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

Two Strange Manhattan Items

Stan Freberg here. In New York now, you can hail a phone booth. "Did you say, 'hail a phone booth'?" Yes. News on that story, plus a little-known law regarding naked mannequins, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here with a couple of strange Manhattan items. In New York City, a little-known traffic law exists to help protect drivers from crashing into things. It makes it illegal to leave a naked dress mannequin in a store window.

Too bad for chiropractors. Be a lot of work straightening out whiplash from cab drivers doing double-takes at the dummies. But, hey! That law is out-of-date. You can see a lot worse on TV every night than a couple of store window mannequins without their clothes.

Speaking of New York cabbies, people can now hail a phone booth, in a manner of speaking. Under a new program started by the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission, 200 taxicabs will offer the use of cellular pay phones--about a dollar seventy-five a minute for local calls, more for long distance.

People in New York are always complaining about being unable to find either a pay phone or a taxi. Now they can hail a cab and a phone booth at the same time. A sign on top of the taxi reads, "Hail this cab--it has a phone!"

Sounds like a good idea to me, especially for young people who never like to be too far from a phone--"Joe, I'm running a little bit late, okay? I'm calling from a cab and--hold it! I think I just saw a naked woman in that store window!"

Stan Freberg here.

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