Daily Bread for 5.26.23: The Opening Scenes of Peter Jackson’s King Kong

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 73. Sunrise is 5:21 AM and sunset 8:21 PM for 14h 59m 57s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 39.3% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1927, the last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

Although film director Peter Jackson was born in New Zealand, the opening scenes of his 2005 King Kong are as affectionate a depiction of ordinary Americans persevering during the Depression as any ever filed. They are not meant as though a documentary, of course, but are instead a 21st-century look at 20th-century Americans getting by as best they could. 

Jackson’s King Kong is beautiful throughout, but nowhere is it more loving — and respectful —of ordinary Americans than in these opening scenes of living through hardship.    

Our people have overcome difficult times before. We can do so again.

Jupiter’s lightning resembles Earth’s, NASA data show:

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