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Old 11-05-2004, 07:37 AM   #121
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PS: Just wanted to add -


The general male reaction when entering PLEBA:



Too much! And very accurate

Love the Animation Enajh!

To answer Digsy's question, I just turned 31 last month.
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:58 AM   #122
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nice one enajh - you'er spot on!

so i'm 22...23 next month.
far too close to christmas to have a bitrhday
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**wind whistles through bar and a tumbleweed rolls across the floor**

nobody about then hey. guess i'll just have to get myself a drink. it is friday after all and bonfire night too! yay. must make self tipsy so that the fireworks look prettier!

**pours self very very large drink, pops achtung baby on the jukebox and slumps on the sofa**

a perfect friday afternoon
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**wind whistles through bar and a tumbleweed rolls across the floor**

nobody about then hey. guess i'll just have to get myself a drink. it is friday after all and bonfire night too! yay. must make self tipsy so that the fireworks look prettier!

**pours self very very large drink, pops achtung baby on the jukebox and slumps on the sofa**

a perfect friday afternoon
* Sneaks in behind the sofa, POPS UP AND YELLS *

BOO!!!

Did I make you spill your drink?

* Hops over top of the couch and flops on the cushion next to Digsy *

Busy weekend ahead? And what's the bonfire?
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bastard! you gave me a fright!

bonfire night or guy fawkes? do you nkow what it is?

5th november every year is guy fawkes - "celebrated" as rememborance of guy who got caught trying to blow up parliment in like 15th or 16th century or something like that. not certain of the details but he got caught and burnt to death ona bonfire - hence bonfire night. kids used to burn guy fawks efigies on fires and there are massive fireworks displays all over.

i think tahts it, feel free to correct me anyone
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nice one enajh - you'er spot on!

so i'm 22...23 next month.
far too close to christmas to have a bitrhday
I wasn't even thinking about PLEBA or anything to do with it. I just wanted the coolest avatar and one that might draw some attention to me!

This was a contender but again it doesn't reduce well





My birthday is on the 6th January. So I would have to agree it's too close to Xmas.
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heres a better description - correct spelling and all!!


In 1605, Guy Fawkes (also known as Guido - yes, really) and a group of conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had had a rough time under her reign had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. Alas, he was not, and this angered a number of young men who decided that violent action was the answer.

One young man in particular, Robert Catesby suggested to some close friends that the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In doing so, they would kill the King, maybe even the Prince of Wales, and the Members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. Today these conspirators would be known as extremists, or terrorists.

To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder - and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.

But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that some innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th. Was the letter real?

The warning letter reached the King, and the King's forces made plans to stop the conspirators.

Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.

It's unclear if the conspirators would ever have been able to pull off their plan to blow up the Parliament even if they had not been betrayed - some people think the gunpowder they were planning to use was so old as to be useless. Since Guy Fawkes and his colleagues got caught before trying to ignite the powder, we'll never know for certain.

Even for the period which was notoriously unstable, the Gunpowder Plot struck a very profound chord for the people of England. In fact, since the failed coup, the reigning monarch only enters the Parliament once a year, on what is called "the State Opening of Parliament". Prior to the Opening, and according to custom, the Yeomen of the Guard search the cellars of the Palace of Westminster. Today, the Queen and Parliament still observe this tradition.

These days, Guy Fawkes Day is also known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.

Some of the English have been known to wonder whether they are celebrating Fawkes' execution or honoring his attempt to do away with the government.
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**Runs into the bar - again**

Hey... I could actually use a drink you know... before having some of the real stuff... A Jameson...?

** Looks at her watch**

... I've got 1 hour to kill before I'm going out...



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And what would you know about that...?

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Thanks Digsy! I would have never know about this interesting bit of English trivia and lore.

Sorry for giving you a fright, although I think deep down, you love the thrill.
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**pours merc a jameson**

1 hour - me too, and then its off to drink myself silly and look at pretty colours in the sky!
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**pours merc a jameson**

1 hour - me too, and then its off to drink myself silly and look at pretty colours in the sky!
Thanks Digs!

If I'm seeing pretty colours in the sky tonight... then I've had way too much to drink!
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And what would you know about that...?

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>>> Pours Jameson for Merc <<<

Well, I did get lost over there once, looking at all the pretty Plebans, but then I clicked on another link and discovered lots of pictures of Bono biting hands, and I ran away.

I know LB is brave enough to actually post, and I had my Pleba moment when I posted Adam in all his glory right here in this bar. But in Adam's case, it really was artful. Even if I wouldn't hang it in my living room. And to answer your next question, it's not because I feel threatened by Adam's .... Apple.
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And to answer your next question, it's not because I feel threatened by Adam's .... Apple.
Can you actually... read my mind...?

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Last one, I promise...



Is there anything cooler than a foot-tapping, shade-wearing penguin?

The main fireworks display here in Loughborough is tomorrow night

http://www.lufbra.net/displaypage.asp?pageid=5698
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Can you actually... read my mind...?

Well, I wasn't reading your mind, so much as watching where your eyes went.
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