It’s ‘Remember, Remember the 5th of November’

In real life, it’s just Friday, November 5, but in the folklore of poetry, comic books and recent cinema, it’s a date that will live in infamy thanks in large part to V for Vendetta.

The term “Remember, remember the 5th of November” is being searched left and right on the web today, thanks mostly to the (awesome) 2006 movie starring Natalie Portman. The film’s title character V delivers a speech to Portman’s Evey character, declaring:

“Remember, remember the fifth of november. The gunpowder, treason, plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”

The speech is actually a poem telling a story of the capture of Guy Fawkes in the 17th century, but thanks to Hollywood, it’ll likely now always be associated with the fifth day of this fine month. Enjoy, and please, go easy on the gunpowder-fueled treason.