Food Network Accused of (Subliminal) Advertising

Oh my god -- where have we seen that before?Still: Everett Bogue


Has McDonalds resorted to subliminal advertising? And is the Food Network in on the conspiracy? No. But believe it or not, theres a blogger who seems to think so. Not without reason, it turns out. This slow-motion look at a segment of Iron Chef reveals one single frame of the Golden Arches and Im Lovin It slogan played at regular speed, it would never be seen by the human eye. The Food Network denies the use of any mind-control techniques. It was a technical error on our part, spokesman Mark OConnor said in a statement that was sent by the network when we requested comment. It was not a subliminal message as suggested by a website running the slow-motion playback. Apparently, a small sponsor logo that was supposed to appear on a stats page appeared full screen at the wrong time. But theres one question OConnor did not answer: Why do we suddenly have the urge to make a Hamburglar sock puppet?

Food Network Running Subliminal McDonalds Ads [thatsfit.com]