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Buying Scientology Items

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by Babel Fish, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Between games it could be returned to its storage spot as the centrepiece of a birdbath.
  2. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader


    Is it just me, or is that bust slightly cock-eyed? :whistling:

    My Friday night ideas with what to do with such an item...

    Anchor~ Um, If it is big enough it could be filled with lead and used on dinghies for a day-anchor... fitting imho considering Hubbard's affinity with the seas and all that shit.

    BBQ spit supports~ My first idea was to have two of them for this~ One on each side of a brick barbecue pit. Drill out holes through the ears, insert bearings, run a spit through them, hook up to a person-powered rotator......... raw meat on...... cooked meat off blah-blah. the only thing, is looking at that fucking void of ugly, so I have make-up kits nearby to update them :)

    Gumball machine, (bear with me now)~ Kids thrown a quarter into a machine that promises aweshum candy, get a couple of stale gums and crap. The eyes on the dispenser light up, a deep mechanical voice murmmers "Got it yet?"

    Piss rock~ Just something in the back of yer yard that you can direct folks to who needs ta pee. Locate it near plants that like nitrogen.

    Door stop~ Stubbing your toe has never been so easy! :melodramatic:

    Jello mold kit~ Yup, eat a head of Hubbard, grandma's carrot jelly never tasted so good! :)

    Chia Pet~ Now why hasn't done this already? A chia Hub-head, needs a shoops i think. Make one that grows broccoli?

    Ballast~ After all, boats needs ballast, why used water when you could use hot air, hey, it's magical :)

    Halloween prop~ You'd probably get sued for putting that out once a year, and win, hey, scare the kids an' all.... (it is, a, rather frightening likeness of a rabid toad)

    Target~ Say no moar. :coolwink: (thinking anger management)

    I have started some mockery, of this I am not ashamed, the morning may bear different, I go nao~
  3. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Good point, actually. Like watching TV to catch up on current culture he lifted what he needed from other people's work. LRH's aesthetic sense is a study in the incongruous assembly of components from disparate eras and concepts into a uniquely illogical application.
  4. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    People will become obsessed with and collect anything so I am not surprised.

    Any serious future discussion of internet history will involve discussion of wikileaks, hacktivism, internet censorship and copyright. Scientology has been heavily involved in all of these areas. The Feb 2008 protests were historically unprecedented.

    Hubbard really did smash his name into history as part of the world that was left behind by the internet. Scientology (although it isn't really a religion), may be the first ideology to go to the internet to die.
  5. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus

    Re: Anonymous Delivers !!!

    It occurred to me that the Miscreant Midget might already have a 'sell off old $cn. stuff' line going on, with the profits going directly to his pocket. Hey, he's pretty much an over-acheiving crime boss from South Philly. So Ryan better watch out he's probably enchroaching on the capo di tutti frutti's turf.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
  6. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    I like El Con Hubbard's (new ?) drug taste: a bottle of denatured alcohol (in front of him)

    BTW, excessive consumption of this stuff would be an explanation for this:
  7. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Quit fucking with my mojo Gizmo, I have a mark on the hook here!
  8. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Hilarious! :laugh: :hysterical:

    The Chia Hub-Head is my favorite! :roflmao: Watch the fungus grow on the Flounder's teeth as they become greener! Watch the Flounder take weird and unusual shapes as he goes up the OT levels and eventually completely disintegrates (as-ises) into the universe and your own back garden!

    How about a game of Lopsided Lawn Bowls?

  9. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Well you are right of course. There are a lot of directions from which someone could develop a specialized interest in Scientology as a subject and this is a long way from over. One little errant flash drive or data transfer could change everything and retroactively make previously innocuous docs or artifacts highly relevant and valuable to somebody.

    The sheer volume of material makes this likely. Something can bring a court case to life or start a tabloid frenzy at any moment.
  10. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Re: Anonymous Delivers !!!

    I wonder if they make these in-house? It wouldn't surprise me. Whoever has them as a customer must feel like they hit the mother load, unless they are a Scientologist owned company, in which case they probably gave them a serious discount and then make huge IAS donations in order to receive their own plaques back in an elaborate ceremony.

    If the wood is painted over it could be anything and made anywhere. Its no longer wood at that point, just a base for a coating. It looks laser etched so they can bang these out like those old laser art prints that starving ex-Sea Org members sold on street corners in Los Angeles. Hey, maybe I answered my own question - same company?
  11. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    In the crap mail they used to send me, I'd take pictures of the fat man & the demented midget & use 'em for target practice.

    But, only with my BB gun as I'd not waste real ammo on 'em.

    an lrh head as a chia pet as seriously real potential - what X wouldn't want one ?

    More X's than ' in ' so a good market potential - anyone want to start an " Under The Bridge " production company ?
  12. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    It looks like they use HOK (formerly Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) as their main architect:

    Curiously, I didn't notice Scientology or the Super Power building mentioned on HOK's Wikipedia page. Clearly there is someone with a lot of talent behind all the building design and stage props and they started plugging into this skill pool shortly after LRH died and the purse strings loosened on what it meant to buy and own real estate for the Church.

