25 versus 42

December 29th, 2012

Charlie Brooker, upon attending the Dosojin Fire Festival,1 found himself beholding the strangest of spectacles:

Imagine what would happen if a huge wooden spaceship full of laughing paedophiles landed in the centre of Hyde Park during a snow storm, and a mob turning up clutching flaming torches to dish out some instant justice. It looked like that – but conducted amid an air of good-natured, drink-fuelled insanity.

The story of what's actually happening is almost as strange, and makes for a pretty entertaining read.

  1. As it is held on 15 January each year I assume Brooker was attending last year's event, though he doesn't say so.

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