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Hold On, You Guys Didn’t Buy All The Simpsons Stamps?

By Kelly Conaboy / August 22, 2012 - 11:00 am

Hey, here’s a quick question — What kind of stamps are you using these days, when you mail out your letters or rent checks or really whatever you’re mailing out, it’s none of my business? Normal? Normal stamps? Oh. I mean — no, no that’s fine. You can for sure use whatever stamp you want, I was just under the impression that you didn’t hate both The Simpsons AND the US Postal Service. That’s totally fine if you do! It’s weird, but whatever floats your boat full of hatred and greed, really. It’s just that I didn’t know. Anyway, so, now you’ve cost the Postal Service $1.2 million. From The Washington Post:

Someone at the U.S. Postal Service guessed that commemorative stamps featuring TV cartoon character Homer Simpson would be twice as popular as those of Elvis Presley.

In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the Postal Service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps. It sold 318 million.

A Postal Service inspector general’s report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand.

Or maybe it’s an example of failing to align stamp production with SIMPSONS TRUE FANS RATHER THAN SIMPSONS FANS WHO BASICALLY DON’T EVEN CARE AT ALL AND PROBABLY DON’T EVEN LIKE THEM THAT MUCH, NO MATTER WHAT THEY TELL THEIR FRIENDS WHEN THE SIMPSONS COMES UP IN CONVERSATION AND I BET THEY PRETEND LIKE THEY’VE WATCHED IT THEIR WHOLE LIFE WHEN PROBABLY THEY’VE ONLY SEEN A FEW RERUNS AND DEFINITELY A BUNCH OF NEW EPISODES. Bunch of jerks. Just RUINING the US Postal Service.