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

J.F.K., Jr.--Stand-up Comic?

Stan Freberg here. Well, if John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s magazine, "George" doesn't make it, he can always go to work as a stand-up comic. He recently had a bunch of ad men rolling in their pinstripes. I'll tell you what he said, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg again. In an effort to promote his magazine, "George," J.F.K. Jr spoke to a gathering of the Chicago Advertising Federation. His dad, the late J.F.K. Sr., was pretty funny when he wanted to be, and the acorn didn't fall far from the tree, I guess. Among the things J.F.K. Jr. said:

On Arnold Schwarzenegger: "When my cousin Maria introduced her fiancee Arnold to my uncle Ted, she said, 'Don't think of him as a Republican, think of him as the man I love. And if you can't do that, think of him as the man who can break you in two.'"

On his magazine, "George," he said: "It's non-partisan. People find that hard to believe, I know. They say a non-partisan magazine run by a Kennedy is like Bob Packwood taking a vow of celibacy."

On Chicago, he said: "My family has a long history with Chicago. In 1940, we bought the Merchandise Mart. In 1970, we bought the Apparel Center. And in 1960, my grandfather Joe Kennedy bought 20,000 votes so my father could be President."

Pretty funny, John. If your magazine "George" doesn't work out, you can always have a job writing for me.

Stan Freberg here.

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