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oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009

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Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

We'll make diamonds from their ashes. Take them into battle with us.

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oldpainless posted:

drat she thirsty

I don't want to sully this comment with a 'more like old subtextless' joke but I can't resist

Lawson
Apr 21, 2006

You're right, I agree.

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bike tory
May 6, 2007




Coke knows what they're doing with these ads. I took this one in the wild a while ago

jojoinnit
Dec 13, 2010

Strength and speed, that's why you're a special agent.


bike tory posted:

Coke knows what they're doing with these ads. I took this one in the wild a while ago



When I was a teen, someone pointed out that the pieces of ice swirling around the can on the artwork covering the front of the schools Coke machine were arranged as sensual women. I saw it at the time but then again, when you're a horny teen it's not difficult to see naked people in abstract things. Barely plausable sensual deniability in advertising has definitely been a thing forever.

E: went looking and we had this one:



The rest of the can had similar posed "sexy figures in ice" all over it but I can't find a full pic.

jojoinnit has a new favorite as of 07:42 on Jun 11, 2020

Chubby Henparty
Aug 13, 2007





Lipstick Apathy

I'm sure everyone's seen this old one before but I was err, blown away when my coke rep buddy showed me a genuine print in the wild

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

We'll make diamonds from their ashes. Take them into battle with us.

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Balls of the Wild

Cocaine Bear
Nov 4, 2011




Legend of Deez Nuts

John Lee
Mar 2, 2013

A time traveling adventure everyone can enjoy



jojoinnit posted:

E: went looking and we had this one:



The rest of the can had similar posed "sexy figures in ice" all over it but I can't find a full pic.

looks like ice

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Chubby Henparty posted:

I'm sure everyone's seen this old one before but I was err, blown away when my coke rep buddy showed me a genuine print in the wild




Craptacular
Jul 11, 2004



John Lee posted:

looks like ice
Yeah that's some 1980's "play this rock album backwards and it's the devil talking to you"-level ridiculousness. If you want to see a sexy ice lady or listen to the devil talking I guess you're going to find it but I think it's more than a bit contrived.

OwlFancier
Aug 22, 2013

It is a powerful visual metaphor for my posting.


On the other hand the CIA also had a psychic research division so that seems like exactly the kind of madness a marketing department with infinite budget would come up with.

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
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i seem to remember there being an ad for the Tuborg Gold beer (nicknamed "den gyldne dame" = "the golden lady"), so I googled but only found this one

rodbeard
Jul 21, 2005



OwlFancier posted:

On the other hand the CIA also had a psychic research division so that seems like exactly the kind of madness a marketing department with infinite budget would come up with.

Somebody in the 70s heard Russia had psychic spies so the CIA started a counter-psychic program that kept going all the way until 1995.

MrUnderbridge
Jun 25, 2011



"Subliminals" was a huge thing in the 70's. Hidden sessy images in ads, a "study" showing a single frame of a Coke inserted into a movie increased concession sales 40%, background sounds and vocals in songs, etc. Even before the whole "backwards masking" poo poo of the 80's.

I heard a guy claiming the "Ooga-chaka" in Hooked on a Feeling was really "who got sucked off". And not some stoner rando, but a marketing guy. There were dire warnings that advertisers and the government would be controlling our minds with subliminals (Yep, the basis for They Live).

I caught on to it being bullshit when another researcher had a pic of a Ritz cracker with the word SEX allegedly imprinted all over it. He'd basically drawn the letters around all the bumps and bubbles on the cracker. If you look at any random close set group of similarly sized circles, you can fill in pretty much any letters you want.


(Or that's what they want you to think!)

Snowglobe of Doom
Mar 30, 2012

Because if I tell you, you'll tell your friends, your friends are callin' me on the horn all the time, I gotta show up at shopping centers for openings and sign autographs and shit like that and it makes my life a *hell*. Okay? A living hell.


Fan of Britches

MrUnderbridge posted:

I caught on to it being bullshit when another researcher had a pic of a Ritz cracker with the word SEX allegedly imprinted all over it. He'd basically drawn the letters around all the bumps and bubbles on the cracker. If you look at any random close set group of similarly sized circles, you can fill in pretty much any letters you want.

The height of this was the "Bible Code" jackoffs who 'discovered' secret messages via the Equidistant Letter Sequence method which is where you look at every nth letter in a sequence and they sometimes spell out words, which they thought was super significant. Statisticians quickly showed that you can do the exact same thing with any other book, and one TV comedian even used the technique to find warnings about the 911 attack in Vanilla Ice lyrics.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_code

... but the lovely Bible Code books were so popular that they topped the best seller lists and the movie rights were bought by Warner Brothers

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004








And of course:

Cartoon Man has a new favorite as of 10:01 on Jun 12, 2020

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

Cartoon Man posted:






And of course:


I'm guessing you know this by now but it says SFX and neither were actual company policy like the feared subliminal advertising

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

Bernard, look at the... Oh you missed it

https://i.imgur.com/uCo52sh.png

Dienes
Nov 4, 2009

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College Slice

MrUnderbridge posted:

"Subliminals" was a huge thing in the 70's. Hidden sessy images in ads, a "study" showing a single frame of a Coke inserted into a movie increased concession sales 40%, background sounds and vocals in songs, etc. Even before the whole "backwards masking" poo poo of the 80's.

