Contrabando Movie Set

There's like six feet of river bed deposits in the back of this set piece. It's made of concrete and chicken wire. If I were gonna build a house, that's what I would use.
There’s like six feet of river bed deposits in the back of this set piece. It’s made of concrete and chicken wire. If I were gonna build a house, that’s what I would use. And plywood. Always the plywood.

Imagine my delight to see where 1994’s Gambler V: Playing for Keeps was filmed! Ever since I experienced the cinematic masterpiece, I have pined away for the day I could visit the set and stand where such creative genius had been. I could hear an echo of Kenny Rogers warning me about knowing when to hold them and when to fold them. When to walk away. When to run.

Sage advice. I’m not sure it’s helped me in any fashion whatsoever, but it sounds like excellent advice. Wait a minute. Something just hit me. THIS IS JUST A PACK OF CONCLUSORY STATEMENTS BY KENNY ROGERS. He doesn’t tell us how to get to these conclusions. Ugh, he reminds me of my Econ 101 professor when he told the class that his stupid graphs were intuitive. IF THE GRAPHS ARE INTUITIVE, WHY DO WE NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE CONCEPTS? This is a serious breach in logic, if you ask me. I don’t think that my professor understood the word “intuitive.” He must have been confusing it with a joke/not particularly illustrative of the concept/poorly-executed/irrelevant to the discussion.

I got a freaking 42 on my mid-term. It was a B. I didn’t (1) appreciate the mind games being played with that kind of curve and (2) a B. Because screw that! I ended the class with an AB due to that B.

Man, I am sure glad I got that off my chest. I must have been carrying around latent anger towards my Econ 101 professor all these years.

I hope they play Gambler V: Playing for Keeps at my 20 year high school reunion.

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Rio Grande next to the movie set. Up the road there's a warning sign about how it's a $5,000 fine to run over and touch Mexico and then reenter the country illegally.
Rio Grande next to the movie set. Up the road there’s a warning sign about how it’s a $5,000 fine to run over and touch Mexico and then reenter the country illegally.
I think this was was made of adobe, unlike the rest of the set.
I think this was was made of adobe, unlike the rest of the set.

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