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HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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Super Sunday Funnies: Live-Blogging Scientology’s Super Bowl Ad!

IAS_SuperBowl_smallNOTE: Live-blog entries show up at the bottom of the page.

Two weeks ago, Scientology came through on its promise to air its “Knowledge” ad during the AFC Championship — at least in some cities. We saw it here in New York, and it turned out to be a 30-second ad which is also on the web in a 1-minute version.

Will the ad also air today during the Super Bowl? We’ll be watching here at the Bunker, and we’d love to hear if you spot the ad in your town as well.

In today’s special SUPER SUNDAY edition of Sunday Funnies, we’ll take a quick look at both ads the church has been running lately, and then we have a jam-packed collection of other wacky items for you.

First, we’ll share with you this Nashville flier that a tipster passed on to us, which promises that the ad will be seen in that city…

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As the flier states, it’s the “Knowledge” ad which will be running. As we did two weeks ago, we’ll run through the 1-minute version of the ad, which presents Scientology as a mystical hipster form of rebellion…

To the curious, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge
To the ones who just want to know about life, about the universe, about yourself
Not cute questions, big questions, ones that matter

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To the rebels, the artists, the free-thinkers, and the innovators
Who care less about labels and more about truth
Who believe nonconformity is more than a bumper sticker
That knowledge is more than words on a page
You’re young, you’re old, you’re powerful beyond measure

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And the fuel of that power is not magic or mysticism, but knowledge
The things you see, the things you feel, the things you know to be true
Sure, some will doubt you. Let ‘em
Dare to think for yourself. To look for yourself. To make up your own mind
Because in the eternal debate for answers, the one thing that’s true, is what’s true for you
[Scientology.org]

As we pointed out earlier, the ad somehow fails to mention that Scientology is all about fawning over the written works of this guy…

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If L. Ron Hubbard doesn’t make an appearance in the “Knowledge” ad, he’s being celebrated in another television commercial that a lot of folks have been seeing lately. We have the script for that one, too…

He was the nation’s youngest Eagle Scout at the age of thirteen
And twice journeyed to Asia before the advent of commercial flight
He attended America’s first class on nuclear physics
And was a pioneer at the dawn of American aviation

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He led expeditions into then remote islands as a member of the famed Explorers Club
And was a giant in the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction
He was a Master Mariner licensed to captain vessels on any ocean
And a United States naval officer who commanded corvettes during WWII
His landmark work on the human mind rode bestseller lists for 100 consecutive weeks
And he’s the most published and translated author of all time
He is L. Ron Hubbard — founder of Scientology

We figure this one’s been running a lot lately in order to counter all the publicity over Lawrence Wright’s book, Going Clear, which points out a lot of other highlights in Hubbard’s life.

Neither of the ships that Hubbard commanded in the war (one for only a day’s practice cruise) were really properly described as “corvettes,” but the ad also fails to mention that Hubbard spent more than a day fighting an underwater mineral deposit off the coast of Oregon, and then was relieved of his command after using a Mexican island for target practice.

But you have to hand it to the church for sheer audacity to boast about Hubbard’s enrollment in a college class on nuclear physics — without mentioning that he failed it.

If you spot either ad today, please let us know in the comments.

Moving on to our other Sunday Funnies, we received the following photograph from one of our tipsters, who wondered how Scientology’s mission in celebrity-soaked Malibu was doing.

The place was closed, but then our tipster spotted this post-it note, which explained why it might be tough to catch the place when it’s actually open…

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If the Malibu mission is short on manpower, perhaps what it needs is the kind of derring-do and get-up-and-go that we can see in this new video from the folks in the UK. (And watch it while you can. We have a feeling we won’t have it for very long…)

 
If you’re new to Scientology watching, keep in mind that “humanitarian” in Scientology means “person who gives us a lot of cash.” Specifically, it’s someone who contributes at least $100,000 to help church leader David Miscavige put up a new “Ideal Org” church, which will then stand empty. So you can see, “humanitarian” means very different things to Scientologists than to the rest of humanity, which tends to benefit from actual humanitarians.

For a look at a Scientology humanitarian — in fact, a platinum humanitarian, whose gullibility big-heartedness is like the rarest precious metal — let’s also take a look at Manchester’s Richard Bromley, who has achieved that level. We think means he gave something like $750,000…

 
He’s truly an inspiration, isn’t he?

Meanwhile, Jim Meskimen may not be the most famous of Scientology’s celebrities, but the actor and son of Marion Ross is proving himself to be just about the most active and willing church shill of the bunch…

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Now, even more funnies from across the pond. In England, a television talk show featuring a gardener (?) named Alan Titchmarsh put on a surprisingly generous segment about Scientology, allowing the church’s London spokesman, Mark Pinchin, to assert, for example, that Scientology is not celebrity-obsessed, and doesn’t charge its members for services. Watch Titchmarsh’s futile attempt to keep the segment from turning into an outright commercial for the church…

 
After watching that, we have to wonder, has “I was on drugs until Scientology” become the church’s new slogan?

Next up: Maybe the greatest slogan ever for the Ideal Org program: “sprint to eternity.” Think about it.

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And finally, we have a fun anecdote that one of our tipsters in the UK sent us. We hope you get a kick out of the tale…

Several years ago Saint Hill offered to help the town’s “Bloom Committee,” a group of civic-minded volunteers who enter East Grinstead each year in the “South and South East in Bloom” competition, which encourages towns to hang baskets of flowers in their high streets and have pretty parks.

As usual of course there was an ulterior motive in this apparently generous offer which the committee was too naive to spot until it was too late.

In particular, Saint Hill volunteered to “do something” with a rather neglected flower bed right outside the town railway station, and having cleared and planted it, they went to the additional trouble and expense of providing a tall, very handsome, green and gold enameled sign to stand in the middle of the flowers. Ostensibly this sign was to highlight the town’s attractions, including the fact that the world-famous carol “Good King Wenceslas” was written here. (THAT we are proud of!)

But no one checked the wording or was aware that number two on the sign — just in the place where one’s eye naturally fell on it while exiting the station — was touting us to all-comers as the home of L Ron Hubbard.

This unsavoury connection is hardly something anyone in East Grinstead would want to promote, not least because Hubbard himself once described East Grinstead as “a hick town full of hick people” — which is just plain rude!

The mayor remained blissfully ignorant until the moment the silk slithered off it at the unveiling and revealed how he and the committee had been conned.

It all caused quite a row at the time, but as the sign was on privately-owned land and as Saint Hill refused to remove it, it has remained a blight at the rail entry to town ever since.

Fortunately though, the story has a happy ending as a new station building opened last month.

It is set at right angles to the original station, and so the damned Scientology sign is now edge-on to visitors arriving from London and with luck will be completely removed in due course…

 
Let’s hope for a good game today. While we’re waiting to see if the Scientology ad airs, we’ll tap out a few notes here about how the contest is going. We won’t reveal yet which team we’re pulling for.

But as you settle in with your snacks and beverages, let’s all keep this looming event in mind…

COUNTDOWN TO HEADLEY FAMILY ADDITION: 9 DAYS

 

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12:04 pm

About our Super Bowl allegiances here in the Bunker, which is in an undisclosed location but much closer, obviously, to Baltimore, Maryland than it is to San Francisco, California.

(The cats are from Kansas City, and they just wish we wouldn’t shout things at the TV during big sporting events. They won’t be taking sides today.)

Despite our relative proximity to Baltimore, we grew up in California, and we tend to side with anything West Coast over East Coast, if for no other reason than the country’s East Coast media bias is really annoying.

On the other hand, we grew up in Southern California, which traditionally has a pretty strong rivalry with the Bay Area, whose residents always seem to look down their noses at us Angelenos.

However, we did live for several years in the Bay Area and have fond memories of it. Though during that time we did not become 49ers fans.

Complicating things is that Los Angeles has always had a somewhat disjointed relationship to football. We still love the Lakers, and although we’ve adopted the Mets in a big way, if you cut us we still bleed Dodger Blue. But football is another matter.

And when we were just forming our sports allegiances in those tender days of youth, we collected football cards. It’s hard to overstate just what an influence such things can have on a young mind. Also, the Rams sucked at the time, and the Raiders hadn’t yet come to town. So, when we opened several packages of cards after a visit to the local liquor store one day, we took it as some kind of sign that so many of them were Houston Oilers. And there was something about that oil derrick on the side of the helmets we found really inspiring.

