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

Stan's Book Review: "Going, Going, Gone" (1998 Version)

Stan Freberg here. Whatever happened to carhops, doctors' house calls, actual phone booths? They disappeared before we knew it. Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. A recent book bemoaning the loss of familiar things is called "Going, Going, Gone--Vanishing Americana."

You look at the pictures and say, "Wait a minute! There's still phone booths!" Not like that one--it's enclosed, with a little door! Also has a rotary dial. You didn't have to listen to a boring set of recorded instructions on that baby: "For accounting, press '1'." Those were the days. Nothing but wall phones now. Where's Superman s'posed to change?

The book celebrates many vanished things from my youth: marbles, drive-in movies, carhops--you know, pretty girls in short skirts, because where would they hop? Hardly any more drive-ins.

Here's a shot of a smiling gas station attendant. Oh, he's still around--but he's behind bullet-proof glass now.

Stan Freberg here.

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