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Though not as exciting as the news that current hard-core Christian and former Facts of Life star Lisa “Blair” Whelchel actively keeps a scrapbook, the National Postal Museum’s recent acquisition of John Lennon’s childhood stamp collection should offer a window into the mysterious nuances of this musician—who was most famous for getting kicked out of clubs with Harry Nilsson. The 500-plus stamps (Jeez, a little bored were we? I mean, the factories were hiring, right?) might even offer some insight as to why Lennon’s offspring seem unable to make music that doesn’t suck, or why the Imagine image makes for the most irritating T-shirt design of all time. According to the museum’s press release, the album features stamps from—gasp!—several countries and was started by a cousin and then passed on to the young Lennon. He attended primary school… OK, OK, settle down! It’s an intense story, I know. Experience it for yourself from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ongoing; see City List for other dates) at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. (202) 633-1000. (Andrew Earles)