Friday, March 13, 2009

Effective May 23, The Art Institute of Chicago will increase adult admission from $12 to $18. Student and senior citizens admission will increase from $7 to $12. Get your twelve buck jollies while you can. This variation of Hopper's Nighthawks will not be on display. True art needs no explanation.

In other price-jacking news, the price of a U.S. first class postage stamp increases by 2 cents on May 11. This news isn't brand new, I'm just a month behind on life. I'm stocked on Forever stamps, but I'm also stocked on Edgar Allen Poe stamps that will soon need a 2 cent Navajo Necklace stamp buddy. Or two 1 cent Tiffany Lamps. Stamps!

Norm Gunderson: They announced it.
Marge Gunderson: They announced it?
Norm Gunderson: Yeah.
Marge Gunderson: So?
Norm Gunderson: Three-cent stamp.
Marge Gunderson: Your mallard?
Norm Gunderson: Yeah.
Marge Gunderson: Oh, that's terrific.
Norm Gunderson: It's just a three-cent stamp.
Marge Gunderson: It's terrific.
Norm Gunderson: Hautman's blue-winged teal got the 29-cent. People don't much use the three-cent.
Marge Gunderson: Oh, for Pete's sake. Of course they do. Whenever they raise the postage, people need the little stamps.
Norm Gunderson: Yeah?
Marge Gunderson: When they're stuck with a bunch of the old ones.