fawkes fawkes  /ˈfɔks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606)

News

  1. Details revealed about altercation with Ashland Police sergeant

    Sgt. Greg Fawkes misused his privileges as a police officer and acted out of line two years ago when he stormed onto a resident’s property and called him a "punk," a newly released report from the 2011 investigation into the altercation says. This is the first time a report about the incident that led to Fawkes' firing last year has been made public.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  2. "Weaponize the Media": An Anonymous Rapper's War on Steubenville

    One night this past December, sitting at his laptop in his bedroom in Winchester, Kentucky, Deric Lostutter donned a plastic Guy Fawkes mask, recently purchased on eBay. He turned on the camera of his souped-up gaming laptop and cued a computerized voice to start speaking. "Greetings, citizens of the world," the pre-written script said. Behind his mask, Lostutter bobbed his head, as if he were ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deadspin

  3. Edward Snowden's Girlfriend Posted a Selfie In a Guy Fawkes Mask

    Lindsay Mills, the 28-year-old pole-dancing acrobat Edward Snowden left to become an internationally-renowned leaker, posted many self-portraits on her (now-shutdown) blog. One is her wearing the hacktivist collective Anonymous' trademark (well, technically, Time Warner's trademark ) Guy Fawkes mask. Read more...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gawker

Quotes

  1. David Prior, Assistant Clerk of the Records at the Parliamentary Archives, explained: "Most people have heard of Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes but the significance of it all is not always understood." "This project has given us the opportunity...
    on Nov 2, 2005 By: David Prior Source: PR Web (press release)

  2. Speaking to NME.COM about the prospect of speaking at The Union, McConnell joked that he feels "like Guy Fawkes handing Thomas Knyvet the lit end of the fuse".
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Drew McConnell Source: NME.com

  3. "I was with the MPs Tom Harris and Greg Pope and I was getting a round in," Staines tells me. "Suddenly he's ranting at the barmaid 'It's Guido Fawkes! Get him out!' I didn't want to embarrass the Labour MPs. I was with, but I told him I was...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Paul Staines Source: Independent

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