Conspiracy Culture Goes Commercial At The Super Bowl

Proving that a good conspiracy theory is as American as apple pie, Korean carmaker Hyundai is spending a fortune on advertising its compact cars during the Superbowl. Here’s the script and video from their site at CompactConspiracy.com:

Mass Deprogramming

This Sunday, CompactConspiracy.com will conduct a Mass Deprogramming of unprecedented scale. With more than 100 million U.S. viewers simultaneously watching the same game, it is the perfect chance to help people all over the country snap out of their stupor and see the truth about compact cars.

The Deprogramming will take place during the third quarter, following a halftime littered with more car propaganda (advertisements) than ever before. In only 30 seconds, it could erase the 30 years of conditioning Americans have been subjected to, and open their eyes to what a compact car truly can be.

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16 Responses to Conspiracy Culture Goes Commercial At The Super Bowl

  1. Anon February 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Deprogramming? Looks to me like their trying to sell a freaking car. WOW!

  2. Anon February 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Deprogramming? Looks to me like their trying to sell a freaking car. WOW!

  3. MoralDrift February 6, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    this is definitely amusing, but not really surprising. Just propagandists co-opting a bit of internet culture to sell more crap. Definitely targeted towards younger people, kinda like the car ads from years ago where they used music/imagery from the 60′s and 70′s to sell cars to aging boomers. Declare your independence from high prices! Come on down to Jay Bobs Ford!

  4. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    this is definitely amusing, but not really surprising. Just propagandists co-opting a bit of internet culture to sell more crap. Definitely targeted towards younger people, kinda like the car ads from years ago where they used music/imagery from the 60′s and 70′s to sell cars to aging boomers. Declare your independence from high prices! Come on down to Jay Bobs Ford!

  5. Andrew February 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    REprogramming.

    • Anarchy Pony March 29, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

      Word.

  6. Andrew February 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    REprogramming.

  7. Chaorder Gradient February 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    What i got from this:
    You’ve been being lied to, and sold crap your whole lives. Now buy just 1 more, we “promise” we’re telling the truth this time.

    • The Doctor February 7, 2011 at 11:44 am #

      What I got from it was, “Buy our car and you’ll be free of everyone else’s mind control. Really.”

  8. Chaorder Gradient February 7, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    What i got from this:
    You’ve been being lied to, and sold crap your whole lives. Now buy just 1 more, we “promise” we’re telling the truth this time.

  9. Gregory February 7, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    Yeah, I found this commercial very interesting. We know that the commercials are equivalent with “spells” or attempts at thought control, so it is fascinating to see a company just come right out with mandalas and such. Oh yes, it’s a tongue in cheek presentation, which makes it all the more insidious. Since all commercials are designed to influence your buying, etc it’s neat to see a commercial that says, “watch this and we’re going to deprogram you” when it’s all about being programmed all the time by all advertising.

    Eeevil.

  10. Gregory February 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Yeah, I found this commercial very interesting. We know that the commercials are equivalent with “spells” or attempts at thought control, so it is fascinating to see a company just come right out with mandalas and such. Oh yes, it’s a tongue in cheek presentation, which makes it all the more insidious. Since all commercials are designed to influence your buying, etc it’s neat to see a commercial that says, “watch this and we’re going to deprogram you” when it’s all about being programmed all the time by all advertising.

    Eeevil.

  11. Anonymous February 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    What I got from it was, “Buy our car and you’ll be free of everyone else’s mind control. Really.”

  12. Bud Bundy February 8, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Yeah, because buying Korean (whos main export is Star Craft videos and Kim Chi) makes so much sense.

  13. Bud Bundy February 8, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Yeah, because buying Korean (whos main export is Star Craft videos and Kim Chi) makes so much sense.

  14. You Are An Animal March 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Word.

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