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Sunday Funnies: Scientology nuttiness on Oscar Day!

Erika_ChristansenOn Sundays, we enjoy sharing with you some of the Scientology fliers that our network of tipsters forward to us from around the world.

We have another fun collection of items today, but we also wanted to recognize the special day that it is. It’s that time again when the film industry gives away statuettes to commemorate the year’s most successful movies. Last year at this time, we blogged the ceremony live as we waited to see if Philip Seymour Hoffman might win an award for his portrayal of Lancaster Dodd in The Master, a character which was clearly based on L. Ron Hubbard.

That memory fills us with sadness today, now that Hoffman’s life ended so ignominiously. We trust that the Oscar broadcast will remember him properly.

Of far less importance, today is also supposed to be a big day for Scientology, as it had moved its grand re-opening of its ASHO and AOLA buildings at the Big Blue complex, with festivities happening at noon. But just yesterday, we reported — and Mike Rinder did too — that once again the ceremony had been changed and will happen on March 8. But we hope our LA correspondents stop by the complex today just to make sure. We’d hate to miss the festivities.

OK, so on to our Sunday Funnies.

Something tells us that Erika won’t be discussing L. Ron Hubbard’s strange obsession with wife-beating and abortion found in the pages of Dianetics

 
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Yes, while SXSW is going on in Austin, Scientology will be having an 80s dance party there. Groovy.

 
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The third time is the charm?

 
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Ahoy, matey! Shelley gets nautical in the Grades…

 
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Get that baby on the cans!

 
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Look, grandpa got a certificate!

 
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Hannah’s gone GAT II!

 
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Anthony peddles the woo…

 
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Thanks again to our great tipsters. Keep those fliers coming!

 
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Links of note

Wait a minute. You mean the Tampa Bay Times has columnists, and they can take a piece out of Scientology if they’re of a mind to? Why the heck doesn’t this happen more often?

A tip of the hat to TBT columnist Daniel Ruth, for telling it like it is in Clearwater, Florida. What a breath of fresh air!

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 2, 2014 at 07:00

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