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01/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The 2 Stooges? 11 Angry Men? More and More, Less Is Less

Everything is shrinking these days, worth less, diminished. A million bucks used to be worth, well, a million bucks. Today we pay more and get less. We live larger but feel smaller. We must face facts, my friends: Less is less.

Now, with belts tightened and the notion of a nest egg tantamount to some psychotic, hallucinatory delusion, let us pause to think of how inflation might affect some of the numbers we have associated with some of our cherished favorites.

What might their equivalents be today in light of inflation?

1. 2 Coins in the Fountain
2. The 2 Stooges
3. Positively 3rd Street
4. Ali Baba and the 39 Thieves
5. Goldilocks and the 2 Bears
6. Chanel No. 4
7. Santa and 8 Reindeer
8. Snow White and the 6 Dwarves
9. The 38 Steps
10. The Three Tops
11. 2 Little Piggies
12. 9 Little Indians
13. The 7 Days of Hanukkah, the 11 Days of Christmas
14. 100 Dalmatians
15. The Six Percent Solution
16. Catch-21
17. The Postman Always Rings Once
18. The 2 Musketeers
19. 3 Weddings and 0 Funerals
20. Slaughterhouse-Four
21. The Magnificent Six
22. Love Potion #8
23. 11 Angry Men
24. The Dirty Half-Dozen
25. Wheatfield With Crow, by Vincent van Gogh
26. 99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
27. Stalag 16
28. How To Marry a... Man With A Couple Of Bucks
29. When I'm 63
30. 18th Nervous Breakdown
31. 49 Ways To Leave Your Lover
32. Mila 17
33. The 11:59 Train to Georgia
34. 76 Sunset Strip
35. 999 Clowns
36. 19,999 Leagues Under the Sea
37. Route 65
38. Ménage à deux
39. 2 Days of the Condor
40. None Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
41. U-1
42. Dinner At 7:59
43. Cuatro de Mayo
44. 9,999 Maniacs
45. Fellini's 8 1/3
46. Around The World In 79 Days
47. The Next to Last Supper, by Leonardo Da Vinci
48. This list (There were originally 49)