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

Odds and Ends: Nixon Behind Bars?

Stan Freberg here with a few odds and ends. For one thing, like it or not, Richard Nixon is finally behind bars. I'll explain when I come back, and...oh, yeah - do you know what a palindrome is? Back after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. It turns out some merry pranksters in Santa Cruz, California have figured out a way to get the late Richard Nixon behind bars. This will allow those spoilsports who were always frustrated that Nixon was pardoned by President Gerald Ford - and therefore evaded getting impeached and/or jailed for obstructing justice back in the Watergate days - to pretend that he was jailed.

They made envelopes with a special little pocket with little bars that goes where the stamp goes. Then you just lick a commemorative stamp of President Richard Nixon, and slip it behind the little paper bars. There you go - Nixon behind bars. A little mean-spirited to a man who, Watergate aside, was one of America's greatest brains on foreign policy. Plus, he's dead. But the envelopes are selling out in Santa Cruz.

What else was I gonna mention? Oh, yeah, a palindrome - a word that spells the same thing backwards as forward. Here's a good one: "Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog." Spells the same thing backwards as forward. You don't believe me? Write it down.

"Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog." Words to live by.

Stan Freberg here.

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