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Simpsons Not A Big Seller For U.S. Postal Service
Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 11:56 am
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with condolences to the U.S. Postal Service. The Post Office is stuck with hundreds of millions of stamps bearing the likeness of Homer Simpson. The service predicted the stamps would be twice as popular as Elvis Presley. One billion stamps were printed. Bloomberg reports only 318 million have been sold. An inspector general's report says that kind of overprinting adds to the post office money losses.
DAN CASTELLANETA: (as Homer Simpson) Doh.
INSKEEP: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.