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Postby cordscords » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:40 pm

I'm sure most of you know that when some songs played backwards we hear some weird things. If you play the chorus in "Another one bites the dust" backwards, you hear "its fun to smoke marijuana". In "Hit me baby one more time", we hear "sleep with me im not too young".

Now I think that our minds are just playing a trick on us, but in the case of Stairway to heaven you hear weird things all song. Do you buy it or not?

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Postby Another Blown Save » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:00 pm

I don't buy it.
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Postby RugbyD » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:20 pm

i agree with one of the comments on the site that basically says if the words weren't on the screen we would not hear anything suspicious. and its really hard to make a whole song like that. a few verses with backwards playability has been done. Eminem has one.
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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:25 pm

I don't buy it. If you listen to it while covering up the words it doesn't sound like anything.
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Postby Coppermine » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:45 pm

DevilDriver wrote:I don't buy it. If you listen to it while covering up the words it doesn't sound like anything.


Agreed; songs played backwards are garbled enough to make the words whatever you want. Sort of like "Smell Like Teen Spirit" played forward.
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Postby Mugrila » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:03 pm

Don't buy it.

Edit: and for the record, some people have too much time on their hands.
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Postby Simulacrum » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:21 pm

The hidden messages in Disney movies are real though. Don't know if you guys are familiar with those, but I've seen them/ heard them with my own eyes.

Lion King- the word "sex" appears in a dust cloud when baby Simba takes a spill

Little Mermaid- the minister who is marrying the bad chick to the prince becomes noticably aroused while conducting the wedding

Aladdin- tells a tiger to "take off your clothes"
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Postby Coppermine » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:28 pm

Simulacrum wrote:The hidden messages in Disney movies are real though. Don't know if you guys are familiar with those, but I've seen them/ heard them with my own eyes.

Lion King- the word "sex" appears in a dust cloud when baby Simba takes a spill

Little Mermaid- the minister who is marrying the bad chick to the prince becomes noticably aroused while conducting the wedding

Aladdin- tells a tiger to "take off your clothes"


Lion King:

Snopes.com wrote:Claim: The letters S-E-X are formed by a swirling cloud of dust in The Lion King.

Status: Undetermined.

Origins: About halfway to three-fourths of the Look, Simba, it says SFX! way through the film, Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon are lying on their backs, looking up at the stars. Simba arises, walks over to the edge of a cliff, and flops to the ground, throwing up a cloud of dust. Eddies of dust form and dissipate in the roiling cloud, and at one point the various curves and angles in these eddies appear to form the letters S-E-X. It takes a bit of persistence to see specific letters in the shapes formed by the swirling dust clouds, even when the video is played in slow motion.

Whether the image of the word "SEX" was deliberately planted in this scene or is merely a product of the power of suggestion is unknown. The letters seem readily apparent to those who know what they're supposed to be looking for, but persons unfamiliar with the rumor rarely make them out even after being told to look for a word in the still-frame images. The generally accepted explanation is that the letters were slipped in by a special effects group (to form the abbreviation "S-F-X").

A 4-year-old boy from New York (or Louisiana), viewing the video with his head tilted to the left, supposedly noticed the appearance of the letters S-E-X and told his mother (or aunt) about it. (How a mere 4-year-old could both spell and understand the significance of the word "sex" remains unexplained. When you want to charge a huge corporate conglomerate with slipping nasties into its supposedly wholesome children's films, however, it's best to pretend an unwitting child made the discovery. This method increases the outrage factor -- if a 4-year-old found the word "S-E-X" in a video all by himself, why, then anybody's child might see it, too.) His mother (or aunt) in turn notified a religious organization called the American Life League, who claimed this was yet another occurrence of Disney's deliberately inserting hidden images into their animated films. The American Life League, which had already been boycotting Disney films since the previous April, made this rumor the highlight of their September 1995 publicity campaign against several Disney videos allegedly containing "sexual messages."


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Little Mermaid phallus

Snopes.com wrote:Claim: One of the castle spires on the cover of Disney's The Little Mermaid home video was deliberately drawn as a phallus by a disgruntled artist.

Status: False.

Origins: One of the castle spires in the My, that's a big . . . spire you have there. background of The Little Mermaid promotional artwork bears an unmistakable resemblance to a penis, so much so that many people are unwilling to dismiss the drawing as mere accident or coincidence. Rumors started circulating shortly after the release of the videocassette edition of The Little Mermaid that the phallic object had been deliberately drawn as a last act of defiance by a disgruntled Disney artist who was miffed at being notified that he would be laid off at the conclusion of the project. The plain truth is that the resemblance between the castle spire and a penis was purely accidental, and it was drawn by an artist who was neither disgruntled nor about to be dismissed.

