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What to get the Scientologist who has everything: It’s the Scientology Xmas Catalog!

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We interrupt Leah Remini’s dismantling of the Church of Scientology to remind you that you have only 18 days left to finish your Christmas shopping. And as ever, you’ll need some extra help when it comes to that perennial conundrum facing us all — what to get the Scientologist on your list.

You see, Scientologists tend to make a big deal about Christmas. Even their celebrities, who can’t be bothered to show up for the grand opening of a new church, will put on funny costumes and take part in the skits and tributes that are performed at the Winter Wonderland exhibit on Hollywood Boulevard.

But here’s the thing that no Scientology celebrity will tell you: L. Ron Hubbard, in the organization’s secretive upper-level teachings, reveals that Jesus Christ, and Christianity, is just a mental implant, cruelly foisted upon the human race by Xenu the galactic overlord some 75 million years ago. “The man on the cross, there was no Christ,” Hubbard says quite clearly in a 1968 lecture.

So if that’s the case, what is it Scientologists are celebrating on December 25? Why, Scientology, of course!

“We are the hope of Man — the only hope,” Hubbard said in a Christmas message years ago. “Mankind’s salvation lies within our hands. With our tech and ability we can create here on Earth a real heaven where men can be free.”

And how do we know this? Because it appears on the first page of this year’s Scientology Christmas catalog!

We want to thank reader Rasha, who snagged a copy of this year’s catalogs — yes, there are actually two of them — and we thought you’d want to get a look at what Scientology leader David Miscavige is urging his followers to buy each other as gifts. This is really a hefty catalog, as you can see from the table of contents…

 
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So what is the sexiest thing in the catalog? Why, it’s the big reveal right up front. Are you ready for the new, special black and white E-meters? Hot!

 
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You just know every Scientologist on your list is going to want both of these bad boys. So what are they going to run us?

 
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On their own, they’re $5,000 each. But order two and get $500 knocked off the price! What a bargain!

As you leaf through the full catalog, below, you’ll probably hope to find all kinds of fun and innovative gifts. But sadly, you’ll find that in the bulk of the catalog, Miscavige is pushing the same old sets of books and lectures that get shoved down the throats of Scientologists every day of the week. Sure, you can buy a set of “The Basics” for your favorite Scientologist this Christmas, but it’s the same hoary collection of semicolon-free works that church members have been forced to buy since 2007, when Miscavige came out with them.

But, sure, go ahead and shell out $600 for “Ron the Encyclopedia” if you must…

 
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We found the special catalog just for Scientology jewelry a little more enticing.

 
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What better way, for example, to fake out your friends and convince them Scientology actually does have something to do with Christianity than with these sparkly Scientology crosses, at only $2,000 each?

 
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Have fun leafing through the catalogs, below, and while you’re doing it, sample Chill EB’s Christmas offering, “Santa Homie.”

 

Xmas Catalog 2016 by Tony Ortega on Scribd

Xmas Jewelry 2016 by Tony Ortega on Scribd

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Joy Villa keeps up the Christmas deception by sitting on Santa’s lap while arch elf Noelle North makes sure no one eats a Subway sandwich.

 
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HowdyCon2017

Go here to start making your plans.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on December 7, 2016 at 07:00

E-mail tips and story ideas to tonyo94 AT gmail DOT com or follow us on Twitter. We post behind-the-scenes updates at our Facebook author page. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page.

Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • TonyOrtega

    2016, get your damn dirty hands off our astronauts.

    • Intergalactic Walrus
      • Rasha

        Pretend cop, pretend spy, pretend soldier, pretend pilot, pretend lawyer, pretend musician.

        …all yours, 2016. That, and his pretend religion/navey.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          And his biggest role: Pretend Big Being.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            The second biggest pretend being on the planet!

    • Missionary Kid
    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      I hope he’s okay. Not sure how much more of this year I can take. πŸ™

      • Missionary Kid

        From the source I just posted. “Glenn, now 95, was admitted to the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio last week, the Associated Press reports. No information about his condition or diagnosis has been made public at this time. Communications officer Hank Wilson of Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said that Glenn doesn’t necessarily have cancer, despite the hospital’s title.”

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          Saying a little prayer for him. At 95 I’m sure a lot of things can go wrong but I just don’t want to lose anymore of my heroes this year. And yes, I’m being a selfish brat. It just feels like grief has been a constant this year.

