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It Is Not Major Lance’s “Monkey Time” Or Smokey’s “Mickey’s Monkey”


Stumptown, California

May 26, 2021


The song with lyrics that include “barrel full of monkeys.” Sorry, no hints.


Found this treasure (at least to my eyes) in the local 5 and dime store. It cost $8.99. Inflation. Did you know that the cumulative US inflation rate since 1959 is approximately 820 percent? Another fun fact - if you had invested $100 in the S&P 500 in 1959, you would have ~ $41,000 today (assuming reinvested dividends). $10,000 and you’d be on Easy Street — unless you live in California! 🤪


If Little Johnnie has 21 nickels, how many dimes does he need to buy a barrel full of monkeys?

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