The day seemed bitter cold to me.
No word from Son Jason . . . and few sightings of Son Guy (until this evening)
The work kept me busy until nearly six o'clock.
One item which caught my eye was a remembrance of Watergate, now 40 years ago, by Woodward and Bernstein. They were speculating, without much specificity, that President Nixon's crimes were much worse than was thought at the time. What emerges from the Nixon tapes, on which this view is based, is the crude, bigoted, probably bipolar man Richard Nixon was. One aspect of his personality which was not clear in 1972 is that he was a raging anti-semite.
In the evening, I watched THE BLACK CAT (1934), a film I've often heard of, read about a lot, but never saw before. The film is a preposterous gothic melodrama, attributed to Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name but having nothing to do with it. Director Edgar G. Ulmer matched Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in a story set in Hungary, dealing with the psychological aftermath of World War I. Atmosphere and the two grand horror film actors carry the picture, which was Universal's most successful film in the year of its release. It ranks high on the lists of classic horror films, and I must say kept my interest, despite gaping plot holes.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE: On Facebook, some one posted an uncanny quotation by Abraham Lincoln. The quotation's prescience is chilling on this day:
Macresarf1 would write no more this day.
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