    • Rasha

      The year 2016 has contained enough damage, and I just want it behind me. Mr. Glenn and Mr. Aldrin have reached admirable ages and life achievements, but I want to ring in more New Years with them in the world. Real pioneers and true explorers.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Bring on 2017, ASAP.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Missionary Kid

      Yeah, DM tried fucking with the wrong lady. Since all of his minions are hiding at his orders, and he won’t come out of his hole, he’s fucked.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Feasting my eyes on the bustling nerve center of Planetary Clearing…

      • this is how history will terraforming this sector of the gulaxy!

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      All that’s missing is the tumbleweeds.

    • Missionary Kid

      L. Ron Hubbard Way is a street that runs from Sunset Boulevard, which is a very busy street, south.

      As Johnny Tank put it, “All that’s missing is the tumbleweeds.”

      • There is room for protesters! should be hard to get accused for stalking anyone there!

        • Missionary Kid

          These days, when protesters show up, $cientology either employs flee tech or ignore tech.

          If you protest, NEVER do it alone.

        • Missionary Kid

          $cientology would still do it. They’d get any number of people to swear to someone being stalked.

  • Jeffrey has updated his site on “How to Simply and Effectively Report the Church of Scientology to the IRS”
    If anyone (care to share) on twitter or facebook: https://scientologymoneyproject.com/2015/04/14/how-to-simply-and-effectively-report-the-church-of-scientology-to-the-irs/

    This link is also covering the reporting procedure http://tonyortega.org/2015/04/13/if-you-want-the-irs-to-reexamine-scientologys-tax-exempt-status-its-time-to-get-real/

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Thanks Dice. Tweeted out the link.

    • Flying High

      Yes and Jeffrey has been literally handing the IRS their case on a silver platter with all his great documentation. We will see this tax exempt removal as a reality soon.

    • Sherbet

      “Former Scientologist Marty Rathbun claimed in his book Going Clear…”

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Please let this be true. πŸ™

    • April

      I’m waiting for Tony to come through the comment section and dash our hopes, telling us this is bullshit gossip.

      Also…
      “Former Scientologist Marty Rathbun claimed in his book Going Clear that the former chief spokesman for the church, Tommy Davis, turned Nicole’s two children against her.”

      Isn’t that situation described in Going Clear? Looks like probably a typo to me. All that needs to be changed is from “his book Going Clear” to “the book Going Clear.” Still shitty journalism though for not stating Lawrence Wright as the author of the book.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Aw, don’t set me to dreaming here, Dice! I will be so sad when this story turns out to be nothing.

      • idk.. this media outlet could conclude that she is writing a book because they have seen her with a piece of paper… but i hope that she would get so Angry and don’t give a damn about any gag order and write one hell of a book about that peter-pan she used to see as Tom Cruise!

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          I’d buy it!

  • Jimmy3

    When does the show start? Lets fire it up now

    • flyonthewall

      pork rinds. Yea or nay?

      • Jimmy3

        Yea

      • Eivol Ekdal

        with or without hair?

        • flyonthewall

          i like my hair on the side

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Here’s another thing sure to get your scientology friend fired up this Xmas – a friggin’ capsule for use in their undergroung storage facilities (F5)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scientology-Time-Capsule-for-storage-of-Dianetics-by-L-Ron-Hubbard-/332055762731

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9cf0fabf55b3ef191e968a07023aa8a462f37f16a64f43ddbfb5592fe00250f7.png

    • Eivol Ekdal
    • Jimmy3

      At this point they should put some of their few remaining members away in a time capsule. Just so we can remember what it was like when Scientology had members.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        There’s only one little scientologist who will fit in that box.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          The Mini-Pope Case. They should sell these in their catalog.

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            *mini-pope not included.

            • Robert Eckert

              Eternal batteries not included

      • Sherbet

        It’s a time capsule. Anything/anyone inside doesn’t get out for a billion years.

        • Jimmy3

          Contractual obligations are a bitch.

    • This is odd. These things are not supposed to be sold.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Are you supposed to bury one in your yard and just leave it for the next time around?

      • flyonthewall

        It’s almost 15yrs old. Maybe it’s expired?

        • Rasha

          …they go stale? Time capsules? The hell?

          • flyonthewall

            we’re talking Scientology tech here

            • Rasha

              Point taken. The burlwood ones are supposed to be better than the leatherbound ones, anyway. I’ll pitch in for two.

