On the Fifth of November

Remember, remember
The fifth of November

I can say that with a halfway decent Hugo Weaving voice, to which I usually append “Frodo Baggins.” But that’s just because I’m silly. 😉

From this day forward, the fifth of November will be remembered for two reasons.

It will be remembered for Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

And it will be remembered for being the first day where people around the world will wake up and say, “Barack Obama is the President-Elect of the United States.”

Not more than five minutes ago, just as the clock turned to 11:00 and the polls closed on the west coast, Charlie Gibson of ABC News called the election for Barack Obama.

Virginia went for Obama. Let that sink in. Virginia went for Obama.

I’ll stay up and watch more election returns come in. Then, I’m going to have to drag myself out of bed in the morning.

And after work? I’ll watch V For Vendetta.

Because, what’s more appropriate on this Fifth of November than a film about the celebration of the human spirit over the forces of tyranny and repression?

Congratulations, Senator Obama. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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