Friday, April 15, 2011

All things Postal

Two updates re the Postal Service:

They really DO give a shit!

A postal worker "delivered a load" while on his route. He tried to be discreet behind some trees & trash cans, but a neighbor spotted him & took photos. The postal worker is suspended without pay.
But seriously, these days.... how many people really give a shit on the job??

Not too swift on the details....

A new USPS stamp featuring Lady Liberty is actually a fake Lady Liberty!

MSNBC reports:

A stamp that was supposed to show the Statue of Liberty actually features a replica outside a Las Vegas casino, The New York Times reported Friday.
The United States Postal Service admitted the mistake but said it planned to stick with its Lady Liberty "Forever" stamp.

This is the real statue:

This the Las Vegas replica debacle:

This is the head of Lady Lib, Paris World's Fair 1878:

Can you believe the post office made a stamp w the fake statue?

Clip art of broken chain
Did You Know?
Freedom is not standing still. A symbolic feature that people cannot see is the broken chain wrapped around the Statue's feet. Protruding from the bottom of her robe, the broken chains symbolize her free forward movement, enlightening the world with her torch free from oppression and servitude.

I swear, I thought I heard the sound of shackles rattling 
in the halls of congress the last few weeks. 


nonnie9999 said...

i guess they have to stick with them, because if they recall them, the value of the ones they don't get back will go up.

Fran said...

Nice play on words-- stick with them.
Bottom line- how many committees & what not do these things go through before they go to print?

Ha! I never knew about the broken ankle shackles on the real statue before.

D.K. Raed said...

You already know what I think of Ms NYNYLV, so I’ll confine myself to Mr Postman:

Oh yes, wait a minute Mr Postman!
Please Mr Postman, look and see,
If there’s some dung in your bung for me.

I've been standin' here waitin' Mr Postman
So-oh-oh patiently...
For just a card, or just a letter,
Did not expect my yard to be your personal shitter!

So many days you passed me by
See the tears standin' in my eyes
You didn't stop to make me feel better
So I got my camera out for a picture.

Oooh, you gotta ...
Wait a minute, wait a minute, oh yeah.
Wait a minute, wait a minute.

Mr Postman, wait for me,
to replace my low batteries.
Ok, I’m ready, use my fence for a loo.
Just hang your rear and let out the poo-pooh.

C'mon deliver the shit, sir, the sooner the bet-ter!

Mr Postman, check and see,
If you like the coverage on the TV.
Don’t think about me much on unpaid leave.
Forget my address if you’re feeling peeved.

Learn to hold it, and you’ll see
No need to go all Postal on me!

Next time you feel the urge, please stop and think,
No need to cause such a neighborhood stink!