    • they are ripping the place apart. someone should call and check if anyone is left!

    • flyonthewall

      are you going to buy it?

      • Rasha

        “May not ship to Norway…”

      • iampissed

        We could all chip in…perfect gift for Tony.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Yes. He wants $2,450 for it, but I’m going to offer him $3,500 just to make sure I get it.

        • Sherbet

          But he won’t ship to Norway. You’ll have to pick it up yourself.

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            I have already booked a flight for tomorrow morning.

            • Sherbet

              $3,500 for the box and a few thousand for air fare. I’d say you’re getting a bargain. I mean, it’s a Hubbard Scripture Box!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              It’s the bargain of a whole track. I will use it to store my most precious things – like KFC original recipe chicken.

            • Sherbet

              Sure, if you amortize the cost over your next few lifetimes, it’s really cheap.

    • chukicita

      Did you see the other items they have up for sale?

    • Science of Survival Limited Manuscript Edition, by L. Ron Hubbard
      US $8,000.00
      Science of Survival Limited Manuscript Edition, by L. Ron Hubbard, 1951.
      Manuscript is typed and it shows corrections.
      Dedicates and signed by L.Ron Hubbard.
      It comes in a custom wooden box, with an engraved L. Ron Hubbard’s signature.
      Extremely rare book.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Science-of-Survival-Limited-Manuscript-Edition-by-L-Ron-Hubbard/332055166122

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        *checks bank account*
        *insufficient funds*
        *breathes sigh of relief*

    • Sherbet

      I just noticed the goofy “Land here, aliens!” logo on top.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        They have thought of everything!

        • Sherbet

          They’re scientology. What do you expect?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        If you carefully trace the shape counterclockwise fashion, precisely at midnight on a full moon, a hidden compartment slides open to reveal a gold plated package of menthol, unfiltered Kool’s.

        • Sherbet

          Which would be infinitely more valuable than the Hubbardian dreck that’s supposed to be stored inside.

    • MarcabExpat

      Holy shit. The whales who got this didn’t just get a box, they got the metal book plates to go with it!

      The Kinderhook jokes make themselves.

    • Snippy_X

      36 holes. 32 screws. Ain’t that always the way.

  • Sejanus

    Said it before,
    will say it again.
    Dat song is da shit yo…
    like..actual feces.

  • Looking forward for Ep3 and Season 2.

    • Jimmy3

      Yeah. Screw Eps. 4-8. We need a new season already.

      • Rasha

        This makes anime scheduling look normal….

        • Jimmy3

          Screw it. Lets just skip to season 15 episode 8, where Leah literally jumps over a shark on a motorcycle

          • Rasha

            She should jump over a tank full of Fonzie, right onto Vinnie Barbarino. Then over the Snake River Canyon.

            • flyonthewall

              No! Jumping over the shark has been done. She should jump into the shark

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db5e562f43e9d41a0485d40ea18039d7795dca9cb15a89fe2a6cb9200feacda0.gif

            • Rasha

              …there are sharks in the Snake River?

            • flyonthewall

              sure why not? There are pink dolphins in the Amazon river

            • Rasha

              Wait — Amazon sells rivers????

            • Robert Eckert

              The box has a really big mouth

            • flyonthewall

              river pun!

            • flyonthewall

              no but they buy them and then name them after themselves. It’s right between the eBay mountains and Pepsi forest in Peru. You know the ones.

            • Rasha

              Under the scouring Brillo tree,
              I sold you and you sold me…

            • Just add water.

          • Ella Raitch

            I’d watch that

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Me too bro. First two episodes have been really excellent.

      • Jimmy3

        Tell us how you really feel

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Sometimes I feel soft and squishy and a little bloated after a large meal.

    • iampissed

      I doubt that there will be a second season. It’s kind of boutique and very topical.
      It could pop up again at a later date if there is a demand.

      ETA: I love the show and Leah and I think it’s well done but I doubt Leah wants to make this
      her life’s work…She is a fine actress.

      • Rasha

        Jim Henson’s SP Babies

        • iampissed

          Spin offs can be fun.

      • Ella Raitch

        Maybe not a second season but I can see her own talk show ….LEAH!

        • iampissed

          Yea Leah would make a great talk host…IMO.

  • flyonthewall

    hey other TV networks, this Scientology thing is pretty hot and they’re not suing. Just sayin’

    • Yes, but think of the strongly worded letters!

