Get Your Kicks On Route 666?
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 97 13:45:21 -0700
Subject: Get Your Kicks On Route 666?
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"GET YOUR KICKS ON ROUTE 666? _FORGET_ IT!"
(Prg. #155-96, Air 8-2-96)
Stan Freberg here. There's a questionable highway running through
New Mexico--Highway 666! WHOA, too Satanic a number for _me!_ Also for
the Navajos, who say too many accidents and even murders have occurred
on this highway. I wouldn't doubt it. More, after this. [SPOT BREAK]
Freberg again. I was telling you about this ill-numbered highway
that runs through New Mexico. Jim Carlton, a reporter with The Wall
Street Journal, reports that the highway is notorious for its numerous
accidents involving drunken drivers, deaths of pedestrians, dumped
bodies, and even a mad trucker whom police say runs people over on
purpose. Of _course_--the highway's named "666"!
It's also trouble for the Navajos, because in their traditional
belief, the number 6, or any combination of it, is evil. Hey, as a
_preacher's_ kid, I'm not going anywhere _near_ a highway named "666"!
Christians believe that "666" symbolizes the "mark of the beast," an
anti-Christ, prophesized in the Biblical book of Revelation. Authorities
in London have dropped "666" from license plates, after motorists
complained it contributed to accidents. And former President Reagan and
his wife Nancy changed the address of their new home from "666" to
The Navajos have petitioned the state to re-number the highway. In
the meantime, a New Mexico road engineer may have the answer.
"Just turn all the signs upside down," he says. "Then we'll have
Stan Freberg here.
(c)1996, Freberg, Ltd. (but not very)/Dist. by Dick Brescia Associates.
© 1997 Peter Langston