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The Wilder Ride is a podcast where we look to explore and celebrate the films of Gene Wilder, using the ​movies by minutes format. Your hosts are Alan Sanders and Walt Murray, getting Wilder by the minute.

May 27, 2019

As the rest of the railroad workers surround Bart, Charlie does his best to keep their hands off of him. There is some discussion about keeping hands off of Bart's vines. Then Taggart, Lyle and company come riding up to the crowd. Taggart recognizes Bart and demands to know why he's wearing a tin star, calling him, "boy!" Bart immediately responds with, "Watch that boy, sh*t, redneck. You're talking to the sheriff of Rock Ridge." Taggart then laments about having slaughtered every last Indian in the West, but for what? In the midst of the minute, the hosts spend a good deal of time discussing how to know if a word or phrase if offensive or derogatory. After a lengthy discussion, they all agree you have to factor in the intent of the person before you can even know the context.

Our guest today is Gordie “the Mailman” Adams lives in Saint Helena, CA and has been roaming the streets for 30 years, moving the mail. Growing up in the seventies with a steady diet of movies, music, monsters, TV, comic books, drawing cartoons, history, collecting baseball cards and following all sports Pittsburgh (though born in San Francisco), his brain is FULL of all things important and trivial. Having many hours on his route allowed him to fall in love with podcasts, enough to jump in the game many years ago. Nowadays, his own ‘cast THE GORDCAST, is on a bit of a hiatus, but he loves to guest on any podcast that’ll have him. Somewhere down the future is a variation on the MxM thingy, called… ZAR-DOZEN MINUTE!   

Thank you so much for tuning into today’s episode. Come back tomorrow for another exciting episode of the movie, Blazing Saddles. In the meantime, don’t forget to give us a rating and leave us a comment on your pod-catcher of choice. You can also follow us on Facebook, where we have a private listener’s group, and we are on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about us, our guests or to look through a list of all of our previous episodes, feel free to swing by our website. So bookmark, follow or like us everywhere and feel free to reach out to us anytime on this Wilder ride!