The traditional Bonfire festival of the burning of a 17th-century man in effigy for trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament has been replaced this year by the burning of an effigy of a 20th-century DJ in a gold-lamé tracksuit for allegedly blowing up people’s childhoods.
‘We like to think of ourselves as a restrained and civilised society,’ said the Prime Minister David Cameron, ‘but this crazed DJ, charity marathon runner and alleged paedophile has cast a shadow on all of our lives. So I’m inaugurating November 5th 2012 as the first ‘Burn a DJ’ night.’
Spectators are being encouraged to bring sparklers and candy floss to mark this family-friendly celebration of vigilantism, but organisers have warned children to treat the Savile effigies with caution.
‘The effigy should be lit using the cigar-shaped fuse in the figure’s mouth, but as with the real Savile, children are then advised to retreat to a safe distance and avert their eyes from what follows.’
AReader (hat-tip to FlashArry)