Thursday, May 07, 2009

First Day of Issue

A famous family of color gets their own postage stamps on this very date:

The U.S. Postal Service is ... releasing stamps of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson [today]. [Also today], it's holding a contest in Walworth County's Springfield where fans who look or sound like a Simpson can win framed artwork of a character.

"The Simpsons" is the only show to be the sole subject of a stamp set while still in prime-time production. It's its 20th year -- the longest-running comedy ever.

Some, sadly, are not happy. Others think it's peachy dandy:

The Springfield post office — assuming like we all do that the Simpsons’ hometown of “Springfield” is Springfield, Ohio — will offer a special cancellation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to commemorate the release.

All it costs is 44 cents for the stamp. (D’oh! Postage is going up again.)...

My position is clear: anything that boosts a show that provides artists with employment, I like.

(Although I like it even better if scheduling and staffing are ... in line with reality.)


Anonymous said...

In regards to the "not happy" link...

Does ANYONE care what wingnuts say anymore? They've done a successful job at discrediting themselves for the last 20 years, and Americans are fed up with their hypocritical lies. The Simpson's give truth to the lie that you cannot legislate morality, as wingnuts are wont to do.

I just bought several sets of the stamps.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if this guy groused similarly when the Elvis stamp was released...

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