"I've seen more of this state's poor cowboys, miners, railroaders and Indians go broke buyin' pickup trucks. The poor people of this state are dope fiends for pickup trucks. As soon's they get ten cents ahead they trade in on a new pickup truck. The families, homesteads, schools, hospitals and happiness of Montana have been sold down the river to buy pickup trucks! ... And there's a sickness here worse than alcohol and dope. It is the pickup truck debt! And there's no cure in sight."
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Today's quote is from a wonderful but underrated Montana movie called Rancho Deluxe, which was made back in 1975. Filmed around Livingston and the Paradise Valley and featuring a Jimmy Buffett soundtrack, the movie is entertaining and scenic and has surprising moments of insight, at least for one cross-section of Montana. As an example of that insight, here's a bit of monologue from the film: