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Yes, as a matter of fact, I am alive . . .

And, no, the Scientologists haven't gotten me yet. *shifty eyes*

Actually, I have seen the beginning of the end for the "Church" of Scientology, and his name is Jason Beghe. He's an actor who was recruited into Scientology through an acting coach and was one of their poster boys for many years.

And one day, he walked.

And now he's telling the world about it. [Warning: Contains strong language, because this man is very pissed off.]

I listened to it while sorting out my CD collection into something resembling alphabetical order. I've decided I'm going to listen my way through everything to determine what's worth keeping. So I'm on Arcadia right now.

Not much else to report, really. I've been sucked into the internet between the latest developments with the Scientology protests and the Harry Potter Lexicon lawsuit. Need to take a breath and do some actual work to make up for all that time.

Today I took pleasure in restoring order to my CD collection.

Today I learned my business venture with Lake has already landed on some small business marketing mailing lists. (I got my first junk mail for the company! Whoo-hoo!)

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arielography
Apr. 22nd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
Heh

I've heard about this guy, but haven't watched the clip. I don't even know what this guy has even starred in.

But anwyay - issue number one - YAY down with Scientology.
Issue number two - BOO, let the guy write his silly fanboi dictionary. Jeez Louise. There's no copyright infringement here, and she already has buttloads of money. She should just ask for a cut, then appreciate the devotion of her readers.

This reminds me of the time Metallica tried to copyright a fucking chord and got booed.
wonderbink
Apr. 22nd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh
I hadn't heard of him either, but, damn, he rocks.

As for the Lexicon--there is LOADS of copyright infringement here, actually, because the VAST majority of the material is simply cut-and-pasted from the books either verbatim or at best closely paraphrased, and rearranged into alphabetical order.

As a writer, the notion that you can get away with copying someone's work word-for-word if you just change the order of the paragraphs a little doesn't sit too well with me.
puppetmaker40
Apr. 28th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
On a totally different subject.....Are you EVER going to write up your London trip? Neil remembered meeting you.
wonderbink
Apr. 29th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Did he? I'm flattered to have made an impression.

I'm not sure if I will, there's just so MUCH to write down, but there is at least one highlight I want to mention. We'll see.
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