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

Zaire: It's Archives, Man.

Stan Freberg here. Bad news for Rand-McNally. They have to re-do all their African maps. Zaire is out of there! Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. I did a commentary on the leopard skin hat always sported by ex-President Mobutu of the former Zaire...FORMER?

That's right. The new head man, Kabila, has pronounced that not only are people in leopard skin hats "out of there," so is the name Zaire. It's history. From now on, the former Zaire will be known as "The Democratic Republic of Congo."

"Democratic," huh? Was there an election I missed somehow? The first thing the new self-proclaimed president did was change the name of the country. Okay by me, but pity poor Rand-McNally, who was just getting ready to ship their African maps.

And think of the gift shops, up all night, crossing out "Zaire" on their items, so they now read "My grandma went to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and all she brought me was this lousy re-done T-shirt!"

Stan Freberg here.

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