Talk:The International Express Man

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I got into a discussion on this character on another forum... blow me,I hadn't thought at all that it was strange that a weedy ineffectual little man of the sort who so often appears in English comedy should also be able to travel around the world with such ease in his little brown UPS van. A take on Postman Pat? Or a deeper level of annotation to be discovered? --AgProv 09:15, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Looking at the Bible offers no clues, either: Revelations 6:1-8 describes the four Horsemen, and all the text says is that they each "were given" the badge of office shortly before the Apocalypse. No clues are vouchsafed as to the means of delivery, nor in whose custody the sword and crowns were beforehand. Interestingly, Famine already has the Scales, so taken literally, there is no need to deliver them to him, and Death is also given a crown at this point. So I suppose there's room for artistic licence here... --AgProv 12:12, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Apparently there have been a great many revisions and modifications to Good Omens over the years. In my recent Corgi paperback, the delivery man works for "International Express". --Old Dickens 22:17, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
I like the name "Deuce X. Mascina" for him. --Old Dickens 23:00, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

On tvtropes, there is a beguiling theory:

God is the unnamed postal service worker who delivers the Horsepersons' artifacts Because He is the only character who is listed among the dramatis personae but is not explicitly introduced in the text. Also, we all know that God loves playing janitors, postal workers, and such.

Other employers?

AgProv refers to his "UPS van" and the article mentions his brown uniform. I seem to remember him with another employer, possibly UPS. Does anyone have an edition in which he's not The International Express Man? --Old Dickens (talk) 04:19, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Four years later, apparently not. --Old Dickens (talk) 05:30, 27 October 2022 (UTC)