Au Courant

This week’s au courant links:

BONUS LINK: Night vision eye drops.

And finally, Taco Bell declares war on The Golden Arches:

Au Courant

Show 1 footnote

  1. Reasonably sure WNBTv can be navigated drunk…or high…or even tripping. At least that’s what in-house research has shown.

Supernatural Dating

Haven’t you often wished there was a dating service that took your more outré beliefs into account, an organization that would cull those pesky reality-based singles from the pool to save you from those awkward first encounters? 1 But wait! Now there is…

A doorway is about to swing open. It welcomes you to join a very unique group of men and women who, in many instances, have secretly maintained an ongoing interest in anything that defies a conventional explanation (and I really mean anything).

Makes no difference whether it’s visitations by aliens, haunted houses, extra sensory perception, astrology, mind control, curses, spirit healing, vampires, zombies, prophecy, contacting the dead, mind reading and anything in between.

Can I really be suggesting a social dating society directed specifically to people interested in all of the forementioned (sic) areas?

Absolutely! Furthermore, these folks would like nothing more than to meet other people with whom they can discuss their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences without compromise…without fear of embarrassment. They want to speak openly to a special someone who will listen, understand their feelings, and react appropriately.

Wow: 2 Tell me more!

Why a Supernatural Dating Society™ now? Actually, it has been an idea that’s resulted from numerous “meet and greet” sessions where I have had many opportunities to talk to those who attend my shows.

But who’s running this site? How can you be sure this isn’t some half-baked idea Dan Akryod spun up to compete with The Onion? Rest assured acolytes: the site is owned and operated by none other than The Amazing Kreskin himself! That should provide the confidence that all Cuthulu-worshiping singles need!!!

I want my Supernatural Dating Society™ to empower people such as yourself to be able to emerge from the shadows and finally meet other individuals who share their feelings. I want YOU to have such an opportunity.

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The Amazing Kreskin’s Supernatural Dating Society!™ It’s for YOU! 3

Supernatural Dating

Show 3 footnotes

  1. No, not ‘religion’ – that’s what churches are for.
  2. And here imagine Christopher Walken saying that.
  3. This would have been perfect fodder for X.O. had he not diminished and drifted into RL.

Scientology Lingo

In January 2008, America saw one of its most familiar movie stars talking in a most unfamiliar way. “The thing is, I just go through that tech,” says Tom Cruise in a YouTube video introduced as “Tom Cruise on Tom Cruise, Scientologist,” the star wearing a black turtleneck as a jangly guitar version of the “Mission: Impossible” music plays. “And it literally is, it’s not how to run from an SP, a PTS/SP, [it’s] how to shatter suppression, confront and shatter suppression, you apply it, it’s like” — Cruise snaps his fingers — “boom.” With a glassily menacing stare, he adds, “Because they don’t come up to me and do it. They don’t do it to me. Not to my face.”

Beyond the sheer trippy weirdness of watching Jerry Maguire say things like, “It’s our responsibility to educate — create the new reality,” one of the things that most confused viewers of Cruise’s video was the unintelligible language: abbreviations like “PTS/SP,” jargon like “tech” and “suppression.” Yet such language is an essential feature of Scientology, one that colors the thinking of people in the religion — even long after they leave.

Scientology’s power over its followers is coming under new scrutiny because of the HBO documentary “Going Clear,” which premieres March 29 and is based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book of the same name. As Wright reported, Scientology has long relied on an arcane lingo that helps induct adherents into founder L. Ron Hubbard’s complex mythology while also isolating them from the outside world. “I’ve had a lot of former Scientologists tell me,” Wright said to me, “that it took quite a while for them to sort out what was a real word and what was a Scientology term.