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Old 02-02-2008, 01:10 PM   #11
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Video: Jonathan Coulton: Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise Crazy « Brad Thomas

This is pretty good if you want to hear a little ditty about Tom Cruise.
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:45 AM   #12
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If I recall correctly, Mr. Hubbard (I believe it's L. Ron Hubbard) was sitting around with some other Sci-Fi writers back in the 50's. He was arguing that the best way to become filthy rich quickly, and without work, was through organized religion. To prove his point, he created Scientology out of thin air and began promoting it. He died an extremely wealthy man.
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:11 AM   #13
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If I recall correctly, Mr. Hubbard (I believe it's L. Ron Hubbard) was sitting around with some other Sci-Fi writers back in the 50's. He was arguing that the best way to become filthy rich quickly, and without work, was through organized religion. To prove his point, he created Scientology out of thin air and began promoting it. He died an extremely wealthy man.
This may be the most succinct, accurate understanding of religion that I have ever read. 42
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:34 AM   #14
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I don't really know a thing about Tommy Cruise, so I can't wish bad things upon him. I guess being rich and weird makes him an easy target, but he is a pretty lucky b@stard getting things most of us can only dream about. Hopefully he rides that thing like he stole it!
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I don't really know a thing about Tommy Cruise, so I can't wish bad things upon him. I guess being rich and weird makes him an easy target, but he is a pretty lucky b@stard getting things most of us can only dream about. Hopefully he rides that thing like he stole it!
If I were single, 30 years younger and I hooked up with Katie Holmes I'd be jumping on the couch too.
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:54 AM   #16
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Actually, I hope he doesn't ride it like he stole it. I hope he doesn't ride it at all! As we all know, the best used buy is from some idiot who bought a top-end toy and then tired of it before he'd really tried it, thus taking a big hit in depreciation and allowing it back onto the market at a fraction of its original price, barely used. If TC wants do do that with his Desmo RR in, say, two years' time, that'd be just fine...
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:15 PM   #17
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And what's with the Scientology people wearing Naval uniforms, complete with ribbons? Scary. The hospital I go to (Kaiser Sunset in LA) is right next to the Ron L Hubbard shrine, and the Scientology folks were doing close order drills in the parking lot one day, in dress whites (combination caps and all). What's up with that?
It's the highest order within Scientology... I forget what exactly they call it sea something (imagine that) -- but it was created when they decided to move their headquarters into international waters for... purely religious reasons *cough*.
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I dunno' as far as religions go one based on science fiction is probably the most accurate.
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I dunno' as far as religions go one based on science fiction is probably the most accurate.
Every religion seems weird to those who don't believe it. How about those guys who think that the dinosaur bones were planted by Satan? Or who believe that bread turns into flesh after you eat it? Or, get this, that Mother Earth is a conscious entity. My favorite is the widespread myth that some superior entity controls your life and thus absolves you of responsibility when you screw it up. My my. That includes all the monotheists doesn't it? Yet we are all expected to accept their delusions.

The only thing I do know about Cruise comes from a friend who was a carpenter on one of the MI movies. Said Cruise was a real nice guy without any of the ego issues that are so common in Hollywood. I think I'll believe that over all the screed from the gutter press that the mob mentality loves to quote. Since they lie about everybody else why believe them in this case?

If some guy can achieve success like Cruise and afford expensive bikes who am I to complain? Envy isn't very becoming anyhow.
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The only thing I do know about Cruise comes from a friend who was a carpenter on one of the MI movies. Said Cruise was a real nice guy without any of the ego issues that are so common in Hollywood. I think I'll believe that over all the screed from the gutter press that the mob mentality loves to quote. Since they lie about everybody else why believe them in this case?

I heard that too, I doubt I'll ever meet him so who's to say. When you look at the way "the media" hounded Britteny Spears to distraction I have nothing but contempt for them and there kind. If I was fortunate enough to be in that position I think I'd be like John Goodman and the rest of those actors that shun Hollywood and try to live quiet lives. I'd love to have the money and the chance to act but I'm too private a person to stand the fishbowl.
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