All these many years later, we’ve stuck by that team, which now calls itself the Tennessee Titans. Make fun all you want, but we’ve lived and died by Warren Moon, Steve McNair, Eddie George, and Chris Johnson, and that bond is not something we take lightly.

For that reason, there are certain teams which, over the years, have driven stakes through our hearts. You can imagine which some of these might be. Please don’t start talking about the Buffalo Bills — after the 1993 incident which must not be discussed, we at least had some solace with The Miracle in 1999.

No, it’s 2000 that still stings, when the Titans took the best record in football into the playoffs, the season after losing in the Super Bowl, and watched a brilliant season die. For that and several similar painful memories, we loathe the Baltimore Ravens with every fiber of our being.

Go Niners!

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5:24 pm

TV on. CBS dialed in. And that little segment about Ray Lewis’s involvement in a 2000 double-murder was highly unsatisfying.

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5:54 pm

Peter Weller on Hawaii-Five-0? Where’s my Buckaroo Banzai sequel?

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6:20 pm

Sandy Hook kids: afternoon’s first lump in the throat.

Crazies will say they’re just a government hologram designed to distract us from mass mind control, however. Truthers are a special breed.

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6:27 pm

After that rousing anthem by Alicia Keys, we’re almost ready to go. Just a note — during the AFC Championship, the Scientology ad was the first one going into the halftime break. When will it show up today?

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6:30 pm

Flaming Lips for Hyundai? Ah, why not.

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6:40 pm

Ravens strike first. It’s early.

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6:44 pm

Ads…

Budweiser Black Crown. Oh, please.
M&Ms. This feels like a PETA ad.
Audi. Rich kids never made me want to buy anything.

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6:46 pm

More ads…

Hyundai super kids. Meh.
Go Daddy ads are always gross, but this one is stomach-turning.
Doritos, good enough for goats.

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6:56 pm

Niners make it 7-3.

Ads…

Pepsi Next. Forgettable.
Best Buy. Waste of Amy Poehler, a great comedian.
Budweiser “Black Crown.” Please, just stop.

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6:59 pm

Ads…

The Wizard of Oz reboot no one has been waiting for.
Coke ad using surveillance cams: unintentionally creepy.
Oreo: Can’t help wondering if that library had Ron the Encyclopedia.

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7:08 pm

End of First Quarter

Ads…

Action movie will deliver action movie tropes action movie fans expect.
Toyota wishes. Best ad so far.

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7:15 pm

First Turnover!

Ads…

Doritos ad. Men in drag means great snack product.
Calvin Klein ad feels like something out of a fascist utopia.
Cars.com wolf ad. Huh?

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7:25 pm

Ravens up 14-3

Ads…

Bud Light ad set in New Orleans. Great town, OK commercial
Go Daddy tells us wives nag men around the world. What a loathsome company.

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7:27 pm

More ads…

I’m looking forward to the new Star Trek movie, but I wish I hadn’t sat through like a 10-minute preview at The Hobbit. Sometimes less is more.
The Rock goes in search of milk and we yawn.
Sonata Turbo ad is a bit clever. The music reminds us of “Raising Arizona.”

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7:30 pm

Second turnover! Ravens have always been good at getting the other team to lose its cool.

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7:38 pm

Failed fake field goal! Hey, that’s unusual.

Ads…

VW. Ah, nothing like ethnic humor. First draft no doubt included blackface and dreads.

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7:42 pm

Niners struggling. Time out.

Ads…

Coke ad in the desert. Road Warrior riff, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (but without pesky gays).
Subway ad with athletes. Jared has always struck us as someone you don’t really want to get to know.

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7:48 pm

Two minute warning.

Ads…

Taco Bell ad with old people. I know this is supposed to be clever, but it makes me wince.
Running shoes ad with cheetah. Well, at least we got to see a cheetah.

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7:50 pm

Ravens up 21-3. Niners a second half team, but this is getting ridiculous.

Ads…

Lincoln ad is too typical for a car ad, even with the jazz drummer.

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7:51 pm

Halftime is nearing. Remember, during the AFC Championship, it was the first ad after the first half ended when Scientology ran a 30-second version of its “Knowledge” ad, at least here in New York.

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7:53 pm

Kaepernick seems to be risking an interception with almost every pass. Not good.

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8:01 pm

HALFTIME, Ravens 21, Niners 6

Ads…

Four CBS promos, during which several tens of millions headed for the bathroom.
Ford Fusion. Saw this one already. Zzzz.

SCIENTOLOGY AD!!!

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8:02 pm

The great thing is, the Scientology ad as immediately followed by a loopy woman who could have been the perfect example of a deluded church member. Nice placement!

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8:03 pm

So who saw the ad and in which parts of the country?

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8:08 pm

The Twitter reactions to the Scientology ad are BRUTAL.

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8:25 pm

Oprah pandering to the armed forces: Soldiers deserve better. Don’t treat them like a disease that needs commiseration.

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8:26 pm

Sorry, CBS, I’m still not going to watch your sitcom. But thanks for the Garrett Morris cameo.

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8:32 pm

This is like the Super Bowls of my youth. Blowout after blowout.

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8:37 pm

Power outage! Ha ha ha. Where are OT VIIIs when you need them?

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8:40 pm

Ads…

Iron Man 3 — cool look.
Century 21. Eh.
Blackberry — very weak use of special effects
NO, THE TALKING E-TRADE BABY! Aaaagggghhh.

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8:41 pm

Let’s play the second half next week!

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8:57 pm

Oh no, DOWNTON ABBEY. We may have to start switching back and forth.

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9:04 pm

Oh, everyone’s mourning for Sybil. What’s Tom going to do?

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9:09 pm

Cora, Cora, that was a low blow.

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9:18 pm

Kaepernick runs for first down!

Mrs. Patson carps about cooking!

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9:26 pm

Niners score crucial touchdown.

Meanwhile, downstairs flirting is reaching unbearable levels.

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9:30 pm

SF defense finally showing up.

Dr. Clarkson, meanwhile, is being put on the spot.

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9:33 pm

WE HAVE A GAME. The Niners score again.

Things in prison for Mr. Bates are still grim.

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9:38 pm

Robert, Robert, you out-of-date lovable bastard.

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9:40 pm

Oh, Carson. That was uncalled for.

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9:43 pm

Niners miss a field goal. Will that deflate their comeback?

Meanwhile, Biblical parables around the table downstairs at Downton.

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9:48 pm

Both the Niners and Mr. Bates are holding on to a glimmer of hope…

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9:51 pm

The Daily Mail UK has provided a link here in a story about the Scientology ad. We’re grateful for that, but we want to clarify that the ad which aired during the Super Bowl was a 30-second spot.

There is a 1-minute version of the “Knowledge” ad online, but for the sky-high rates during the AFC Championship and Super Bowl, the church ran the shorter versions, which makes sense.

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9:53 pm

Dr. Clarkson does the noble thing. But tough for him, no doubt.

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9:54 pm

We’re into the fourth quarter, and the Ravens are trying to drive a stake into the Niners’ chances.

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9:55 pm

The Business Insider is reporting that Scientology paid about 3.8 million for the ad.

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9:59 pm

Ravens score, now lead 31-23.

Ads…

Paul Harvey on farmers. Just don’t Google Harvey’s past.

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10:01 pm

Daily Mail is also wrong about cost. If it had been a national ad, would have been more than 7 million. But it only ran in certain markets, and Business Insider says they paid about 3.8 million.

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10:04 pm

Wow. Niners are really something. Will they go for two to tie it up?

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10:15 pm

Niners want to check the replay.

Ads…

Tide ad. Annoying.
Soda Stream. At least it has a point to make.

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10:22 pm

Let’s look at this again. National ads are running about 3.8 million for 30 seconds. But the Scientology ad was not nationwide, so the 7.6 million (for 1 minute) and 3.8 million for 30 seconds are both too high. We’re guessing they spent less. Not sure how much, though.

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10:31 pm

Two-minute warning.

Samsung. Might have been better with a script.

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10:35 pm

Oh, that might be it. The Niners couldn’t get in from only about 5 yards out.

