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January 11, 2007 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Pork flavored stamp. In celebration of the Year of the Pig, China is releasing a stamp that smells (when scratched) and tastes (when licked) of sweet-and-sour pork. I thought this was a pretty innovative idea for a stamp. But it's not new. A few more examples (scroll down to "scratch-and-sniff").
posted by ObscureReferenceMan (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice post. I had no idea there were scented stamps.
posted by serazin at 10:19 AM on January 11, 2007


Just not the Queen's nine volt battery. Please.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:24 AM on January 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


I've got some of these at home; it's funny, you just want to send another letter a half hour after you just mailed one.
posted by The Straightener at 10:25 AM on January 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


w-gp just made me swear off licking stamps ever again. Thanks.
posted by slimepuppy at 10:26 AM on January 11, 2007


Take a letter: "Dear Jews and Muslims, Please end the fighting. You could start by being more sensitive to each other's beliefs. Thanks. Signed, Hal9k"

Now where's those new stamps I just bought?
posted by hal9k at 10:34 AM on January 11, 2007


Now someone just needs to tell Citi Group to stop using the Taint flavored glue on their return envelope adhesive.
posted by NationalKato at 10:34 AM on January 11, 2007


News article about some kid coating his entire digestive system in stamps in 5.. 4.. 3..
posted by Plutor at 10:36 AM on January 11, 2007


What happens when we get to the Year of the Cock?
posted by spaltavian at 10:40 AM on January 11, 2007 [2 favorites]


Yuck. No wonder postal workers are so angry.
posted by amro at 10:43 AM on January 11, 2007


Oooh, I can smell a lawsuit coming on. Jewish and Muslim postal workers unite!

On preview: What Hal9k said.
posted by Zinger at 10:44 AM on January 11, 2007


What happens when we get to the Year of the Cock?

HEY-O!
posted by The Straightener at 10:44 AM on January 11, 2007


Can I get a side order of egg roll-flavored stamps to go with that, please?
posted by briank at 10:48 AM on January 11, 2007


Groovy kewl! Next, maybe some beer-flavored stamps to wash the pork-flavored ones down with?
posted by pax digita at 10:54 AM on January 11, 2007


Today on Homeless Cooking for the Destitute we will be making a lovely Hot and Sour soup from canceled stamps scavenged from the trash.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:55 AM on January 11, 2007


I scratched the hell outta my monitor and I didn't smell any pork whatsoever.
Please advise.
posted by Dizzy at 11:10 AM on January 11, 2007


More stuff should be pork-flavored.
posted by Mister_A at 11:12 AM on January 11, 2007


Dizzy - You must not have the latest NVIDIA graphics card with Enhanced Interactive Olfactrometor.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 11:25 AM on January 11, 2007


"What happens when we get to the Year of the Cock?"

This.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:37 AM on January 11, 2007


Could I borrow yours?
And $20?
posted by Dizzy at 11:37 AM on January 11, 2007




So... are vegetarians going to be able to use these stamps?
posted by bshort at 12:07 PM on January 11, 2007


PepsiPork.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:23 PM on January 11, 2007


Wake me up when we have pork flavored cough medicine.
posted by spicynuts at 12:28 PM on January 11, 2007


I'm guessing that the Chinese could care less whether they offend Jews or Muslims.
posted by JJ86 at 12:42 PM on January 11, 2007


Wait, aren't all stamps supposed to be like this? I thought "Greasy American Flag" and "Rusting Statue of Liberty" were pretty awful menu choices, but maybe they were acquired tastes...?

This changes everything. I'll be sending all future MeFi comments via pork post. Mmmm.... the other imaginary white meat...
posted by krippledkonscious at 1:28 PM on January 11, 2007


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