Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…The Postage Stamp

At last, that bloated, bureaucratic behemoth – the US Postal Service – has done something to cast a small light of clear-headed decision making upon the shadow of their massive $9.2 billion deficit.

In a rare moment of lucidity, the braintrust at the USPS rightfully singled out the legendary Man in Black to be included as part of the limited “Music Icons” series which will be announced later this year.

Each year the Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory committee reviews some 40,000 ideas for stamps, then whittles them down to around 20 subjects to be memorialized on a United States postage stamp.

While there is no denying that the modern day Pony Express may lack the (forgive me) horse power of its rich tradition, they do score points for seeing this train a’comin’. Now when your mail arrives late, at least it can show up in style, graced by one of the all-time great American music visionaries (all while the postal service ledger continues to spiral down, down, down into a…)

Well – you know.

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