Friday, June 24, 2005
Scientology Is Sexy Like Me Baby... Yea!
Stay away from the thumb... It's a Scientology mind-meld trick!
Drudge had a very interesting link to the Matt Lauer vs. Tom Cruise smackdown on the Today Show. During the interview the Grand Shaman of Scientology, High Priest Cruise, used his magical mind-meld thumb trick to distract the gullible Lauer, and then whipped out his rather 'tiny' edition of L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics to smack Lauer upside the head. Lauer was able to dodge most of the Shaman's blows, but he did take a few to the gut.
In the end the two agreed to disagree about psychiatry, prescription drugs, Brooke Shields, and the inadequate size of Cruise's 'tiny' book. Lauer did press Cruise about his inability to convert more carbon-based life forms with brains to Scientology, but the response as predicted was another mind-meld thumb trick followed by yet another ineffective smackdown.
During the final showdown Cruise, while standing over Lauer and whipping him with his 'tiny' book, could be heard shouting 'Take it Iceman, you know you want it!'
UPDATE: I have nothing against Scientology or anyone who adheres to its beliefs. Everyone has a right to follow whatever belief system they choose to, and as long as that system does not bring harm to others then I won't demonize it.
The only problem I have with Tom Cruise right now is that he's pushing his beliefs on others. In his eyes if you're not a believer, then you're wrong. I have my beliefs and I certainly share them with others when the time is right, but I refuse to push those beliefs onto others, and I would never belittle someone if they didn't adhere to them.
I think Mr. Cruise is having difficulty separating 'his' reality from the real world. In his reality he is never refused what he requests... never told no, never told that he's wrong, and forever praised for every little thing he does by his circle of well-paid aides, agents and lackies. I can imagine it's easy for stars like himself to get sucked into that self-centered reality, but that's not how the rest of us live our lives.
Thus Mr. Cruise's attempts at pushing his belief system, whatever it may be, will never have their intended effects on us 'non-believers.' Instead, all he's accomplished is to piss off a lot of his movie-going fan base and turn his positive reputation from that of a macho action/adventure star into yet another Hollyweird megalomaniac full of B.S., which is short for Barbara Streisand of course.
So my message to Mr. Holmes-Cruise-Streisand.... shut up now while you still have a diverse fan base. I don't want your future movies polluted with thoughts of unease, anger, or negativity... the same feelings I get when I watch Jane Fonda or Barbara Streisand. Yes they're great actors and the movies are good, but I still feel dirty when I leave the theater.
Don't make me feel dirty Tom.
posted by El Capitan at 7:34 AM
I absolutely agree with you - don't diss my deal and maybe I'll grace Blockbuster with my presence and rent your stupid movie.
Where do these ACTORS get off? Why should I take any advice from these people that are so far from reality? I guess that Cruise has it all figured out. And Oprah got pissed *humiliated* because the Hermes store didn't freak the hell out when she showed up. After hours.
In MY world, when the store is closed, I can't shop there.