My German taxi driver shared an interesting theory today.
He has stopped watching TV because there are subliminal messages between the pixels that hypnotize you.
The conversation took me back to my advertising classes in college. Of course, back then we were discussing subliminal imagery — ways to get people to buy without realizing they had been manipulated — so his theory isn’t that far afield.
He also posits that the longer you sit there, the more hypnotized you become and the more open to the message.
I’ll give him the hypnotized part…but could the producers of some of these really dumb reality shows be smart enough to embed messaging that would, say, overturn the government?
(Come to think of it, it would explain the Tea Party….)
People — step away from your flat screens!