godfatherBeware Change of Venue Friday. And Happy Ides of March.

Hold it. I think I have that backwards.

In any case, I’m pleased that this day of auguries falls on my blog’s “casual Friday.” And as I have pointed out before, there are worse ways to spend the Ides than enjoying the movie “The Godfather.” For example, take Julius Caesar: As others have pointed out, the Ides in 44 B.C. were auspicious for him mainly for his inability to follow the Godfather’s edict: “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”

About 2016 years later, “The Godfather” premiered in New York City on March 15, 1972. How’s that for classic karma?

If I were you, I would avoid senators of all kinds today (Roman or otherwise). Instead, here’s hoping you enjoy the movie, and your weekend.