Twenty five movies were inducted this past week into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. One was the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.

A line in the movie is among the all time greats. It’s up there with Clark Gable’s closing line in Gone With The Wind: “Frankly my Dear, I don’t give a damn.”

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal were having lunch and discussing whether a woman could successfully fake an orgasm. Right there in the middle of lunch with tables full all around them full, Ryan showed she could do it. The camera switched to an older woman at a nearby table who told the waiter, “I’ll have what she’s having!”

I went out last night. Met Steve and Cindy Thompson and Laura Bateman for drinks at the Chart Room. John bartending.

Glad I went. I had a good time! Much of the talk surrounded Key West stories of yesteryear. Steve has been here since the 1970’s, Cindy even earlier from the 1960’s and Laura lived in Key West at one time for 10 years. Throw in my 30 years. People came into the conversation I have not thought of in years. Fond remembrances.

I was home early and hungry. Threw a small frozen pizza in the oven. Twenty minutes to cook. I sat and watched TV while it was heating up. Woke 1 1/2 hours later. Realized…..Oh my God! The pizza! Fearful of a fire.

The pizza was cooked. Big time! Looked like a brick, hard as a brick. No way could it be eaten, let alone chewed.

Sloan will be by tomorrow. We have some things to work on. I have added to the list how to set the oven to shut down on its own. I can’t figure it out.

Another part of my Christmas gift to you. Another video. This is one someone sent me earlier in the year. I have run it twice. I like it so much I want to share it again. Some of you may not have seen it. A happy video. I labeled it the Italian Grocery Store.

Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoyed!

Came across an article about sayings imprinted on the tombstones of famous people. Brought to mind my instructions to Lisa in the event I decide to be buried. Burial or cremation still up in the air.

I told Lisa my stone should bear the epitaph: “I knew no other way to be, I only knew I had to be me.” It guided my life.

The January 6 Committee had its last “meeting” yesterday. It referred to the Department of Justice a recommendation that Trump be prosecuted with regard to 4 different charges.

Fine! Now, let’s get to it!

So much pussy footing around where Trump and criminal charges are involved. Always seems to be a reason why in the final analysis he should not. I worry that the Justice Department will let him slide by again.

One of my biggest disappointments was Mueller’s failure to do his job completely.

I am a lawyer. I am sick and tired of hearing how difficult the burden of beyond a reasonable doubt is to meet. Every type lawsuit, every side, has burdens to meet. The burdens on each side are onerous. Lawyers are trained to meet them. The fact that Trump is a former President should not give him a free pass.

Recognize if and when Justice indicts, the government attorney trying the case will have thousands of attorneys backing him up, all kinds of sophisticated talent and an open check book to convict Trump. It is that way in every criminal prosecution. No matter how many attorney(s) Trump hires to defend him and how much money he has available to spend, it no way will it equate with what the government will be throwing at him.

That is the way it is. So the bullshitting and crying should stop. Time for the government to move its ass.

Harry Truman was a President! Trump does not even come close to measuring up to him.

Truman loved Key West and Key West continues to love Truman.

Truman spent 11 trips visiting Key West over a period of 175 days. On this day in 1949, one of those trips concluded. It was on that day  Truman returned to Washington after a 3 week vacation at the Little White House.

Pope Francis has called on the governments of Russia and Ukraine to end the war. He is being much criticized for it. I agree with the criticism. Francis’ words give the impression both parties bear some responsibility for the war. Which is not the case.

A misstep by Francis here.

Syracuse plays Minnesota in the Pinstripe Bowl on December 29 at Yankee Stadium. Should be a huge crowd. New York City is loaded with Syracuse graduates. It will be cold. The weather will affect the play of both teams.

Syracuse plays Pitt tonight in an ACC basketball game at the Dome. Nine o’clock. Both teams 8-4 and 1-0 in ACC play.

Enjoy your day!


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