Pulp Fiction Thursday: L. Ron Hubbard

Going Clear, Alex Gibney’s much anticipated documentary about Scientology debuts on HBO this Sunday night. Before he was a minor league messiah, L. Ron Hubbard was a preposterously prolific pulp fiction writer. His followers keep buying his books so they’re still in print. The good news is that the re-issues have preserved the pulpy integrity of the cover art. Here are a few examples:

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I hope I’m not in trouble with John Travolta or Tom Cruise. I don’t want Travolta to smother me with his big ass toupee. As for Cruise, I’d prefer he not jump up and down on my sofa. It would disturb Oscar…

7 thoughts on “Pulp Fiction Thursday: L. Ron Hubbard

  1. Tommy T says:

    I was part of alt.religion.scientology when the infamous rmgroup came down in 1995.
    “Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones”.

    If you want the definitive story on how Hubbard indulged his desire to enrich himself and lord it over people, it’s right here:

    http://www.apologeticsindex.org/A%20Piece%20of%20Blue%20Sky.pdf

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  2. pansypoo says:

    shut it all down. take ayn rand zombie’s w/ him.

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  3. mellowjohn says:

    damn if the one on the left doesn’t look like Phil Hartman.

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  4. joel hanes SP4 says:

    Yo Tommy.
    I too was on a.r.s in 1995, and got a Ho’gram from Helena Kobrin herself because I quoted The Six Lines of OT Silliness in a post that compared them to Zappa’s “Call Any Vegetable”.
    My post was removed by a forged cancel.

    Still have my black Suppressive Person T-shirt.

    I really miss Troutman, Defender of Sticks

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    • Tommy T says:

      Yo Tommy.
      I too was on a.r.s in 1995, and got a Ho’gram from Helena Kobrin herself because I quoted The Six Lines of OT Silliness in a post that compared them to Zappa’s “Call Any Vegetable”.
      My post was removed by a forged cancel.

      Still have my black Suppressive Person T-shirt.

      I really miss Troutman, Defender of Sticks
      **************************************************
      Wow – Deja Vu!

      Mine was from Ava Paquette (my subsequent a.r.s. post was titled “More Paquette loss on the internet”), and I still have my black Ray Roberts “$cientology Kills” t-shirt with OT III in full on the back. I used to turn around point to it and tell people “There – I just saved you over $100,000.00!”

      My “offending” post wasn’t removed, since by then the anti-cancel-bunny bot was undoing their crap as quickly as they were issuing them, Then, of course, the flooding started. Talk about a “Streisand Effect”? Heh. a.r.s. got more crowded than ever.
      Then the rise and fall of Bob Minton…….and then Magoo (who I recently found on Facebook and apologised to for my treatment of her on the newsgroup).
      Andreas did a good job of talking her out of the cult, no?

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