Ow. I used to buy Amethyst. Which I think only proves just how deeply addicted to comics I was in the ’80s. Because obviously I would read anything just to get a fix! (via DC Comics of the 1980s: 1981 - Amethyst House Ad)
"The most consequential laws, by contrast, go on for thousands of pages. The Affordable Care Act runs to 2,400 and has spawned a vast labyrinth of explanatory regulations. A staffer who took a copy home as a souvenir after the Senate passed it on Christmas Eve 2009 had to remove it from his luggage or face an excess-baggage charge, says Donald Richie of the Senate Historical Office."