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:

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.

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.


urland said...

I was going to try and come up with a worse pop culture example and then realized I thankfully know next to nothing about pop culture. Cheers!

pygalgia said...

Charlie Sheen!