Saturday, November 5, 2011

They Called It Pope's Night

I like the way Boston celebrated the Fifth of November back in the 18th century. Rival gangs would make effigies of the pope, parade them around town, and beat the ever living crap out of each other. Fatalities were not uncommon. Then the group with the fewest injuries would set their pope ablaze. Ah, good times in the Athens of America.

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