The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 November 2005

And it should be reusable, too

The price of a first-class stamp is going to increase two cents in January, to 39 cents, and, well, what legendary American is forever associated with the number 39?

Right. Which is why the president of his fan club is calling for a Jack Benny 39-cent stamp. There's even a PR campaign.

And there's also a petition, which I have signed. As a former resident of Waukegan, Illinois, I see this as a must. (Current residents will note that the Jack Benny Center for the Arts is located at, yes, 39 Jack Benny Drive.)

Posted at 11:39 AM to Entirely Too Cool


What are these "stamps" you speak of...?

Posted by: david at 1:31 AM on 27 November 2005

They are strange two-dimensional icons. I placed one on my mortgage payment last week, and a mysterious government agent came and took it to Tulsa.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:21 AM on 27 November 2005

Anyone know why they didn't make it 40 cents?

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at 4:25 PM on 27 November 2005

I suspect it's a desire for Reduced Outrage; forty cents just sounds so much higher than thirty-nine. (And the next time, they'll bump it to 42.)

Posted by: CGHill at 5:37 PM on 27 November 2005