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Scrapple – a Colorado Cult Classic

“Babe on Acid” – The New York Times

Scrapple (1998)
Scrapple (1998)

Scrapple is a delightful film set in fictional Ajax, Colorado – a ski bum town in the 1970s.  A group of friends enjoy summer – some struggle with loss, some with love, and others with a big “real estate” deal.  All of this while one friend raises a pet pig, “Scrapple,” named after a meat-product made out of pork scraps from back East.

Dharma Pig
Dharma Pig

Grab a six-pack of your favorite Colorado microbrew and this film and you’ve got yourself a great date night.  The flick is full of amazing quotes that you’ll discover yourself saying. “Ride that wave, Sunshine, ride that wave.”   “Nepalese Temple Balls, Man.”  “The risk reward ratio.”  But my personal favorite is: “Dream Your Life Live Your Dreams.

cruzin' through the mushroom patch
Dream Your Life Live Your Dreams

Scrapple convinced me to learn more about Mercury in retrograde.  And how to hula hoop! The film reminds me that my soul yearns for small mountain-town living.

Long Live Scrapple
Long Live Scrapple

An added bonus: the soundtrack is amazing with Taj Mahal, Sam Bush, J. J. Cale, and Widespread Panic.

Liz PM

Liz was fortunate enough to grow up in Steamboat Springs and is proud to have thru-hiked the Colorado Trail. These days, in addition to mountain biking, hot springing, and photographing her way through the Centennial State, Liz teaches yoga and constantly inspires others to enjoy the finer points in life!

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