Thursday, April 20, 2006

No Nudes, Please -- We're Canadian

One of the best-kept secrets in this country has to be the ability to customize your own postage stamps! Go to the website, upload and edit your digital photos, send off the order, and you get your own personalized legal-to-use postage stamps by return mail.

The price for a sheet of stamps is a little...pricey. A 40-stamp sheet, if you order only one or two, will cost you $39.95. That's a dollar per stamp, give or take a fraction of a penny. But if you order over 100 sheets, the price drops 'way down to $26.00 per sheet. That's still a little more than the going price for a regular stamp.

And if you don't have a digital camera from which to upload your art, you can download a form with which to send in your off-line photos.

Just be careful what kinds of photos you want to try to use on your mail. The government censors are a little priggish when it comes to bare flesh, no matter how tastefully presented. In one set of photos presented, the woman was wearing a bikini top made of maple leaves. But the photos were rejected because apparently the flag was about to be insulted by them. And in a world where flags are worn on the ass pockets of jeans, used as draperies to cover windows, and sometimes burnt in protest of some idiocy, we certainly can't be so insulting as to use one (or part of one -- only the leaf was being used) to cover the nipples of a rather gorgeous young redhead who was just trying to celebrate her new citizenship!

(H/T: Up In Ontario)


Anonymous DazzlinDino said...

But the photos were rejected because apparently the flag was about to be insulted by them...

Heh....good one.....

Thursday, April 20, 2006 7:55:00 PM  

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