    We may not know who the individual designers are for this bling but my guess is they are prominently recognized within the industry and may be content to not take credit for this particular work. We don't see Scientology props making it onto the secondary market like something left over from a World's Fair but I could see how there might be a market for it.

    Its hard to tell from pictures and videos but my impression is that they use a lot of AutoCAD plastic forming which I doubt is being made by Sea Org crew. I wonder who that vendor is? If I were a City Council I'd love to acquire one of their Neo-Art Deco, Space Opera podiums credited to the designer. Just replace the Scientology logo with the City Emblem and you're all set!
  13. Babel Fish

    Babel Fish Patron

    It affected the world because it affected people. The holocaust demonstrated that people are capable of doing horrifying things for illogical reasons. It showed us the power of group think. Hitler would never have accomplished anything if it weren't for all the people who were willing to jump on board and do what he wanted to do for him. Scientology is a twist on this idea. Scientology is the inevitable merging of capitalism and religion.

    I guess it depends on what you consider an "impact on society". They've impacted a lot of people. They've showed what you can get away with in the name of religion. This in itself isn't particularly unique, but it is very, very different than any religion that came before it. This religion has been and still is meticulously documented and reported on. In the days of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. there was no real "news media" to speak of. Most people were illiterate and nothing was documented. The gospels weren't even written until 70 years after Jesus died, no one actually knows for sure who wrote most of of the bible, and there is very little other documentation or mention of Christianity from its first several hundred years other than the bible itself. It didn't take long before the Roman Empire adopted Christianity and made it the official religion. It's not hard to imagine that whatever critical materials existed were discredited and destroyed. 400 years after Jesus, the church officials met and officially edited all the random "scriptures" that were floating around between churches of the time to compile the official bible. They cut out things that they didn't think fit well with the faith, and they kept things so that it would form a coherent narrative.

    Imagine if we gave Scientology 2,000 years to sort its shit out. If the church calmed down a bit after DM dies and realized, "holy shit, a lot of this stuff we believe just won't work as a mainstream religion. Let's figure out what version of it we think will work the best and cut out some of the more controversial stuff."

    Then, on top of that, those Scientologists get to decide what the future knows about Scientology. No one else ever commented or reported on it. Scientology could easily grow into a major religion. However, this is the 21st century. We've never been more literate, or recorded things that are happening more in all of history. We get to see all the tricks and lies of Scientology, not just their version of it (which we've gotten from most other religions. Even smaller, failed cults from the past have nowhere near the amount of information available that Scientology does.)

    Scientology did accomplish something, in the sense that it was able to pull a massive, multi-billion dollar cult straight out of its ass in the 20th century. They continue to get away with insane, unthinkable things... and they did it through a self help book.

    Scientology, if nothing else, is the most detailed cult case study in history. It helps to gain an understanding of how other cults in the past may have functioned, and it will help identify cults in the future.

    Exactly. Scientology is opening up a very real and important dialogue. While it's true that Scientology itself isn't the valuable part, you can't talk about the increased concern over cults without thinking about Scientology.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  14. Gizmo

    Gizmo Rabble Rouser

    scn will end up in the shit hole of history.

    There is nothing worthwhile there to study.

    But, play with turds one will get fingers all shitty . . . . but, hey, play away.
  15. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    We tend to confuse free enterprise Austrian Economics with what is today, effectively State Capitalism or a symbiotic relationship between Socialist politicians who still require the support of the captains of industry to expand a redistributive agenda. A more fitting comparison would be with Communist Chinese "Capitalism" where effective control of the economy is still under one person or elitist entity.

    Scientology's place in history is the way it defines what can be sanctioned under the auspices of US government agencies in the name of Religious Freedom which ordinarily would be subject to criminal or civil prosecution. This is why I tend to write "Church" with a capital "C". It is my own personal commentary on the fact that this is an IRS established standard for Religion and that is the fundamental problem that society must correct.

    I think the train has already left the station as far as future expansion of Scientology as an organization or philosophy is concerned. The foundation of the ideology is weak and could only hold up with extreme censorship or by becoming something unrecognizable as Scientology. The good things about it were lifted from other sources so to remove the bad things is to revert back to the things that other people created. The other basic problem is that the philosophy was always designed as part of the organization not visa versa. Christianity and Buddhism originated by individuals and the organizations built up around them later. Islam from the start was conceived as a military manual for consolidating conflicting tribes under one banner to subjugate other peoples with an intact legal system for dividing booty and slaves. It like Scientology was an alternate form of government more than a philosophy. People rarely harm others when Scientology is practiced completely independently of Church influence but that is because they interpret it individually and at that point it fragments into infinite versions which are inconsistent with original intent.
  16. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    There is nothing worthwhile in the tek. That will be forgotten.
  17. Babel Fish

    Babel Fish Patron

    Well... I have about $11.78 in my wallet right now...:coolwink:
  18. This is NOT OK !!!!

    This is NOT OK !!!! Gold Meritorious Patron

    Can you come up to $15.00?
  19. Babel Fish

    Babel Fish Patron

    I checked between the couch cushions and I can come up to $16.78.

    I found a five.
  20. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Reminds me of a scene from Life of Brian.

    You should have said - what, are you mad? 14.50 and that's my limit.