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Scientology mocked in popular media

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by anon8109, Jun 1, 2015.

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    scientology joke @3:01

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  6. Author Dan Lyons calls Hub Spot a “startup cult” and compares it to Scientology.

    [Cross-posted to note the media using Scientology as an example of a cult.]

    New York Post: Millennials are being dot.conned by cult-like tech companies
    http://nypost.com/2016/04/03/millennials-are-being-dot-conned-by-cult-like-tech-companies/

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    Tech startups love millennials. Tasty, tasty millennials who get underpaid, overworked, churned up and turned into nourishment for venture capitalists. Millennials are the Soylent Green of the tech world.

    As each batch gets mashed up, there’s a long line of new hires eager to be made into the next meal for the execs and their billionaire backers, as tech survivor Dan Lyons shows in a scathingly funny new book, “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” (Hachette Books).

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    An all-pervading sinister air. Calling HubSpot a “startup cult” and comparing it to Scientology, Lyons notes that employees have to wear rubber bracelets containing transponders, which are needed to lock and unlock doors when moving around HQ. Which means, of course, that the Company is tracking you at all times. The Company also gives employees a lengthy, pseudoscientific, entirely scary-sounding personality test (devised by a crackpot whose claim to fame was creating the Wonder Woman comics). All of this sounds kinda like the bizarre questionnaire Scientologists take while grasping tin cans.

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    Kathy Griffin on the Bill Mahr show compares Trump's litigiousness to that of the scientology corporation's.

    scientology @ 4:10

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  8. 2 Broke Girls has a lot of Scientology cracks.

    Example:

    Season 1 episode 22 AND THE BIG BUTTERCREAM BREAKTHROUGH

    Max: Scaring people into participating isn't success, it's Scientology!
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  9. anoninoob Member

    Real Time with Bill Maher. skip to 1:22 for $ci.

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  10. On the TV show Quantico "Sistemics" is basically Scientology.

    So says my Twitter feed right now.

    And then there is this.

    TV Guide - Quantico: Alex Gets a Major Clue
    http://www.tvguide.com/news/quantico-recap-alex-clue/

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    Quantico: Alex Gets a Major Clue

    by Joyce Eng | Apr 3, 2016 11:00 PM EDT

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    - The cult Caleb was in is called Sistemics, which owns the patent to podcasts (wait, that's not Squarespace?). It's also basically Scientology, and Caleb's BFF Ross Edwards is basically Shelly Miscavige. Caleb crafted his Mark Raymond persona to infiltrate the Church to rescue Ross, who hasn't been heard from since he tried to leave after Caleb's defection. But now there is a new head of the Church, Dan Berlin, who knows what Caleb looks like, so his guise won't work. Olsen (Jay Armstrong Johnson), weirdly, is way into helping Caleb and volunteers as tribute. He's perfect for it, you see, because he can mimic people. That's why he keeps everyone's photos taped to his underwear drawer, and he Xs out the ones he can mimic. Nope, not creepy at all! But Caleb has Olsen right where he wants him: He later tells Clayton over the phone that the "operation hit a snag, but I solved it. Dad, he's perfect." Perfect for what? Is Olsen the Katie Holmes to the Sistemics' Tom Cruise?!

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  11. Systemics headquarters in Quantico is clearly inspired by Scientology headquarters in Los Angeles.

    Vulture: Quantico Recap: The Glass Ceiling

    http://www.vulture.com/2016/04/quantico-recap-season-1-episode-18.html

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    Of course, this sends Caleb into a panic, because crazed cults are not known to be kind to those who join in bad faith. He immediately takes off for the Systemics HQ (which is clearly inspired by the Scientology one in Los Angeles) to plea with his, uh, brethren to let Will go. It's a tough job, given that he's also trying to maintain his cover and not clue them into the fact that he's investigating them. He can't have it both ways; they ask him to prove his loyalty by beating Will. Caleb complies, until Shelby shows up and everyone scatters. Good thing she followed him.

