Dean Clough

August 21, 2023

Portico Darwin: Depart Paso Robles + 90s Movies!


<1 Minute Read + A Lot of Binge Watching
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Happy Monday and greetings from gorgeous Paso Robles.  The upcoming Travel Guide will spell it out in all of its Diamond Certified splendor, but for now, here are a couple of tidbits to tide you over. 

I will say this:  Mighty Mississippi played like their last gig was 5 or 6 days ago, instead of years.  Just brilliant.  As was Arthur's singing, harmonica playing, and percussion.  10 Seconds of Seriousness:  Arthur is one talented individual.

My travels bring great benefit, and it's not just hot tubs and wineries.  For example, today, rather than my rants and raves, I give you a video and a list I made from it.  It is a 16 minute special episode of the old movie review show Siskel & Ebert, but instead of Gene Siskel, a guy named Martin f'ing Scorsese sat in. 

And he and Roger Ebert listed their picks for the best movies of the 1990s. 

Roger Ebert:
  1. Hoop Dreams
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Goodfellas
  4. Fargo
  5. Red | White | Blue
  6. Schindler's List
  7. Breaking the Waves
  8. Leaving Las Vegas
  9. Malcolm X
  10. JFK

Martin Scorsese
  1. Horse Thief
  2. The Thin Red Line
  3. Eyes Wide Shut
  4. Bad Lieutenant
  5. Breaking the Waves
  6. Bottle Rocket
  7. Crash
  8. Fargo
  9. Heat
  10. Malcolm X

Here's the full video.

I have not seen Hoop Dreams nor Horse Thief.  And I know these guys are pros, but:  those are better than Pulp Fiction, Fargo, and/or Goodfellas?  Sure, Marty can't put the last one on his list, but still.  Your thoughts?


You can thank Hunter Deuce for another upcoming rant post by me about how wrong it was/is to build our world around cars, vs. people.  So at least there's that to look forward to as you start the week.

Someone posted this and I thought you might like a good cry.

Thank you to any one that is reading this newsletter.


OK, this is great.  Here is Dean Martin and At The Movies.

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