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Colbert unveils ‘Farewell to Postage’ stamp

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Colbert's commemorative "Farewell to Postage" postage. (from colbertnation.com)

Stephen Colbert summed up the dilemma facing the U.S. Postal Service beautifully in this Wednesday night segment: “The survival of the Postal Service depends on swift congressional action … goodbye.”

Besides laying into Ben Franklin and the Forever Stamp, Colbert also announced his own line of custom stamps tweaking the Postal Service. (Though some in the agency would probably call it kicking them while they’re down.)

One talking head in the first video lets loose with the head-slapping inaccuracy that the Postal Service is funded with taxpayer dollars (its money actually comes from stamp revenue and other products it sells). But the second video — featuring an interview with former letter carrier and author Phil Rubio — is informative, and Rubio delivers a thoughtful defense of the Postal Service’s universal service mandate.

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  1. Rick Says:
    September 17th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Steven Colbert (KOL-BERT) is a comedian, comedians do not have to have any facts other than what they make up. The truth is not funny so you have to make up stuff that is funny. So what Steven KOLBERT says or does is irrelevant and usually irreverent.

  2. MIke D Says:
    September 19th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    He’s an idiot that can’t survive without trying his best to be the center of attention. Stupid is as stupid does.

  3. Emily F Says:
    September 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Disagree, the truth is often way funnier than the lie, Rick. And your spelling of the name Kolbert is infinitely more irrelevant than Colbert’s thoughts on the future of the post office. Hypocrite.