Exploiting the Archives: Scientology edition

 But can it possibly compare to the film adaptation? 

But can it possibly compare to the film adaptation? 

If you’re anything like me, and we’ve already determined that you’re so much like that we might even be related, you’re fascinated by this totally legitimate religious faith called Scientology, on account of it is all kinds of fascinating. 

Oh, but I love to read and write about Scientology! It is a subject I never get tired of reading about, and, consequently, never get tired of writing about. Back when I wrote the Silly Little Show-Biz Book Club column at The A.V Club, I joked that I was on the verge of having to change the column’s name to “Silly Little Scientology Book Club.” 

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 He seems fine. 

He seems fine. 

For the good folks over at Slate I wrote one of my favorite freelance pieces, an exhaustive exploration of L. Ron Hubbard’s bizarre second career as a songwriter and a crooner. I explored the strange little world of Scientology rock and jazz for a piece entitled “L. Rock Hubbard.” 

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It sure seems like Scientology has peaked culturally but I sure got a whole lot out of crazy old Uncle L. Ron and his long, long grift. 

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