Today is the 5th of November. Joe's annual showing of "V for Vendetta." He invited some of his friends over for pizza & a movie and I decided at the last minute to participate. I have seen the movie once of twice (I usually skip the annual showing) but tonight I was sitting aside just listening to it and I got really interested.
If you haven't seen it before, its starts out as a reinvention of the legendary Guy Fawkes' threat to blow up Parliament (1605 England). But as the movie goes along its a new generation and there is a guy parading around as the character "V" dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask & cape, wanting revenge against all these powerful people who did him wrong in the past. He brings the spirit of Guy Fawkes back to the people of London and again threatens to blow up Parliament as a symbol of a new start. Its a 'deep' movie that does have a serious political/social agenda to it that's worth hearing and remembering. (Okay, that's my summary anyway. Its a good movie and Natalie Portman does an amazing job, as does Hugo Weaving as "V". You should probably watch it.)
Anyway, November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day in England so in the movie, "V" threatens to blow up Parliament on 11/5 hence the reasoning for Joe's annual showing of the great "V for Vendetta." (Have I mentioned before how incredibly unique and special my husband is? LOL We used to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkein's birthday and watched all the Lord of the Rings movies on that day in January..however those movies are excessively long and we never seem to make it through the 3rd movie without falling asleep. There is as well the wonderfully painful Groundhog's Day with Bill Murray that we watch every February 2nd. Oh...Joe...)
Thanks to all our friends that made it and shared in this tradition with Joe. Silly as it is, its still nice to visit with great friends and laugh at the craziness. And thank Joe for sharing one of the many Joe-isms we all love about you so much!
#309 - Remember, remember the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I see no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.