I've paid some attention to them in my photographs from Wisconsin protests — here and here — and I see Instapundit is featuring a picture from the Occupy Wall Street affair. So what does it mean when the protesters of today wear that mask? Is it a sign of some nefarious terrorist element? (I've read the plot summary of "V for Vendetta.") Or is it just the generic disguise these days, like those dumb "Scream" masks a few years ago or the sheet-with-eye-holes ghost costume from back in the days when kids made their own costumes?
I'm thinking it's the generic disguise. Today, I went to my Amazon Associates page and here's the collection of things Amazon thinks I might want to link to:
I poke around a bit and see that the V for Vendetta Mask is the #1 item on Amazon's Best Sellers in Novelty & Special Use Clothing. It's beating out the Where's Waldo, the Harry Potter, and the Full Body Spandex Suit.