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    Default 2008 Fed Duck Stamp --> Phone Sex #

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    WOW!!! COOL!!!

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    A typo turns the annual stamp into a calling card for a phone-sex service.
    By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune
    Last update: September 5, 2008 - 11:13 AM

    The federal government says it has no choice but to reluctantly keep distributing to millions of waterfowl hunters a toll-free phone-sex-service number that features a breathy woman promising callers that they can "talk only to the girls who turn you on" for $1.99 per minute.
    About 3.5 million federal "duck stamps," featuring artwork by a Plymouth artist, are affixed to a card that bears the misprinted number, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday.
    All waterfowl hunters age 16 and older must buy and carry the current Migratory Bird Conservation and Hunting Stamp, commonly known as the duck stamp. Sales of the stamp raise about $25 million each year to fund wetland habitat acquisition for the national Wildlife Refuge System.
    Rachel Levin, a Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman, called the misprint, which connects callers to a phone-sex service, "an unfortunate typographical error" that her agency "really regrets." She adds that the agency will keep selling the $15 stamps with the naughty number because reprinting the card would cost too much.
    The correct number, 1-800-STAMP24 (1-800-782-6724), is for people wishing to order additional duck stamps. Levin said two digits of the phone number are transposed on the card that holds the self-adhesive version of the stamp. That incorrect number, 1-800-872-6724, translates to 1-800-TRAMP24. Callers to "Intimate Connections" are warned that they must be 18 years or older before proceeding.
    Levin doubted that the digits were purposely transposed. "As far as we know," she said, "it was just an error."
    The stamps were produced by Ashton Potter Ltd. of Williamsville, N.Y. Messages left with Ashton Potter's executives were not returned.

    Levin said reprinting the cards would cost about $300,000, and "that's a lot of money we could be putting into" conservation.
    "The stamp is perfectly usable," she said. "It will just be a lot more interesting for people now."
    There is no similar error involving the type of duck stamps that require moistening. Both types have been on sale since June.
    The 75th-edition duck stamp features artist Joseph Hautman's depiction of a pair of northern pintail ducks. The artwork was chosen last October in a contest.
    "Oh, no," Hautman said upon learning of the error. "It's just an accident, I hope."
    Hautman said he understands why Fish and Wildlife would not want to pay for reissuing the stamps, but he said he's unsure whether that is the right decision.
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    Sorta' gives the phrase "Well f*** a duck" a different meaning, huh? (hehehe...I kill me!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S. View Post
    Sorta' gives the phrase "Well f*** a duck" a different meaning, huh? (hehehe...I kill me!)

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    Hey Joe, are the young ladies in your avatar the poster girls for the new duck stamp????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S. View Post
    Sorta' gives the phrase "Well f*** a duck" a different meaning, huh? (hehehe...I kill me!)

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    No Joe, that is the wrong phrase. The proper one would be more like "Wack 'em and stack 'em".
    Last edited by Captain Mike D; 09-05-2008 at 03:49 PM.

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    Boy...thread is going down fast. Ah, I mean going downhill fast.

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    The #,s is overated!

    $49.50 later regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becky Mills View Post
    Hey Joe, are the young ladies in your avatar the poster girls for the new duck stamp????
    No, Becky, sadly they are not. Way back when I used to take other people's money to train their dog, these young ladies would throw birds for me. Endless hours on the water and most cool spring mornings didn't seem so bad back then...

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