Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Remember, remember the fifth of November...

"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

I LOVE this movie! And I LOVE V.

Now for a little history lesson....

"Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

Guy Fawkes (1570-1606) was one of the English Roman Catholoic revolutionaries who planned to carry out the Gunpowder Plot. Now this plot was an attempt to kill King James I of England, his family, and most of the aristocracy by blowing up the House of Parliament during the State Opening on the fifth of November in 1605. Although Fawkes was not the mastermind behind the plot, he is believed to have been placed in charge of executing the plot because of his experience in military and explosives. The Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt and Fawkes was captured while guarding the gunpowder that night.

On January 31, 1606, those involved in the conspiracy were to be "hanged, drawn and quartered. Fawkes, though weakened by torture, cheated the executioners. When he was to be hanged until almost dead, he jumped from the gallows, so his neck broke and he died, thus avoiding the gruesome later part of this form of execution."

Thhhhank youuuu Wikipedia :]



sarah said...

i love v! me and alex watched it a couple nights ago! wow, such a good movie!

kristen said...

me and andy watched it on nov 5. it is our new tradition! :]