I had never heard of V for Vendetta or Guy Fawkes prior to the release of the movie in 2005.
The movie starred Natalie Portman (Evey) and Hugo Weaving (V) and takes place in a future dystopia. V is a vigilante with terrorism attacks on his mind to try and change how things are. The movie is based on the 1982 British comic book by creators Alan Moore (famous for creating The Watchmen) and David Lloyd.
Furthermore I had never read V for Vendetta until I had a rare opportunity to have dinner with one of it's creators, David Lloyd. He was visiting the United States to promote his upcoming graphic novel and a local comic fan and friend of mine was hosting his visit to New York. My then girlfriend and I met up with David and my friend and we went to a restaurant in NYC. David was kind enough to draw the lead character for me (and my then girlfriend) a sketch using only the crayons provided at the table.
The character V wears a Guy Fawkes mask.
In the United Kingdom, every November 5th is celebrated as Guy Fawkes night. Guy Fawkes was arrested in 1605 for guarding explosives that were placed under the House of Lords. People celebrated that King James had survived the attempt on his life by lighting bonfires throughout the country.
I never learned about (at least I don't remember it anyway) any of these gunpowder treasons or assassination attempts when I was in school. It was only through the movie V For Vendetta that I even heard of Guy Fawkes. The graphic novel/movie both bring and recite a famous nursery rhyme "Remember, Remember the 5th of November"
I may not know the backstory of Guy Fawkes or the real inspiration of V For Vendetta, but I do know about another Vee Has An Agenda.
Gary Vaynerchuk, or Gary Vee as he is more well known, is a famous investor in sports cards. He has been hyping some cards up for the past few years and has gone on to predict that the sports card market would see an incredible boost in the next few years. If this year was any indication, he was right.
I have a few Gary Vee signature cards because he put Andrew McCutchen in as an insert subject for the Topps Direct set made last year around the time of the National.
Are you familar with the story of Guy Fawkes?
Have you seen V For Vendetta?