  • SarahDB

    Ok, going to watch Ep. 2 again, this time with no typing involved! Nighty night everyone! Enjoy the nature moment, refresh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c38b682d840a0d9d10874f515daa90f3d5b6aa84d2885b43d5e371b23510248.jpg

    • Rasha

      KITTEHS!!

      Night, Sarah! ^_^

    • daisy

      I love bats

      • Rasha

        I do too. They are amazing (NO PUN INTENDED) acrobats, and evolutionary marvels. The keep mosquitoes down too…. Rasha is thinking of building a bat house next Spring.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          I do, three.

        • MarcabExpat

          BUILD IT! The world needs bats.

      • SarahDB

        They are my favorite animals!

    • So adorable!

  • Tony Ortega

    In regards to the titanium capsule that’s being auctioned, wealthy Scientologists who donated to the archives project would be given one of those as a thank you gift.

    Remember this?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23e42abc5d3ba4af31fc9976e9419242493522649a40512dff727201edb488d8.jpg

    So what this indicates is that a whale is cashing in. Maybe even the one who sent us that photo, not sure.

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      Good one!

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Or passing on.

    • iampissed

      Make a great coffee table.

    • iampissed

      Johnny you never told us you were a scion whale…dam good man.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      TY.

      • iampissed

        You may have just scooped the proprietor. Well Done.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          Well done??? I have never felt so much shame.

          • iampissed

            Oh no ….I think Tony would say good job. Info comes where it comes.

          • iampissed

            Said by the Ass man…..LMAO

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Lol. ISWYDT.

    • Jimmy3

      Why did the whale stay in Scientology?

      Because a whale doesnt need’a blow hole.

      • Jimmy3

        You are a disappointment even to yourself.

        • iampissed

          Did you upvote your own post again.

          • Jimmy3

            No. And what do you mean again? Ive never done that. Or if i have it was an accident im not aware of.

        • Rasha

          Nay. It was an ept diversion.

    • chukicita

      I hope they’re not cashing in to be able to afford something from the catalog. They have other items up for sale, including a signed (and personalized, in one photo) ridiculously expensive edition of Science of Survival.

      • Liberated

        Wonder if it’s the SOS that’s dedicated to Alexis? Ha.

        Did elron ever actually claim her as his kid?

        • chukicita

          It seems to be signed to someone named Doris.

        • Mymy88

          When you said to watch that Obermann video, did you mean the one about the shady business stuff, etc.? I watched it and it pissed me off. Grrrrrrrr lol.

          • Liberated

            It’s the one from Tuesday, he kept using the term “shitty business man”.
            These videos are part of the “resistance ” series.

            • Mymy88

              oh, so they are all different videos? Okay, I only watched one. I’ll go back. Man that idiot Trump. I can’t believe how he is smooching with Taiwan and you know it is ONLY because of those big plans to put an airport and hotel there and whatnot. How In The Hell is he getting away with all this crap? I want to punch someone!.

            • Liberated

              Hey, Mm…..check this out.
              Michael Moore was on Seth Meyers last night and said some interesting stuff also this is on
              Newsmax.com

              MichaelMoore: ‘Something Crazy’ might happen, Trump won’t be president.

            • Mymy88

              Okay, I’ll go now. Thanks. I’ll let you know when I’ve finished.

            • Liberated

              Try this to see the video.
              Google….michael moore on seth meyers dec. 8.

            • Mymy88

              Thank you for that newsmax site. It’s great. I heard Michael Moore say that exact same thing on another show. God knows (if there is one) I hope he’s right. I despise that fucking spinchter lipped treasonous bafoonish blowhard, Drumpf. I would dance in glee if ultimately he and his name is shamed for all to laugh at. Okay, I gotta stop. I’ll get out of control lol. Sorry so long to reply but all sorts of stuff has been coming up. Iook forward to getting back into the grove.

    • Rasha

      Edit…awesome…

    • MarcabExpat

      Wow. I can’t wait for that shoe to drop.

      And I’m gobsmacked to realize that the people who got these also got a metal-plate version of Dianetics to go inside it. Joseph Smith really dropped the ball on that revenue stream opportunity.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        We haven’t seen ecclesiastical undergarments…..yet.

        • Missionary Kid

          Davy has ecclesiastical undergarments, and they’re all stained brown from all of the negative publicity he can’t stop.

