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Hyundai Puts On Tinfoil Hat, Exposes Compact Car Brainwashing

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Have you ever heard of backmasking? Neither had we, but that's because we're not conspiracy theorists living in our mother's basement, and we never bought into the Beatles' White Album "Paul is dead" hoax. Hyundai's higher-ups, however, are a different story.

The first, and most interesting, of two conspiracy-themed sites is located at unbackmasked.com, and features the supposed musings of an audio engineer that stumbled upon a variety of mundane car sounds, which, when played in reverse, "expose" the brainwashing messages hidden within. It's a fairly elaborate yet at the same time rather transparent tie-in to the marketing around the 2011 Elantra from the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The second site expands on the Compact Conspiracy theme with a sheaf of stories revealing the dangers of the "boredom virus" spread by compacts alongside evidence of (actual) conspiracies, links to Wikipedia, and real-life junkyard finds.

All of this points at the date of February 6, 2011, which as you're sure to note, is the date of Super Bowl XLV. Expect a series of "deprogramming" ads, sure to help rid you of compact-car preconceptions, if not the lingering suspicion that your TV is watching you. Or is that just us?

[Unbackmasked, Compact Conspiracy]

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  1. This is either the craziest damn thing you've ever heard, or is there really something to it?
     
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  2. This isn't the first time it was rampid in the sixtys and the cia and nbc and cbs and abc all did it and the fast food chains are sit doing it backward messages inbedded in the ad and it still works on the brain and you don't know it
     
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  3. Hyundai web site has released pricing on Elantra $14,830 for GLS and 19,980 for the limited.
     
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  4. Ahhh the White Album! I keep thinking about Stairway to Heaven. YouTube that one and you'll find some great studies of its hidden messages.
    All audio engineering enthusiasts have a soft spot for back masking. The Hyundai conspiracy theme is spiced up with a hypnotic wheel of legs in this addition http://bit.ly/spiralhypnosislegs
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  5. Interesting to say the least and starts a flood of ideas about what else might be going on. Fun too.
     
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