I once listened to a radio preacher play a whole bunch of song segments
backwards, explaining the 'evil' message in each. It needed
explanation, since it was not otherwise obvious. The guy had no idea how crazy
his assertions sounded, nor did he explain how it is that something he claims to
have heard in a song played backward was supposed to effect anyone who played it
normally, which is what normal people do. These people who read all kinds of
meaning into magazine covers or corporate logos or fast food shapes or wall
stains are all kind of like this preacher. A little off kilter.
Really? A curiosity, maybe, but barely newsworthy. The Pope Francis cover,
with a 3/4 view of the face, doesn't line up right with the points. The
other examples have too much "M" showing or are at poor angles to be
considered hornish. The Putin cover is the only one at all hornlike (and is
arguably the most deserving), but even it is off center. It hardly seems like
any conscious intent to send a subliminal message is involved, just Twitterers
with too much free time on their hands. Perhaps if they thought in longform
instead of 140 characters they could see through the silliness.Meh.