Sending Bricks as a Form of Protest

Speaking of bricks, the practice of sending them to banks or junk mailers was a concept/prank invented by radical Abbie Hoffman, who came up with the idea in his tome Steal This Book during the 1970s.

At the time, the “postage guaranteed” return envelopes and postcards sent by credit card companies and others were required to be delivered no matter what they were attached to, with the postage paid by the issuer (which could get pretty expensive with a heavy brick).
Since that time, the laws have been changed so these labels cannot be “improperly used."

Sending Bricks as a Form of Protest

Speaking of bricks, the practice of sending them to banks or junk mailers was a concept/prank invented by radical Abbie Hoffman, who came up with the idea in his tome Steal This Book during the 1970s.

At the time, the “postage guaranteed” return envelopes and postcards sent by credit card companies and others were required to be delivered no matter what they were attached to, with the postage paid by the issuer (which could get pretty expensive with a heavy brick).
Since that time, the laws have been changed so these labels cannot be “improperly used.”

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