Guy Fawkes


This year we celebrate the tenth birthday of the film V for Vendetta, based on the classic graphic novel by Alan Moore. Moore is more than cantankerous when addressing the cinematic adaptations…


I thought it was generally accepted that the late Mr. Fawkes was the fall guy in the Gunpowder Plot, but the BBC wants to visit the issue again anyway because, you know,…



“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bullet-proof.” – V for Vendetta (2006) Via Daily Dot: Dubai police have…




Happy Guy Fawkes Day to all the British disinfonauts out there … and Happy Diwali to all Hindu and Sikh disinfonauts. There should be some massive bonfires and firework displays going on tonight, the first time that Diwali — the festival of light — has fallen on November 5th since 1972.

Lest anyone has forgotten their “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November” ditty, here it is courtesy of V for Vendetta:


It seems to be driving people who care about party politics mad that some Republicans have released this video:

Newser describes the hubbub as well as any:

This much is clear: The Republican Governors Association has put out a new anti-Obama video that can be seen at RememberNovember.com. Young RGA staffers put it together, reports the Daily Caller, which calls the video’s production “top notch.” Most agree it’s pretty slick, but then things get a little confusing: The left thinks it’s a tribute to Guy Fawkes—who tried to off the king of England in 1605—and the right says no way.

Time makes the case for the Fawkes connection here, noting the old rhyme of “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November.”…