R2-D2 tackles snail mail

Click to view larger versionTo celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the original release of Star Wars, the LucasFilm branding empire has subjugated yet another  hapless bystander into its Jedi-peddling ranks: The United States Postal Service. By Memorial Day, 2007, over 300 USPS R2-D2-decorated mailboxes will deployed in several dozen cities. This is ironic for two reasons: 1) R2-D2 has no hands, so unless all your mail is formatted as a grainy blue-toned hologram, everyone's favorite astromech droid is going to be precious little help. 2) The mail doesn't run on Memorial Day. Found via SFSignal and BoingBoing.

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