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(9 News)   Holy cow! USPS stuck with 682M unsold 'Simpsons' stamps   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, U.S. Postal Service, inspector generals  
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16092 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Aug 2012 at 5:40 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-21 02:42:48 PM  
23 votes:
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2012-08-21 05:56:50 PM  
7 votes:
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I think if the cops searched you, this would be mistaken for an LSD blotter.
2012-08-21 04:09:38 PM  
5 votes:
Just recycle them into "Family Guy" stamps a few years later.
2012-08-21 05:46:24 PM  
4 votes:
Junk ... junk ... the airplane's upside down ...

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2012-08-21 01:54:43 PM  
4 votes:
I would have gone with a "D'oh", perhaps in a pun form such as "Guess how much D'oh the USPS wasted"
2012-08-21 06:20:46 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-08-21 06:52:23 PM  
2 votes:
Holy cow??? holy cow? I think my mom submitted this.
2012-08-21 05:58:46 PM  
2 votes:
what are stamps?
2012-08-21 05:52:21 PM  
2 votes:
"Holy Cow"? Have you even seen the Simpsons, submitter?
2012-08-21 02:26:46 PM  
2 votes:
Quick! Someone attach those stamps to collectable coins and on day time television!
2012-08-21 01:52:24 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe a half price sale is in order
2012-08-21 09:53:18 PM  
1 vote:
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Glad to see the LSD blotters were mentioned.........carry on.
2012-08-21 08:21:30 PM  
1 vote:
Yet another in the rapidly growing pile of greenlit Copy-Paste headlines.

Between these growing more and more frequent and the Repeat tag, it's like Fark has given up even trying to respect its readers.
2012-08-21 07:15:11 PM  
1 vote:
Reminds me of one of the funniest stamps.

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Selling stamps to random collectors is one of the sources of income for some little backwaters (systemically raping their children doesn't pay the bills apparently). Part of having a reasonably market to philatelists is keeping supply somewhat limited. I just love that this is one of the few things they had to commemorate.

Also, for bonus, my vote for the best stamp the USA ever issued.

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2012-08-21 06:09:23 PM  
1 vote:
They'd make a lot more money off commemorative stamps for prostitution: $.47 for the stamp, and an additional $10.00 to lick it.

//tip your waiter
2012-08-21 05:54:06 PM  
1 vote:
You would think that these would've sold out quickly.....15 years ago.
2012-08-21 05:52:07 PM  
1 vote:
The Simpsons? The Post Office is sure behind the times.

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2012-08-21 05:50:58 PM  
1 vote:
So they release a stamp that isn't a Forever Stamp, which means the only people who are going to buy it are philatelists.

Then they're caught off guard when only philatelists buy it?

/only commenting so I can use the world "philatelist."
2012-08-21 05:50:52 PM  
1 vote:
I told them. I told the USPS they should print "Worker and Parasite" stamps instead.

But did they listen to me? No.
2012-08-21 05:44:30 PM  
1 vote:

consider this: I cashed out my 401k and put it all in forever stamps.

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2012-08-21 05:23:25 PM  
1 vote:
So just get Paul Anka to write a jingle and they'll fly off the shelves.
2012-08-21 03:42:05 PM  
1 vote:

cman: No "¡Ay, caramba!" yet? Fark I is disapoint

I know!

I blame myself. And my inability to spell.
2012-08-21 02:12:55 PM  
1 vote:

quatchi: beantowndog: Should have gone with Pogs.

I actually still have some Simpson Pogs kicking around here so I'm getting a real kick, etc.

Pfft, everyone knows the best Pogs were the Alf ones

/It's Alf! in Pog form
2012-08-21 01:54:40 PM  
1 vote:
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service wasted $1.2 million in printing costs by selling less than a one-third of the 1 billion commemorative stamps of The Simpsons, Bloomberg news reports.

That's not very much for the USPS. Usually they like to target their waste numbers a little higher.
2012-08-21 01:47:34 PM  
1 vote:
You should hear about the amount of space they wasted in the post office because Homer refused to tip his mailman at Christmas
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