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'Is This Statue Real?' — Video


YouTube user and New Yorker Jeff Greenspan felt that the statue "Human Statue (Jessie)" (2011) by Frank Benson on display in the Meatpacking District wasn't getting the attention it deserved.

So, he placed a tip jar at its feet. See how the tourists reacted, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via Gawker)

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  1. Just goes to show you how gullible, and subject to "herd mentality", people are.

    Posted by: John | Jun 5, 2013 7:11:27 PM

  2. Intelligence was a dream humans had about themselves before extinction. That could be the epitaph one day.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Jun 5, 2013 11:01:28 PM

  3. jeez this made me smile. boy am i a dummy

    Posted by: gomez | Jun 6, 2013 2:26:21 AM

  4. So human kindness and fascination are now considered gullibility and "herd mentality"? Uh huh, ok.

    Posted by: Gracie Lou Freebush | Jun 6, 2013 2:59:58 AM

  5. I'll bet there will always be a tip jar in front of the statue from now on.

    Posted by: Chris | Jun 6, 2013 7:46:26 AM

  6. Sounds like a good Seinfeld episode.

    Posted by: anon | Jun 6, 2013 1:05:04 PM

  7. What Gracie Lou said. Would we have preferred people to continue walking by without stopping? Why is that better than assuming it's a really good busker?

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jun 6, 2013 1:32:35 PM

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