It’s not an architectural flaw. No need to rub your left eye. It’s on purpose. Not only is Gustafer’s mailbox the only “walk-in” in Minnesota, but perhaps in all of North America. The fact that Gustafer can relax and enjoy his mail while sitting in his favorite wooden chair while sipping a cold orange fizzy drink is great, but, the most incredible feature of this structure is the ‘highly advanced communication device’ installed on the rear wall of the mailbox. This Sun-tech Solar Portogram machine was invented and built by Gustafer Yellowgold’s older brother, Ben Yellowgold.
Ben still lives back on the Sun and uses this device to communicate with and send stuff to Gustafer to help him in his journey exploring his new life on Earth. The photo above shows Ben letting Gustafer know “he’s not missing anything” by playfully sending down a batch of Solar-raisin-roni (one of Gus’s least favorite foods). The list of major inventions is large enough to take up its own entry, so we’ll dedicate another one just to that. The biggest downside to having such a large mailbox can be described in three words: giant junk mail!