Fig.1 Putin on a tank during Nov 5th bonfire celebrations
Every bonfire society marching through Lewes pulls a float - this one of President Putin in a mankini riding a tank drew a good deal of attention. At the end of the evening he gets taken to a fire site and blown up. I detect a Polish influence. Or do we all think he needs to have a rocket shoved where the monkey puts its nuts?
Fig.2. Putin's tank heading for the Borough Bonfire Society firesite
Previous stars of the parade have included David Cameron, Tony Blair, George Bush (Jnr) and Angela Merkel and the regional chief of police. Alot of people were saying it should have been Nigel Farage.
Fig.3. At least he's not topless.
New costumes I noticed in town this evening with Suffragettes and VADs 'Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses from the First World War. A random Gandalf and Superman, otherwise the usual 17th century buccaneers, Native Indian Chiefs, Confederate Soldiers ... and such.
In Croydon they just gather in Queen's Gardens and thrown fireworks at each other until only one man is left alive. Since no one survives to witness his greatness he must live with personal satisfaction only... Of course, he retains the bragging rights ... but no one believes him.
Ouch! Down here throwing bangers in the street has finally been banned, however it is allowed at the fire site. 'The Bishop' and other Bonfire Society leaders stand on a raise platform (scaffolding) and have bangers thrown at them. The noise is horrendous. They wear ear and eye-protection but it still looks seriously dangerous. Last night it was so amusing to march passed a couple of fire engines - the guys inside were grinning from ear to ear, some capturing it on smart phones, the police joining in selfies, very good humoured this year as mid-week and far quieter than a weekend do.