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10:48 pm

Well, the Ravens win. But thanks to the Niners for making it a game.

Also, to recap: right where we expected it, the Church of Scientology ran a 30-second version of its “Knowledge” ad after the end of the first half. It showed up in NY and LA and SF and perhaps some other markets. National ads were running about 3.8 million for a 30-second spot, but we wonder if they paid less than that because it was in limited markets.

We thank the numerous news organizations that linked to us in regards to the ad. We did know it was coming, and we had already commented on its weak message. As L. Ron Hubbard said, it’s best to sell Scientology like a “mystery sandwich” and not give any indication of what it’s really like. For that — what the church is really up to — there is this blog and its excellent commenter community, which is made up of so many former members.

Oh, and Joe Flacco just said “Fucking awesome” on national TV. And that is fucking awesome.

Thank you and good night!

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Posted by Tony Ortega on February 3, 2013 at 07:00

 

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  • BuryTheNuts2

    I am verklempt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Beyonce looks awesome in that leather/lace bodysuit thingy. I want it. And those fierce booties too

  • http://twitter.com/EUMegaraid European Megaraid

    Checking in from the United Kingdom

    Missed the ad, because our wonderful BBC cuts them out.

    But can we confirm that the wold have had to pay an absolute fortune to get the slot, because all the ad time would have been bought up well in advance?

    • TonyOrtega

      If they had bought a national ad, it would have cost them $7 million. But if it only ran in NY, LA, and maybe a few more, they paid less. How much, we’re not sure.

      • http://twitter.com/EUMegaraid European Megaraid

        Right, cheers for clearing that up.

        Any more word on that Channel 4 documentary?

        • TonyOrtega

          Going through edits now. Supposed to air in March.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Oh man…that is my favorite song of hers.
    Makes my heart soar.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Which one?

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Halo

  • stillgrace

    Hey. At the Business Insider, there’s a link to click on that says find details “where the ad ran.” I clicked on it and it brought me back to the bunker!

    • V for Vacation

      Lol

    • BuryTheNuts2

      LOL, that is funny!
      At least we can be counted on to do our duty!

  • BuryTheNuts2

    So we verified New York City, Cali bay area and LA area?

    • SP ‘Onage

      Friend just called me, was seen in Ventura County, California too.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        I still consider Ventura County the greater LA area.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    Gawd! That Beyonce is so amazing! Those legs…

  • SP ‘Onage

    Oprah took scientology’s sweet spot. Haaaaa! Very touching ad. God bless our troops.

    • MO Mom

      A very nicely put together spot

      • SP ‘Onage

        :)

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    What’s true for you ad. It is so weird. That is all. Central Florida, Tampa Bay signing off.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      You got one in the Tampa market?

      • DeElizabethan

        You know what’s funny, on Marty’s blog this mantra has been very popular of late. It’s almost making all the independents Right! Plus everyone else who read all the new books and TV shows. They are making us all right and what’s true for what we know. Know what i mean? Super!!!

        • EnthralledObserver

          “What’s true for you, is true for you.” According to that LRHubbard website the cult has celebrating the man, his anecdote (in what I presume are his own words spoken in his own voice) introducing the saying he was taught by Snake Thomson was “If it’s NOT true for you, then it’s not true.” I attribute a whole different meaning to this… most importantly the requirement of ‘evidence’ that might add up to disprove a theory. LRH has taken a genuine and logical statement and twisted it for his little lambies so they need not bother with such boring and irrelevant distractions such as ‘evidence’.

    • Observer

      That whole “it’s only true if it’s true for you” thing is patently, ridiculously false. The COB of Scientology is only 5’3″ because that height is true for him, and if he made 6’3″ true for him he’d grow?

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        If that were true for him, his COBness would have postulated tallness by now. He must like his shortness

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Well if the ad’s did show in LA, Bay area, NY and Tampa…..then that clenches it.
      They are absolutely devouring their own tail as we speak.
      Congratulations Davey.
      FAIL!!!

      • DeElizabethan

        Yes and going out with crappy ads. Fail, yes!

  • http://twitter.com/eliyahujones Ellis Dee

    Just saw one in Dallas

  • Peace Theta

    You all are so misunderstanding of Scientology. It makes sense how
    & why you all come congration at this internet usernet addresss.
    Just make some willfull interest and learning attempts. Then maybe you
    can show some knowingness. I’ts just very sad to see this ingnorance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

      Good to see you here. You could try reading and learning too. Read this if you have the integrity to do so: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=100838

    • BuryTheNuts2

      You just keep on coming to places like this. We welcome you.
      You may be sad, but we are not. We are free.
      Tell me WHY it makes sense that we would come here.
      Stay a while. Your are more than welcome here.

      • Peace Theta

        I do not have bad intentionness, I just do want to make people aware

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I did not think you did. We don’t either.
          and now that you added intention-ness….high five on the goof!

          • Peace Theta

            So you know the urgency task of clearing the planet for this year, the only last chance we have?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              It is Urgent that we Clear the planet.
              It must be done this year.
              Cuz it appears to be the last one Davey has got……….LOL

            • MO Mom

              But what will happen to you if you tell your member friends that you were here and actually read some of the posts??

            • Peace Theta

              Nothing, since I’m a troll.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Urgency task? A task might be ‘urgent’, but not ‘urgency’. The urgency of doing a task might be great. And of course there is only one last chance… if not it wouldn’t be the last.
              Your babble is not ‘helping’ anyone… but surely my grammar lessons are helping you, and as a follow on, everyone else here who has to read your car wreck sentences.

            • Peace Theta

              of CoRse you ARe MAd

            • EnthralledObserver

              Hahaha… but at least I can spell! By the way… I even spelt ‘course’ (which you misspelt) in the previous post… you didn’t think to emulate or straight up copy it? Just how self-righteous are you?

            • Peace Theta

              Just take our beginner course on com and get Hatted, the most importented thing is to Get a Hat, your spiritual Hat, your scientenologitical Hat

            • EnthralledObserver

              I have a hat… I live in the tropics (don’t want to burn), but thanks anyway. As for your ‘beginner course on com’… do you not understand what you are reading and writing? I don’t think it’s MY communication that needs assistance.
              By the way, ‘importented’ is spelt ‘important’… the rest of your word salad is unedible.

        • EnthralledObserver

          Good grief… I have to teach you. “I do not have bad intentions, I just want to make people aware.”

    • Midwest Mom

      Your poor grammar shows ignorance plus the fact that you misspelled ignorance.

    • stillgrace

      The very beingness of $cio-knowingness begets ignoranceness.

      • Peace Theta

        Perhapse if you had knowlege of your theta and released that pended up anger you would have a different cognition LOL

        • Midwest Mom

          Your first message used “congration”. There is no such word. What is your native language?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Bullshitedness.

        • stillgrace

          Anger? What anger? I’m having fun. Here for the lutz, ya know! Plus. my team’s losing.

          Please stick around and learn.

          • Peace Theta

            Im not hear to learn I already at cause. Do you even know about MEST?

            • Midwest Mom

              Play Mesty for me.

            • Semper Phi

              Hah!

            • stillgrace

              Yes, my friend spent $350,000 to learn it, and then told me all about it, for free.

            • DeElizabethan

              Peace Theta, you be pure joke!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I am at cause over not only MEST…but Xenu too.
              I used to date that ass hat and all he ever wanted to do was take perfectly good thetans for rides in DC-8’s.
              He needed to settle down but he refused. I had to move on.

            • stillgrace

              Xenu cheated on me with you?? BETRAYED!!!!!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              That POS…I had a feeling. Damn it…we must get together and compare notes.
              Over Martini’s.

            • stillgrace

              I’m there! I’ll bring all my notes about MEST.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              We are going to collectively break him out of his Energy Prison just so we can beat the shit out of him together!!!

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Show me a photo of COB without his shirt, and I promise to convert. Right now. Honest

            • MO Mom

              And I ask again, would you really want to see that?

            • Peace Theta

              he Is At CAuse ANd so It MAkes seNse you wANt thAt

            • q-bird

              I hear to learn. Why you here? And… how ever did you get here PT! U clever cookie you!

