
It's nowhere near as big a deal as it is in America, but it still happens. I'm doing a Zombie Walk on the 29th.

Christmas seems huge because we don't have Thanksgiving- so all the stores get focussed on the Jesus day from September onwards.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-10-2011, 07:52:34
Oh yes- on November 5th Britain basically catches fire and explodes to celebrate yet another rejection of the Pope.

devilmunchkin
20-10-2011, 18:09:11
I actually like the sound of that.

zmama
20-10-2011, 18:19:35
"Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is often burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display."

Yes before the movie :)

MDA
20-10-2011, 18:47:19
Poor Pope, can't feel the love.

Funko
21-10-2011, 08:00:43
Yeah, Christmas is unbelievably mega massive.

You should start hearing kids letting off fireworks at all times of night from now until mid November.

Worth trying to get down to a big organised bonfire and firework display if you can.

devilmunchkin
31-10-2011, 13:28:06
Fireworks have been going off in Manchester most nights since I arrived in September. I figured this was a town that like to have fun.

MDA
31-10-2011, 13:30:02
Nice that in the UK you don't have to wonder if it's gunfire. :p

Funko
31-10-2011, 14:36:57
In some bits of Manchester it might be...

MDA
31-10-2011, 15:14:07
aw, stereotype ruined :cry:

Funko
31-10-2011, 17:07:40
We had 42 gun related deaths in the UK in 2008!

42!

C.G.B. Spender
31-10-2011, 19:20:00
How many gun related deaths did you have in 42?

mr_B
31-10-2011, 20:14:46
1
you CBG?

mr_B
31-10-2011, 20:57:42
boooohoooooo

did i scare you?

Funko
01-11-2011, 08:55:27
How many gun related deaths did you have in 42?

NOT AS MANY AS YOU! HA!

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-11-2011, 17:47:21
http://i43.tinypic.com/35i6q8o.jpg

http://i43.tinypic.com/1tlmb4.jpg


From the Bristol Zombie walk.

Poison Arrow Frog
01-11-2011, 17:50:33
We had a family get together at my father's house with my aunts, uncles, cousins, cousin's kids, sister along with her hubby and kids, etc... After dinner we were going to take the kids out trick or treating but the little bastards thought it just wasn't cool to go trick or treating with adults. Even the 9 year old thought "only nerds go trick or treating with their parents". Little ingrates.

MDA
01-11-2011, 18:29:35
Get off my lawn! :lol:

Zombie walk looked fun! :beer:

Lurker
01-11-2011, 19:02:07
Good costume Laz. I suck at Halloween and anything else that requires a modicum of creativity or artistic ability.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-11-2011, 19:32:49
a propos:

http://salzburg.orf.at/news/stories/2507638/

Translation of the essential part:

About 7.55 morning some drivers alarmed police that on the highway rest place Glanegg they found a dead person, full with blood, in a car. Police, however, soon realised that the 23 year old man was just dressed as a zombie and had fallen asleep in his car. As he still had an alcohol level of 0.96 per mil, police took his driving licence. His car was towed.

Poor zombie. :(

Funko
02-11-2011, 08:21:02
:lol:

zmama
02-11-2011, 08:31:28
Good costume Laz. I suck at Halloween and anything else that requires a modicum of creativity or artistic ability.

but you are a very good spiller! jes jes