    • LongtimeLurker

      I remember that day of lulz and J&Ding very well.

      And I saved that pic, too.

  • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

    Wow, just saw that A&E will be reshowing Leah’s #2 at 10:30 EST. Sure it’s been mentioned but OK, just saw it and will watch again. Love it!

  • Observer
    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      SHRIIIIIEEEEKKK!!!!!

    • Rasha
    • Sherbet

      Look at those eyes!

    • daisy

      Do you have to keep showing off your sweet adorable dog, Mine will not pose for pictures . She feels that is too pedestrian. She would consider a photo shoot with a photographer of note. I am so sorry , i am just jealous.

      • Rasha

        A girl’s gotta have her standards.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Fat Beagle and my feline primadonnas should split the costs of the shoot.

      • Observer

        She is seldom still enough to get a decent pic of her. She’s like a little tornado.

        • Rasha

          ooooo…action shots… pan along with her, and get the blurred background….

          • Rasha

            DOO EEET!

      • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

        My kat also. Need to take 10 to get one.

      • Sherbet

        Sorry, but Richard Avedon is dead.

        • EmmaDaoust

          Man Ray – nope, Mapplethorpe, Karsh, Muybridge, hmm, Arbus, Stieglitz – nope. There’s Annie Leibovitz.. Oh and Bryan Adams…

          • Sherbet

            Ansel Adams, gone. Hey, who’s the photographer who takes pictures of sleeping babies in cabbage leaves and flower pots? Maybe she could strike a deal with daisy and her beagle.

            • daisy

              Anne Geddes not good enough apparently . She refuses to sleep in any vegetation. She will poop in the garden and all over the lawn though.

            • Sherbet

              Well, don’t say Emma and I didn’t try to help. You have the Greta Garbo of dogs.

            • daisy

              She is a bitch all right.

            • EmmaDaoust

              Oh exactly why I didn’t even mention her. Nose high in the air on Geddes.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Terrifying…ly cute!

    • Robert Eckert

      Clever girl!

      • Observer

        Far too much so

        • Sherbet

          Has she learned to shoop from her momma yet?

          • Observer

            She can’t sit still long enough

            • Sherbet

              Switch her to decaf Alpo.

            • Observer

              Every morning she does her level best to get my coffee. That’s the last thing she needs.

      • LongtimeLurker

        ISWYDT

    • Jimmy3

      ALAN!!!

    • April

      Doxies are so damned cute.

      ETA: My English Mastiff has some pretty serious facial expressions:
      http://i.imgur.com/NrJXfvN.png

      • Sherbet

        That’s a lotta dog.

        • April

          Indeed, yes it is!
          She never leaves my side. I’ve never felt safer.

      • daisy

        That looks like my anatomy professor. He wasn*t quite as handsome.

        • April

          It’s a she. But she does have a very serious look to her. She’s a dedicated watch dog and takes her role seriously. No special training required.

          • MarcabExpat

            Doe she play?: Somehow I can’t picture her playing with an expression like that. I had a Persian who looked permanently pissed, and while she was a sweet dear girl, she could never relax and take herself unseriously enough to play. I think trying to play actually stressed her out.

            • April

              Oh, she plays, but it’s in the form of wrestling with our Labrador Retriever. She loves belly rubs, snuggles and such.

            • MarcabExpat

              Picturing this wrestling match overwhemed me with snugglegiggles.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        For some reason I’m imagining her in Sally Field’s “Fly Nun” outfit. Would look hysterical.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Serious dog business!

        First I finish dissertation.

        Then, I run for local council.

        After that, I sniff some butts.

        • redfisch

          OT LL: are you OK? Sick? Traveling? Red misses you and your comments.

    • Andrew Robertson

      But where are its feathers?

      ‘New Fossil Reveals Velociraptor Sported Feathers. Real velociraptors hardly resembled the huge scaly lizards shown in Jurassic World’

      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-fossil-reveals-velociraptor-sported-feathers/

      Andrew

    • outraged

      Mighty vicious looking velociraptor. This must be the mid-west version?

    • LongtimeLurker

      I just wanna nom her entire noggin.

    • Noble Groundhound is noble. And adorable.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Chair ain’t yours anymore, Obs.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    This week of posts here and at Mike Rinder’s has been so good. Leah’s Tv show…..soooo good. Can’t wait for more. Makes me so happy to see the love being shown for Mike. And Tony’s tweet, prodding Naz to tell her story. Awesome.

