Just for Something Different

24Jan08

 

If you’ve seen the recent Tom Cruise Scientology video…you will appreciate this 🙂

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19 Responses to “Just for Something Different”

  1. yeah that is freakin funny…

  2. 2 Sean

    Okay, that was good. Much needed levity.

  3. I was crying yesterday from that one. His laughing is HILARIOUS!!

  4. 4 ronpai

    Love it.

  5. I have not seen the scientology one (thinking I should now) but the laughing was hysterical…… omgosh so funny!

  6. Is that the guy from Kangaroo Jack??

  7. 7 Cheryl

    Jerry O’Connell is such a crack up! He’s got that laugh down to Cruise’s insane look. Hard to believe this is the same guy who played the chubby little boy in Stand By Me!

  8. The hand motions are great! A perfectly overdone parody of the reality.

    O’Connell’s certainly a marked man now. He’d better watch out behind him.

  9. Any of you guys watch Carpoolers? Ok show, but I love O’connel!

    And yes, he was in Kangaroo Jack 🙂

  10. 10 Elaine

    Super funny! He has him pegged. Has anyone read any of the new biography yet about Tom? I walked by it at Target today but was too embarresed to buy it.

  11. Oh ya, it’s out isn’t it. I would love to know if anyone has read the biography yet, as well.

  12. Well after watching part of that video, I had to go watch the Tom Cruise one to really get it, and then I started reading stuff about Scientology, and it’s a whole lotta creepy!! Anyway, but that video is hilarious, too funny! Poor Tom Cruise, he’s just so lost.

  13. I haven’t seen the other one either, but THAT IS FUNNY!

  14. Natalie, welcome. I think this is your first comment here. I appreciate it and don’t be a stranger!

    For anyone who hasn’t seen the Tom Cruise original, here is a link…

    http://gawker.com/5002269/the-cruise-indoctrination-video-scientology-tried-to-suppress

    Kristen…you are so right.

  15. Just watched the original video.

    That’s 9 minutes I’ll never get back!

  16. 16 Jason

    Has anyone seen “Bowfinger” with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy? It is crude and hilarious, but it has one of the funniest bits I have ever seen: a mock-up of Scientology which, in the movie is called “Mind-Head” A fancy office building with people walking around with paper pyramids on their heads and a soothing voice over the P.A. saying over and over “welcome to mindhead….welcome to mindhead..”

  17. 17 Ed

    The more I read about the “Church of Scientology” the more it sounds like a cult. Not just some beign group but an organization with paranoid leaders willing to use almost any means against it’s preceived enemies.

    After posting this I wouldn’t be surprised to find one of their lawyers knocking at my door tomorrow.

    From Wikiedia. All you didn’t want to know about Scientology:

    “A Sea Org staffer … was taken along to do personal cooking for Tom Cruise and [David] Miscavige at the expense of Scientology not for profit religious organizations. This left only 3 cooks at Gold [Base] to cook for 800 people three times a day … apartment cottages were built for the use of John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Edgar Winter, Priscilla Presley and other Scientology celebrities who are carefully prevented from finding out the real truth about the Scientology organization … Miscavige decided to redo the meadow in beautiful flowers; Tens of thousands of dollars were spent on the project so that Cruise and [Nicole] Kidman could romp there. However, Miscavige inspected the project and didn’t like it. So the whole meadow was plowed up, destroyed, replowed and sown with plain grass”

    “Scientologists seeking to advance within the organization are encouraged to join the Sea Org, which involves devoting their full time to Scientology projects in exchange for meals, berthing and a nominal honorarium. Members sign a contract pledging their loyalty to Scientology for “the next billion years,”

    “Disciplinary procedures and policies within the Sea Org have been a focus of critics who argue that Scientology is an abusive cult. During the original Sea Org’s Mediterranean tour, Hubbard applied a variety of physical punishments, including the practice of “overboarding,” or throwing offenders over the side of the ship”

    “It has become standard practice within the organization for members to sign lengthy legal contracts and waivers before engaging in Scientology services, a practice that contrasts greatly with many mainstream religious organizations”

    “In 1979 Hubbard’s wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, along with ten other highly placed Scientology executives were convicted in United States federal court regarding Operation Snow White, and served time in an American federal prison. Operation Snow White involved infiltration, wiretapping and theft of documents in government offices, most notably those of the United States Internal Revenue Service”

    “A New York Times article says that Scientologists paid private investigators to obtain compromising material on the IRS commissioner and blackmailed the IRS into submission”

    “1) Spot who is attacking us.
    (2) Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using own professionals, not outside agencies.
    (3) Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them.
    (4) Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press.”

    “Hubbard detailed his rules for attacking critics in a number of policy letters, including one often quoted by critics as “the Fair Game policy.” This allowed that those who had been declared enemies of the Church, called “suppressive persons” or simply “SP,” “May be deprived of property or injured by any means… May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” (taken from HCOPL 18 Oct 67 Issue IV, Penalties for Lower Conditions )”

    “The aforementioned policy was canceled and replaced by HCOPL 21 July 68, Penalties for Lower Conditions.[7] The wordings “May be deprived of property or injured by any means… May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.” are not found in this reference.[8] ”

    “However, in 1977, top officials of Scientology’s “Guardian’s Office,” an internal security force run by Hubbard’s wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, did admit that fair game was policy in the GO. (Us vs Kember, Budlong Sentencing Memorandum – Undated, 1981).”

    “In separate cases in 1979 and 1984, attorneys for Scientology argued that the Fair Game policy was in fact a core belief of Scientology and as such deserved protection as religious expression.”

    The Church of Scientology has been criticized for their practice of “disconnection,” in which Scientologists are directed to sever all contact with family members or friends who criticize the faith. Critics, including ex-members and relatives of existing members, attest that this practice has divided many families.[48]

  18. 18 Jason

    “The Church of Scientology has been criticized for their practice of “disconnection,” in which Scientologists are directed to sever all contact with family members or friends who criticize the faith. Critics, including ex-members and relatives of existing members, attest that this practice has divided many families”

    hmmm, sounds like the Buddha.

  19. Ed- I wholeheartedly agree with this being a cult. Of course when Christians say this, we are usually told we are calling the kettle black. I am glad that more are recognizing what it truly is.

    Jason I remember that movie. It actually shocked me a bit, cause it wasn’t what I expected. It was the first time I saw a film and thought that Steve Martin was getting old. I know weird…



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