An employee at a KFC eatery in England says that when he received a call from a woman claiming to be a rep for John Travolta, asking to reserve a table for the Boy In the Plastic Bubble star, he told the woman “no,” but not because he thought he was being pranked.
Until recently, Scientology ads had a built-in safety valve to protect sane but impressionable people. They had the overabundance of numinous sky and sunset shots, fake gold lettering with clumsily Photoshopped twinkly glints, and too much of everything, slathered on with fists of ham. The ads gave that subtle sense of unease that comes from being part of a well-funded cult.
I wanted to sign up for the Ocean on May 13th, but I noticed that on the web site, the only option for contracts was a 24 month agreement. Given that Helio is a new company, I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to two years. I called Helio to find out if I could get a one-year agreement. The customer service rep that I spoke to was very accommodating and said I could have a one year deal. I mentioned a web promo code that would get me some other discounts, including the $30 activation fee waved, and $25 off the first four months of service, and she said that I could have all that, as well as a nice discount on the phone itself. I signed up then and there.
To many, Scientology is but a pathetic joke, a through-line on South Park or another delicious slander against TomKat. This video, however, showing seeing some real Scientologists in action, preventing XenuTV from filming their LA street fair and calling him a child molester, is sure to leave a sick feeling even among the jaded.
Another fantasitc 80’s Dianetics – the religious cult that brainwashed America’s son, Tom Cruise – commercial, brought to us (again) by the Naughty Karate kids. We’re going to sample the background music for our new dance band.
We would rather see the source documentary (The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard) rather than this so-so “re-edited for comedic effect” movie but it gives you a glimpse at the man who singlehandedly founded the popular money-swindling cult of Scientology. The very cult that’s going to sacrifice baby TomKat to bring about the resurrection of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
But questions remain, like, where’s the kid in the wheelchair?