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