I think we can all say how much does that cost?  Well back when I was a kid gas only cost a buck a gallon, or a candy bar was 25 cents but look at the prices now!  A candy bar cost over a buck and you know the price of Gas.    DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THAT I MIGHT START USING FOUR LETTER WORDS LIKE “DRATS” AND “DANG”!  OK, you got me ^%$# or (*

A calculator that adjust money from then to now says $ 100 in 1985 adjusted for Inflation equals $227.50.

The Kiplinger report has a list of 5 things that when adjusted with inflation cost almost the same as they did in 1985

  1. Computers.  A Macintosh PC in the ’80s cost $2,500, which is like SIX GRAND today.  New Apple desktops start at $1,300 now, or you can get a Dell for about $400.

(But if you use the one at work BINGO)

  1. Movie tickets.  An average ticket cost $3.55 cents in 1985.  With inflation, that’s $8, compared to $8.97 for an average ticket today.  So it’s actually stayed pretty steady


  1. Gas.  In the mid ’80s, the average was $1.12 a gallon, or $2.63 with inflation.  Today, the national average is $2.77.  So it’s actually still pretty close to what it was.

($2.77 WHAT— WHERE—- WHY?  I paid over 3 bucks on Saturday here in Cache Valley,  but you know about that, you go across the Mt it is a lot less)

  1. Stamps.  In the mid-80s, it cost 22 cents to mail a letter.  Now it’s 50 cents.  But with inflation, they’ve actually gotten cheaper.  22 cents would be 52 cents today.

(I shat do the happy postal dance the next time I mail something)

  1. A gallon of milk.  It cost an average of $1.09 in 1985, which would be $2.56 with inflation.  Today, the average is $1.96.  So it’s actually much cheaper than it was.  And eggs are cheaper too . . . $1.38 now compared to $2.39 then, with inflation.

(OK Kipplinger, I looked at the figures and say “OOO MATH, MY HEAD HURTS,   I wonder how much Tyenol cost?

Today on the Morning show.  The Simpsons Break a record or did they?



Stupid news:  A woman who loves her soda.  The case of your missing socks might have been solved.   A chase leads to the arrest of man with vanity plates

Laff lines:  DONUTS!