            • EnthralledObserver

              You may not be aware of your failures here, but seriously, my ten year old can spell better, uses better grammar and punctuation than you do. You cannot possibly be ‘at cause’ when you haven’t grasped the basics of written communication. Do you ‘talk’ like this too? I really wonder how Sci-bots manage to learn even any Scientology when they can’t use language properly.

        • EnthralledObserver

          Please take a moment to acknowledge that you need to seek out proper, acceptable schooling to ensure you can communicate effectively in the world you live in. Your failures in this area are a perfect example of just ONE of Scientology’s crimes against its members.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Caw-caw ! You a Raven Fan?

    • Semper Phi

      Oh believe me, I did make some willful interest and learning attempts and have *plenty* of knowingness. Biggest mistake of my life.

    • Observer

      Welcome! I think you will find that collectively we know far more about Scientology than you do, since we are allowed to read Scientology materials, while you are not allowed to read any of what we know about Scientology that it keeps hidden from its members. That includes the OTIII materials, which are easily available on the internet and do not cause you to die from pneumonia or go insane.

      I hope you come back and don’t just post and run. We will ask you hard questions, but we don’t wish you ill.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Looks like you need to word clear. WTF is congration?

      • Peace Theta

        Its what happens in a chapel FYI

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Good one.

        • Semper Phi

          Umm, did you mean “congregation” by any chance?

          • Peace Theta

            Forgive me you’re magesty, lol its not very cool to pick on people expressing freedom of religious rights

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              But it is perfectly acceptable to point out continued, egregious lack of spellingness and punctuationness.

            • Midwest Mom

              We’re not preventing you from worshiping.

            • Semper Phi

              You misunderstand me, Peace Theta! It was an honest question. There is no such word in English as “congration,” and I was wondering if what you meant to write was conGREGation, which actually makes sense. We are a congregation of people here with a common interest. ARC, baby.
              And by the way, it used to be my religion too, and there was no freedom in that religion, not really.

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              What about my rights? I happen to prefer decent Englishness

            • MO Mom

              and proper grammarness

            • BuryTheNuts2

              PT, Have a beer! It will make you much more theta.

            • stillgrace

              “religious rights”? I bear bad news: your “religion” is a “business” (with some shady practices.)

        • Midwest Mom

          There’s no such word as congration.

          • mattekudasai

            Maybe it’s in the scientology dictionary. That;’s where they put all their mocked up words.

    • aboutandout

      Thanks for sharing your view point, it took courage to post on this site. Please take some of that
      courage and read the stories and comments.

    • Chocolate Velvet

      Awwww! The awkwardness and fumblingness of your post makes me want to give you a hug. So cute!

      Don’t be sad, the ignorance you see is only an illusion created by your reactive mind. Don’t be at effect of something that is not even real. We are at cause over our knowingness of the cultiness of scibot-ness. Keep reading, and get up to speedness! Feel the loveness of this congration…

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        Chocolate Velvetness causes laughingness

    • grundoon

      Hi, Peace Theta! Tnx for the lulz! Do you know our old friend Marcabian Commander?

  • California

    Nothing in SF North yet. Maybe they just focused in San Jose/Silicon Valley.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Well they have reopened Los Gatos….yet again….

  • Semper Phi

    Well, it showed in NYC for sure. One of my NYC Scilon FB friends posted a picture of the ad on her TV screen, all excited.

  • SP ‘Onage

    WTF? This is a first, half the power out and the score board it out. Beer break!!!!!!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I thought they did it on purpose just FOR the beer break.

      • SP ‘Onage

        I postulated it. :)

        • BuryTheNuts2

          good man

          • SP ‘Onage

            ;)

  • http://twitter.com/EUMegaraid European Megaraid

    Guys! Guys! We shouldn’t have mocked the cult commercial! Now Tom Cruise has been angered, and used his OT powers to kill the power in the Superdome!

  • DeElizabethan

    In Tampa Bay area it was the “What’s true for You” ad.
    I really didn’t understand much more of it but that at the end stuck with me. Why they used that was I think really stupid. It would not perk my interet in the subject. Hey, why would I go to them when I know what is true for me is true. Stupid — Great! Very ineffective I thought! Someone should go to RPF for that ad.

    • TonyOrtega

      They call that the “Knowledge” ad. It’s the one that ran in several markets.

      • DeElizabethan

        Sorry, did hear the work knowledge but mostly just got the emphasis on that last part, thanks.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Wasn’t worth 7.5 million. What a waste of money!!!

      • DeElizabethan

        Sure was a waste. Good, because I don’t think it will help them, and that’s good! They love to show those robot eyes.

        • mattekudasai

          :|]

  • Ms. B. Haven

    I think I just saw the Budweiser ‘lucky chair ad’ with a slogan that said something like “It’s only weird if it doesn’t work”. Since we didn’t get the Scn ad here in the frozen northern wastelands, I suggest merging the Bud & Scn ad. Works for me…

  • Observer

    Thank you, Tony! I thought I was the only one who finds that E-trade baby creepy and annoying.

  • mattekudasai

    No church of greed ads here in Atlantic Canada and with a population of 2.3 million people there is only a tiny little “mission” in Nova Scotia. Lonely over here. Just watched that last touchdown by Jones (also my last name) and actually got excited. Been years since I’ve watched a Superbowl. Beyonce as usual sings like an angel. Just wish she didn’t always look like she’s trying so hard. Nice to see the Destiny’s Child chicks singing with her. And that song Halo is beautiful, but wasn’t there some controversy concerning Halo and a Kelly Clarkson song being too much alike. Anyhow back to the game.

  • Peace Theta

    Im sorry, juging by you’re responses, nobody hear knows anything about my religion.

    Ignorance is bliss, so they say

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Everyone here knows EVERYTHING about Scientology.
      We don’t know anything about YOU and YOUR religion.

    • MO Mom

      So tell us about yourself, then.

      • Peace Theta

        I AM AN ARtIst IN seARCh of woRk

        • alice kramden

          You are a true wordsmith.

    • Midwest Mom

      What is your native language and country?

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

      Actually, If you mean “Scientology”, I was in 27 years. Others here longer and OTVIII. Why are WE out?

    • Observer

      You only know what your religion wants you to know. You don’t know the truth about your religion because it doesn’t want you to know it. Follow this link and read what people who were in Scientology for 30 or 40 years, and served under LRH himself on the Apollo and in California, know about it. http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41348

    • alice kramden

      Peace Theta, will you admit you don’t look at both sides?

      • Peace Theta

        Knowingness versus chaoticness, I will take the former TYVM

        • alice kramden

          ok, but you can’t ‘know’ if you don’t look at both sides.

          • TheNextMrsTomCruise

            Wanna go to the moon Alice?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              KaPoww

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Karen Pouw? Is she here?

            • alice kramden

              right in da kisser…

        • Midwest Mom

          You don’t speak English well or know how to spell very well, either. Where are you from originally?

          • Peace Theta

            Why would you assume I dont speak english? Of course im from Florida.

            • MO Mom

              How long have you been a scientologist? Are your parents or other family members in the church?

            • Peace Theta

              yes, theRe Is A footBAll pARty In the ChApel.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Welcome back my sista (or brother).
              chuckling.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Come on, go to the top and have a bit more fun…you are entertaining.

            • Midwest Mom

              Your incorrect spelling, grammar and punctuation. You don’t have proper English skills.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

              Because “don’t” takes an apostrophe, as does “I’m” which is also capitalized, and there should be a period after “Florida”. We are assuming you are from Clearwater, Florida to be precise.

        • q-bird

          what is TYVM?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Thank you very much

            • sugarplumfairy

              You’re welcome too..

          • stillgrace

            thank you very much

            • sugarplumfairy

              You’re welcome..

        • http://twitter.com/eliyahujones Ellis Dee

          This is provably the most theta gathering on the internet

        • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

          a.k.a. pullmyfingerness versus sniffmyringpieceness….

        • q-bird

          oh LOL – TYFT – (thank you for this) – I thought this may be a scientology anacronym!

          • MO Mom

            it has been said that with so many kids using abbreviations for texting and other such things, that they are loosing their ability to spell properly

            • Midwest Mom

              I don’t think this one could ever spell.

            • MO Mom

              Probably not!

    • sugarplumfairy

      the problem is that we know too much about your ‘religion’.. Much more than you do, peace theta.. But keeping reading.. You can learn..