    Kind of makes me sad though that Marty isn’t part of the celebration. He should be here, continuing to tell his story instead of whatever it is he’s doing. I find it amazing and also so fickle that a single event can change a persons course in life. Leah admitted on the show that she was ready to walk away from being critical if not for the COS continued meddling in her affairs. Mike has mentioned wanting to give up at different times, but something always called him back into the fight. I wonder what the defining moment was for Marty. What was it that changed his course away from being critical. He seemed to be making such good progress over the last few years. We’ll likely never know from Marty himself. Too bad. He could have been of great, continued help in the struggle to shine a light on Scientology’s numerous abuses.

    • MarcabExpat

      It’s true, and it’s generous of you to think of him tonight.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I feel like he was so close and then fucked it all up. It’s a shame.

        • outraged

          His complete silence at his blog is telling.
          You never know. It ain’t over til the fat lady sings.

          • Leah’s on A&E, he’s on A through E.

            • outraged

              hahahaha.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Ha Ha spit my cocktail.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      “What was it that changed his course away from being critical.”

      Perhaps he’s just as critical as he ever was in the privacy of his own mind, but can no longer be openly and publicly critical of the cult for reasons that are beyond his control at present.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Perhaps.

  • Rasha

    Night, Bunks. Rasha’s pretty sleep-deprived for various reasons, and needs to zonk out. Be excellent to each other. And to bats. And velociraptors. And sharks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzQ6gRAEoy0

    You’ll get it by at most the third time you watch it. Luv.

    • daisy

      Including you in my prayers , they are for me if you are an atheist.

    • OOkpik

      It’s a bit late for wishing you sweet dreams but I want to thank you for your fun contribution to today’s post so when you’re ready for it, Thank You. <3

  • Nat-leficent
    • Observer

      Hahaha!

  • Missionary Kid

    Until episode 3 (The Bridge) comes on next Tuesday, (not counting episode playing right now on DirecTV) Episode 1 will play again 5 times and Episode 2 will play 7 times. There aren’t any episodes scheduled on other channels. How’s that for saturation, Davy?

  • LongtimeLurker

    OT

    It’s coming. 12% uploaded.

    What a night.

    Not only didn’t I get my ashes hauled, I’m still wearing all my own clothes.

    Just a trainwreck.

  • HillieOnTheBeach

    Re/ Princess Joy Villa and Santa.

    By the shape of the glasses, isn’t that her 80s-Adam-Ant-wannabe stud muffin?

    • LongtimeLurker

      Thorsten OvergḁÀàÑaāΓ₯aard.

      Good catch.

      I think the Adam Ant comparison is giving him too much credit.

      • Frodis73

        Damn straight, Adam Ant was awesome back in the day.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Ikr?

          Hey – did you get my reply to your comment from a few hours ago? Do you haz Disqus Notifications?

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Stand and deliver!

  • outraged

    OT: GREAT informative thread over at ESMB started by a loving sister trying to get her bro out of the cult.

    Excellent bittersweet answers from ex-Scifiers who wished someone had fought as hard to out them. But times they are a changin’. The question and support given is reflective of how much has and is being done to banish Scientology to the ozone forever.

    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?43098-I-need-help-getting-my-brother-out

    • LongtimeLurker

      I’ll just have a bracing drink, before I start reading.

      Thank you.

  • Pezza
    • Kestrel

      Well, that’s interesting. I wonder how that slipped through the cracks.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I wonder if they sell gift cards for the IAS?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DCSOS7AuZc

    • Missionary Kid

      In hell.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Steve Mango has a new video where he talks about the way existing Scientology celebs are used by regs and recruiters at the Celebrity Centre to squeeze a regular member for money and time.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7GxJIHL4Tqs&feature=youtu.be

  • Jack99
  • Graham

    How to get your Congressman/woman to pay attention: http://www.attn.com/stories/12768/former-congressional-staffer-explains-how-to-make-congressman-listen [link courtesy of Valerie over on Rinder’s blog]

  • Flying High
  • LongtimeLurker

    Test – ignore

  • Staci

    Mike, thank you and Leah and everyone working so hard on this series. I have a standing Wednesday morning coffee date with a friend to watch and discuss. I will take your advice above and do what I can to help and spread the word.
    With regards to the Christmas catalogue…are there really public Scientologists who will spend $10,000 for copies of lectures/materials they already own??? That is absolutely insane, even with the free CD player you get with it.

