In the commentary for MP’s Drums of Thought DVD, he mentioned a special “hidden nugget” that could be found somewhere in the studio version of “In the Name of God”.
Over many weeks, many people on MP’s forum were searching all through ITNOG to find out what the nugget was. Mike kept an eye on the discussions and let people know when they were wrong, and dozens of theories were proven false by MP.
One thing that he did say was that somebody had touched on what the nugget was in one of the various threads, but no one had expanded on it.
Eventually, Nick Bogovich (Bogie on the forum) discovered what the nugget actually was: the words “eat my ass and balls” spelled out in morse code from 5:51 to 6:07 of the song. Here’s a copy of the post in which he announced his discovery:
This is the nugget.
EAT MY ASS AND BALLS EAT MY ASS AND BALLS
in Morse code from 5:51-6:07.
The pattern breaks down like this:
..—–.–.-…….–.-..-….-.-…-….. (from 5:51 – 5:59)
..—–.–.-…….–.-..-….-.-…-….. (from 5:59 – 6:07)
. = E
.- = A
– = T
— = M
-.– = Y
… = S
-. = N
-.. = D
-… = B
.-.. = L
EATMYASSANDBALLS written in Morse code [without] any spaces is:
The person who originally brought up morse code was DarrylRevok, who had mentioned that the clicking at 5:51 sounds like morse code but he didn’t try to translate it into English.
Following Bogie’s discovery, Mike replied not long after with this post:
It only took a year and half for somebody to find it!
(I wonder if anybody would have eventually found it if I never mentioned it in the commentary?)
DarrylRevok gets the distinction of being the first person to actually notice the morse code…
And Bogie gets the distinction of being the first fan ON EARTH to uncover this wonderful nugget!!
If either of them are interested, I can offer:
1. my hair from when I cut it off a few months ago
2. my underwear from the famous “Breakdown in Berlin” clinic in 2000
Otherwise, they simply get the distinction of being the first people to discover this wonderful piece of DT absurdity that Jordan and I planted oh so long ago!
OK – back to work I go….
(I am currently in the control room while Jordan lays down the opening synth line to what will be track #3 on the album….)
The quote “eat my ass and balls” was made famous on the Metropolis 2000 tour, where it was often used to great effect in Fatal Tragedy:
you can eat my ass and balls”