For some of us, an additional $740 means a jump in the tax bracket. For others, it just the price of a beer. That’s right, we said it. Thepriceofabeer.
That’s the sticker price some guy shelled out this week for the first beer served at the Putnam County Fair, a mystical place on the western edge of the state where oil runs the creek beds and currency grows by the bushel.
Keep in mind this isn’t beer that they’re brewing special for the fair. This year marks the first time the restrictive red tape was cut, throwing out what must have been some cold pulpit-pounding Midwestern puritanism than forbid any consumption of spirits whilst enjoying the earthly pleasures of the fair. Again, it was just a normal beer, retailing at $2.50 a can (hey, that’s actually a price worth talking about).