I heard a guy claiming the "Ooga-chaka" in Hooked on a Feeling was really "who got sucked off". And not some stoner rando, but a marketing guy. There were dire warnings that advertisers and the government would be controlling our minds with subliminals (Yep, the basis for They Live).

I caught on to it being bullshit when another researcher had a pic of a Ritz cracker with the word SEX allegedly imprinted all over it. He'd basically drawn the letters around all the bumps and bubbles on the cracker. If you look at any random close set group of similarly sized circles, you can fill in pretty much any letters you want.


(Or that's what they want you to think!)

Behavior and psychology scientists did some work presenting random vowel sounds to people and asking them what they heard. Turns out people hear what they are primed to hear, or motivated to hear - the sounds don't guide your behavior, your behavior guides how you interpret the sound. So the marketing guy outed a lot of his own obsession there.

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

Please don't forget that I am an extremely racist idiot who also has terrible opinions about the Culture series.


Dienes posted:

Behavior and psychology scientists did some work presenting random vowel sounds to people and asking them what they heard. Turns out people hear what they are primed to hear, or motivated to hear - the sounds don't guide your behavior, your behavior guides how you interpret the sound. So the marketing guy outed a lot of his own obsession there.

"Priming" is one of the casualties of the replication crisis, and is indeed an exemplar of how bad research can come to be accepted.


As an aside I swear that the vocoded speech in the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic is "I have an erection" and not "another dimension."

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Nap Ghost

Phanatic posted:

"Priming" is one of the casualties of the replication crisis, and is indeed an exemplar of how bad research can come to be accepted.


As an aside I swear that the vocoded speech in the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic is "I have an erection" and not "another dimension."

Also, "...like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock..."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

Please don't forget that I am an extremely racist idiot who also has terrible opinions about the Culture series.


Pigsfeet on Rye posted:

Also, "...like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock..."


...is that not the actual lyric?

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004



The Ape of Naples
Jul 24, 2007
This Goon is a Dumb Prick!

Grimey Drawer

To be honest it doesn't sound like "of". Nor would that lyric actually make sense. "From" would be more logical. It almost sounds like "go" but I dunno. It's been awhile.
E: I slowed it down. I suppose it could be 'of'. But still, it wouldn't be like pinching the neck of Mr Spock. Or maybe. Can Vulcans be neck pinched?

The Ape of Naples has a new favorite as of 15:14 on Jun 12, 2020

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

The Ape of Naples posted:

. Can Vulcans be neck pinched?

It would be a weird thing for them to have developed only after warp travel

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
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hmm yes, lyrics websites are surely accurate

The Ape of Naples posted:

To be honest it doesn't sound like "of". Nor would that lyric actually make sense. "From" would be more logical. It almost sounds like "go" but I dunno. It's been awhile.
E: I slowed it down. I suppose it could be 'of'. But still, it wouldn't be like pinching the neck of Mr Spock. Or maybe. Can Vulcans be neck pinched?

its "from"

Sir Not Appearing
Apr 26, 2004



The Ape of Naples posted:

Can Vulcans be neck pinched?

Not sure, but if someone has Aatrek's email, he could probably tell us.

bike tory
May 6, 2007



MrUnderbridge posted:

(Yep, the basis for They Live).

To give Carpenter his due, the movie is more about capitalism and ideology than aliens hiding sexy ladies in coke billboards

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?




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Fanged Lawn Wormy
Jan 4, 2008

SQUEAK! SQUEAK! SQUEAK!


Phanatic posted:

"Priming" is one of the casualties of the replication crisis, and is indeed an exemplar of how bad research can come to be accepted.


As an aside I swear that the vocoded speech in the Beastie Boys' Intergalactic is "I have an erection" and not "another dimension."

lmao

i have an erection
ihaveanerection
ihaveanerection

iHAVEanEReCtion
IhaveANerEctIon

Elfface
Nov 14, 2010

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na
IRON JONAH


I see, they're hiring former goons...

Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

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Finally someone is taking action against the nude pet menace

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019







Turns out this wasn't the story at all.

https://twitter.com/mosseri/status/1271577764236152833

a kitten
Aug 5, 2006



Fallen Rib


pfft, well that's a whole different thing entirely then.



Captain Hygiene posted:

Finally someone is taking action against the nude pet menace





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Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

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gleebster
Dec 16, 2006

Only a howler

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RIP

Coward
Sep 9, 2009

I say we take off and surrender unconditionally from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.

Why is it For, not Against?

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Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006

careful now


Cybernetic Crumb

Coward posted:

Why is it For, not Against?

The linked article indicates that he was never convinced to reveal that detail.

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