Why does Dennis Miller say "touch indians" when he talks about talking to people?
The phrase Touch Indians comes from the movie Lost in America starring the great Albert Brooks via The Dennis Miller Radio Show. Shortly after being fired from a job he gave his life to, Brook's character implores his wife to throw caution to the wind and follow him on a quest to find himself and experience things he's always wanted to like they dreamed of doing when they were young. He wants to "see the country!" "Climb a mountain!" Touch Indians! It's not meant to be taken literally so relax. Dennis Miller uses the phrase in the opening segment of his great new radio show in reference to taking calls from listeners. Basically doing something new, reaching out to the folks i.e. Touching Indians!
Source(s): Taken from the website "touchindians.com"
You're way off. First of all, there is no touchindians.com. Second, I don't need to relax, I wasn't uptight to begin with. Third, you didn't even answer the question. You just told me the movie where he got the phrase from. That doesn't tell me what touching indians means.
Judging by his writing, the second person seems to be the most "retarded." But I think his point is valid. The first person gave a reasonably good answer. "Touch Indians" obviously means to go out into the real world and meet authentic people such as Indians.