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    The Giz Wiz Asks You! > We need an Alfred E. Neuman Stamp!

    MAD loves the Simpsons and the Simpsons love MAD! They've been on the cover of MAD and in many articles. And MAD's been featured in many Simpson episodes. But now the Simpsons have their own stamps and MAD and Alfred don't! I figured if we send enough reasons why Alfred E. and/or MAD should have their own stamp or stamps, someone at the Post Office might just listen!

    So please add your comments and ask friends to stop by and do the same.

    Dick De

    MAD's Maddest Writer & The Giz Wiz

    May 13, 2009 | Registered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    So that Alfred doesn't need to lick back of the Simpsons stamp (or someone else) to apply the postage but be able to more hygienically lick the back of his own stamp.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Tuna Slice

    I'm about to hit 61 and Alfred's been around since I was a kid. His picture has been decorating the bedroom walls of our male youth since the fifties. He's an American mainstay, a veritable icon of silliness.

    Now that postage is up AGAIN it's time for a new stamp. Alfred E. Neuman is forever. So his face should adorn the next "forever stamp".

    Mark R. Sukoenig, OD
    De Witt, NY

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEyedocmark

    As much as I'd like to see this happen, perhaps the USPS is holding out another decade or so until prices reach $1.29 at which point they'll start adding the word "Cheap" on all stamps.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaddyPlaid

    I'm one for this... Alfred's been not only around but a part of American culture for decades longer than the Simpsons. Plus he has a bit more of a stamp quality look about him.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeighJ

    I all for Alfred having his own stamp. He is as much a cartoon legend as the Simpsons.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTomC

    Like others have said before me. Alfred is a legend, and all legends deserve to have their own stamp :)

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Kerr

    Not only does Alfred need to be on a stamp, he needs to be on the "Forever" stamp.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChuck Bush

    Alfred is a legend, an icon. He's the epitome of the greatest of American humor, and as the symbol and personality behind MAD, the quintessential figure for the representation of freedom of speech in the U.S.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Bentley

    As much as I think Alfred deserves a stamp, I think the USPS just doesn't want to cause that much confusion...I mean with their policy of not putting live people on stamps and the oddly compelling resemblance to the 43rd President of the U.S. I'm sure they just don't want any semblance of impropriety or playing favorites.

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohnL

    Making an Alfred E. Neuman stamp would make me surely start sending snail mail again! Lets honor our true American hero's!

    May 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermike troiano

    Alfred E. Neuman spans an entire generation. Mad like comic books were the things many parents did not want their children to touch let alone read.
    Mad Mags humor was always out in front of anything especially for boomers like myself who only magazine reading came from Boys Life(not bad actually)
    Mad taught us the weird side of life and AL made these kids turn their heads at the magazine rack.
    Alfred E. Neuman should have a stamp printed in his honor by all means.


    May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergerald miller

    I fully support an AEN stamp...a forever stamp would be best. Seems to me MAD printed some not real postage stamps some time ago and got into a bit of trouble. Could this be payback by the USPS?

    May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerome J