LATELY — 7 September 2001

Provocative Stamps

Re­mem­ber this image?

This stamp was on a post­card sent to me from Jordan by Trevor. The caption reads “The Martyr Mo­hammed Al Dorra.” Jordan is sup­pos­edly moderate.

The post­card itself is ac­tu­ally of Petra, but it’s not very ef­fec­tive as an advertisement. How did sorry pic­tures of pots make the grade? Trevor’s first sen­tence is “I bought this post­card because it makes some­thing that is truly amazing and worth the A$75 [US$35] en­trance fee, seem, well, crap.”