Gene Wilder in Vietnam: update
Dedicated Gene Wilder fans end up on The Comical Hat everyday looking for a snippet of info on the great comic one’s current whereabouts (or else just by accident). We know because we can see in our helpful Blog Stats that the Oracle/ Google has led you here.
Now we hate to see people go away empty-handed, or disappointed, so today, we have something JUST.FOR.YOU. Hitherto we thought Gene Wilder was in Mui Ne along the coast of Binh Thuan province in Vietnam. But a reliable Saigon-based gosssipmonger has informed us that this is “Absolute poppycock.” (We’re paraphrasing. No one would actually say that, just like no one says ‘Jolly Hockeysticks’ anymore.) The 76-year old Wilder is far too old to go kite-surfing so why bother going to Mui Ne*? Our source informed us that he has actually done a Kurtz and is somewhere down the Mekong (our money is on Can Tho). So we were on the right track only barking up the wrong tree with Mui Ne.
Anyway, without the slightest shred of evidence, but with a fair degree of certainty, we’d speculate that right now Monsieur Wilder is actually on a fruit farm, or near a fruit farm, or eating fruit, or contemplating going to the market and buying some fruit.
I mean, why else would you move to the Mekong Delta? It’s all about the vitamins right?
* UPDATE: My apologies for presuming a 70-something-year old can’t kitesurf. That remark was ageist and ignorant. My documentary-producing + short-film-making friend who hails from Dublin but dwells from the Kingdom of Kerry informs me that a septuagenarian from Harold’s Cross in Dublin is a keen kitesurfer, so keen, they’re making a wee documentary about him. I’d put an egg on my face, if I had an egg
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