August 7th, 2006

Tom Lehrer is Smug

he put eight great tomatoes in that little bitty can

Today is the 80th birthday of one Stan Freberg. If you do not know who Stan Freberg is you are probably here because you googled for "carol channing striptease" or something.

In honor of Mr. Freberg's birth, please enjoy a transcription I cut and pasted from some other website. (I actually had to correct one or two of the lines as I read it along. Sheesh!) It is one of the greatest skits performed on his short-lived 1960s radio series, featuring Stan Freberg as Stan Freberg, and Daws Butler, voice great, as Mr. Tweedly. I would add in more, including his incredibly anti-commercialist Green Chri$tma$, or any pieces from his wonderful Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America albums, but this will do just fine, especially considering how careful we must all be around language these days. For the benefit of the tiny tots, you know.

And please, as always, remember: Ray Bradbury never mentioned prunes in any of his stories.

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