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Just two blocks from Scientology’s LA headquarters, Paulette Cooper shone

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[Photo: CFI]

Sunday was a blur. We want to thank the many people who came out to our two appearances with Paulette Cooper in support of our book ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ at CFI-West’s Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in the morning and at CFI Orange County’s venue in Costa Mesa in the afternoon.

In LA, our old friend James Underdown really set us up with an electrifying introduction, and we had to admit to the crowd that our body thetans were tingling as we took the stage.

The Steve Allen theater has seats for 150 people, but paid attendance, Jim told us, was 175, plus there were some additional folks bringing the place near 200. And it wasn’t just standing-room only, it was an eager crowd who ate up Paulette’s anecdotes and even laughed at our jokes. We got smart questions from the audience, and a couple of questioners challenged us about the efficacy of Scientology, which really made things fun.

 
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[Photo: CFI]

 
It was a pleasure to see so many familiar faces. Paulette and your proprietor were both extremely happy to see attorney Graham Berry…

 
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[Photo: CFI]

 
Mark Ebner, of course, had us in stitches.

 
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[Photo: CFI]

 
And one of your proprietor’s highlights was getting to wrap a big bear hug on Derek Bloch. Yes, we finally got to meet the young man, who has now moved back to LA after his adventures in Texas.

In OC, Paulette was asked to sign a Guy Fawkes mask that had other fascinating signatures on it. We thought this turned out to be a pretty interesting image.

 
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We get a chance to regroup a bit today. We’re looking forward to seeing video of last night’s show, and we’ll post it when we can find it.

 
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“LRH never did anything to anyone but give the gift of technology”

We think you’ll enjoy this Facebook status that was forwarded to us by one of our tipsters…

 
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BOOK NOTES

 
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We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, so we’re posting them at the Underground Bunker. We’ve created a dedicated page for them, and we hope you go through them all, then come back here and tell us your thoughts!

Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly. Isn’t technology cool.

 
Our appearances…

 
May 20, San Diego: Kennedy Community Center, El Cajon, 7 pm, sponsored by the San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry (with Paulette Cooper) Hey, San Diego readers, help us get the word out on this late addition to our tour!

May 22: San Francisco (with Jamie DeWolf and Paulette Cooper) THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Aye, Chihuahua.

June 11: New York City (with Paulette Cooper) We’re keeping the venue on the down-low at this point. If you’re interested in coming to this unique event — Paulette in New York talking about Scientology where her story began — drop us a line so we get an idea how many are coming.

June 20: Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, 5pm (with Christian Stolte) This event is free, but reserve your tickets now!

June 22 and 23: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper)

June 27/28: Florida (with Paulette Cooper)

July 12: Washington DC, Center for Inquiry

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 18, 2015 at 07:00

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