Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Latest Sign of the Apocalypse
OK, not really. But it is a break with one of those traditions that had been true throughout my life:
It was a concrete rule that the only way to get on a postage stamp was to die. And it was a sacred truth that anybody on a U.S. stamp was dead.
And now that I think about it, a Lady Gaga postage stamp could really be a sign that civilization is doomed.