I'm reading two things at the present.
The first is the wealth of information found at Xenu.net about Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, better know as L. Ron, who appears to have been way ahead of his time with his rapper name before rapper names were cool. L-Ron seems to have been a bigamist and a plain old bigot. He is best know for being either a messiah or a con man depending on who you believe. According to the Church of S, L-Ron didn't die. He purposefully...
"...abandoned his body in order to do research on a higher plane."
Here's the latest in the battle between Justice, Truth, and the American way...And L-Ron's church of Scientology. It doesn't get much funnier or wierder.
Tom Cruise, that great moral and intellectual leader, has declared war on South Park:
From an article I found at Google News:
On Friday, the episode, titled "Trapped in the Closet," was back in the news, when the New York Post and Variety reported that Cruise was behind Comedy Central's decision to yank Wednesday's rerun of the show. The papers reported that Cruise threatened to skip all promotional activities on behalf of his big summer movie, "Mission: Impossible 3" if the episode aired. The connection? Paramount is releasing "Mission: Impossible." Paramount is owned by Viacom. So is Comedy Channel.
(The creators of South Park responded with this rebuttal, worthy of McArthur leaving the Phillipines, or Nixon leaving Viet Nam, or W leaving Iraq...)
"So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!"
Intrigued, I found this site referenced:
Well there's no doubt that a lot of baloney is being flung about and here, for your assistance, is Carl Sagan's famous Baloney Detection Kit, just in time to aid your search for that ever elusive dotted line between Meat and Not-meat.
And since you were wondering, Ill tell you about the other thing I'm reading at another time after I've finished it.
Now go outside,