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2003-07-23 11:58:52 PM  
Hey, every city has a local nutbar:

This is my local one:

He make's it a point of staring at the crowd and saying nothing. For hours at a time.

This guy has followers from all over the world. His first move was to start farking 2 gorgeous blondes and dump his wife.

Yup, he's the reborn god.
2003-07-24 04:06:20 AM  
I love listening to speech played backwards to hear recorded messages. Of course, I have the ablility to understand it doesn't really mean anything.
2003-07-24 07:15:29 AM  
I predicted those events too using my magic toenail.
2003-07-24 07:17:12 AM  
Actuall if you listen to Stairway to Heaven backwards (I think its stairway to heaven anyway) you CAN hear a message! Now I think all this is tihsllub but it definetly freaked me out.
2003-07-24 07:18:38 AM  

My inner voice is telling me that this is a bunch of crap.
2003-07-24 07:19:06 AM  
So, who is bored enough to play this lame joker's patter backwards to find messages like "I'm full of crap" and "I like sniffing armpits."
2003-07-24 07:24:06 AM  
Dyslexics of the World, untie!
2003-07-24 07:26:35 AM  
Completely bullsheait? Well, I wouldn't go that far. I've followed David John Oate's website at http://www.reversespeech.com for a while, and he used to have a very compelling example on his site. According to his theories, our subconcious decides what words to use to get our ideas across including backwards and forwards speech. In cases of great emergency, they can even give the same message both ways. The example was a recording of this guy and one of his clients in his office at his house, and suddenly his wife breaks into the office to warn them that their house is on fire. Everyone got out safely, and the fire was extinguished, but when he went back to listen to the tapes of his wife giving her warning, the phrase "The house is on fire!" was plainly audiable both forwards and reverse. That example sorta really gave me the creeps...
2003-07-24 07:27:26 AM  
Big deal. My toilet predicted all these things years ago.
2003-07-24 07:29:06 AM  
Oh cool, the example I spoke of is back up on the website: http://www.reversespeech.com/rev/FIRE.mp3
2003-07-24 07:36:12 AM  
If you listen to the Blur song tender backwards the line "east challow singing" comes out, east challow is a village near where I live. Some weirdo from my school discovered that and everyone was so excited they forgot to ask, WTF??
2003-07-24 07:38:57 AM  
I am the Walrus.
2003-07-24 07:46:04 AM  
dcigary: Funny, when I listen to the backwards part, I hear her say "the mouse is uncovered", which leads me to believe I can hear just about anything I want to in backwards audio. Unless they in fact had a mouse covered up somewhere to keep it from playing with matches, in which case that'd be really weird.
2003-07-24 07:53:28 AM  
When you listen to the chorus of "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen backwards, it sounds just like he is saying, "I like to smoke marijunana". It;s easy to try out for yourself if you have the mp3. Just convert it to a wav file and use a reverse effect on it in the windows sound recorder.
2003-07-24 07:55:26 AM  
When I play the message forward, I can hear, "You are a freaking idiot."

This is all BS. Speech recognition is aunavoidable. We cannot help but to extract recognizable words from gibberish. What this does not address is all the times such and such a person said something and when played backward it means nothing. We only pick the parts that make sense to us and it is inevitable that we will find something familiar.

we tend to ignore all the times our searched lead to nothing. This is why people believe in superestition and love at first sight. Because we ignore all the times we felt something and nothing happened.

Same thing.

People are morons.
2003-07-24 07:57:12 AM  
I especially love the quite purposefully done hidden message on Pink Floyd "The Wall". (During the song "Empty Spaces")...

"Congratulations! You have just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer in care of 'Old Pink' at the funny farm."
2003-07-24 08:00:03 AM  
Barnum was right. Will it never end?
2003-07-24 08:00:27 AM  

I've been to that site before and found all the examples very interesting. However, the one thing that got me is that when they have the recordings of the people that don't speak English, they're backwards speach is in English. I never quite understood how that would work. Like if I recorded myself and my reverse speach was in French.
2003-07-24 08:01:24 AM  
dcigary Thank you -- I was just gonna pose that question. Back then, it was really hard to backplay a record when listening to The Wall. For (cough) obvious (cough cough) reasons. Whoa, harsh, man.
2003-07-24 08:01:43 AM  
JOHN: By the way, Nicky. Check this out.

He spins his Black Sabbath backwards.

JOHN: What's Ozzy trying to say there?

NICKY: Absolutely nothing. The Blizzard always came straight with his messages. But wrap your minds around this one.

He puts on a James Taylor album and plays it backwards.

VOICE: I command you in the name of the Lucifer to spread the blood of the innocent.
2003-07-24 08:03:39 AM  
I agree with you, especially having studied these sorts of effects in psychology. This sort of backwards audio stuff is fun, but not something that is worth taking too seriously.

