Remember, remember, the fifth of November – gunpowder, treason and plot! (yes we know it’s actually the day before)
On this day, 411 years ago, a silly plonker called Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding a whole bunch of explosives he and his mates had hidden under the British Houses of Parliament.
For his treachery, the impenitent Catholic was hung, drawn and quartered before having his body parts distibuted to the four corners of the kingdom, to be displayed as a warning to other would-be traitors. (These were simpler times)
In celebration of this failed act of treachery, to his day us Brits love to commemorate November 5 by burning effigies, setting fire to things and generally blowing stuff up!
So join your two British hares Asstonguer and Lick It To Ride, who will be ably assisted in the debauchery by Rams Without Lube and Just YouYou, as we attempt to bring a little taste of Bonfire Night to Beijing!
(But without the bonfire, for obvious reasons)
Oh, and remember to bring gloves! Because not only is it cold, but there’s a good chance you might burn your hands otherwise…
Extra note- in case you haven’t noticed its frickin baltic outside, please dress warm! ON ON!