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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Nerds Lured Out of Basements with R2-D2 Mailboxes

Droids are going postal as the United States Postal Service commemorates the 30th anniversary of Star Wars with special edition R2-D2 mailboxes. In a scheme to get more people to use stamps, the USPS has disguised public mailboxes as Artoo so cyberdorks will be tempted to drop off real-life letters rather than zapping out e-mail to their friends. Sadly, however, it turns out the friends of most geeks are actually droids anyway.

With the convenient R2-D2 mailbox, Princess Leia is able to smuggle out the Death Star plans while also signing up for 10 CDs for a penny.

Last week, the R2-D2 mailboxes started popping up across the U.S. and in other far, far away places like in front of NBC Studios in Burbank.

Across from Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank:
R2-D2 visits the Taco Bell
to hit on the sexy garbage droid.

1 comment:

cat said...

I spotted R2-D2 downtown!