USPS Accidentally Delivers the Wrong Statue of Liberty to Stamps
la Liberté éclairant le monde, or maybe just Vegas (via Toy-A-Day)
USPS issues are nothing new (here are some great ones) and we've certainly ripped the mailmen more than one new asshole over here on JDA but how's this for a fubar?
When the U.S. Postal Service printed 3 billion stamps last year, it thought the image was of the Statue of Liberty, the iconic symbol of freedom keeping watch over huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
But a sharp-eyed stamp collector uncovered the truth. The image on the 44-cent stamp was of a replica of the Statue of Liberty more than 2,000 miles away, keeping watch over throngs of sweaty Vegas tourists yearning to get rich.
The U.S. Postal Service on Friday confirmed that the image was of the statue at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, a fact that was made known to them by a stamp collector a few weeks ago.
The funniest part about this is that the USPS, like a somewhat drunk girl who just ate sidewalk in front of her friends, tried to say they would have picked the picture anyway. What better way to celebrate the Statute of Liberty than with a somewhat realistic replica of her in the middle of a God-forsaken desert den of sin?
God I love this fucking country.