Wiggins burns on bonfire

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby afx237vi » Tue Nov 06, 2012 15:56 pm

Le Commentateur wrote:That's the parade where they carry anti-Papist burning crosses through the streets.

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They're a bit weird, that lot.


What's with the blackface dude on the right?

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby ratsbeyfus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:04 pm

afx237vi wrote:
Le Commentateur wrote:That's the parade where they carry anti-Papist burning crosses through the streets.

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They're a bit weird, that lot.


What's with the blackface dude on the right?


Banger went off in their face?
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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:25 pm

afx237vi wrote:
Le Commentateur wrote:That's the parade where they carry anti-Papist burning crosses through the streets.

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They're a bit weird, that lot.


What's with the blackface dude on the right?


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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby afx237vi » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:29 pm

He could always claim to be an Australian rugby fan, I s'pose.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-28/q ... nt/2859228

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby TheBigBean » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:33 pm

afx237vi wrote:
What's with the blackface dude on the right?


They are dressed as smugglers (that's what the stripey jumpers are about), so a lot of people paint their faces as well. I'm not sure whether it represents camouflage, dirt from crawling through tunnels or gunpowder, but that's what people think smugglers looked like.

Generally, there is quite an array of fancy dress going on, and I recommend the evening if anyone is in the neck of the woods.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby afx237vi » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:37 pm

TheBigBean wrote:
afx237vi wrote:
What's with the blackface dude on the right?


They are dressed as smugglers (that's what the stripey jumpers are about), so a lot of people paint their faces as well. I'm not sure whether it represents camouflage, dirt from crawling through tunnels or gunpowder, but that's what people think smugglers looked like.

Generally, there is quite an array of fancy dress going on, and I recommend the evening if anyone is in the neck of the woods.


Informative! Much obliged.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Above The Cows » Tue Nov 06, 2012 17:40 pm

afx237vi wrote:
What's with the blackface dude on the right?


I thought it was Zwarte Piet lost on his way to the Sinterklaas celebrations.
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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby fuddymox » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:00 pm

TheBigBean wrote:I was at Lewes bonfire last night and was surpised to see that one of the effigies was Wiggins along with two others. Normally, the effigies are popular hate figures (Michael Gove was another effigy being burnt last night), so I was surprised to see Wiggins. Can anyone identify the other characters and the story? It is meant to be obvious!


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Other two characters are Victoria and David Beckham I think? I fully understand why that pair would be cremated, but as for Wiggo?

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby fuddymox » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:02 pm

fuddymox wrote:
TheBigBean wrote:I was at Lewes bonfire last night and was surpised to see that one of the effigies was Wiggins along with two others. Normally, the effigies are popular hate figures (Michael Gove was another effigy being burnt last night), so I was surprised to see Wiggins. Can anyone identify the other characters and the story? It is meant to be obvious!


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Other two characters are Victoria and David Beckham I think? I fully understand why that pair would be cremated, but as for Wiggo?


Oh, and that's the easiest 'Where's Wally?' pic I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Ridgerider » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:14 pm

Is it not the Syrian president and his wife?
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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Paul 8v » Tue Nov 06, 2012 21:37 pm

Well I can certainly understand wanting to burn Mitt Romney but Wiggins? Also Geri Halliwell? Has she actually done anything in the last 5 years? Wierd choice...

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby TheBigBean » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:05 pm

There were some strange choices this year such as the Queen and Neil Armstrong.

It appears that Geri Halliwell sung at the closing ceremony, so this effigy must be about the Olympics as a whole. Wiggins seems a reasonable choice for that. Still not sure about the guy - think it must be someone involved in the Olympics.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby TheBigBean » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:14 pm



Ah I see, Mitt Romney openly criticised the preparation for the Olympics (good thing Google). Wiggins therefore gets to stamp on him to symbolise that Romney (as is quite frequent it seems) was wrong. However, the whole Olympics gets burnt for the usual waste of money argument.

Thanks for the help in solving this one.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby andy_wrx » Tue Nov 06, 2012 23:52 pm

Is it not Jaques Rogge and (a rather younger version of) the Queen?
- Olympics, wearing a crown..

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby nathancom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 01:25 am

They look like they are off to a local satanic orgy for local people.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Paul 8v » Wed Nov 07, 2012 08:14 am

This lot seem to be a bit bloody random, especially since it takes Poirot to work out the reason behind their flaming effigies!

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Timoid. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 13:39 pm

TheBigBean wrote:
afx237vi wrote:
What's with the blackface dude on the right?


They are dressed as smugglers (that's what the stripey jumpers are about), so a lot of people paint their faces as well. I'm not sure whether it represents camouflage, dirt from crawling through tunnels or gunpowder, but that's what people think smugglers looked like.

Generally, there is quite an array of fancy dress going on, and I recommend the evening if anyone is in the neck of the woods.


Hmmm, as a catholic I might just give this one a miss. Might as well ask an African American to go to a Klan rally.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby TheBigBean » Wed Nov 07, 2012 14:48 pm

Timoid. wrote:Hmmm, as a catholic I might just give this one a miss. Might as well ask an African American to go to a Klan rally.


I think it is more like asking a white European / American to attend an anti-slavery commemoration. It all depends on your view.

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Re: Wiggins burns on bonfire

Postby Timoid. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 18:40 pm

TheBigBean wrote:
Timoid. wrote:Hmmm, as a catholic I might just give this one a miss. Might as well ask an African American to go to a Klan rally.


I think it is more like asking a white European / American to attend an anti-slavery commemoration. It all depends on your view.


Burning crosses? Check
People wearing hooded robes? Check
Anti-catholic slogans? Check
Burning of catholic effigies? Check

Still sounds like the Klan to me. Just a different target.

A horrible horrible tradition.


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