Colbert Will Not Take Harvey Milk Stamp Lying Down

colbert harvey milk stampAs we reported earlier, the US Postal Service is releasing a Harvey Milk stamp later this year, and Steven Colbert for one is outraged.

Commemoration on stamps, he fumes, is “a prestigious honor traditionally reserved for our greatest presidents and regional songbirds.” But now the gays are rubbing everyone’s nose in their history — unacceptable! And “nose-rubbing,” he adds, “is very big in the gay Eskimo community.”

“If I want to mail something I have to lick this guy’s backside?” Colbert demands. “If it’s self-adhesive, now I’m licking his front? Make no mistake, if it’s mail, I’m licking something.”

Oddly enough, one of Queerty’s commentators appears to have half-written Colbert’s joke for him a few weeks ago. On our previous Harvey Milk stamp post, DonW wrote, “Oh goodie, I always wanted to lick Harvey Milk’s backside! (Yeah, I know, stamps are self-adhesive now… such a shame…)”

So, okay, that’s a weird coincidence.

Anyway, the stamp debuts on May 22, Harvey Milk Day. There’s been a push for a little ceremony in San Francisco to observe the occasion, so keep your eye on Harvey Milk’s old shop if you’re in the neighborhood.

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  • hyhybt

    When the joke is that obvious, it’s not odd that two different people would come up with it.

  • Vince Smetana

    Queerty wants to think Colbert writers read Queerty. Wishful thinking.

  • Andy

    Some things are funny, this rubbed me the wrong way Mr Colbert, Harvey Milk was an outstanding man.

  • LandStander

    @Andy: You don’t watch Colbert much do you? Do not worry, he is never serious; his entire persona is completely made up to mimic the ridiculousness of conservatives.

  • Chris

    @LandStander: I agree with you I’m a regular viewer of this show and I love it. When Colbert said about not licking the back of the stamp as if he was going to rim it I nearly died with laughter.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Gotta love Colbert! He’s done a lot of good for the GLBT community. He’s even helped us laugh at ourselves. Good on him!

  • ingyaom

    Did anyone notice that isn’t Harvey Milk on that stamp? It’s Sean Penn.

  • hyhybt

    @ingyaom: Did you watch the video?

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