Friday, November 5, 2010
A Famous Fool.
On this day, several years ago, this Guy Fawkes chap, had a brainwave.
What a dope.
It all started out as a great idea:
Blow the crap out of the Houses of Parliament.
Do it while all the politicians are inside.
Nobody could argue with the reasoning.
But it all went pear-shaped, when the Famous Fool sneaked past the doorman without trying to lie about his intentions.
For heaven's sake.
Can you believe it?
"I am here to blow you all up", he exclaimed.
"Because you are foul, nasty, awful characters."
The doorman blinked in surprise at this, as Guy Fawkes trundled his barrow of dynamite inside the gates, and down into the basement.
Finally, the doorman realized that possibly this was the whole point of his job, and started yelling: "Guards! Guards!"
With that, Guy Fawkes was arrested, tried by a jury of his peers, and released on his own recognizance.
Alas, not content with this outcome, he tried again, was equally honest, was caught, and this time executed.
You couldn't make it up.
But it only goes to show:
A Fool is ill-equipped to go around blowing stuff up.
Normal people do a far better job.