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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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“Stephen Hawking.”

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“Condoleezza Rice.”

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“Absolutely Barack Obama.”


Dan Thalmann 6 years ago

Two out of four choose Obama. Typical Lawrence.

big_john 6 years ago

Joe is clueless, looking for a job, Obama. bad joke joe

Bill Lee 6 years ago

A series depicting the living ex-presidents.

Bill Lee 6 years ago

All or none. Let's leave politics out of something.

ljwhirled 6 years ago

Yeah, because Clinton lead us through the nation's longest period of peace and prosperity, then left us with a budget surplus.

Nope, he doesn't deserve anything.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

The impeachment was a Republican, politically motivated and fueled slander and smear fest that, in the end, was unsuccessful. It passed the House but not the Senate. He was never convicted in the House OR Senate of the charges leveled against him. The only President successfully impeached and removed from office was Andrew Johnson and many historians today believe he was innocent as well and that his impeachment was just as politically motivated. But I have to give you credit for giving it the old "rock chalk" try.

Cait McKnelly 6 years ago

I didn't say he didn't do those things. Neither of them are illegal. Clinton's affairs are mild in comparison to some that have occurred in the White House. If they were grounds for impeachment, half of all US Presidents would have been out on their keester. Heck, at least one (if not more) had illegitimate children. And at least one was known to be gay. But keep trying.

jackpot 6 years ago

Fact check I think Jackson was not removed from office, missed by one or two votes.

ljwhirled 6 years ago


Jackson should have been. The way he treated Native Americans helped to set a precedent of state sanctioned genocide.

Jackson was a semi-literate bully and should have been impeached, imprisoned and executed.

And I'm not even a native american.

Abdu Omar 6 years ago

It was not Jackson, it was Andrew Johnson, Lincoln's Vice President and successor. No President has been removed from office, just indicted in the House and found not guilty in the Senate. Both Johnson and Clinton were so. Andrew Jackson was the first, I think, to die in office. Check your facts, please.

mom_of_three 6 years ago

Johnson wasn't innocent. and no, many historians today do not believe he was. Not in my history classes.

Liberty275 6 years ago

Sarcasm Noted. He was an fairly effective leader that managed a country made prosperous by Bill Gates. Sure, he was a philanderer, but so was Thomas Jefferson.

If you get him on a stamp, I'll use it.

roadwarrior 6 years ago

thats a winner. All the living x presidents.

parrothead8 6 years ago

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

I'd put Hank Aaron on a postage stamp.

CreatureComforts 6 years ago

I always forget that guy is still alive and kicking!

parrothead8 6 years ago

Not only alive and kicking, but thriving! Dude shows up to work every day for the Braves, and is still one class act.

hujiko 6 years ago

Ray Tomlinson - creator of email.

CreatureComforts 6 years ago

Just leave off her face because it makes her look like a man.

Never been in to the whole Jolie thing. I think she's fairly ugly.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years 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.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

Is spacehog still a living person?

Scott Morgan 6 years ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years ago

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

Maddy Griffin 6 years ago

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

SeaFox 6 years ago

I kinda like the Stephen Hawking idea.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

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

independent_rebel 6 years ago

+whatever Obama has run up the deficit to.

Nellane Laney Croan Stussie 6 years 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.

Liberty275 6 years ago

You need to exempt the founding fathers. They virtually put their heads in the noose for America when they signed the Declaration of Independence.

Terry Sexton 6 years 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.

BMI 6 years 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.

Jonathan Kealing 6 years ago

Me? On a stamp? You're going to make me blush!

Jean Robart 6 years ago

I think he died many years ago. The question was, Which LIVING person would you put on a stamp.

RoeDapple 6 years 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.

BorderRat 6 years ago

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

Richard Payton 6 years ago

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

dmb40fan 6 years 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.

Cait McKnelly 6 years 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.

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

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

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

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

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

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

Terry Sexton 6 years ago

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

Flap Doodle 6 years ago

Are you watching the trade routes, ant?

independent_rebel 6 years ago

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

Terry Sexton 6 years ago

I'm starting to feel like Dangerfield here. Check 8:14 am then 9:07 am.
Great minds... bea did that to me, too, the other day. I felt honored. It's all good. I like gin more than I thought I did.

Terry Sexton 6 years 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.

H_Lecter 6 years ago

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

RoeDapple 6 years 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."

RoeDapple 6 years 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.

RoeDapple 6 years ago


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Terry Sexton 6 years ago

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

Terry Sexton 6 years 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.

RoeDapple 6 years 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.

beatrice 6 years ago

Gee, you are cool. I mean, that is soooo cool to type in the name of a murderer of several, including a nine year old girl. Gee, I wish I could be as cool as you and just be in life for the lulz. Gosh, you must be the coooolest guy on your whole block.

RoeDapple 6 years 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. ;-)

beatrice 6 years ago

September 28, 2011 at 11:35 p.m.

pace 6 years ago

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

Richard Heckler 6 years ago

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


Katie Robbins - National Organizer for Health Care NOW!

RoeDapple 6 years ago

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


Kris_H 6 years ago

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

bearded_gnome 6 years ago

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

Phone_Man 6 years ago

George W. Bush. Simply the best!

yourworstnightmare 6 years ago

Rick Perry, on a Republic of Texas postage stamp.

After I shrink him between my fingers, of course.

Bob Forer 6 years ago

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

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