September 02, 2004

Hey, they needed the money.

jghstampThe US Postal Service recently started a program where you can order personalized postage stamps. Send them a digital pic and they will send you a sheet of genuine first class stamps with that image on them. They do say that "objectionable" pics will not be allowed. But The Smoking Gun website did a test, and although some pics were rejected (Lee Harvey Oswald, Salvatore "Sammy Bull" Gravano, and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski), they did manage to get stamps with some pretty questionable pics on them:

[We got] stamps honoring Monica Lewinsky's blue dress (the one splattered with Bill Clinton's DNA); Linda Tripp; deposed Yugoslavian ethnic cleanser/war criminal Slobodan Milosevic; MIA labor racketeer Jimmy Hoffa; executed Romanian dictator/Communist oppressor Nicolae Ceaucescu; New Jersey Governor James McGreevey and alleged gay lover Golan Cipel; and high school and college yearbook photos of Kaczynski, who used the postal service to deliver his homemade bombs. We put one of the Kaczynski stamps on an envelope and mailed it to our office, so click here to see the cancelled result.

[Thanks NewMediaMusings]

Posted by jackhodgson at September 2, 2004 08:56 AM