This is a portion of a photo gallery on the wall of an old-style Italian delicatessen in Hoboken. I took the shot yesterday afternoon (Monday, 12.22). I understand that anything from The Godfather is considered highly romantic by Italian Americans. Okay, by everyone. But who frames a still of a guy being garroted in a place where people buy stuff to eat and take home? I’ll tell you who. People who are basically saying to the public and to themselves, “This, in a sense, is who we are. Okay, used to be. Now we just look back on it.”