Celebrating 50 Years With An Out-Of-Date Technology

The last time I went to the post office to buy commemorative stamps, it was when the Royal Mail was honouring Magic in Fiction. I asked the postman if they had any. He said no. So, I asked if they had any of the ones that honoured A.A. Milne. He said sorry, they were fresh out. I asked if they happened to have any of the Wallace and Gromit ones. He said they'd sold their last one Tuesday. I asked if I had unexpectedly stumbled into a Monty Python sketch. He suggested I check the shop in Notlob.

With that in mind, I am excited that to announce that these exist, and depressed that I shan't actually be able to get hold of one, because the universe hates me that way. In honour of Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary (though I didn't see any 007 stamps, Royal Mail), up there are stamps honouring each and every Doctor, from One to Eleven. I like to pretend that the looks on their faces are their reactions to someone farting in a lift, especially Eight (my money is on either Six or Nine. Just look at them). Though it is a crime that the TARDIS herself is sharing space with young upstarts like the Angels, or the Ood, and not by her beautiful lonesome.

Oh, and I ended up getting a Corrie coin, for those interested.

Via Topless Robot.
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About MR. Clark

Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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