It's just been announced on the local TV news that 'we hope you have a safe bonfire weekend'.
What the fuck is bonfire weekend!
There is a thing in this country called Guy Fawkes Night.
That is on November the 5th. Which this year is on a Wednesday.
Wednesday is not, of course, at the weekend.
Guy Fawkes Night celebrates the foiling of the plot by Fawkes and his Catholic cohorts to blow up Parliament in 1605.
It has traditionally been celebrated in this country (Britain I mean) ON the 5th of November (Remember remember the 5th of November gunpowder treason and plot) by building a bonfire and burning a 'Guy' on the bonfire.
Fireworks have in my lifetime at least been a part of the tradition but now the health and safety Nazis, PC left wingers and big business have taken over.
Having a 'bonfire weekend' (two actually - this week and next) has got to be more profitable for the many big brewery owned pubs who organise fireworks displays.
The health and safety Nazis have pretty much killed off the bonfire element of the night, and the left wingers are carefully and quietly getting rid of the Guy Fawkes bit to suppress British history and culture.
So, Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th of November with all it's historic traditions that have been celebrated for hundreds of years has now been replaced by a left wing influenced corporate sponsored historically sterile Bonfire Weekend.