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  12. "he’s offered them lots of money to help him rise in the levels faster"

    Entertainment Weekly: Quantico recap: 'Clue'

    http://www.ew.com/recap/quantico-season-1-episode-16

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    At the end of last week’s episode, Caleb explained to Will that his plan for infiltrating the “Sistemics” is so he can take them down from the inside — he’s offered them lots of money to help him rise in the levels faster. Now, Will is gathering all the info he can on the church, which sounds an awful lot like Scientology. He even learns more than Caleb: He informs him that, as of a month ago, Daniel Berlin is the new head of the church. This throws a wrench in Caleb’s plan because Danny knows him.

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  13. RightOn Member

    Heard a small blurb on "Two Broke Girls"
    Something about "helping my friend escape from Scientology" didn't really catch it.
    And a small blurb by Daniel Tosh on 2.0
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    Audio only.

    Comedian pokes fun at a sci-fi writer creating a religion.

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  15. Is Cosmetology Real On 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'? It May Seem Familiar.

    Bustle: Is Cosmetology Real On 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'? It May Seem Familiar

    http://www.bustle.com/articles/1553...nbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-it-may-seem-familiar

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    Is Cosmetology Real On 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'? It May Seem Familiar

    KELLY SCHREMPH

    Just as there are natural born leaders, there are also natural born followers, and I think we can all agree that Kimmy's former bunker-mate Gretchen has a tendency to fall into the latter category. While checking her "electronic mail" at the library, Kimmy discovers that Gretchen has become a member of the religion known as the Church of Cosmetology. And while the cult of Cosmetology isn't real beyond Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it could be seen as an alleged spoof on the popular, real-life religious organization known as the Church of Scientology, which has become a well-known belief system for Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and many, many more. Bustle reached out to Netflix and the Church of Scientology about the similarities, but has not yet received a response.

    As the episode progresses, we come to learn more and more about Gretchen's newfound religion — like the fact that the founder of the church is former makeup artist Clint Flagstaff, who went on to write a book called Foundations: Unlocking Your Hidden Potential, which basically serves as the gospel for all of his followers. Could this character be seen as a parallel to Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, who created the organization by means of a book — a self-help book titled Dianetics — as well?

    Then there's the cruise ship ad, which is how Kimmy realized that Gretchen was a member of the religion in the place. This could allegedly be a parody of The Sea Organization, which Hubbard only allowed his most dedicated Scientologists to join, according to the organization's website. The Kimmy Schmidt ad also assures its viewers that those who join will be granted "mind powers" (like the ability to turn corn kernels into popcorn) and showcases a device that looks similar to the Scientology E-meter (short for electro-psychometer), which Hubbard created for his auditors that "measures mental state and change of state in individuals," according to the Scientology website. The site also says the device is used to "locate and confront areas of spiritual upset."

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    A new TV show that is NOT about Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and especially NOT about the scientology corporation's CEO David Miscavige.

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    Jane the Virgin, a popular new Netflix series, exposes some scientology weirdness in season 2 episode 4.

    One of the characters, Rogelio, is being blackmailed by an ex-wife. He describes how as a young actor he joined scientology which believes that people are reincarnations of aliens, and must climb the bridge. But because it was too expensive, he did some independent study with his then wife by building their own e-meter for auding, which is like church confession except everything is recorded.

    The ex-wife is using the video recordings auditing sessions to blackmail Rogelio, who is a famous tele-novella star.

    The show packs in a ton of accurate information about the celebrity cult in just under 2 minutes!
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  19. scientology joke @ 7:31

  20. xander meehan Member

    Hopefully you will all consider this real world mocking!!!

    You can blame Scientology for Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Kirstie Alley's sad feud
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    by Sarah Long

    Add Maksim Chmerkovskiy to the list of celebs speaking out against Scientology

    Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy became tight when they were partnered up on Dancing with the Stars back in 2011, but it's been no secret for a couple years that their friendship is all in the past.
    Though Chmerkovskiy has spoken about the rift publicly several times and it's been widely speculated as to what caused their falling out, he's never come right out to say what the true source of their shattered relationship is — that is, until now. You see, it turns out there is one entity that Chmerkovskiy can place solid blame on: the Church of Scientology. He has officially been shunned by the controversial religion.

    "Scientology happened" Chmerkovskiy answered when Us magazine asked why he isn't friends with Alley anymore. "You can thank [my friendship with 2013 contestant and former Scientologist] Leah Remini for that. A note was sent to a friend telling me I was 'disconnected,' as in, I am no longer allowed to be Kirstie’s friend. I find it ridiculous for an adult human being to 'disconnect' from someone. But everyone is entitled to their own insanity."
    Remini, as you may remember, famously ran screaming from Scientology a couple years ago and has been steadily exposing the horrors she experienced while involved with the religion ever since. But just because Chmerkovskiy is officially "disconnected" from Alley at this point, that doesn't mean they are over for good. He also told Us that the estranged people in his life always have a way of finding their way back to him in the end.
    "I may turn off a bigger percentage of people than I keep around," he said. "But over a period of, let’s say, 10 years, people all come back in some way, saying, ‘Hey, we haven't spoken in a decade, but I understand where you're coming from, and I want us to continue being friends. "I have a 100% return rate."
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    ENTERTAINMENT / Celebrity Gossip

    Tom Cruise is reportedly freaking out over Leah Remini's Scientology reveals

    Nov 12, 2015
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    by Caroline Goddard
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    Source reveals how Tom Cruise felt about Leah Remini's statements about him and Scientology


    If you're wondering how Tom Cruise feels about Leah Remini's recent revelations about Scientology, rest assured he is absolutely furious.
    Excerpts from Remini's memoir Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology paint Cruise as a megalomaniac who screamed at an assistant over cookie dough and got Remini sent to the Scientology equivalent of detention for months over her behavior at his wedding to Katie Holmes.

    While Cruise has not spoken out publicly — Holmes issued an apology through her rep — a source says that Cruise is absolutely seething over the leak.
    "He thinks it's a major betrayal," the insider told Us Weekly. "Leah is what the church calls a 'suppressive person,' so she's evil in his mind," says the pal.

    "He wipes the memory of any SP out of his life. He's letting the Scientology people discredit her."

    And the church is certainly trying. One of their tactics is a scathing statement about Remini on their website, which reads, "Leah Remini has become what she once declared she never wanted to be known as: 'this bitter ex-Scientologist.' As USA Today wrote, Ms. Remini is 'as famous for being an ex-Scientologist as she is as an actress.' She needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money and attention to appear relevant again.

    "Sadly, bitterness and anger are common threads through Ms. Remini's life. Ms. Remini is showing herself to be a spoiled entitled diva who still obsessively complains about such petty matters as her seating placement, limo ride, five-star hotel accommodations and the paparazzi's failure to recognize her nearly a decade ago… she treated everyone around her in a degrading, bullying manner. Her behavior was intolerable."

    "She now regurgitates the tired myths the Church has repeatedly debunked, circulated by the same tiny clique of expelled former staffers bitter at having lost the positions they enjoyed before their malfeasance and unethical conduct were uncovered. Ms. Remini is now joined at the hip with this collection of deadbeats, admitted liars, self-admitted perjurers, wife beaters and worse."

    Remini's book is currently No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list for nonfiction.
  22. On his podcast, Bill Burr describes the bizarre experience of having scientology attempt to recruit him before he was famous.

  23. whoisme Member

    Okay, I apologize in apologize in advance. I can't create a new thread, but this is time-sensitive.

    Be aware that scientologymyths.info, Louanne Lee's propaganda site, is about to expire: https://www.whois.com/whois/scientologymyths.info

    She'd best be careful, someone could buy it up.
  24. Audience goes wild for Late Show joke about scientology @3:44.


  25. I have watched this like 10 times.





    It is funny every single time.
  26. I like it. L. Ron Howard is my new name.
  27. Scientology is mocked on the new netflix satire "Big Mouth."

  28. Comedian and author Tiffany Haddish describes her experience joining scientology.

  29. British TV "Peep Show" mocking scientology in 2008

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