STIHIE: Postage Stamps Honoring Gay Porn

When you hear “Finland,” what do you think of? Snow? Skiing? For the more historically literate, the answer may be the White Death, who sniped over 500 Soviets in about three months.

Well, apparently a real cultural icon of the country is Tom of Finland -- a gay pornographer the Finnish government is honoring by way of stamp art. Although “Tom” had a thing for Nazis (recall that Finland aligned with Hitler for a time), those drawings don’t seem to have made the cut…

Granted, Finland’s fall has been a long time coming, but this just might be how the land of a thousand lakes ends.