Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Is This The Face Of Smokey? 4.09"

Smokey is Santa Claus?????
Well it fits, because Smokey seems to judge who's good and bad, and there are lists made of the good and bad too. :-) It's probably just a CGI fluke, combined with that condition of our brains to see recognizable objects in random formations...there's a word for that but it escapes me at the moment. Otherwise, maybe TPTB just pulled a little trick on us if we could notice it.


maven said...

I think it's called "subliminal advertising". I remember looking at print ads for hard liquors in a psych class in college, looking for things in the ice that was in the liquor glasses (like skulls). Sort of what is in the Room 23 video.

Also, it's like looking at clouds and seeing an elephant and your friend sees a flower. LOL

It is a good catch though, Capcom!

Capcom said...

LOL Maven! No, there is one word for it that Skeptic magazine uses to explain it when any new religious vision turns up in a grilled cheese sandwich or whatever. I've never seen Mother Teresa in a danish, but I've got Santa in Smokey! :-)

Bigmouth said...

Capcom: Have you seen Star Trek V? The one where Spock's crazy half-brother hijacks the Enterprise to find the planet at the center of the galaxy? The bearded face reminds me of the being they find there. You can see a picture at this post on my blog.

Capcom said...

Heheh, oh yes, I'd forgotten all about that part of the movie! I thought that the movie kind of ground to a halt at that point, but I haven't seen it in forever. I'll have to check it out again.

Amused2bHere said...

I think the sfx guys were having fun with us, knowing how we obsess over screencaps and stuff.

After much searching, I think the term you are looking for is Pareidolia

Capcom said...

Yes!! Thanks Amused!

Yeah, I think that TPTB might have been pulling our leg(s).