It seems real to you (But you’re an Idiot)

What happened when Judas Priest were accused of placing subliminal messages in their music

At the time, Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton said: “It’s a fact that if you play speech backwards, some of it will seem to make sense. So I asked permission to go into a studio and find some perfectly innocent phonetic flukes. The lawyers didn’t want to do it, but I insisted. We bought a copy of the Stained Class album in a local record shop, went into the studio, recorded it to tape, turned it over and played it backwards. Right away we found ‘Hey ma, my chair’s broken’ and ‘Give me a peppermint’ and ‘Help me keep a job’.”

Apparently if you play music backwards, you occasionally hear what kind of sound like messages but are really just coincidences. Analogously, this probably explains most religious believers. They make meaning out of things but believe the meaning was made and given to them.

This is the kind of crap that google diggers and background obsessives ruin in the HR business. They draw all sort of conclusions about someone and all their paranoia is frankly based on shifting shit. They won’t do the one thing that should actually be logical – see if the person is actually skilled or not. Instead it’s about everything else.