    • stillgrace

      Holy Xenu, I wish that was true. … and that would be “judging” and “nobody here” and “your response”.
      sea org education?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      You are so full of shitness PT!
      Time to come out of the closetness now.

    • q-bird

      YES! Sweet Peace Theta ~ how do you… personally, clear the planet? How do you & your religion help people? I really want to know. I really want to hear from a person who cares enough about their ’cause’ to explain it to me.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        PT is having some fun with us.
        There are certain words that have -ness on the end…
        and a whole lot more that do not.

        PT has use a few too many nesses to be real.

        Good try though.

        • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

          Yea, I am thinking: troll.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Or just one of us who has had lots of beer and is bored.
            LOL

            • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

              Take a chug for every reply! They’re toast….

        • The Dakini

          PT sounds like someone trying to sound like a Buddhist, trying to sound like someone from Downton Abby, trying to sound like Sarah Palin.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            And FAIL MUCH…
            Naw…actually…they were having some fun….I can appreciate that.
            It was probably Marc Headley.
            You know he is not right.
            LOL

            • The Dakini

              Ha!

        • q-bird

          Awww nuts! I was so hoping for some sharingness of the knowingness….

        • alice kramden

          Looks that way, awww I like sparring with them.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            I do too. The one thing about the bunker is our lack of stimulating trolls.
            I guess they realize they are pissing up a rope…but still.
            They can be lots of fun.

        • TheNextMrsTomCruise

          Well, if this one leaves, you can always go to the moon and spar with “Source”. Oh wait, where is he again? Mars?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Target 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

    Can you Imagine? 20 years from now.. “I was the E-Trade baby”, spare a dime?

  • sugarplumfairy

    Dammmm.. Isn’t it over yet? It’s time for downtown abbey..

    • BuryTheNuts2

      You took a nap didn’t you?
      I can tell.

      • sugarplumfairy

        an unplanned nap..

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Uh huh!

        • TheNextMrsTomCruise

          Your nappiness is no doubt, due to your overt happy hourness

    • Midwest Mom

      Poor Sybil!

      • sugarplumfairy

        =(

    • BuryTheNuts2

      the really scary part is that Tony watches it too.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Scientology broadcasting ads during the SuperBowl is like OJ Simpson broadcasting ads during his trial saying that leather gloves are likely to shrink if covered in blood.

    • SP ‘Onage

      If the scientology Ad don’t fit, they must quit.

  • Geoff Barrett

    did that ad ever air?

    • TonyOrtega

      Yes, just after the first half, as we predicted. Visible in several markets but not everywhere.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Yeah, same rehashed ad that has aired before.

  • DeElizabethan

    Thank you who ever made and OK’d that ad, for the validation to all of us in the real world, that what is true for us is true. Way to go!

  • SandiCorrena

    Did just the anticipation of the Co$ ad knock out the power?

  • sugarplumfairy

    Ooooohh.. Branson said the C word..

    • Midwest Mom

      He also wants to name the baby Sybil.

      • sugarplumfairy

        He’s a lovable revolutionary, he is..

        • Midwest Mom

          Look, Cora is wearing a 1920’s version of Beyonce’s outfit!

  • wannabeclear

    Tony, please don’t spoil Downton Abbey! I’m DVRing it. I was watching 34 minutes of what amounted to Super Bowl dead air, in hopes that someone with OT Powers would wave their magic wand (or e-meter) and restore the power to the game…

    • MO Mom

      They donated all their money for the local idle org, so that they couldn’t afford tickets to the game.

      • wannabeclear

        Or for the creepy commercial before the halftime show.

        • TonyOrtega

          We’ll try to keep our comments cryptic for those who can’t see the show yet.

          • sugarplumfairy

            You’re so theta, Tony..

            • BuryTheNuts2

              that is why he has that damn Clear bracelet.

          • wannabeclear

            Thanks, Tony. What sugarplumfairy said…

  • BuryTheNuts2

    497 inane comments.
    WE FUCKING ROCK PEOPLES!

  • sugarplumfairy

    Crap.. I’m catholic but I had to word clear transubstantiation..

    Definition of TRANSUBSTANTIATION

    1
    : an act or instance of transubstantiating or being transubstantiated
    2
    : the miraculous change by which according to Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma the eucharistic elements at their consecration become the body and blood of Christ while keeping only the appearances of bread and wine

    • BuryTheNuts2

      In Scientology, that would lead to a word chain.
      It may take a month to clear that shit and get back on course.
      You then, would be turned in to ethics because of this.

      and the circle jerk goes round and round, and still somehow….oh…nevermind.

    • MO Mom

      And as Catholics, we could have a lively discussion about that. With no consequences

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Bad Fairy! Sister Immaculata would smite you for that!

    • Midwest Mom

      Bates! I love how he’s a prison thug, now.

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        But a prison thug with exquisite diction

  • SP ‘Onage

    Touchdown! About friggin time!

  • MO Mom

    Oh!! I just saw it!! It was the ‘respect the tech’ commercial.
    Oh, wait, that was Toyota.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

      Exactly! Isn’t that copyrighted?

    • Ms. B. Haven

      Wasn’t that COB in drag???

      • MO Mom

        Nope, her legs were too long, even with the heals

  • California

    YIPPEE! Another touchdown!

    Do we have anybody here from the Sacto area? Commercial there?

  • SP ‘Onage

    49ers are making a come back.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      TBD!

      • q-bird

        O C R A P ! WTF is TBD BTN??? I M O, NO, IMHO, I M a D O R K…
        pls hep. ;-}.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          to be determined…
          It is not even Scionspeak…LOL.
          don’t worry Q…I got yer back!!!

        • Peace Theta

          somethINg eNthetA of CouRse

          • BuryTheNuts2

            You coming clean yet cowboy?

            • Peace Theta

              Feel free, you can beat JohnP

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I would never even dare go against our John P. when it comes to his verbal (well, actually his written skills).
              And you and I both know that typing on a blog is a Black and White effort.
              So it is all about recognizing shades of grey.

              I would go up against John P. on intuition in ~heartbeat~

            • Peace Theta

              I thought you guessed the answer to the puzzle

            • BuryTheNuts2

              mmmaybe :)

            • Peace Theta

              want a hint?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              sure…I am all about taking the easy way out

            • Peace Theta

              Do you remember the dumbass troll that used to have encrypted usernames, the one that waited until people figured it out?

            • Midwest Mom

              Marcabian?

            • Peace Theta

              BINGO, was that a memory, or the intelligent perception of my capitalization scheme?

            • Midwest Mom

              It was your last clue. Where have you been?

            • Peace Theta

              Here, always

            • Midwest Mom

              I’m sorry I criticized your English.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Well, it was a crappy attempt at bad english…so you were good with that mom

            • Peace Theta

              It was intentional, I have a degree in literature

            • Midwest Mom

              Didn’t that drive you crazy?

            • Midwest Mom

              I meant by using incorrect grammar and punctuation, etc.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              That was intentional.

            • Midwest Mom

              I know, but even jokingly it must be difficult to go against the fundamental rules of proper language skills.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Naw, I do it all the time mom…LOL

            • Midwest Mom

              Do you know how difficult it is to write my rap songs? Fo shizzle, it’s diffle!

            • Peace Theta

              Not when you are trying to help people. It’s worth it to wake people up from the stupidity of scientology.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              So how do you wake them up PT?

            • Peace Theta

              By supporting Tony in any way

            • Peace Theta

              I was trolling, goes with the territory

            • BuryTheNuts2

              welcome back from Target two.

            • q-bird

              aye… sly, sly… like a

            • Peace Theta

              G6

            • BuryTheNuts2

              a G6? hmmmm

            • Peace Theta

              JP has a G5

            • BuryTheNuts2

              JP “leases” a G5 pilgrim

            • BuryTheNuts2

              You are keeping me up past my bedtime just because I like intrigue!

            • Peace Theta

              And don’t forget about the platypus

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Ah, the platypus! Good god…we can go from “green day” to “star trek” talking about a Platypus…

            • q-bird

              G6? Gee Whiz ~ please, dear heart, would you be so kind as to decipher this for me?
              Is this a way of saying “gotcha fine there… copy that” ? 2 clicks on the mike.

