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Depth Takes A Holiday

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Since it’s the 5th of November and V For Vendetta is on my TV, here’s my favorite scene from that movie: Valerie’s Letter.

Happy Back to the Future Day!

Doc: Here’s a red-letter date in the history of science, November 5, 1955. Yes, of course, November 5, 1955.

Marty: What, I don’t get what happened.

Doc: That was the day I invented time travel. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the edge of the sink. And when I came to I had a revelation, a picture, a picture in my head, a picture of this.

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Remember Remember The 5th Of November - V For Vendetta

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“But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.” | V For Vendetta (2005)