Garcia stamp petition.
August 22, 2005 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Deadheads go postal.
posted by xowie (35 comments total)

 
I hope they lace the glue with LSD, just like Jerry would have wanted.
posted by fenriq at 4:28 PM on August 22, 2005


Why not? Plenty of other musicians have had their own.
posted by wakko at 4:30 PM on August 22, 2005


Really, how hard is it to get your own stamp? Is there a tough committee or anything?
posted by Balisong at 4:36 PM on August 22, 2005


Reagan's body was still warm when they put out a stamp for him. I'm sure Jerry will get a stamp one of these days.
posted by crunchland at 4:38 PM on August 22, 2005


Since all stamps are self-adhesive lately, I guess you could lick the stamp, but you might not be able to get it off your tongue.
Or maybe its for the envelope, since its going to be tripping anyway.
posted by ackptui at 4:40 PM on August 22, 2005


How much of an honor is a stamp anyway? Are we really honoring Porky Pig or the ash tree when we put them on a stamp?
posted by maxsparber at 4:47 PM on August 22, 2005


It's a way for you to gladly accept a tax.
posted by Balisong at 4:49 PM on August 22, 2005


"Jerry is God,' wrote signer Annie Dahlkemper.

"He did more for this country than any U.S. president ever did,' added Tim Lynch.


OK, that's it. It's time to round up all the baby boomers and stick 'em all in a retirement castle, they've gone senile.
posted by cmonkey at 5:03 PM on August 22, 2005


The acid goes under the stamp, not in the glue.

Jerry, on a stamp - oh yeah! Put the acid under that one baby.
posted by caddis at 5:13 PM on August 22, 2005


"Jerry is God,' wrote signer Annie Dahlkemper.
Well, of course.
posted by caddis at 5:17 PM on August 22, 2005



Correct me if I'm wrong, but has "honouring" things on stamps been a fairly recent phenomenon in the USA? Was Elvis one of the first?

Been doing it ever since I can remember in Oz.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:19 PM on August 22, 2005


Why not? He's got everything else.
posted by Moral Animal at 5:30 PM on August 22, 2005


It's a way for you to gladly accept a tax.

Stamps (at least of the postal variety) aren't a tax. They're a way for you to pay for the service of delivering your envelope from here to there. And we shouldn't even complain about rate increases -- just convert to "pennies per day" and you'll see that the delivery charge hasn't gone up in years.
posted by spacewrench at 5:32 PM on August 22, 2005


Appearing on a stamp is no longer an honour when anyone can print their own.
posted by fire&wings at 5:33 PM on August 22, 2005


Wow, the acid is thick in this thread! I think I'm halucinating posts that are figments of my imagination!


(or being deleted)
posted by Balisong at 5:35 PM on August 22, 2005


McNally pointed out that Garcia was already gathering honors. Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream, one of the company's top sellers, is named for him.

by the same logic we could argue that since cosmetics, an entire apparel line and bejeweled sex toys have been named after Jenna Jameson she deserves a stamp, too.
posted by PenguinBukkake at 5:46 PM on August 22, 2005


by the same logic we could argue that since cosmetics, an entire apparel line and bejeweled sex toys have been named after Jenna Jameson she deserves a stamp, too.

Five years after she dies, I'm up for that petition. In the meantime, a stamp honoring the contributions of bukkake to the (internet) economy would be wonderful.
posted by TedW at 5:52 PM on August 22, 2005


Hell yeah, I signed!!
posted by leftcoastbob at 5:52 PM on August 22, 2005


I'd buy and use lots of Regan or Elvis bukkake stamps.

Hell, I'd even buy the mineral and hummingbird bukkake stamps.
posted by Balisong at 5:54 PM on August 22, 2005


I clicked expecting bloody Deadhead on Deadhead violence, but no... it was a story about postage.

You tease.
posted by verb at 5:55 PM on August 22, 2005


Phil Lesh drove a truck for the USPS, put him on a stamp. You can have any picture made into a stamp, why not a picture of Jerry?
posted by fixedgear at 5:58 PM on August 22, 2005


Hey, even Casey Jones has a stamp.
posted by rolypolyman at 6:07 PM on August 22, 2005


named after Jenna Jameson she deserves a stamp, too

The postage would be double. HAHAHAHA!
How bout a stamp for Willie Nelson good for 2 oz on up?
Britney Spears stamp: Your male will be delivered sometime soon.
The Rob Schneider stamp. Terrific for delivering bombs.
I have more. Oh, so many, many more...
posted by hal9k at 6:18 PM on August 22, 2005


Somebody get down to the computer bay and pull hal9k's memory, will ya?

*groan*
posted by zoogleplex at 6:26 PM on August 22, 2005


Isn't there somewhere that you can go to design your own stamps?
posted by klangklangston at 6:46 PM on August 22, 2005


Stamphead activism is a big deal in DC. I remember a few years back how the American Chiropractic Association tried to get a commemorative stamp issued for its 100th anniversary. The American Medical Association lobbied hard to block it (they've clashed with the chiropractic profession for eons) and succeeded.
posted by postmodernmillie at 7:01 PM on August 22, 2005


klangklangston, you mean Stamp it Out?

I had no idea there were no lick'em and stick'em stamps left anymore, caddis, you've just darkened my world just a little bit.
posted by fenriq at 8:17 PM on August 22, 2005


I'm too way-laidback to google it, but I seem to remember that I have read before about Garcia stamps minted in remote African countries solely for the purpose of selling them to American Deadheads at a profit.
posted by muckster at 8:49 PM on August 22, 2005


PenguinBukkake says:
Jenna Jameson she deserves a stamp, too.

Not sure I'd want to lick that...
posted by login at 9:05 PM on August 22, 2005


"postal stamp republics,'

Hah, I still remember a banana shaped stamp from some Pacific Island (Tonga?) which came with all the starter collections when I was a kid.
posted by nervousfritz at 9:38 PM on August 22, 2005


>>>I'm too way-laidback to google it, but I seem to remember that I have read before about Garcia stamps minted in remote African countries solely for the purpose of selling them to American Deadheads at a profit.

Both Tanzania and Montserrat sell Jerry stamps...
posted by birdsong at 8:14 AM on August 23, 2005


No, for a while you could upload images and they'd be printed as real stamps (it just cost more than regular stamps). I wish I could find the site...
posted by klangklangston at 10:35 AM on August 23, 2005


photostamps.com
posted by crunchland at 11:09 AM on August 23, 2005


Crunchland: Thanks!
posted by klangklangston at 2:17 PM on August 23, 2005


young jerry or old jerry?
posted by telstar at 11:32 PM on August 23, 2005


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