The secrets people reveal

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  1. drippy

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/01/30/postsecret.warren/index.html


    http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

    wow. some of these are...wow. "There is enough DNA on this postcard to convict me."
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Yeah, postsecret is pretty wild. The thing I think is funny, though, is that a majority of them are posted in a bunch of online galleries...

    ...and people STILL want to go to conventional art galleries and pay $26 per head to look at them in person.

    I dunno. I don't get people. I will make no judgment about art of this sort, but I do think it's retarded to pay for something that's free.
     
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    I really liked the original idea, but after reading some of these it's likethey are just doing it for fun.

    To me it was really powerful to know that people are feeling some of the same shit that you feel, but again, it has been done and people are no longer shocking.
     
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    Yeah... I ask myself "is this real or is this just someone trying to get attention or to show how clever they are." The internet has become one big 'cry for attention'. You know that society has gone to s--t when people post videos of themselves committing crimes on youtube. blah.
     
  5. drippy

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    I gotta say, I didn't expect the thread to become about cynicism. Interesting.
     
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    My wife got the book version for her birthday last week. She loves it. I wonder if she still would if she knew what I would write.
     
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    I'm not cynical, I'm realistic. I am very sure that a lot of stuff put on the internet is genuine and sincere but a lot of stuff is also just self-aggrandizement. I personally can't be bothered to sift through it all. But that's just me.
     
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    Dude, it's an art gallery. Seeing the actual pieces is not the same thing as seeing blurry jpegs. You can see the mona lisa online too, but I still plan to visit the Louvre some day.

    Oh god dammit, why do I keep starting art fights? I HATE art fights!
     
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    I remember hearing about this on NPR, it was interesting.
     
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    I hate it when mommy and daddy fight.
     
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    Just to throw some fire on the art fight:

    There is a big difference between the Louvre and some postcards sent in the mail.

    Sure, some are fantastically done and really look like time and effort went in to it, but lets be honest, the success of this project was never to do with the condition of the secrets, it was the secrets themselves.

    I would even question the organizers of the event as to why they are trying to make money of these peoples submissions.
     
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    Are art fights anywhere as much fun as Bum Fights?
     
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    Bum Fights....now THAT IS ART!!!!

    :D  I kid I kid
     
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    speaking of what people reveal, did anyone catch american idol last night? one girl was on there, she wanted to win because her dad is paralized. thats nice and all...shes helping him.. great. then she continues, my daddy caught my step momma cheating, and it wasnt the first time, so he shot her, then himself...but messed up, and ended up paralyzing himself....

    now why the hell would you say that? its like you want people to feel bad for you, but i just think she (and her father) are morons....
     
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    :eek: 

    I didn't get to see it last night, but I know what you mean. What type of person wants everyone to know that crap.
     
  16. Jux

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    I've been a huge fan of Post Secret for over a year now. I love it.

    Yeah, there are probably people who make stuff up. But I wouldn't say it's the majority. It's a great idea for an art project, and I've used it for a laugh when I was feeling down, or to know that there were people out there going through hard times like I have.

    Hell, I've even thought about sending one in.
     

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