Give Me Your Tired, Your poor … And Welcome to Vegas!

Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

The United States Postal Service makes an occasional wrong delivery, but the latest is a doozy.The Pretender Issuing 3 billion stamps bearing that unmistakable icon of America, the Statue of Liberty, the Service was rightly proud with its work.  That is, until contacted by a stamp collector who pointed out that the visage was not the copper-skinned statue designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi that stands in New York Harbor, but the fibreglass and Styrofoam replica placed outside a Las Vegas casino appropriately named, New York- New York.

Casino spokesperson Yvette Monet was overjoyed, “We all thought that the Post Office was honouring just one great American institution, but in reality it was honouring two — The Statue of Liberty and Las Vegas — with just one stamp.”  As for the USPS, well, they were not so sanguine. “We certainly regret having made the error,”  said spokesman Roy Betts, “Our track record is excellent for this as far as we’re concerned. We’ve been issuing stamps since 1847. Very few errors have occurred over the years.”

Source: Yahoo News

~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger

11 thoughts on “Give Me Your Tired, Your poor … And Welcome to Vegas!”

  1. pete,

    I think the good people at Google put up all those images and then do a high-five when they “get” somebody …. and this one hell of a good “get”.

  2. somebody noticed that lady liberty wasn’t holding a torch but reaching for the slot machine handle.

  3. “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas…give us your dreamers, your harlots, and your sin….Las Vegas didn’t nobody tell you the house will always win.”

  4. Reporter: Uh, question for the barbeque chef. Don’t you think there is an inherent danger in sending under-qualified civilians into space?

    Homer Simpson: I’ll field this one. The only danger is if they send us to [ominous] that terrible Planet of the Apes. Wait a minute… Statue of Liberty…that was _our_ planet! You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell! [weeps]

    Barney: [burps] Oh — [falls over]

    Scientist: Thank you, that’s all we have time for.

  5. The New Colossus
    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
    Emma Lazarus, 1883

  6. Really Andy….but does anyone have that plane…..the biplane….the one from Florida…mailed around October/November in the year of the Bush/Gore theft….

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