Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Remember, Remember..."

... the fifth of November."

It's Guy Fawkes Night again and I am wondering how many people know the original story behind all the bonfires and how many just got a glimpse of it from the V comics.
Apparently history needs not only to be written to be remebered, but also to be nicely re-written (as in those fantastic comic books) to remain within cultural memory. The process of actively reproducing stories seems to be as important as getting them told by someone else - which links us back to older oral cultures who depended on telling and re-telling stories as well.

As of now, I am not telling you more about Guy Fawkes, I am going to watch the movie tonight.

I leave you with this:

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