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(CNN)   Tom Cruise has a panic button on his fireplace mantle which brings the cops if pushed. So, don't accidentally push any of Tom Cruise's buttons   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-04-17 8:10:03 PM  
I hear he was very short with Kyra Sedgwick.
 
2021-04-17 8:22:09 PM  
Someone should place an unannounced work order on his, right before a home invasion. It's only fair.
 
2021-04-17 8:41:23 PM  
Who would have suspected Ted Cruz of being less of a "Real He-Man" than "I'm-gonna-shoot-anyone-who-gets-near-​my-home" Lindsey Graham?
 
2021-04-17 8:59:09 PM  

Therion: Who would have suspected Ted Cruz of being less of a "Real He-Man" than "I'm-gonna-shoot-anyone-who-gets-near-​my-home" Lindsey Graham?


Meh, this was thirty years ago. He was top of his game, sexiest man blah blah blah. Probably lots of stalkers.
Also, after August 8th 1969, pretty sure all the celebrities had panic buttons.
 
2021-04-17 9:13:47 PM  
I am sure with the amount of fame that button didn't get installed for no reason. Also, if you're a house guest don't go pushing mystery buttons at the scientologist's house.
 
2021-04-17 9:29:40 PM  
And it will never be used
 
2021-04-17 9:58:14 PM  
This is the least weird thing I've ever heard about him.

Panic buttons are standard for people far, far less famous,

Fair to ban her,
 
2021-04-17 10:04:04 PM  

Redh8t: Therion: Who would have suspected Ted Cruz of being less of a "Real He-Man" than "I'm-gonna-shoot-anyone-who-gets-near-​my-home" Lindsey Graham?

Meh, this was thirty years ago. He was top of his game, sexiest man blah blah blah. Probably lots of stalkers.
Also, after August 8th 1969, pretty sure all the celebrities had panic buttons.


This is hilarious. Therion didn't realize this is about Tom Cruise, not Ted Cruz, and Redh8t didn't notice that mistake and responded as if they were both taking about Cruise.

I think. And I'm even sober. What is going on?
 
2021-04-17 10:23:49 PM  
The Misadventures of Skooks - Part 2
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2021-04-17 10:39:55 PM  
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2021-04-17 10:44:28 PM  
A real panic button? wow! What else? A wireless phone? A flat tv?
 
2021-04-17 10:51:22 PM  

slantsix: Redh8t: Therion: Who would have suspected Ted Cruz of being less of a "Real He-Man" than "I'm-gonna-shoot-anyone-who-gets-near-​my-home" Lindsey Graham?

Meh, this was thirty years ago. He was top of his game, sexiest man blah blah blah. Probably lots of stalkers.
Also, after August 8th 1969, pretty sure all the celebrities had panic buttons.

This is hilarious. Therion didn't realize this is about Tom Cruise, not Ted Cruz, and Redh8t didn't notice that mistake and responded as if they were both taking about Cruise.

I think. And I'm even sober. What is going on?


I didn't either. I swear the headline at the time I posted said "Ted" .
 
2021-04-17 10:51:39 PM  
"There was this, like, fireplace mantle, and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantel. I was like, 'Oh what is that little button? So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen. Nothing happened and then I got a little nervous."

"And then, about a week later, I received a letter from a woman in Germany that read 'cut it out'."
 
2021-04-17 11:02:15 PM  
So if deadly intruders were in his home his plan was to nonchalantly say "If you don't mind, while you're going on your rampage I'll just stand over there by the fireplace"? Or maybe when he's home alone he just tends to hang out by the fireplace? Even if every room has three or four panic buttons, how the hell does the fireplace make the list as a top location?
 
2021-04-17 11:25:15 PM  
"There was this, like, fireplace mantle, and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantel. I was like, 'Oh what is that little button? So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen.

And then a can of Diet Coke appeared!
 
2021-04-17 11:31:31 PM  

Birnone: So if deadly intruders were in his home his plan was to nonchalantly say "If you don't mind, while you're going on your rampage I'll just stand over there by the fireplace"? Or maybe when he's home alone he just tends to hang out by the fireplace? Even if every room has three or four panic buttons, how the hell does the fireplace make the list as a top location?


Maybe it was just a reflection of Tom's imaginings of a possible crazy fan situation.  The perpetrator(s) would want to have a heart-to-heart conversation in the living room to unload whatever psychotic baggage they were carrying.  While listening to the outpouring of emotion, he could move about the room, hands clasped behind his back, nodding gravely at key moments.....and hit the button in a deft pass by the fireplace.

