Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Junk Mail Update

Stan Freberg here. What about junk mail? Does anybody like getting it? And now we have junk faxes, and junk mail sent us on the web. Uh, that's referred to, by the way, as "spam." Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again, talking about junk mail, and the fact that in these days of the World Wide Web, it's called "spam." I wonder how the Hormel company, who makes the real thing, likes electronic junk mail being referred to by webheads as "spam." I don't think they mean it in a complimentary they?

Anyhow, the Thoreau Society reports that Henry David Thoreau, who hasn't bought much of anything since 1862--the year he died--actually receives, every year, about 90 direct mail solicitations at Walden Pond. Hmm...and he thought he'd gotten away from it all.

That's all from the "junk mail" desk.

Stan Freberg here.

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