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How Church of Scientology channels Apple at Super Bowl

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“To the curious, inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge.”

So began one Super Bowl ad last night. It smacked of more than a little philosophical grandeur.

It continued: “To the ones who just want to know.” Well, this had to be something big, something portentous. This had to be a tech company, surely.

With another line, I had no doubts: “To the rebels, the artists, and the free-thinkers and the innovators.”

Yes, soon would appear images of Gandhi, Muhammad Ali and, um, Mark Zuckerberg. It was all going to end with an image of Steve Jobs. There wouldn’t be a dry eye at any Super Bowl party.

This was Apple bringing back its famous “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” spot and modernizing it. The voice had the right rhythms. The sense of excellence and importance was oozing across the screen.

And yet.

As the ad rolled along, it became clear that we were to be subjected to more and more images of beautiful young people — beautiful, serene, thoughtful young people.

This was not the Cult of Cupertino. This was the Church of Scientology.

This spot didn’t run in all areas, merely places like Los Angeles and New York, where young people are beautiful, intelligent — and vulnerable.

Naturally, it did cause something of a Twitter ripple.

Comedian Bill Maher, for example, offered: “I saw an ad for Scientology, i joined, and then Destiny’s Child reunited! That s*** works – thanks, Tom Cruise!”

The Church hasn’t been universally embraced as a force for good, especially after one of its members, John Travolta, starred in a difficult movie called “Battlefield Earth,” based upon some writings by the church‘s founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

Still, the ad continued to show thoughtful, happy, beautiful people and concluded: “The one thing that’s true is what’s true for you.”

“Think Different” was already taken.

[source:cnet]

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5 comments

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    I recieve sexy advertisements above and below that column I truly don’t wish to recieve. I do not mind the advertisements, I simply do not want adult oriented ones like meet hot singles.

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    A few my buddies happen to be delivering advertisements via Yahoo Messenger and MSN messenger plus they haven’t signed set for a very long time.

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    I am needing to consider a rather disgusting Ad for “Dr Oz’s shocking tip to kill belly body fat” after i read my mail. I am surprised that Yahoo allows this type of vulgar Ad. How do you stop receiving this Ad yet others of the type?

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    Hi! I made an advertisement hoc however it states no signal. Exactly what do i actually do?

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    http://world wide web.youtube.com/watch?v=DTNBmFveq2U

    Exactly what do ya think???? Best Ad EVER????

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