Sunday, September 02, 2007

I do not think it means what you think it means.

You know what I hate? Fortune cookies that don't have fortunes in them. A fortune is "you will meet a handsome stranger" or "beware the number five." A fortune is not "you are very determined and confident" or "you like Chinese food." It's not called a compliment cookie or an observation cookie. It's a fortune cookie.

Which brings me to the other thing I hate: PostSecret postcards that don't have secrets. It is not a secret if everyone already knows. It is not a secret if it is a platitude. The concept is not complicated. Write something on a card that other people don't know. Send it in.

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