Sunday, 16 March 2008
bounce the pope / xenu and other anti-church of scientology
Walking down Charing Cross Road yesterday and there's the latest from the lulzologists anonymous/xenu, outside that weird COS test shop centre thing which I've always wanted to go into to see wtf they actually do in there
Anyway, when you see a protest, you might as well join it. So I did. A phrase my friend ellie coined is 'bounce the pope' it means nothing, it's just a celebration of language and putting weird words together, but I find it hilarious. So I made a sign out of it and joined in.
Little did I know that the xenu/anonymous dudes thought I was trying to show them up as religious bigots. I wasn't, I was just doing it for teh lulz. It was lulz.
This is a converstaion I had with a police officer just before I was given an official warning - my main beef here I suppose is not with the COS, but with the absolut decay of free speech in this country.
police-cop: I'm not sure they're going to be so pleased about you doing this in their protest. What's it about anyway?
stuart: We believe the pope should be bounced
police-cop: How do you mean?
stuart (trying to keep a straight face): Like a rubber ball, officer.
police-cop: well, I find that offensive as I'm catholic, could you take your sign down and move on.
stuart: Okay officer, one question, is what I'm doing illegal?
cop: Yes, this is your first official warning.
stuart: Fine. Thanks officer.
So anyway, here are some pics of the occasion. And the thread on xenu.net where they seem to think I'm a scientologist, just to note. I'm not. The COS offends me and I'm glad people like anon are trying to turn it to dust via extended internet and IRL lulz events.
Posted by Stuart Parkinson at 08:52