On a different note, since you are also a person, it might be wise not to call "people" morons.

/"All generalizations are dangerous, including this one." - Alexandre Dumas
2003-07-24 08:06:34 AM  
was some ass you rape=ozzsomara
2003-07-24 08:08:18 AM  
i served the tall cobra too!
2003-07-24 08:08:27 AM  
?gnihtyna ssim I did...skcus llits ekuD ,srednerrus ecnarF ,seusne ytiraliH
2003-07-24 08:10:29 AM  
SiliconHeroXL - who is Gnihtyna Ssim and why did you do her?
2003-07-24 08:13:49 AM  
Why is it that listening to backwards speech to me is creepier than any horror film I've EVER SEEN?!?!??!?!

*runs away*
2003-07-24 08:14:34 AM  
Not even going to wade into the loony bin that was that website, but I will say this: For all the people finding messages in backwards recordings, remember this: Those people are playing the recordings backwards with the expectation of hearing something that can be recognized. You do the same when listening to them, wanting to hear the "hidden message". Well, of course you're going to hear some blurb that sounds like something else.

Like, for instance, that guy dcigary was talking about whose wife called to tell him the house was on fire. Just what the hell was he doing listening to that backwards?
2003-07-24 08:15:51 AM  
AHHHHHHH!!!! This is what I mean!

*screams and cries*

It's 5 am....I really shouldn't be listening to this. *shakes*
2003-07-24 08:16:38 AM  
naomi, sex at noon taxes, i moan
2003-07-24 08:18:03 AM  
My dog has a funny bark, sort of like "woof woof woof", so one day I recorded him and played it backwords to see if he's trying to say something, because he really is very expresive, so anyways, it really sounded like he was saying "food food food". So I fed him and you know what? he really was hungry!

Coincidence, I think not!
2003-07-24 08:21:33 AM  
THIS is how that site should look, REALLY! :)
Oh, and can someone make this clickable?

2003-07-24 08:27:45 AM  
2003-07-24 08:27:45 AM  
2003-07-24 08:30:29 AM  
Paul Wolfowitz must be the greatest prophet ever. He predicted this war with Iraq all the way back in 1993. Spooky.

2003-07-24 08:32:18 AM  
Kinda off topic, but the mp3's on that site are pure desktop dj gold. Anyone know of any other strange and odd mp3 sites, (especially like that april winchell site over there <----)?
2003-07-24 08:32:25 AM  
If you read out loud and record MyStIcMaRa's post and play it backwards, it clearly says "I will post this one tenth of a second faster than Rhiannon". Spooky.
2003-07-24 08:35:29 AM  
P.T. Barnum said it best:
!etunim yreve nrob rekcus a s'erehT
2003-07-24 08:38:49 AM  
Joining the fad d'jour:

enildaeh taerg.
Great joerb.
2003-07-24 08:42:32 AM  
Feh. It's no "Because I live with Satan, the one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is fake. He'll give you, give you 666."

These backward speech whackjobs aren't even trying to make the speech make sense anymore.

"They'll beat the dead Iran?"

What the hell?
2003-07-24 08:45:01 AM  
No matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney.
2003-07-24 08:48:19 AM  
Listening to this audio reminds me of the Black Lodge stuff in Twin Peaks. Now that was creepy.
2003-07-24 08:52:15 AM  
i'd like to play backwards what an ex-girlfriend said when she broke up with me.

guess i forgot the tape recorder that day.
2003-07-24 08:53:35 AM  
That is such a load of assmunch I don't even know what to say. Backwards OR forwards.
2003-07-24 08:54:58 AM  
And when you play a country song backwards, you get your house back, your truck back, your dog back... (twenty lashes for myself for keeping this terrible joke going).
2003-07-24 08:56:05 AM  
Big deal. Back in the 80s, Oingo Boingo put a song on one of their albums called "Cry of the Vatos" that had this message when played backwards:

Just once or twice is good for your soul,
Praise God! Brothers and sisters!
Accept Jesus into your heart and you will saved!
You will receive everlasting life.
Listen to me, I've sinned, I know.

Then there's some space and here comes the second part:

Praise Jesus and you will be saved, saved, saved...
Praise God, you are healed, healed, healed...

Of course, Danny Elfman did this one on purpose, just to show that all backward messages weren't necessarily evil.
2003-07-24 08:56:36 AM  
For the record, I didn't have to bother listening to any of this bullflop. The "Coast to Coast AM" was enough to make me close the browser window. Which reminds me...what ever happened with that Columbia/Caddyshack pic?
2003-07-24 08:57:07 AM  
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2003-07-24 08:57:12 AM  
BigG - Great Bloom County reference!
2003-07-24 08:58:50 AM  
I mean here:
2003-07-24 08:58:50 AM  
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