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What living person would you put on a postage stamp?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 28, 2011

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“Absolutely Barack Obama.”

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Bob Forer 2 years, 6 months ago

Hank Williams, Jr., Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann, all on one stamp, encaptioned, "Icons of Social Justice."

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 6 months ago

Rick Perry, on a Republic of Texas postage stamp.

After I shrink him between my fingers, of course.

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Phone_Man 2 years, 6 months ago

George W. Bush. Simply the best!

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bearded_gnome 2 years, 6 months ago

Barack Hussein Obama, in makeup and drag, high heels, lipstick, yeah!

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Kris_H 2 years, 6 months ago

Oprah Winfrey. Because, what the hell else are we going to do with her?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Obama? Hell yes! The Post Office and he will both be done for next year.

;-)

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Paul Davis a local bicycle repair authority of many many many years at Sunflower = might be a genius.

and

Katie Robbins - National Organizer for Health Care NOW! http://www.healthcare-now.org/index.php?s=Katie+Robbins

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pace 2 years, 6 months ago

I would put my Mom and Dad, hard working , honest, generous, with good character.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Threading sucks. Man up. Copy the quote and respond. Is it that difficult?

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"BABBOY (anonymous) says…

Jim Brown

(Stats geeks, he would still dominate at running back and no they would not move him to linebacker)

(meanest running back of all time)"

Possibly correct. All I know is that the Kansas City Missouri Chiefs are still trying to get a contract with him - as well as Terry Bradshaw.

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Pywacket 2 years, 6 months ago

The geniuses should have thought of doing that years ago. They could have honored Frank Buckles (among other worthies) while he was still with us. The last WWI doughboy, Buckles died February 27th of this year at the age of 110.

Lily Tomlin, however, is still with us and would probably get one hell of a kick out of it. But how to choose: Edith Ann or Ernestine?

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Welcome to the "BRAND NEW" Lawrence, Kansas. It's a great place. Kind of like Bankok, Thailand. One of these days a dude may be able to pick a "?" gender by the number...

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"RoeDapple (anonymous) says…

Does this mean they'll be putting a tampon machine in the men's restroom? Or urinals in the ladies powder room? This is wreaking havoc with MY gender identity. ;-)"

Exactly.

Where...does..this..s**t come from?

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"RoeDapple (anonymous) says…

Is spacehog still a living person? September 28, 2011 at 5:08 a.m"

Yeah, just saw him on Sunday. Had to pull over by "The Merc." As my vehicle was over heating. He said something about urinating in the "cooler"- radiator as I took it- of the engine and then wanted me to go over to some park across the street and steal "frisby golf" frisbies...said he recycle them into cannibus. Not sure how that works. I gave him a dollar and then he was gone. Weird, man....

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Does this mean they'll be putting a tampon machine in the men's restroom? Or urinals in the ladies powder room? This is wreaking havoc with MY gender identity. ;-)

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"My_Life (anonymous) replies…

Inyyan knew He had seen you before and He just remembered where. On K-10 last winter. It was snowing and you were in the left lane hunched over the wheel going 5 mph with your flashers and your brights turned on. Be safe dude."

Hmm. Ok.. You forgot the "d" to your "rocks" name. Did you "Add" to your "Consuming Rock?" The "d" key is not even close to "fat figure" a "y" ...... Are you smoking it know?? And, when trying to slow down, do NOT smoke any "wet." - Good luck with that.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

'Bout time for my 3 hour nap.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

"Odeo (anonymous) says…

Answer. LJW. Me. That way I can fly for free.....Alive , and Flying... Great idea, LJW. Although, though Post Office may be B.K. soon."

"autie (anonymous) says…

Me..of course."

Miss Crump! Miss Crump!. I think he copied off of me. Don't "disappearded" though. Just wanted you to know.

Perhaps it was a coincidence....

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"Mary Kate is the druggy and Ashley is the slut or do I have it backwards?" RI

I can't remember, but one of them killed Heath Ledger. Also, their sister is nekkid in some new movie I'll never see. Oscar talk and whatnot. Probably a British period piece.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

Mary Kate is the druggy and Ashley is the slut or do I have it backwards?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Watchin' a program on NatGeo 'bout the Barrett M107 .50 Cal . . . coyote rifle. Yeah, that's what I'll tell the little woman. I needs me a new varmint plinker.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Say, sheriff, you know them bullets that T_O_B wuz firin' about Mister Saget & hiz rehab story? Well, they wuz jest tracers, weren't meant to do no real damage. Itchy trigger fingers are not a good thing on a lawman.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

'On the Street After Dark....would go all night..." Sweet. Mebbe 'round halloween we brew up some trouble from dusk 'til dawn.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

(;,,;)

♠ ...♠ ♠ ...♠ ♠ ...♠ ♠ ...♠ ♠ ...♠

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

The_Original_Bob (anonymous) says… "Oh, my. On the Street After Dark. How i've missed this. Back in the day, the OTS would go all night. Then it aged, and it was mostly over after lunch. It is almost like Marion is back on the site."