            • grundoon

              Couldn’t make sense of the capitalization, but your bad spelling is distinctive! Nice to see you again!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Nope, Dont remember anything of the sort.
              willful ignorance perhaps?

            • q-bird

              Howdy!!!

            • q-bird

              Please please… let this be our Captain.

          • q-bird

            Well hello there Peace ~ How do you do?! You come here often?
            long time lurker? first time poster?

            • Peace Theta

              BTN kNows the ANsweR

            • Midwest Mom

              BM?

            • q-bird

              OH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ….
              why I, I cannot go on.

            • Peace Theta

              You must

  • sugarplumfairy

    Lol.. Shades of Anne archer.. Mrs. Patmore: “do I look like a frolicker to you??”

    • Midwest Mom

      This reminds me of my past Junior League luncheons.

  • MO Mom

    And the Clydesdale with Stevie for the win!

  • sugarplumfairy

    I have to say I’m loving the live blogging Downton Abbey..

    • Midwest Mom

      You have exposed my family to scandal!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.tilse Michael Leonard Tilse

      great multi-tasking on Tony’s part.

      • Poison Ivy

        I love the dual blogging. Give me Downton over football any day.

    • Midwest Mom

      Ooh, Bates!

  • BuryTheNuts2

    OK, Nick’s “Landslide” and the Clydesdale just reduced me to a blubbering mess of tears.
    BIG TIME.

    • monkeyknickers

      Thank god I was not alone !

  • California

    NO SCN commercial here in the SF market.

    • Trustmeonthis

      Hmm, saw it in the east bay.

  • sugarplumfairy

    Seems a pity to miss such a good pudding.. A lady after my own heart..

    • Midwest Mom

      “I never thought of you as a woman with no standards.”

      • sugarplumfairy

        Was it my unplanned nap?

        • Midwest Mom

          “Have you been painting your face?”

          • sugarplumfairy

            No, that’s the bedspread imprint..

    • Midwest Mom

      Thomas is getting too touchy-feely with James.

  • stillgrace

    Thanks bunker people! That was fun. I hope the troll reveals his or her bunker I.D.
    Gotta run … my team’s rallying!!

  • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

    Someone I know asked me why the Church of Scientology would advertise during the Super Bowl.
    I answered that the average true-believing member of the Church is convinced that the only reason everyone in the world isn’t a Scientologist is that they simply haven’t heard of it yet—all they need is to be told about Scientology and the orgs’ll be boomed. They’ve spent years now putting up these huge Ideal Orgs anticipating (or pretending to be anticipating) some huge influx of new Scientologists. Now, obviously, the orgs aren’t going to boom after this Super Bowl ad, and the true-believers will promptly engage in a smattering of nattering and justification about how low-toned people don’t duplicate comm and must not have caught the ad, and this must be a sign of how low-toned society in general is or something of the sort.
    But this is the way the people in the Church think now, and that’s what’s manifesting as rather bizarre attempts by the Church to spread their gospel (like the Atlantic fiasco).

    • wannabeclear

      And by airing in large markets, they show their true believers in those markets (and others) how much they are doing to “clear the planet.” Nevermind that creepy commercials right as people are getting up to pee during large sporting events aren’t going to do it…

      • SP ‘Onage

        Still makes me laugh, their ad aired during a beer, snack and pee-pee break…bawhahaha!

        • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

          That was probably a cheaper time to play an ad than others, which would let COB or Church execs claim the ad cost so and so, when it actually cost less, and they could pocket the difference.

        • wannabeclear

          Super Bowl Ad Fail. :)

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Ah the Atlantic fiasco was of epic proportions.
      So John, what is your story. Are you totally out?

      • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

        I am as out as it is possible to be, but I still cling to LRH (maybe that’ll change, I don’t know). My story is not very dramatic.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I understand and that is why I asked. You obviously have a very good background in LRH. You know your stuff, so to speak. I am glad you are here and I have enjoyed your insight and your posts.
          You are a young person…I am much older. we probably have very different perspectives about LRH. but I am glad you are here and hope we can discuss it further…
          I myself have a lot of cognitive dissonance on LRH for many reasons.

          • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

            I hope I can deliver :)

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I think you will do just fine John.
              :)

            • Peace Theta

              No need to worry, just speak your mind…. the most important thing is to speak your mind.

        • Peace Theta

          Awesome, another intelligent contributer, just be willing to debate with us once in a while!!

          • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

            Oh, I will ;)

        • Poison Ivy

          Welcome John.

          • http://twitter.com/TheTock John S. Christen

            Thank you, Poison Ivy :)

  • Zinnia

    The Scientology ad ran in Seattle. 30 seconds, What is true for you..

  • AstroLadyBoy
    • May_West

      Daily Mail says the ad cost 8 million.

    • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

      “The Scientology spot’s YouTube page had only 60,000 views as of Sunday night, compared with more than 7 million views for Volkswagon’s much talked about ‘Get Happy’ spot.”

      The data proves a Volkswagon is 116 times more appealing and at a fraction of the cost.

      • AstroLadyBoy

        Yeah, I imagine in real life ‘aspirational’ testing Snippy………., as in “would you like a Volstwagon, or would you like to be a CLEAR: as per Church of Scientology teachings” (or further still, after you sink a whole bunch of $K’s – lets wave a magic wand: all your troubling parasitic space-alien ‘body thetans’, pesky alien hoohaa blabla waved away”)….waddya want …car, or Clear,,,,,,well blimey mate I’ll go out on a limb and venture,….. most will opt for the car … ?Maybe folks I know are desperately ignorant, and don’t know/appreciate Ron’s teachings on PLANET CLEARING…or perhaps maybe they know Scientology and its promises are an illusion and a joke! ? ! !!!

  • MO Mom

    And KC blows their draft pick again…
    But we DO have Google fiber

  • Peace Theta

    to Be fRAnk, you Need to do youR due dIllIgence oN our relIgIoN

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Oh, why do you get to be Frank? I wanna be Frank!

    • Midwest Mom

      RARNN?

    • alice kramden

      Why does a so-called scientologist only post during commercials?

      • Peace Theta

        BeCAuse

        • Midwest Mom

          What are your crimes?!

          • Peace Theta

            I was once a commander in a different place

            • Trustmeonthis

              Freeloader debt is not legally enforceable! You can get out. People will help. You have choices.

            • Peace Theta

              I was a commander in the Marcabian Confederacy

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I was there. You were busted back to rank and file. You were a big shot for a while until you messed up. come clean PT. You goofed the floof.

            • Midwest Mom

              I think it was because of his allergies to trains.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Or you could try to decode those Capital letters :)

              Not that I would because I am a cognitive miser…..I just recently found that out.
              And I am OWNING that shit.

            • Midwest Mom

              Goodnight folks!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              LRH, phone home dude.
              LOL.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Damn, you still here.

  • sugarplumfairy

    That ram truck should have a license that reads EIEIO..

    • sugarplumfairy

      Ok, I feel another unscheduled nap coming on.. Later, SPs..

      • SP ‘Onage

        Ciao! :)

  • SP ‘Onage

    Guts and Glory, scientology has none.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    I lost my tv signal, so now I am just listening to music and sucking down those last beers.
    Ya’ll can tell me who won tomorrow.

    • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

      This is starting to feel like “Super 8″ where the alien keeps messing with the power grid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPandora Victoria Pandora

    Someone on esmb said the best twitter response to the $cn. As “Scientology; Because your depression is caused by space aliens.”

    • Davka

      Mr. Davka just said “Scientology. Think for yourself. Until you join us.”

  • SP ‘Onage

    Yay! Another SP touchdown!

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    So, as someone who hasn’t seen any of the ads so far what would you say has been the outstanding commercial tonight? [no scientology quips please]

    • AstroLadyBoy

      Kirstie Alley has been discussing this on twitter too – she’s loved a bunch so far.
      BUT NO MENTION of Scientology ad !!

      • SP ‘Onage

        That’s embarrassing. Or is she taking an osa survey?

        • AstroLadyBoy

          So far she’s loved Audi, Voltswagen, and Skechers – not even a MENTION of Sci ad.

      • Trustmeonthis

        That you for watching Kirstie, so we don’t have to.
        I’m actually serious.

      • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

        didn’t she leave a cryptic tweet that could be interpreted that she might be leaving scientology a couple of days ago…. I would ask directly but http://grab.by/jzNM

    • wannabeclear

      I loved the M&Ms ad, the Doritos ad with the little girl playing dress up and the Montana Miracle Stain ad. You can see them on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/adzone/450573

      • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

        ironically, Hulu:

        “Sorry, currently our video library can only be watched from within the United States”

        • wannabeclear

          I guess I thought you were in the US.

        • wannabeclear

          Use a VPN with a US server…

    • Observer

      I’d go with the Toyota genie. That one’s on YouTube.

  • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

    Any Bible Belt sightings of the ad?

  • Trustmeonthis

    Saw it in SF!

    • California

      Can you describe it, please? People are mixing up the Toyota “Tech” ad for the 30 sec. SCN ad.

      • Trustmeonthis

        It was the $cn ad with the starey people as posted earlier here by Tony, and covered in the Daily Fail. It ended with a big “SCIENTOLOGY.ORG” screen, so I do not think I am mistaken. Also I had only had two beers.

        • California

          OK. I was glued to the tube, did not miss a second of it and I have seen the ad in the past….. so not in my part of the greater Bay Area market. When I have a second today, I am going to check out any response to the ad by the general public and, of course, us.

  • MO Mom
  • Peace Theta

    the IdeAl oRg IN bAltIMoRe Is why

    • stillgrace

      Izzzzzzzzzz that right?

  • TheNextMrsTomCruise

    Joe Flacco just said Fucking Awesome on national TV. He’s right.

  • California

    Drat! But we still will have an amazing parade for the 49’ers!

    NO SCN ad here in SF.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I have one more beer to drink to kill myself by………..

      • California

        Cheer up! It was very close and the Niner’s could be in the Super Bowl next year…..

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Ok, I am cheered…but only because I drank really slow and still have provisions!

    • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

      A few people already reported seeing it in SF. Guess you missed it.

      • California

        I am not in the SF market, per se, but close. I keep my location private….. Great Bay Area covers it. And, nope, I did not miss it. It was not in this market.

        And people have been confusing the Toyota Tech ad with it…. just wondering if they saw the 30 sec. SCN ad …..

        • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

          The Toyota Tech ad with the legally blonde purple genie? That’s hilarious.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      None in Detroit either, not that I would have expected this market to get coverage, but I heard the AFC ad ran in Minneapolis (?) so who knows their brilliant marketing strategy?

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Called it!! …. but, boy I was cacking it in the last 5 minutes…. made a few quid tonight!

  • SP ‘Onage

    Ravens deserved the win, darn. Thank you Tony!

  • aboutandout

    Thanks Tony another awesomeness night..:)

  • DeElizabethan

    That was interesting and fun, thanks Tony

  • mattekudasai

    Yes, thanks Tony. Great fun watching the verbal sparring.

  • MO Mom

    An example of an effective ad, that didn’t cost them a bloody penny – http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-oreo-got-that-twitter-ad-up-so-fast

  • Peace Theta

    Sorry to say, you are all a bunch of un-philosophics and so there fore you should’nt even bother with the science of the mind

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Hey PT……I got yer science of the mind…yep!..right here…look closely…..
      .NO LOWER….
      You my friend, have had an EXCELLENT run this evening….

      You are so THETA!

      ;)

      • Peace Theta

        I am a giver, how did you know?

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I am just a lucky guesser…
          Ya Think :)

      • alice kramden

        yeah – that was fun

    • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

      Philosophics of Football?

    • stillgrace

      Ah, zee scienzzzzz of the mind. ZZZZZo interestingzzz!

  • TheNextMrsTomCruise

    Thanks for the great party Tony! Sorry about your team.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    my end Disqus has been all over the place the last 5 minutes

    • 1subgenius

      Exciting isn’t it?

  • TheNextMrsTomCruise

    Bill Maher just posted this on Facebook:

    Bill Maher

    I saw an ad for scientology, i joined, and then Destiny’s Child reunited! That shit works – thanks, Tom Cruise!

    • Peace Theta

      So whAt, just go to youR loCAl org to learn yourself real good

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        BiTe ME

        • Peace Theta

          What part?

          • TheNextMrsTomCruise

            YOU mAy choose whateveR piEce floAts your ScieNtologIcal boAtneSS

            • Peace Theta

              May I savor it?

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Knock yourself outness

            • Peace Theta

              OK, I thiink

    • 1subgenius

      Very nice.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Ha!

    …. originally posted the ha! with an embedded pic…. didn’t show up…. this is it [SuperBowl related] http://grab.by/jzPc

  • Peace Theta

    Never scene a bigger bunch of morons

    • BuryTheNuts2

      have seen PT. have seen…

      • Peace Theta

        dont mess with my act

        • BuryTheNuts2

          too late…I still have a half a beer left and I will fuck with your act.

          • Peace Theta

            Challenge accepted, I have half of a bottle of a fine chardonnay

            • BuryTheNuts2

              GAME ON BABY!!!
              And I have to work tomorrow…but everybody knows after game day is a gimme.

            • Peace Theta

              Do you know the answer to the two sphinx question?

              If not, does anyone else know the question?

            • q-bird

              what begins with 4 legs, then has 2, then ends with 3?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              YES, what she said!

            • Peace Theta

              Nope, not that one, the one about 2 roads

            • BuryTheNuts2

              the two road that diverge?

            • Peace Theta

              And each road had a sphinx that either lies or tells the truth

            • BuryTheNuts2

              and which one are you PT? The Liar or the Truth?

            • stillgrace

              We discussed this riddle here a very long time ago. It’s the same riddle from “The Labyrinth”, the David Bowie movie. …. I’m bored now.

            • q-bird

              The liar obviously lies and the
              truth-teller speaks as if he were the liar so he also lies.

              http://youtu.be/2dgmgub8mHw

            • BuryTheNuts2

              :)

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

              So you say to one of them, “If I asked the other sphinx whether this is the road to Thebes, what would she say?”

            • stillgrace

              Good night, all. It’s been fun. BTN, you get tonight’s most valuable player award. You saw through the troll first!!

            • q-bird

              I shall be telling this with a sigh

              Somewhere ages and ages hence:

              two roads diverged in a wood, and I —

              I took the one less traveled by,

              And that has made all the difference.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              somehow I don’t think we are talking about Robert Frost here with our friend.

            • q-bird

              hells bells Bury – I only remember 1 Sphinx question – answer was MAN.
              that’s it – that’s all I got. That, and it is not a wise thing to be gettin’ into an argument with a dude on a bridge.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              this is what makes the bunker fun.

            • Peace Theta

              Frost aside, my riddle is this:

              Two roads diverge in the desert. One road is certain death, the other goes to the nearest oasis. Beside each road is a Sphinx. One tells only the truth, the other only lies. You have been granted one question to ask only one of them. What question will direct you to the correct road?

            • stillgrace

              Zame-o Zame-0. Bored.

            • http://twitter.com/SnippyH Snippy Haines

              What’s your favorite color?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              the liar.

            • Peace Theta

              You don’t know which one is the liar, so you have only one chance, only one question

            • stillgrace

              My, how your grammar and zpelling have improved! Now you’re acting like you know zomething we don’t. Hmmmmmmmmmz

            • Peace Theta

              I have from the start. That’s the point of being a troll. But unlike most trolls, I have a strict code of honor.

            • stillgrace

              Unlike most trollZ?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Where.are.we.going.?

            • Peace Theta

              Haha, good one, I liked that. But no.

            • q-bird

              If you were the liar would you tell me this door leads to
              heaven?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I still can’t figure this out…even sober.

              Why do I get the feeling this question is similar to “have you stopped beating your wife yet”?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              huh oidephus? riddle of the sphinx? is that what we are talikin about…sorry…getting a buzz finally

            • SP ‘Onage

              What? You have two sphinx-sters?

            • q-bird

              thank to all at the Bunker. Tony-O’s blog rocks – really, truly… no lie.
              Espy, this made me guffaw !

          • SP ‘Onage

            That trolls in trouble now. XD

            • Peace Theta

              Im not a troll anymore

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

              Once a troll, always a troll.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Nope, No longer a troll. Now just a curious anomaly. Ingenious, interesting, thought provoking and somewhat whacked…but still part of the cult of personality of the bunker…

        • stillgrace

          Iz you shure you don’t want to revealzzz your zock puppet IDzzz?

