I used to bother thinking up witticisms for these boxes... then I took an arrow to the knee.
Yes, the Guy Fawkes mask is ironic - but it was also ironic in 'V for Vendetta' (had to be: otherwise V was emulating some Catholic Taliban nutjob who wanted to impose Roman Shari'a on England).
I know, right? META.
PS I hate dilettante autodidacts (and/or autodidactic dilettanti) and people who think 'meta-[x]' gets them out of having to actually know what they're talking about.