First of all, the artist who created the video cover art did not work for Disney itself, thus he was neither "disgruntled with Disney" nor "about to be fired." We questioned the artist, who also drew artwork for Little Mermaid theatrical advertising, pop-ups, greeting cards, Happy Meal boxes, and CDs. The theatrical posters were done before the original release of the film, but the video cover art was not created until a few months before the home video version hit the market. Rushed to complete the video artwork (featuring towers that were rather phallic to begin with), the artist hurried through the background detail (at "about four in the morning") and inadvertently drew one spire that bore a rather close resemblance to a penis. The artist himself didn't notice the resemblance until a member of his youth church group heard about the controversy on talk radio and called him at his studio with the news. The later laserdisc release of the film was issued with a cover containing an altered version of the infamous spire. Contrary to common belief, the phallic-like spire did not make its first appearance with the cover to the home video version. The same background drawing of the castle, with the same spires, appeared in promotional material and posters that accompanied the film's original theatrical release. The video cover does differ slightly from the original version, but the castle shown in the background is the same in both versions. (Later versions of the laserdisc cover were altered to remove the offending spire.)

The alleged "phallic symbol" in The Little Mermaid's artwork went undetected by the general public for about a year while the film was in the theatrical release. Shortly after Entertainment Weekly ran a story about the offending artwork in mid-1990, the rumor became widespread when Michelle Couch of Mesa, Arizona, complained to Disney and a Phoenix supermarket chain (Bashas') about the phallus on the cover of The Little Mermaid. Bashas' pulled the videos from their shelves (but returned them less than 24 hours later), and the story of the "penis" cover was soon widely disseminated by the media.


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Aladdin:

Snopes.com wrote:Claim: In the film Aladdin, the hero whispers, "Good teenagers, take off your clothes."

Status: False.

Origins: This
quip occurs during a scene in which Aladdin, in the guise of Prince Ali, flies up to Jasmine's balcony on his magic carpet to convince her that 'Take off your clothes!' he is not just another self-absorbed, empty-headed prince. When Aladdin steps onto the balcony, Jasmine's tiger Rajah threatens him and backs him up against the railing. As Rajah growls, Aladdin tries to shoo him away with his turban and then supposedly whispers, "Good teenagers, take off your clothes."

What is actually going on with the soundtrack at this point in the film is difficult to determine. Disney claims that the script calls for Aladdin to say, "C'mon . . . good kitty. Take off and go," while the closed captioning has him uttering, "Good kitty. Take off." However, neither one of these phrases seems to match what is heard on the soundtrack. A close listening to the audio track reveals Aladdin speaking the words "C'mon . . . good kitty," and just as Aladdin says the word "kitty," a second voice begins to whisper, "Pssst . . . take off your clo . . ." Who this second voice is, and exactly what he says, is a mystery. There is no other character in the scene who could conceivably be speaking: the tiger doesn't talk, the voice is male (eliminating Jasmine), and both the genie and the rug are below the balcony and off-screen. Perhaps the overlapping voices are merely the product of bad editing, and some stray bit of chatter (or a piece of dialog that was supposed to have been clipped) was accidentally grafted onto the soundtrack. Whatever is being said, to the casual listener the resulting phrase can certainly sound like the "Good teenagers, take off your clothes," although the phrase is clearly the combination of two different voices speaking in two different tones. Once people have been told what they're "supposed" to be hearing, however, they find it difficult to maintain objectivity and therefore swear that Aladdin couldn't possibly be saying anything else.

The "take off your clothes" rumor started soon after Aladdin was released on home video in 1993. A garbled and whispered portion of dialogue that could barely be heard in the theater was being replayed over and over in millions of homes but was difficult to distinguish. Someone came up with a salacious phrase that sounded somewhat like the original portions of dialogue, and the power of suggestion took over. People began to hear what they were being told they should hear, much like Beatles fans eagerly sharing backwards-masked Paul is dead aural clues.

The Aladdin rumor spread by word of mouth during 1994 and was eventually printed in Movie Guide magazine, an Atlanta-based Christian entertainment review. Due in part to that article, the controversial phrase was brought to the attention of the American Life League, a religious organization which had been boycotting Disney films since the previous April as a protest over the movie Priest. The American Life League gave new prominence to the rumor in September 1995, when it claimed the phrase was yet another piece of evidence that Disney had been sneaking "sexual messages" into their animated films (The Little Mermaid being the most notorious example) for the past several years.
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Re: Stairway Played Backwards

Postby bigken117 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:58 pm

cordscords wrote:In "Hit me baby one more time", we hear "sleep with me im not too young".


That can't be real...
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Postby 1337_Dude » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:33 am

Coppermine wrote:
DevilDriver wrote:I don't buy it. If you listen to it while covering up the words it doesn't sound like anything.


Agreed; songs played backwards are garbled enough to make the words whatever you want. Sort of like "Smell Like Teen Spirit" played forward.


I've heard it and when reading the lyrics it was really creepy, but looking back on it. It's more suggestion. When you have the text in front of you, you almost make your self hear it.
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