    • stillgrace

      Moronz iz az moronz do.

      • Peace Theta

        idiot:)

        • stillgrace

          At leeeezt you zpelled that right. Very well done!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        U R making me ZZZZZZZZZZZZZleeeepyy now Grace………….LOL

    • sugarplumfairy

      Check your local org..

    • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

      So you watched the commercial too?

  • SP ‘Onage

    Scientology trys so hard to be hip. Using the word “rebel” in their ad makes them look silly.

    Be a “rebel” without a cause, live fast die young, join scientology…there I fixed it.

  • AstroLadyBoy
    • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

      BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT…. FRICKIN’ AND FECKIN’ BRILLIANT…. imagine tiny fists face reading this!

    • SP ‘Onage

      BWAHAHAHA this cracked me up!

      The reaction on Twitter and other social media sites was one of mockery, with several jabs from people in the video game industry.

      ‘If your church has an ad during the Super Bowl it’s stops becoming a religion and starts becoming a punch line’ Kevin Dent, chief operating officer of the mobile video game network P4RC wrote on Twitter after the spot ran.

      ‘Hey America, if The Church of Scientology has enough cash to advertise during the Super Bowl, maybe it shouldn’t be tax exempt,’ IGN.com editor Scott Lowe wrote on the site.

    • 1subgenius

      The ad is similar to Apple’s classic ‘Think Different’ commercial from 1997, Buzzfeed and other media observers noted.

      Thought this just from reading the copy.

    • 1subgenius

      If not their biggest footbullet, it may be their most expensive.

      ‘Hey America, if The Church of Scientology has enough cash to advertise during the Super Bowl, maybe it shouldn’t be tax exempt,’ IGN.com editor Scott Lowe wrote on the site.

      “The church is run like a franchise as each of its locations is separately incorporated and has its own local board of directors and executives responsible for that church’s activities and financial operations.”

      Love this one: “several” celebrities instead of the oft repeated and inaccurate “numerous”.
      “The church’s current members include several celebrities. Among them are actors Tom Cruise, Jason Lee and Juliette Lewis, rapper Doug E. Fresh, musician Beck and television host Greta Van Susteren.”

      • DeElizabethan

        Nice, glad you quoted this as couldn’t find anything about ad at 5 AM, thx.

  • SandiCorrena

    I was starting to think that power nap the 49’s got during the power outage was going to change the outcome, phew! We are the Ravens, mighty mighty Ravens, every where we gooo-ooo people wanna know who we are so we tell them…. Once upon a time the Browns became the Ravens and I’m from Browns country; although I got to Texas as fast as I could. Anyway sorry Tony, oh and if there was an ad here, it didn’t make a sound,

    • http://www.facebook.com/kewelbeanzaa Randy Hildebrand

      I only turned in to watch the commercials – M+M’s singing a love song was my fav! Oh, we did have the creepy scion ad. Wondering, even if they got a discount for limited markets, why did they even bother? The ad didn’t have any appeal

      • 1subgenius

        What city, please?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      It would be helpful to say where you are. I’m in Detroit and didn’t see it; others have seen it from NY, LA and parts of the SF Bay (Oakland, but not Marin) etc.

      • SandiCorrena

        I did say, “got to Texas as fast as I could” – Houston to be more specific – if it aired here I missed it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

          Interesting. It did run in Dallas.

      • 1subgenius

        Makes no sense to not go full blast, except if it is only a palliative to those still in.

  • wannabeclear

    Hey, the commercial just aired again on CBS in NYC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      Now that IS interesting.

    • 1subgenius

      The initial response must have been so overwhelming. Or just whelming.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

        What I’m thinking is that the station wouldn’t sell the slot to them unless they bought more (Super Bowl slots generally do go to repeat customers). In Minneapolis where for some reason the ad ran during the AFC championship, it also showed up again in some other slots later in the week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/colin.cecil Colin Cecil

    My question: should super human(itarians) be able to comprehend the meaning of a 24hr clock? At 1:23 in the UK video: “It starts at 18:30 PM”?!?

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Ha, ha…. doing a bit of late night drunken ‘research’ I came across two gems…. Hubbard and Pete Doherty next to each other in google images ….. and the translation of a japanese website really does translate Micavige to Miss Cabbage

  • 1subgenius

    Success! Missed it all, but my team still won, and I won my buck back from the World Series. Having even a little money on a game is the only way to make it the least bit interesting if your home team isn’t in it.

    Damn, I missed a 34 minute power outage. Now that would have been cool. What was it, a tribute to Katrina or something?

    I know if I was there I would have been screaming and going berserk in (fake) panic. Would that have been wrong? (I’ve used this tech a couple of times at raids when Scilons approached, to good effect. Even got the bitch at the DC org to smile.)

    I also heard that people were sorely disappointed that Beyonce DIDN’T lip-synch. Is this true?

    I am seriously considering another trip to NO (this time not during Mardi Gras), via train.
    Every American should take the Amtrak “City of New Orleans” from Chicago to NO at some point in their lives.

    The house behind me burned down last night. I was listening to Warren Zevon’s “I Was in the House When the House Burned Down”. Great song.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    Ha, ha…. doing a bit of late night drunken ‘research’ I came across two gems…. Hubbard and Pete Doherty next to each other in google images ….. and the translation of a japanese website really does translate Micavige to Miss Cabbage

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      I also like the “Ririjasu Technology Center”

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Ditto! that was awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.hines.73 Bruce Hines

    I was watching in Denver. The ad ran twice — once during the pregame show and once during half time.

    • 1subgenius

      I’m guessing that Davey felt the prevalence of cerebral hypoxia in the market made it worth the expense.
      The man is a marketing genius.

  • 1subgenius

    “Doritos, good enough for goats.”

    Best Superbowl commercial review ever.
    I didn’t see it when it aired (“Superbowl? Didn’t see it,”) but could tell from TO’s review what I would find when I googled it. They actually paid an ad agency big bucks for this and then elephant bucks to place it.
    Rivals CoS for most expensive footbullet superbowl commercial.
    Except Doritos will still sell because of the whole marijuana munchies thing, but Scientology will just be mocked unmercifully.

  • Sidney18511

    Larry Wright is going to be on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC in a few minutes.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      He’s on now. He looks good, and he’s his usual articulate self. Talking about Miss Cabbage now

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Co$ called his book unsubstantiated and bigoted. How I miss the days of bitter defrocked apostates…

  • PeggyToo

    The Daily Mail is reporting that the ad cost Scn aprox 8 million. Not sure how they got their info though.

    • PeggyToo

      oops….sorry. Should have kept reading previous posts.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Hiya Peggy! Long time no see :)

  • 1subgenius

    Hilarious burn of American football, while mocking the cult:

    The advert was shown during the superbowl, which appears to be Rugby designed by the UK Health and Safety executive and requires players to don 40 pounds of armour so they can safely play it.

    But the real news is perhaps that most people could not tell an Apple advert and the Scientology advert apart. The difference appears to be in the fact that Scientology believes that aliens possess your bodies and its founder was connected to Alistair Crowley who considered himself the Great Beast of Revelation. Steve Jobs believed in eating fish.

    http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/30348-scientology-copies-apple%E2%80%99s-advertising

    • sugarplumfairy

      Haha.. That was f*cking awesome..

  • AnthonyKlinger

    In Philly, I didnt see an add, but I was also busy shoveling food in my mouth, Did an add run in PHL?NJ?

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Thank God, Philly is still Scieno ad free. And the org there looks just like it did in the 1970’s

    • aquaclara

      I didn’t see an ad in Philly, either…too bad, we missed all the fun!
      Although watching the comments come in fast and furious added a new dimension to Super Bowl watching! The troll banter was outrageous.

  • cannibalboy

    Jim Meskimen is at it again, folks. He’s rounding up his merry band of Scientologists to comment on Sunday’s Super Bowl ad. “Of course it’s appropriate,” Jim comments. Here’s the link: http://www.inquisitr.com/509248/super-bowl-scientology-ad-was-not-what-we-thought/

    • DeElizabethan

      Wow, all scio’s. Recognized a couple. Rob Meister is musician at Flag and Mike Kaplan was a former fellow student in Miami, wondered what happened to him.