CyberKnight (anonymous) says… "I think that if you think the guy is gone, you are dreaming. I'd be keeping my head down." March 9, 2010 at 7:44 p.m." July 3, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

I was just outside. I heard a dog howling. I bet it was chained to a tree.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

OTS After Dark . . . Great idea TOB! LJW, are you listening? Could come with disclaimer along with warning, "Before entering this site be aware of possible nudity, inappropriate language and ferret dismemberment. Unfit for children under 18."

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

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H_Lecter 2 years, 6 months ago

This one. Too bad they're not lick 'n stick.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

Oh, my. On the Street After Dark. How i've missed this. Back in the day, the OTS would go all night. Then it aged, and it was mostly over after lunch. It is almost like Marion is back on the site.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Wednesday's internet truth: "Depression's just another word for not enough caffeine." It was on the web so it must be true.

Put Bob Saget on a stamp - just for shiggles.

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thuja 2 years, 6 months ago

Fred Beckey.

More first ascents than any other North American mountaineer, and still climbing at age 88.

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

You know, come to think of it, if you put a living person on a stamp it would have to be a very large stamp.

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independent_rebel 2 years, 6 months ago

Merrill. Kidding. I'm just kidding. How about Johnny Drama?

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

Are you watching the trade routes, ant?

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Antonym 2 years, 6 months ago

N-95 only works on a baby-face. Even then one should have a proper fit test.

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its_just_math 2 years, 6 months ago

“Condoleezza Rice.”

— Brittany Meyer, journalism student, Lawrence

Brittany, start now submitting your CV to Fox News, which will provide you a wonderful career.

BTS, Agnostick's avatar is offensive, disgusting and should be removed or his/her account removed.

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

M. smegmatis? I had athletes foot in the ninth grade. My best advice would be to put on a N-95...I hear there are plenty left over from the trade route borne flu epidemics of a few years ago. And get some calamine lotion, seven up, nyquil and chicken noodle soup.

Yes, Jeff Davis was on the stamp of the rebellion nation. And I think his brother Bob does KU games. If you need a stamp, I can give you my stamp of approval. It is done with an Eswing framing hammer.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

Like many posters, the M. smegmatis mc2155 strain is hypertransformable.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd almost forgotten the *** incident. That was the high point of low comedy on this award-winning website.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"Mycobacterium smegmatis was first isolated from smegma." RI

"I think I'm going to throw up again." Rara

Don't worry. Shoemakers have proven to be harmless.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I think I'm going to throw up again.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

Mycobacterium smegmatis was first isolated from smegma.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

"Got it in one, R_I. You're a clever lad. " Snap

He is the Human Google Machine.

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demonfury 2 years, 6 months ago

In all honesty, if I had to choose, I'd say a person that has accomplished a feat that will likely never be equaled. Lance Armstrong for his 7 consecutive Tour De France wins despite the obstacles. Or Obama for being the first and likely last black president. He's ruined a black mans chances for at least another 200 years. Talk about crippling an entire race? .

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey are they still gonna re-enact that bank robbery, the one that never happened?

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

Got it in one, R_I. You're a clever lad.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

Whatever they decide, they better not put a lawyer on the stamp. Because, as everyone knows, lawyers are horrible, horrible people.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 6 months ago

In the 19th Century an American president, while in office, appeared on an American postage stamp. Do you know who that was?

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g_rock 2 years, 6 months ago

I would rather brand live humans rather than just stamp them.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 6 months ago

Bob Dole. One of the few remaining true statesman in this country! Ironic to think that if he were up for election now he would be rejected by his own party for not being right wing or "Christian" enough.

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dmb40fan 2 years, 6 months ago

i think maybe Stevie Wonder, because he is a great example of America, or Bill Gates or his wife, for all the philanthropy work they do, and of course the technology advancements.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 6 months ago

Rara, They look like they are just moments from snoodling.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

I like the idea, Artie. Fwd to 6:00 and you'll see the greatest dance ever. 2 men, even. I personally know the dude in white. Joseph "Foley" McCreary, lead bass player extraordinaire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxhr0CcfGoM

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Richard Payton 2 years, 6 months ago

That caveman dude on the insurance commercials is the first living guy right?

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autie 2 years, 6 months ago

Rara, you should contemplate the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab. A living fossil. (as some would put me) Blue blood. Truly a wonderous creature. Some think they are giant scorpions of the sea, other just find them to be "spikey" things.

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

But then, I have a feeling I know what Sugar would tell the Post Office...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmeLKQ...

