,title>STAN FREBERG HERE - Get Your Kicks on Route 666? _Forget_ It! (1998 Version)

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

Get Your Kicks on Route 666? Forget It!

(1998 Version)

Stan Freberg here. On the heels of the Roswell/UFO uproar, here comes another weird New Mexico story. There's a questionable highway running through the state--Highway 666. Whoa, too Satanic a number for ME! Also for the Navajos, who say too many accidents have occured on this ill-numbered highway. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Talking about route 666, which links the Navajo reservation with Gallup, New Mexico. In the Navajos' traditional belief, the number 6, or any combination of it, is evil.

Hmm. As a preacher's kid, I'm not going anywhere near that highway! 666 symbolizes the "Mark of the Beast," the anti-Christ, prophesised in the Book of Revelation. Hey, even President Reagan and his wife Nancy changed the address of their California home from '666" to "668."

In the meantime, a New Mexico road engineer may have the answer: "Just turn all the signs upside-down," he said. "Then we'll have Highway 999."

Stan Freberg here.

Copyright (C)1998, Stan Freberg/Freberg, Ltd. (but not very) Distributed by Dick Brescia Associates and Radio Spirits, Inc.