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  •  Thank you Newsie (11+ / 0-)

    SNL: John C. Reilly & My Chemical Romance on 10/21; Hugh Laurie & Beck on 10/28

    Okay, the opening segment tonight was great. Fox, Fair and Balanced. Hammond's Brit Hume and Forte is Bush.  Hume is going down the line of all the mistakes and all the carnage in Iraq, Bush is agreeing with all of it and finally asks if we can win there. Bush says of course we can, Brit.  Brit says that's good enough for me and leaves.

    Forte and Reilly do this very funny swimming lesson skit.

    Don't miss the first half of the show.

    Can't wait until next week.  Laurie AND Beck?  I'm in heaven.

    Just because a person has faith doesn't mean that he isn't full of crap.-- Pastordan

    by Maggie Mae on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 09:28:43 PM PDT

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    •  I caught the cold opening (8+ / 0-)

      and it was pretty good.

      Not a laugh riot, but it was informative. It got how bad Iraq is and tweaks at Bush's indifference and Fox News' bias all in one short piece.

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      by Newsie8200 on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 09:31:44 PM PDT

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    •  I'm heartbroken because (6+ / 0-)

      I just found out that Beck's a Scientologist! That's a dealbreaker for me!

      •  BECK? Beck is a Scientologist? (8+ / 0-)

        Oh fucking no. Damn. Why oh why? Where did ye go,
        Beck?

        Bush takes the "tort" out of torture (homage to pb)

        by begone on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 09:51:56 PM PDT

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      •  Is he the nice kind or the jackass kind? (10+ / 0-)

        John Travolta is nice about it.

        Tom Cruise, Jenna Elfman and others are just complete jackasses about it. Very pushy. What got me was how Cruise was not just badmouthing psychiatry, but also his kids' grandfather. Antony Kidman is renowned in the field, apparently. Cruise didn't just insult Brooke Shields and drag her into it... he just did it in such an unnecessarily nasty way.

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        by Newsie8200 on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 10:05:48 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not sure, but I really (8+ / 0-)

          can't make such distinctions when it comes to Scientology. I think it is a nasty, fascistic cult/business, and it is really disturbing to me that it has tax-exempt status!

          •  Just between you and me (5+ / 0-)

            I think that applies to all the Western "religions."

            Abigail, I'm sure if there is something out there, looking down on us from somewhere else in the Universe, they're wise enough to stay away from us. --Grissom

            by world traveler on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 10:43:22 PM PDT

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          •  WikiPedia sez he's a mormon (2+ / 0-)
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            ....So it's got to be true. Considering his mother committed suicide and he used to be an alcoholic, his mocking attitude is exactly what you would expect

            Beck grew up in Mount Vernon, Washington. When he was 14 his mother, an alcoholic, committed suicide by drowning herself in a bay near Tacoma. More family tragedies followed shortly afterward as one of his brothers-in-law committed suicide in Wyoming and another had a fatal heart attack.

            Beck became a self-admitted alcoholic and drug addict. By age 30 his addictions had consumed him, causing him to become in his own words "a despicable human being." He has admitted on his radio show to other severe consequences of his addictions including blackouts. While drunk, he fell out of a window, an injury later leading to chronic back pain. The addictions culminated in a period of intense unhappiness and the disintegration of his first marriage, which had produced two children.

            With the help of family and Alcoholics Anonymous, Beck stopped drinking and using drugs. He subsequently converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[2] and remarried.

            Beck cites his 18-year-old daughter, Mary (named after Beck's mother), as one of the reasons he was able to overcome his addictions. Mary was born with cerebral palsy. Doctors predicted she would never walk or feed herself. She has since been able to do both, and runs cross-country for her school. Beck now describes himself as "a work in progress." Beck also has a second daughter from his first marriage, Hannah (born 1991).

            In addition to challenges posed by substance abuse, Beck has also been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. He has recommended to listeners with similar symptoms to seek out their own diagnosis from medical personnel.

            •  You've got the wrong Beck, I think (2+ / 0-)
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              Here's the link to the Wiki Beck entry: Beck:

              Beck and Scientology

              Beck has been involved in Scientology for most of his life, but has only recently publicly acknowledged this fact. It is not clear what his involvement was during the 1990s, but he appears to have distanced himself from it to some degree.

              His name appears in Scientology literature again in 2003, showing that he is a member and a donor. In April 2004, he married Marissa Ribisi, who is also a second-generation Scientologist.

              Beck publicly acknowledged his affiliation with the Church of Scientology for the first time in an interview published in the New York Times Magazine on March 6, 2005. Further confirmation came in an interview with the Irish Sunday Tribune newspaper's i Magazine in June 2005, where he is quoted as saying, "Yeah, I'm a Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so I grew up in and around it." When questioned, he was vague on Scientology's core beliefs.

              And here's a great article from stylus.com

            •  I think you Wiki'd Jeff Beck. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          •  I know too much about Scientology. My sister and (1+ / 0-)
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            I went to their LA Celebrity Center last summer for kicks.  (They have a restaurant and Sunday brunch is open to the public.)  

            Did you know that this "religion" was founded based on a bet between two science fiction writers?  A side note, Hubbard (the founder) has also been quoted as saying that to become rich, one needs to begin a religion.  Anyhow, if you read the story of how scientology began (something to do with a volcano erupting and hydrogen particles being stuck to each of us) it is clear that the founder had strong ties to the science fiction genre. . .  

        •  heh (0+ / 0-)

          in theaters soon:

          mission impossible 4- - - recruiting for scientology!!

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