  • JJ

    Actually there was lots of: “men on the cross” as it was a common form of torture/death sentence in the biblical age. Surprised it died out, so effective, so visual, but these things come and go I guess. Needle in the arm the kinder gentle crusifixtion?

  • Koper

    I want a platinum e-meter.

  • mrssandoval

    My 3yr old was very annoyed by the Scientology rapper and his “Santa Homie” song. Screw you, Tony! I kid, I kid.
    I wanna say to all y’all ex-scientologists, I’m so sorry; I’m so sorry this happened to you. If you’re without family, you live in the Seattle area, you’re always welcome at our Lutheran home. I promise, we don’t prothletise, nor care what religion you subscribe to.

  • LongtimeLurker
    • Draco

      I’m sure it will be fine – it’s my bedtime, so I’ll just let it download while I catch some zees.
      Thanks, Lurker xxx and hugs.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Good plan!

    • Pierrot

      Thanks LtL,
      it tells me two hours.
      It does not matter, I will go and do my shopping meantime.
      I should have caught it like Drago, before going to bed.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Arg! Okay, I’ll go back to the smaller size next week.

        • Pierrot

          Not necessary, it downloads while I keep busy with something else, I can even browse the comments and do my RedX while it is downloading. It does not worry me.

    • FredEX2

      Cool! Thanks!

      • LongtimeLurker

        I’ll remember you next time, I swear.

        • FredEX2

          …😘

    • Shamwari

      Hi LL… thought I’d check here to see if you managed to get the special up. Didn’t want to bug you, as usual. Please let me know if it is somewhere else. Thanks so much, as always! πŸ™‚ Shamwari

      • LongtimeLurker

        No, please bug me. I don’t want anyone to miss out.

        I thought it would be tonight (your time) but now it’s looking like it will be tomorrow (I won’t bore you with why).

        Sorry about that, I hope you can hold out.

        I’ll reply here again with the link for you.

        • Shamwari

          For all you are doing, of course I can hold out. You are awesome. Hope all well down under. πŸ™‚

          • LongtimeLurker

            Okay, we’re about 1/2 an hour away.

            So you can watch it tonight, if you get this.

            Will reply here again when it’s ready.

          • LongtimeLurker

            New link added above Shamwari.

            • Shamwari

              Stunning. Thank you so much. Just arrived back from seeing Mum… and seen both your messages. Just what I need for tonight. XXX

            • LongtimeLurker

              I hope everything’s okay.

              Enjoy (well not “enjoy” …you know what I mean…)

            • Shamwari

              Very thankful to be with her at, what seems to be, the end! Good to have some Aftermath to distract me! I certainly will enjoy that, thanks to you. πŸ™‚

            • Draco

              Hugs, Shamwari. Thinking of you and Mum.

            • Draco

              Thanks a million, Lurkie! What would we Southern Africans do without you?!

            • LongtimeLurker

              Pleasure. ; )

      • LongtimeLurker

        #4 is up, usual place.

        • Shamwari

          You’ve made my day! πŸ™‚ Thank you. X

    • Pierrot

      Got it, thanks
      as Draco says.

    • Pierrot

      Let us know when your magic on episode 4 is done.
      I hope that you do get some sleep.

      • LongtimeLurker

        #4 is up.

        • Pierrot

          Got it, thank you.

        • Pierrot

          Here we go again, for episode #5. Thanks for your magic.
          By the look of it this episode looks to be the best yet. Incredibly, every week they manage to outdo the previous episode.

          • Draco

            I am worried about Lurker. He hasn’t been on the blog for a while and didn’t answer my last message to him. I hope he’s okay πŸ™

    • Draco

      Thanks again, Lurker xxx

    • Shamwari

      Hello friend… I noticed some comments about you being absent from the Bunker. Hope all ok with you? Of course I also wanted to check to see if you are planning to upload Ep5? πŸ˜‰ All the best, Shamwari

  • davegrille

    Although it is truthful and helpful what Leah Remini has done ,I feel a little sad for my former acquaintances and friends .

  • Little Stevie Blunder

    I’m really bummed I haven’t gotten my catalog yet! It’s one of the few things I actually look forward to around Xmas time!

  • ThetaBara

    Santa has got some legit Tone 40 going on!