11 thoughts on “And speaking of Backmasking…”

  1. Hey, instead of what fundies like, how about what fundies hate – namely the Catholic Church, drinking, dancing, smoking, gambling, movies, television, etc.

    1. Hey, instead of what fundies like, how about what fundies hate – namely the Catholic Church, drinking, dancing, smoking, gambling, movies, television, etc.

      There just isn’t room on the internet to start listing what fundamentalists don’t like. :)

  2. “There just isn’t room on the internet to start listing what fundamentalists don’t like. ”

    Ah, but then you would *NEVER* have to worry about running out of ideas. ;)

  3. Someone can go to almost any fundy website to discover what they hate. Or ask one when you have some spare hours- they will tell you what they hate, and whats wrong with you, too!

  4. One thing I never understood during the backward-masking craze: Didn’t anyone realize that the supposedly “hidden” backward messages were only the forward sounds going backwards? Where did they think the main sounds went when you played a song backwards? And why would anyone think your brain would make any sense out of a buried, backwards message? Oh, man….

  5. Wow! If Obama can both encourage the american populace and thank the lord of the underworld (who was, no doubt, one of the key campaign advisors for the new administration) then that dude is twice the communicator than I thought he was. That is impressive.

    Shoot, he could be telling us his economic plan forwards while at the same time talking all of our
    sub-conscience’s into dropping the dollar and going New World Order! That guy is good!!

  6. I am a linguistics student and can explain this. In English we have anticipatory nasalization before nasal consonants (basically the ‘a’ and the ‘n’ in ‘can’ are the same sound – the difference is that the ‘n’ starts when the tongue hits the top of the mouth.)

    So when backmasking it, it sounds like “ank” but really all they’re hearing is “ãk.” Since ãk is not an acceptable string in English, their brain comes up with the closest alternative.

    The vowel in ‘we’ is not steady state, meaning your mouth deforms as you say it – it’s almost like a diphthong, ‘ui,’ so backmasked it sounds a lot like ‘iu’ which ends up being interpreted as ‘you’

    As for ‘satan’ at the end, they’re just reaching. All I hear is ‘sey’ and a drop off. Linguistic pareidolia to provide that phantom syllable to fundy ears.

  7. A Friend of mine had an LP of Rock Music. He decided to play it backwards. He got the message “You are ****ing up your record needle, Ha Ha Ha!”

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