The always-great Genève of Genève's Kitchen checked in with us today with promises to be more active on her blog (sorry to put you on the spot, G!) and a link to the video which you can see below. It's from an episode of Iron Chef America and the clip has been making the rounds, as evidenced by the nearly 125,000 views of the clip on YouTube. Now is probably a good time to check it out if you haven't seen it.
There are a number of commenters on the YouTube post that are calling it a fake and some decrying the split-second McDonald's slide as a devious attempt by Mickey D's, the Food Network and the Illuminati to trick you into going out for some McNuggets. Most likely, someone somewhere bumped a button in a control room and what you're seeing is the result.
I'm decidedly not in the camp of the conspiracy theorists. For one thing, it's not really a subliminal message if you can clearly see the advertisement, which is the case with this spot. And, secondly, there has never been any evidence that it works, going all the way back to the "seminal" study in favor of it. I'm guessing that McDonald's, already sporting a bit of a bad reputation over the healthiness of its food, wouldn't chance something like that.
However, if anyone over at Food Network would like too clear his or her conscience and admit to placing the subliminal spot, being on the "Grassy Knoll" or placing coded messages in famous paintings, you know where to find me.
Labels: Iron Chef America