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Rara_Avis 2 years, 6 months ago

You rang, SOS? Why ask? The Post Office is a sinking ship, and this nonsense won't save it. Actually, as far as collectibility, they've been worthless since they started the self-adhesives. I have some cool ones, though. German Hitler stamps my dad got ahold of in WWII. Who would I like to see? Well, they haven't given Miles his props yet, and he's been dead for 20 years.....TODAY! Wow! I honestly just remembered that!! Miles Dewey Davis May 26, 1926-Sept. 28, 1991

Otherwise, my answer is blowin' in the wind..........

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BorderRat 2 years, 6 months ago

How about the post office rents out the space for ads.

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SOS 2 years, 6 months ago

Rara Avis Rare and collectable from day one.

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Norma Jeane Baker 2 years, 6 months ago

I dunno. Postage stamps are fairly small. I think it would be difficult to put a living person on one.

Just sayin'...

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

"RETICENT_IRREVERENT (Ronaldo Ignacio) says… I am Sparticus! But you can call me Ronaldo Agustín Santiago Thiago Lautaro Valentin Ignacio"

Try getting all that on a stamp.

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BMI 2 years, 6 months ago

Would this be a stamp perhaps on a letter stuck in the machinery and lost for 70 years before turning up again?ku_law. On a letter traveling the world adventurously for decades? Kealing.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 6 months ago

Salma Hayek. I'd be mailiing stuff all day long just to lick the stamp

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ibroke 2 years, 6 months ago

Obama would be on a food stamp not a postage stamp

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rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

C'mon, you can't put a living person on a postage stamp. It would take at least a full sheet. Mebbe you could use one of them shrinky machines like the one in "The Fly." Goldblum stunk it up in the remake.
I'd pay the 'forever' rate for a sticky little picture of Larry David.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 6 months ago

Babboy. Gotta have a lawyer on one.

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heygary 2 years, 6 months ago

Interesting correlation between Roman and US coin iconography, coin value and the lifecycle of the republic. Beautiful images reflecting freedom/deity, followed by dead heros, followed by live ruler, followed by collapse! Stamps appear to be taking the same route.

Wing nut wants Obama’s face on a stamp!

Self-promoting imagery on coins was part of the increasing competition amongst the ruling class in the Roman Republic. The Lex Gabinia, which introduced secret ballots in elections in order to reduce electoral corruption, is indicative of the degree of competition amongst the upper class of this time period. The imagery on Republican coins wasn¹t meant to influence the populace; the messages were designed for and by the elite.

The imagery on coins took an important step when Julius Caesar issued coins bearing his own portrait. While moneyers had earlier issued coins with portraits of ancestors, Caesar¹s was the first Roman coinage to feature the portrait of a living individual.

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BABBOY 2 years, 6 months ago

Jim Brown

(Stats geeks, he would still dominate at running back and no they would not move him to linebacker)

(meanest running back of all time)

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its_just_math 2 years, 6 months ago

Absolutely Barack Obama.”

— Joe Moon, seeking work, Lawrence

Too funny.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Mike Rowe. Let's get him to run for president while we're at it.

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SeaFox 2 years, 6 months ago

I kinda like the Stephen Hawking idea.

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grammaddy 2 years, 6 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg or Bill& Melinda Gates. Oprah...

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worthlessljworldposter 2 years, 6 months ago

Stimpson J. Cat. Never told a lie, was homeless most of his life.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

I had no idea Justin Bieber was a junior at Lawrence High.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 6 months ago

I agree, Condi Rice would make a good subject for a stamp.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Is spacehog still a living person?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Mrs RoeDapple. You have no idea what she has had to put up with over the years . . or maybe you do . . a real hero in my book. But don't anybody tell her.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Before I make my usual less than serious comments . . . . . Best answer so far goes to vertigo.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 6 months ago

Any living Medal of Honor recipient.

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Gandalf 2 years, 6 months ago

2 out of 4 are darned good looking also!

Oh. Angelina Jolie in a bikini! A real national treasure!

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hujiko 2 years, 6 months ago

Ray Tomlinson - creator of email.

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swan_diver 2 years, 6 months ago

Rick Perry? Dolph Jr? Men like these are Christ incarnate.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

Answer. LJW. Me. That way I can fly for free.....Alive , and Flying... Great idea, LJW. Although, though Post Office may be B.K. soon.

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Odeo 2 years, 6 months ago

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parrothead8 2 years, 6 months ago

Two out of two commenters have nothing to add. Typical LJWorld.

I'd put Hank Aaron on a postage stamp.

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Bill Lee 2 years, 6 months ago

A series depicting the living ex-presidents.

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RuralWanderer 2 years, 6 months ago

Two out of four choose Obama. Typical Lawrence.

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