Did I just find a subliminal message?

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  1. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I was reading an article on subliminal messages the other day. Most of the subliminal messages hidden in advertisements usually pertain to sex. Here is a couple examples:

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    Then while I was using my MacBook just now, I noticed something in my desktop background.

    Look at the upper portion of the purple nebula; it looks like it spells SEX (darker regions).[​IMG]

    Here it is with the subliminal message highlighted:
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    Do you guys see this? I can't help but notice it every time I look at my desktop. I found this background on InterfaceLIFT a few months ago. What do y'all think?
     
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    I think you think about sex more than a 15 year old boy.

    I would of not been able to spot most of those. AND I AM A 15 YEAR OLD BOY!


    -Omi
     
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    Whoah you're observant! Maybe you're just out to find the word "sex" in everything, so you're seeing it in almos everything
     
  6. Chase R thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tried finding it in anything. Which is weird, I dunno how I noticed this.

    Subliminal messages aren't suppose to be recognized. Only your subconscious knows they are there.
     
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    The note one is a coincidence.
    The wood chips one is a coincidence, and a pretty big stretch.
    The skittles one is a coincidence, albeit humorous.
    The nebula one is a coincidence, and a massive stretch.

    Curves and crosses are pretty common shapes you know, they can be easily made into S, E and X.
     
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    Some say the stars in the default leopard background can spell WINDOWS VISTA SUCKS.
     
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    I've never heard that before, do you have a photo showing it? I did a quick google search and didn't find anything.
     
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    Do you peel labels off of your beer, too?

    Someone needs to get laid =D
     
  11. Old Wembley macrumors member

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    maybe you subconscious mind has replaced your conscious mind? :eek:
     
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    Dude, sounds like you need to go out and get some! :cool:
     
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    I think you're reading way too much into things rather then seeing subliminal messages. You had me at the dollar bill, but a jar filled with shredded paper - now that's just plain crazy.
     
  14. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Unrelated fact: The human mind has a tendency to see patterns and order even when it isn't actually there.


    This has no relation to the conversation though....just saying.....yeah, that's it.
     
  15. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    LOL same here...
     
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    You should just try it, we won't tell if you cry! ;) :p :D
     
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    Uhm, I think it was a joke..

    It sounds like sarcasm to me.. sorry! :D
     
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    Spent an hour checking but all I could find was "You gullible idiot" :D
     
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    I do believe that marketers use subliminal advertising, however reading the OP's post I can't help but think of that scene from What About Bob (1:30): "You're the one drawing all the dirty pictures!"
     
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    ^ Any thread is made better with a What About Bob reference!



    OP: Less LSD, more sex.
     
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    The Seychelles 50-rupee banknote was a cock-up, not so much a subliminal message — I actually remember those from when I went there for holidays in the '70s… :eek:

    And I think since those palms were the Coco de Mer the sexualness was even greater. ;)
     
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    im willing to bet that if you go and pull the head off it those messages wont be there anymore...:rolleyes:
     
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    I was made very, very happy being able to find that clip on YouTube :D
     
  25. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    exactly. if you catch my drift.
     

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