Key West is a funky town. Properly so. People who live here do so because they enjoy the atmosphere. Tourists, also.
Things get a little out of hand occasionally.
Karl Tanzer aka Count von Cosel worked at the Key West hospital. He fell in love with Elaine Hoya Mesa. The difference in their ages significant He could have been her father.
Elaine was in love with Karl as well.
On this date in 1940, Karl was arrested. Elaine had died. He was heart broken. She was buried in the cemetery. Some time later, Karl removed her body. He took Elaine’s body to his home.
Karl placed her in his bed. They slept together for several years.
Karl was arrested for keeping Elaine’s body in his home.
Because of a technicality, Karl was never convicted of any crime. He was not even tried.
Sickish! Ghoulish! Key West, however!
The Regal Cinema in the Sears Shopping Center took a bad beating in 2017 from Irma. Took forever for the repairs to be completed. Worth waiting for, however. The new Regal was extremely comfortable. Best movie seats I have ever sat in. Tons of leg room. Backwards, forward, up, down. A delight!
Coronavirus is affecting many American industries. One is the movie theater business.
Layoffs/furloughs are substantial when a major business goes down.
Regal Companies has announced it is closing all its theaters in the U.S. on thursday. Five hundred thirty six people will join the ranks of the unemployed.
The numbers keep growing.
Regal announced the closing was “temporary…..we will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
It is not the virus alone which is keeping people away. It is the nature of home entertainment. Movies by the thousands are available on TV. Many free. The ticket prices, pop corn and soda became too expensive.
Today a big one in 1927. The first talking movie ever opened. The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.
Silent movies were dead. Talkies the new kid on the block.
I watched Biden in an MSNBC Town Hall last night. The event outside in Miami.
Biden was outstanding. Presidential. As if he has been training for this job forever. He has. His entire life.
What was most interesting, Biden had a detailed plan worked out to solve any problems raised by the audience. Facts, not bullshit. No yelling either.
Lester Holt could have done better. He was not as bad as Chris Wallace. Not even close. However he did a few followups to questions asked. I thought his followups stupid. Like he was trying for a “gotcha.” He asked questions about issues that were remote or non existent.
Yesterday, I thought Trump’s illness was a made up one. Today I think it was the steroids affecting his brain. Perhaps both.
Steroids are part of the coronavirus treatment procedure and can make a person off the wall for a period of time.
Trump was so afflicted when he took the ride Sunday and when he returned to the White House last night. Most of his tweets yesterday were way out.
It was reported yesterday and today that son Donald Jr. is concerned about his father’s health. He feels his father is “acting crazy.” The President’s appearance one of desperation. His sick body and mind trying to project strength.
Donald Jr. was alarmed.
He went to Ivanka and Jared. Asked for their cooperation in going to the President and telling him how bad he was doing and to back off.
Ivanka and Jared refused. They had been telling Trump “how great he was doing.”
Donald Jr. said he would not approach his father alone. He needed assistance in telling “Dad” he was acting crazy, the steroids were affecting him, etc.
When Trump arrived at the White House and after he got off the helicopter, he appeared to have difficulty breathing. Especially after he climbed the outside stairs to the Truman porch.
He stood for a good several minutes at the top of the stairs. Breathing appeared difficult. His face was pancaked under a coat of orange powder.
He saluted. I don’t know who he saluted. Great sharp salute. Lasted 23 seconds. His face never moved. Not one muscle.
Instead of immediately going to bed, he waited around. Waiting to make a video of his return. American flags flying.
Trump was jacked up by the steroids. His few words made it obvious. There was a power and excitement in whatever he said. He could have flown to the moon without a spaceship.
If China, Russia or Iran decided to do something terrible to the U.S., Trump cannot be trusted to handle it. I hope decisions have been made for Pence to take over temporarily in such instance.
CNN viewed Trump’s Sunday joyride and “the next to crazy Monday” as “steroid induced psychosis.”
New York City was a disaster several months ago. Cuomo worked hard at it and the numbers are way down. Although there was a slight increase this past week.
When things were bad, ICU beds reached the point of being unavailable. Regular rooms were turned into ICU rooms. Hospitals and staff were over loaded and over burdened.
As of October 1, New York City hospitals had 19 percent of regular beds empty. In addition, 25 percent of ICU beds were available.
Lets hope none are needed.
Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou tonight. Nine my time. Guaranteed to be special. Trump alone could eat up the entire half hour. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Enjoy your day!