Bonfire night is upon us, it's something I really enjoy. Anyone else up to anything exciting this evening? For those that don't know tonight is bonfire night (aka Guy Fawkes night) here in the UK. Most of the population will go out and celebrate Guy Fawkes' failure to destroy the Houses of Parliament. We light bonfires and set off fireworks. I'd say it's a bigger event than Haloween, near where I live there is a firework display that attracts nearly 100,000 people each year. I find it interesting that the Guy Fawkes mask (made famous in V for Vendetta) had become so visible in the recent capitalist protests. I'm curious, do people in outside the UK know much about who he was?