It’s Not Paranoia If…

It’s Not Paranoia If…

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So here’s the story. I’m watching the Anthony Bourdain "Holiday Special" No Reservations from the Travel Channel via a copy posted to

And a little over half way through, I start seeing these single-frame ads for erectile dysfunction drug Cialis interspersed with Tony cutting up a turkey.

So excuse the Snapz Pro Trial watermark, but it was the only way I could capture the video still through VLC player (and no, I don’t have the or whatever to register the software — I’m ‘stealing’ infotainment from the goddamn Travel Channel fer chrissake).

Anyway, yeah, either "cabra" when capturing the video from cable/satellite managed to catch some stray subliminal Cialis advertising, or someone has found a way to sell advertising space on torrents.

What makes me laugh is the irony that an impotence pill is being subliminally interspersed with footage of a turkey being dismembered by Tony Bourdain.

Frankly, it kind of works.

2 thoughts on “It’s Not Paranoia If…

  1. Two years ago I had to go to the emergency room at St. Vincent’s Midtown for a dislocated right elbow from grappling class. I was in the middle of a row between a male patient with heart trouble and a prisoner with blood sepsis. We were about ten feet apart but you can still hear behind the curtains. The old man’s wife told him she called the kids & told them everything will be alright. He replied "Did you tell them it was Cialis?" He kept asking out loud for the next half hour I was there. The prisoner on the other side was handcuffed to the bed. The doctor told him he had a very bad infection in his anal tract and his blood was infected. He had to be removed from the prison & taken to the ER. With me, I laid on my stomach while a ten pound weight tied to my wrist pulled and rolled my dislocated elbow back in its place. Between the old man talking about Cialis, hearing the doctor talking about blood infection, I felt funny with anesthesia and shifting moving joints.

  2. Mac OS X Built-in keyboard shortcuts. Command+Shift+3 Capture entire screen and save as a file Command+Shift+4 Capture dragged area and save as a file Command+Shift+4 then Space bar Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file

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