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.