Who knows.  The mega-rich are a quirky bunch, as far as I can tell.
 
2021-04-17 11:50:52 PM  
this is the first thing i would do in his house. He's a control freak nuthead and i would LOVE to see him melt down.
 
2021-04-17 11:55:08 PM  

GardenWeasel: I didn't either. I swear the headline at the time I posted said "Ted" .


# Me too.
 
2021-04-17 11:56:09 PM  
I bet he has one in at least every quadrant of the house.
More than likely every room except the Adrenochrome ritual room.
Along with a few roaming ones.
 
2021-04-18 12:06:32 AM  

slantsix: Redh8t: Therion: Who would have suspected Ted Cruz of being less of a "Real He-Man" than "I'm-gonna-shoot-anyone-who-gets-near-​my-home" Lindsey Graham?

Meh, this was thirty years ago. He was top of his game, sexiest man blah blah blah. Probably lots of stalkers.
Also, after August 8th 1969, pretty sure all the celebrities had panic buttons.

This is hilarious. Therion didn't realize this is about Tom Cruise, not Ted Cruz, and Redh8t didn't notice that mistake and responded as if they were both taking about Cruise.

I think. And I'm even sober. What is going on?


Bwaaaahahaha!!!!

/I'm in tears...
 
2021-04-18 12:10:35 AM  
I'm gonna to say Therein knew what they were writing, and I didn't finish my hooked on phonics workbooks.
 
2021-04-18 12:36:11 AM  
Doesn't he have magic OT VIII powers or something? What does he need some boring old panic button for?

Indeed, why would a superhuman "Operating Thetan(tm)" ever need to "panic" about anything?
 
2021-04-18 1:21:25 AM  
I don't think the button summoned real police. It summoned male strippers dressed as police. If Kyra hadn't told Cruise about the button in time for him to meet the "cops" at the door and explain things, she would have had a much better story.
 
2021-04-18 3:47:35 AM  

Epicanis: Doesn't he have magic OT VIII powers or something? What does he need some boring old panic button for?

Indeed, why would a superhuman "Operating Thetan(tm)" ever need to "panic" about anything?


He is not OT VIII and never will be.
 
2021-04-18 4:39:06 AM  
An increasingly odd Tom Cruise
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2021-04-18 4:42:14 AM  
 I think Tom is a weirdo. Having said that Kyra just just comes off as one of those awful people who can't mind her own f*cking business. The kind you don't want anywhere near your affairs.
 
2021-04-18 8:14:50 AM  

Birnone: So if deadly intruders were in his home his plan was to nonchalantly say "If you don't mind, while you're going on your rampage I'll just stand over there by the fireplace"? Or maybe when he's home alone he just tends to hang out by the fireplace? Even if every room has three or four panic buttons, how the hell does the fireplace make the list as a top location?


He probably saw it in a movie once.
 
2021-04-18 8:40:11 AM  

Kat09tails: I am sure with the amount of fame that button didn't get installed for no reason. Also, if you're a house guest don't go pushing mystery buttons at the scientologist's house.


On the contrary. I'm pushing that thing to see what kind of weird security the scientologists send out.

Then, after I apologize for "accidentally" pushing the button and they all slink back to their volcano, I'm pushing it again. This time out of spite.
 
2021-04-18 9:04:07 AM  
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2021-04-18 9:53:49 AM  

Archie Goodwin: "There was this, like, fireplace mantle, and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantel. I was like, 'Oh what is that little button? So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen.

And then a can of Diet Coke appeared!


NOT FUNNY!
 
2021-04-18 10:14:55 AM  
Tom Cruise may be far, far tougher than I am, he may be in great shape, and he may be trained in all sorts of stunt work and have mad fighting skills... but there's a huge difference between scripted stuff with trusted co-workers and an unexpected encounter in your own home with someone actually crazier than a Scientologist.

For one thing, no matter how good you may be, if someone comes at you with a knife you're getting cut.  If they have a gun, real life ain't the Matrix, you're entirely at the mercy of how bad their aim might be.

With Cruise's fame and money, I'd have multiple guards 24/7 and probably wear a panic button bracelet.
 
2021-04-18 10:46:34 AM  
I imagine there are several of those scattered around the house. Given the level of insanity out there concerning entertainers, I would expect nothing else.

/ Don't ever push the red one.
 
