Sunday, March 21, 2010

Create Your Own Mo-Postage!

Our Flemish correspondent VH sends us this delightful news from the Low Countries:

Stamp — Modoggie 2Het Vrije Volk has tipped that you can create your own official Rondellhund stamp.

In the Netherlands: Go to the internet page TNT Post — Make your own stamp (Sheet 9.00 euros, 10 x 44-cent stamps) Example here.

Stamp — Modoggie 1In Belgium: De Post —For a personalized stamp, go to the internet page: MijnZegel (Sheet 16.50 euros,15 Prior stamps, in Flemish or French).

Other countries may also possibly have an official “create your own stamp” service, but I have not checked that.

And Lars Vilks’ Roundabout Dog is not the only option…
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Stamp — Turban Bomb 1…as you can see, the famous Turban Bomb, the archetypal Mohammed Cartoon by Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, is also available to be converted into your own personal postage.

A citizen of the Netherlands or Belgium now possesses virtually unlimited postal possibilities for insulting, offending, defaming, blaspheming, or otherwise causing distress to the world’s 3.7 quadrillion Muslims.

Netherlanders and Flemings can now send custom-franked heretical correspondence to Ahmed Marcouch or Tariq Ramadan! How could anyone resist?

Stamp — Turban Bomb 2Enjoy it while it lasts — when the mandarins in Brussels find out about this, the fun will be over.

But until then, send a postcard to a prophet — and don’t forget the pbuh!

4 comments:

Conservative Swede said...

Making stamps was part of Lars Vilks' Modoggie art project. He made many hand-painted stamps. I bought a few. Looking something like the one above, but with more variations and in colour.

heroyalwhyness said...

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the US has a similar program in which one can insert any image to create legal postage.

US Postal Service, Stamps.com

Click 'Browse…' to find a photo on your computer, and then click 'Next.' You can also select from your Image Gallery or from our PhotoStamps Collections featuring the Anne Geddes Collection or your favorite College Team!
BUT, with the following Content Restrictions

You agree not to use the website or service:

A. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material for any unlawful purpose or that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, sexually suggestive, deceptive, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy, supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, violent, or otherwise objectionable;
B. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts celebrities or celebrity likenesses, regional, national or international leaders or politicians, current or former world leaders, convicted criminals, newsworthy, notorious or infamous images and individuals, or any material that is vintage in appearance or depicts images from an older era;
C. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right or any moral right of any party;
D. To upload or otherwise transmit any material which is likely to cause harm to any Stamps.com service or anyone else's computer systems, including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code, worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow unauthorized access to any Stamps.com service or which may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption to the service; and
E. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that emulates any form of valid indicia or payment for postage.

You agree that if Stamps.com, in its sole discretion, determines that any material you upload may not meet these content requirements, Stamps.com may reject your order without explanation. Stamps.com reserves the right to charge a processing fee of $10.00 for each image, graphic or photograph that you submit as an order which violates our content restrictions.

In addition, in the event you violate these Content Restrictions and you intentionally publicize such violation, you acknowledge that Stamps.com will suffer substantial damage to its reputation and goodwill and that you can be liable for causing such substantial damage.

IoshkaFutz said...

How about a stamp to honor the Pakistani Imam, Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, who just issued a 600 page Fatwa that sorta went like this:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I have an important announcement: hence forward, the use of madrassah brainwashed kids as ordinance delivery systems, a process which entails said youths blowing themselves up to smithereens and scattering infected nails, to murder helter-skelter as many random men, women and children as possible within the deflagration circle is no longer licit and therefore, Allah the most merciful will no longer reward said youths with an eternity of dalliance with self-repairing virgins!"

The western press is fawning all over this great theologian!

My modest theory states that the very need for such a Fatwa says 1000 times as much as the Fatwa itself. But apparently, his organisation is attracting the attention of policymakers and security chiefs who are continuing to look for allies in the fight against extremists.

Well, if not the front side of a stamp, maybe he could be honored with the side that gets licked.

Gregory said...

the american postal system is a bunch of cowards. How can I, an american, get and use some of these netherland stamps?