This week hosts Chris and Walt talk about how Neil deGrasse Tyson discovered the “real” Krypton, Alan Moore’s new song for Guy Fawkes day, the Art for Sandy Relief art auction, Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. Other topics include word that Harrison Ford will be looking for a “death Clause” if he is to star in the next Star Wars movie and the new JLA #1’s 52 variant covers. Also covered are some of the new comics hitting the stands today at your local comic book shops. Come on gang, lets all just sit back, relax and enjoy the Comic Culture radio show.
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in 1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested in connection to the Gun Powder Plot to destroy both the House of Lords and King James I himself by explosive fire. He was caught ‘guarding’ the explosives, preventing anyone from spoiling the assignation attempt. He was obviously rubbish at blowing things up AND guarding stuff, since it didn’t work out for him. The police caught him, seized the explosives and all his associates escaped. Fail. The people celebrated by burning effigies of Fawkes at bonfires across the city… which later turned into Fireworks. It’s weird because the fireworks are supposed to symbolise the explosions?! Did people really want to see everything go up in smoke? Are fireworks on Guy Fawkes night a form of treason? Weird. Let’s celebrate a failed terrorist attack with fireworks and let’s keep doing that for 4 hundred years.
These days on Guy Fawkes night in England, you wear 3 pairs of socks, rock up to the local school field or council-run park, pay 10 quid to get in, stand still in the freezing cold miles away from the bonfire (for health and safety reasons), you get 1 glittery explosion every 10 minutes for about an hour, you buy a 5sheet hotdog that you can’t eat because it’s too cold, you write your name with a sparkler and you go home before the big kids arrive with their own fireworks to set off in the crowed.
Weird. Nice story in there somewhere though.
Sounds like the anti-establishments types need to find themselves a new martyr of defiance, this guy sounds like an incompetent schmuck. At least he didn’t rat out his accomplices, or did he?
Thanks for the insights Danny, we will from now on consult you on all things British!
I don’t think he did… the story’s probably changed so much over the years 🙂
Feel free to consult me Walt, I will probably need to access my external hard drive though AKA the internet.