2021-04-18 11:22:56 AM  

Birnone: So if deadly intruders were in his home his plan was to nonchalantly say "If you don't mind, while you're going on your rampage I'll just stand over there by the fireplace"? Or maybe when he's home alone he just tends to hang out by the fireplace? Even if every room has three or four panic buttons, how the hell does the fireplace make the list as a top location?


There was a story about the panic buttons installed in the presidential bedroom. During Ford's presidency, it took the form of a statuette that would trigger a silent alarm when toppled.
Once, Ford and his wife accidentally toppled the statuette while getting it on.
Cue the Secret Service barging in the room.
 
2021-04-18 12:46:56 PM  

NOLAhd: Kat09tails: I am sure with the amount of fame that button didn't get installed for no reason. Also, if you're a house guest don't go pushing mystery buttons at the scientologist's house.

On the contrary. I'm pushing that thing to see what kind of weird security the scientologists send out.

Then, after I apologize for "accidentally" pushing the button and they all slink back to their volcano, I'm pushing it again. This time out of spite.


Now I'm thinking of installing a button in my home that will do something weird if a curious guest press it.

/kidding, I only ever have imaginary guests.
 
2021-04-18 12:50:33 PM  

Badafuco: Epicanis: Doesn't he have magic OT VIII powers or something? What does he need some boring old panic button for?

Indeed, why would a superhuman "Operating Thetan(tm)" ever need to "panic" about anything?

He is not OT VIII and never will be.


Well yeah. He'll never be a Jedi or the Kwisatz Haderach either, because it's all fantasy fiction.

/but if you're determined to try anyway, aspire to be a Jedi or a Kwisatz Haderach. At least pick good fiction.
 
2021-04-18 1:37:21 PM  

Another Government Employee: I imagine there are several of those scattered around the house. Given the level of insanity out there concerning entertainers, I would expect nothing else.

/ Don't ever push the red one.


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2021-04-18 2:21:27 PM  
Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

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2021-04-18 2:24:30 PM  

ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

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Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.
 
2021-04-18 3:17:34 PM  

Wendigogo: Another Government Employee: I imagine there are several of those scattered around the house. Given the level of insanity out there concerning entertainers, I would expect nothing else.

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2021-04-18 4:57:48 PM  

Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

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Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.


Watch Leah Remini's show sometime. It's all horrifying and bizarre.
 
2021-04-18 5:20:28 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]

Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.

Watch Leah Remini's show sometime. It's all horrifying and bizarre.


I watched every season. Pretty scary.
 
2021-04-18 5:47:42 PM  
So that was in 1989.

I imagine he know has about 1,000 scientologist drones stationed throughout his compound, ready to fight the next multidimensional war.
 
2021-04-18 5:53:46 PM  

Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]

Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.


Read Lawrence Wright's superb book on Scientology. His thesis is that they prey on people who are spiritually thirsty and unfilled by mainstream religion.
 
2021-04-18 10:14:57 PM  

thornhill: Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]

Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.

Read Lawrence Wright's superb book on Scientology. His thesis is that they prey on people who are spiritually thirsty and unfilled by mainstream religion.


Just got chills reading that. How farking creepy. Thanks for the recommendation!
 
2021-04-19 3:56:03 AM  

thornhill: Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]

Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.

Read Lawrence Wright's superb book on Scientology. His thesis is that they prey on people who are spiritually thirsty and unfilled by mainstream religion.


The one from Miscavige's niece has some really bad parts. Like suicide attempt parts.

Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org-the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

I saw an interview with her somewhere. She seems pretty level headed considering her experience.
 
2021-04-19 3:58:38 AM  

thornhill: Wendigogo: ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]

Holy shiat. How the heck does anyone in the organization not just bust out laughing at this stuff?! And those seminars that have hundreds, if not thousands of people attending. It's all so farking goofy.

Read Lawrence Wright's superb book on Scientology. His thesis is that they prey on people who are spiritually thirsty and unfilled by mainstream religion.


I also read the Wright book. Then LRH's biography.

/was on a major scientology kick for  few months
//someone where I used to work almost signed onto sea org
///she literally ran away from them
 
2021-04-19 10:07:19 AM  

ippolit: Tom Cruise. Scientologist. Nutjob.

[YouTube video: Tom Cruise Scientology Video - ( Original UNCUT )]


Wow, I managed to watch that entire video and I realized two things:
1)Tom Cruise needs a Snickers bar.

2) The rest of us need a panic button in case we are ever approached by Tom Cruise.
 
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