Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5! A big day!

I don't know if anyone realizes just how special November 5th is. Firstly, it's Diwali, the other festival of lights. It signifies (very generally speaking, here) the victory of good over evil. I can get behind that.

Today is also Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night, celebrating the failed Gunpowder Plot in Great Britain (typical assassination attempt). There's an awesome little rhyme for the day...

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

But there's something else important today. Thanks to my dear friend Anthony and the magic of Facebook, today you must remember this: "November 5, 1955: Doc Brown falls in the bathroom, hitting his head, and comes up with the idea for the flux capacitor." Thank god, because otherwise how in the world would we have found out just how gross it is when your mom tries to make out with you!? He writes...

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Doc Brown falls in the john
I see no reason why Doc Brown's concussion
should ever be forgot

And yes, Anthony is available for all of your party needs.

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