With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Post Modern Post Secret Post Er Boy

O.K. I just threw in "Post Modern" to sound smart. I don't even know what it means. Apparently I don't understand the concept of PostSecret either. They have rejected all of my submissions.

According to the website "PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard."

They hate me, but hopefully you don't as much.






























Please Keep My Secrets.

21 comments:

Jenn said...

I'll miss you.

Say hello to the kiddies for me.

Postmodernism is a cop-out for those who don't want to commit to a point of view.

part-time buddha said...

I hope that Frank doesn't sue you! (He seems nice, so don't sweat too much.)

Now I just have to figure out how to deal with a week without irony.

Post-anything (modernism, structuralism, colonialism, cereals) is a cop-out term academics use when trying to analyse a time period before it's sufficiently over and distant enough to make such analysis effective.

Jean said...

Squish squish...the lack of irony will make me anemic..

Jody said...

Perhaps some glitter on your postcards would entice the publishers? I like the real flame, but maybe that's not what they're looking for in "multi-media." You obviously need to "dumb down" your genius to really WOW the judges.

crestfallendespairacy said...

Great post
I sent a secret to them too but they never posted it. oh well for the best I suppose

Ill keep your secrets
-Cindy
http://sempiternallypreternatural.blogspot.com/

WIP said...

I forget to mail letters too
dont' feel bad

jeneflower said...

I saw the author of that book at Barnes and Noble. He lives by me. He was there to sign his book and talk about it(which if you haven't seen it is just a copy of his blog-filled with the postcards). Hardly anyone came. I wasn't there to see him, it was just a coincidence. I didn't stay. I felt sorry for him. Don't feel too bad about your postcard.

fin said...

pomo has to do with science fiction and technology (think blade runner)

WIP said...

p.s

your secrets are safe with me :-)

thepoetryman said...

Love this post! The pics are funny... :>)

Reese said...

You're taking a holiday? Where are you going?

Kelvin said...

How much is it worth to keep your "secrets" - secret ??? Especially the one that you "shower naked" - in the rain !!!

Hamish said...

Do you wonder how many people send it really sick confessions just to get them published?

There must be like, loads!

I might try it.

Darren said...

hey! an annoymous stranger here who passed by ur blog and thinks that u are pretty hilarious. haha.. have a nice day!

Ruth said...

Excellent Post Blog Post Er Boy! Thanks!

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Chuck said...

I found a site that just started up on blogger, it is blogersecrets.blogspot.com, i think they are going to post all the secrets that are sent in to them. you could give them a try...


good luck with it

Marie Linder said...

You sure make one feel uncomfortably sane ...

Still ... I can take it, and I'll be back.

/M

business voodoo said...

two possible
aa. post-modern ... it happened and only you (being the person standing there) missed it, moron. an expression for when your parents didn't tell you that you screwed up one more time. someone who was very insecure probably came up with it.
bb. post-modern ... it was the 'fad' that happened while you were on vacation and didn't watch american idol for a couple of weeks!
glad to have randomly stopped by once again! great blog.
p.s. just goes to show you there is such a place called texarkana ... my husband didn't believe i got pulled over there once in one of my past lives!
peace & harmony,
elaine
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

TheSleeper said...

Post Modern Post Secret Post Er Boy is a survey of current work by Justin Khan, who embraces surfaces not merely as a support for paint or pencil, but as part of the sculptural whole. In it, Kahn pushes the boundaries of this highly flexible and handy material--any available surface--to prove that art can be both delicate and lasting (op cit: "Poopsicles", or evidence of charred remains). The resulted is an oeuvre of dazzling technique—some works exhibited a remarkable ability to emulate objects we would not otherwise associate with such an ephemeral medium (op cit, "Concept of Irony," pencil on napkin?), while in others he clearly relishes the exceptional formal variety that can be achieved with a material we take for granted everyday (ibid, "Poopsicles"). All that's left for this reviewr to ask is, any relation to Louis I?

The Once and Future Brian said...

So...could you get angry at PostSecret and make it burst into flames? It would not resolve the issue, but it might make you feel better. Afterwards, you can go out for Poopsicles!