Throwing stuff at the internet to see what sticks
Monday, April 14, 2008 Breaking news: it looks like they're going to be putting American Idol winners on postage stamps.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't one of the prerequisites of being immortalized on a postage stamp the subject's...let's say, need for immortlization? Put more bluntly, I thought you had to be dead.
I'm not saying that this is necessarily a deal-breaker, as far as I'm concerned. As long as Kelly Clarkson flees the country immediately, that is. posted by M. Giant 11:31 AM 6 comments
nah, you only have to be dead to be on moolah!
I had the same thought last year, when a Christmas card arrived in our mailbox bearing a legal postage stamp featuring the smiling faces of our friends' two kids. I was all "EEK!" and wondering if I'd gone a bit Sixth Sense, 'til I spoke to the senders a day or two later and found out that anyone can put their mugs on a stamp if they are willing to pay for it.
Me again - just read my comment above (somehow I can never be bothered to preview my comment, I'm all about blithely hitting "publish" without proofreading) and the phrase "licking his stamp" suddenly struck me as vaguely off color, in a nudge, nudge, wink, wink sort of way. Which it wasn't intended to be, I swear. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who would be willing to, ahem, lick his stamp but I am definitely not one of them. (Which isn't to say that I haven't paid $.99 for a couple of his songs for my iPod...)
I think it's because these aren't real stamps. I mean, okay, you can put them on an envelope and get your letter to the place, but these are through some novelty website, not through the USPS. USPS stamps demand death.
Oh yes, anyone can be on a stamp. I know that becasue my parents gave me a set of stamps with my own picture on them. Now really, who would send out mail with their own picture on a stamp. I use them only to pay bills and then I feel I have to drop them in a mailbox at work so my local mail deliverer doesn't think I'm a raging egomaniac.
Who could forget these vanity stamps?