Sunday, February 03, 2008

Have You Met An SP: The Tom Cruise Indoctrination Video

Yeah, I'm jumping on this bandwagon...because I feel this video needs to be spread as widely as possible. There's a video produced by the Church of Scientology that shows Tom Cruise talking about Scientology. And it is bizarre. It makes you question Cruise's sanity. As Gawker.com put it, "if Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch was an 8 on the scale of scary, this is a 10." I seriously believe that if this video were ever shown on television to a mass audience, it would destroy his already weakened career. But it probably won't because CoS is already suing everybody to keep it from spreading. Still, Gawker's got it right now. Once you've watched it, you can read MTV's handy glossary to figure out what, if anything, Cruise is saying.

BONUS: Like everything else online, people have rushed to make fun of it. A few are actually good, too. Like this video from the Church of Twinkie-ology. And this one starring Darth Vader from the Church of Sithentology, which isn't as funny as it could have been.

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2 comments:

Mauricem said...

That really is insanely crazy. Oddly enough though it doesn't change my view of him since I already think he's madder than a bag of frogs.
"Cruise's relentless stare is actually a technique from "Success Through Communication" training routine (TR) drills. According to former and current members, pre-clears have to learn to look someone straight in the eye for hours. It's supposed to generate self-confidence and intimidate the other party. No blinking!" Man, that explains a lot. He always looks like he's staring down a dog.

I heard CoS was especially interested in cutting out his long sections of maniacal laughter.

Mauricem said...

That Twinkologist was funnier than it even needed to be. Sithentologist could have been funnier, but wasn't mainly because the guy's voice is so high and whiny.