It seems like today was over before it even began, but we both got in our workouts and had a nice pasta dinner tonight.
We watched "The Untouchables" tonight, because it had been many years since either of us had seen it. A fine addition to our mob movie collection, and very cool that it was based in Chicago and much of it was shot there, including the classic Union Station scene. (Remember the baby carriage?)
I found it interesting, though, to see the portrayal of Frank Nitti, and his demise at Eliot Ness's hands. As we watched that scene, I told Ken, "I really don't think his death happened that way," although I couldn't remember the details. I checked online, and sure enough, Frank Nitti's death was far removed from this cinematic portrayal. It would seem that Hollywood isn't always honest when it comes to history. Who knew?! [wink]
When we were in Missouri, I picked up a documentary about the Mob. I told Ken tonight that we should watch some of it soon, to get a better idea of what really happened with some of these people. As you can imagine, he was totally thrilled at the prospect of that and was very gung ho about watching several hours of Mob footage! Hey, maybe I'll screen it first while he's at work, and just tell him about it. Then if he wants to watch it and get details he can do so. I think he'd be okay with that.
I'm percolating another entry about my recent comments and subsequent feedback concerning the appeal of powerful men, and whether or not men feel the same way about powerful women. I find it a very complex issue, and I'm looking forward to exploring it a bit. My own feelings aren't as cut and dried as you might think, so I think I'll have a lot of fun diving into the subject.
Stay tuned, and stay warm!