We get a lot of mail every day at Defamer HQ, some utterly essential, some a little more on the expendable side. But on a day packed with layoffs, Grammy Hell, Hamlin/Rinna reality shows, Paris Hilton's slimy bologna, remake overload, pseudo Doomsday Babies and strip-joint fires, it seems natural — and more than a little spooky — that the Defamer mailbag tested positive for unusually high levels of armageddon. After the jump, join us in winding down Apocalypse Watch '08 with a run through the apocalyptic subject lines that were, and in mourning the vibrant pop culture that was.
A New York City postal carrier has been arrested for stealing greeting cards in order to get at the cash inside; more than 130 were found in his car. Michael Olivio was caught red-handed by an elaborate scheme set up by U.S. Postal Inspection special agents, which involved decoy cards and a transmitter. Hey, working at a post office is super boring, what do you want? Olivio's been at it since February, so if you live in Brooklyn and are missing that $5 from your great-aunt Bessie, it's probably because you didn't tip your mailman enough last year—live and learn, people. [AP]