V

In keep­ing with my “The Sys­tem Keeps Us Blind” affini­ties and high regard for allit­er­a­tion, I’d like to high­ly rec­om­mend “V for Vendet­ta”. Awe­some movie. That’s all I’ll say except for giv­ing you an excerpt of how the main char­ac­ter intro­duces him­self:

“Voilà! In view, a hum­ble vaude­vil­lian vet­er­an, cast vic­ar­i­ous­ly as both vic­tim and vil­lain by the vicis­si­tudes of Fate. This vis­age, no mere veneer of van­i­ty, is it ves­tige of the vox pop­uli, now vacant, van­ished. How­ev­er, this val­or­ous vis­i­ta­tion of a by-gone vex­a­tion, stands viv­i­fied, and has vowed to van­quish these venal and vir­u­lent ver­min van­guard­ing vice and vouch­saf­ing the vio­lent­ly vicious and vora­cious vio­la­tion of voli­tion. The only ver­dict is vengeance; a vendet­ta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the val­ue and verac­i­ty of such shall one day vin­di­cate the vig­i­lant and the vir­tu­ous. Ver­i­ly, this vichys­soise of ver­biage veers most ver­bose so let me sim­ply add that it’s my very good hon­or to meet you and you may call me V.”

I sent this quote to my friend and he said “Vot a Vanker.”

Allit­er­a­tion, there’s no fin­er form of flat­tery.