Subject: Re: Yonic symbolism? re: Subliminal seduction, and other works by Wilson Key: see
From: Kirsten Emmott
Subject: Re: Yonic symbolism?
re: Subliminal seduction, and other works by Wilson Key:
see the article "Subliminal Deception" Pseudosciene on the College
Lecture Circuit" by Thomas Creed, in the Skeptical Inquirer, summer 1987
(vol XI, no. 4).
Key's theories that embedded images and words are everywhere
and are put there more or less deliberately by advertisers, and that
phallic and vulvovaginal images are everywhere, are dependent on his own
interpretations of pictures, ads and so forth, particularly the random
patterns of ice cubes in drinks in liquor ads. "He finds, especially
within the bague patterns and shadings of ice cubes, many phalluses,
vaginas, skulls, demonic faces, obscene words, and so on.... Key believes
a conspiracy exists among widely diverse elements of society to subtly
manipulate the public. For example, he claims that the word -sex- has
been subliminally written into Abraham Lincoln's beard on five dollar
(Across the country, BBS's leap to their feet and run for their
The writer describes the "clam orgy" episode at a Howard Johnson's.
Everyone in Key's group had ordered fried clams, though Key didn't
like fried clams. He deduced the reason from the placemat, which featured
a picture of a plate of fried clams. After four hours' study, the
students Key was with came up the following "embedded images" in the
clams; a sexual orgy, oral sex, and bestiality, with entangled bodies and
even a donkey. Key felt that everyone who glanced at this placemat would
be subliminally hooked to order clams. "This may sound like a joke, but
Key is serious enough about it to have titled his most recent book after
Key also believes that every Ritz cracker has the word -sex- embedded
on it 12 times on each side.
Kind of hard to believe that the bakers at Nabisco's manyfactories
have not, to date, noticed the embedding machinery...
The scientific literature contains no evidence for the effect
of subliminal influences in advertising.
In short, Key is a loony, and the existence in our world of objects
longer than they are wide is not God's effort to remind us of phalli twenty
times a minute. The same for objects deeper than they are wide....
In my years as a doctor I've seen hundreds of penises and thousands
of vaginas, and take it from me, there's not much in nature that looks
exactly like genitalia.
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