We can claim ignorance on the OWS mask, and just about anything else, as we cancelled cable a few months ago and cut off all the filth.
Here is one of his pictures, and his explanation of the mask's origins. Definitely a smart guy!
...a Guy Fawkes mask, named for a member of a 1605 plot to blow up the British House of Lords. The mask was designed for a comic book, V for Vendetta, which was made into a movie of the same name in 2006, and is popular with angry adolescent males. The movie’s hero never removes his mask as he kills policemen by the score, and detonates landmark buildings in a dystopian London of the future. Anonymous, Wikileaks, and anarchists around the world have adopted this mask as a symbol. Julian Assange, of Wikileaks, wore one of these masks at Occupy London Stock Exchange recently.
We just didn't know.
It isn't like the cool hat some Tea Partiers are wearing. Everyone knows about that!
Click over to see and bookmark his site. Lots of solid information.
U/T: El Marco and BFH