The Day the Earth Stood Still

Dear Readers, What better time to reach out to those one cares about than in the midst of of a world-wide pandemic? Since we are all supposed to keep our “social distance” from one another, we can at least have some quality electronic contact. All you movie buffs surely remember the 1951 sci-fi classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Michael Rennie, Patricia Neil, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray and of course Gort the cycloptic robot. In that movie a space ship, actually a flying saucer, arrives in a park in Washinton DC. The celestial messenger, Michael Rennie (Klaatu), is promptly shot by soldiers called out to defeat the perceived threat from “outer space”. Today of course, the shooter might just as well be a concealed carry citizen, returning from a CPAC conference.

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