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

Facelift For The Sphinx

Stan Freberg here. Dateline: Cairo, Egypt--Why does the Sphinx look different and appear to be smiling? It's had a facelift, that's why. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. The Sphinx is at least 45 centuries old, so who wouldn't need a little facelift? The last few years have not been kind to the Egyptian icon.

Back in the 80s, some ill-advised contractors tried to cement up a shoulder that had fallen off, and ended up shoring up the Sphinx with a 9 ft. thick wall. Bad move. The salt-laden concrete harmed the Sphinx's limestone core.

And now after 10 years of work, including 12,000 matching limestone blocks from a quarry just up the Nile, the $2 and 1/2 million restored Sphinx was unveiled with a rock concert and a light show.

But, hey! While they were at it, couldn't they have flown in a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to give the Sphinx a little better nose job?

Stan Freberg here.

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