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Find some good ones to suggest and I'll definitely show them to her. Having a sarcasm emoji, if that's possible, would probably clear up a lot of misunderstandings on posts around here.
The first reference I found when googling "sarcasm emoji" suggests the upside down smile. Think we have that one.

"The two best emojis to convey sarcasm are 🙃 and 😑. The upside down emoji or "🙃" means that you are just joking and the conversation is not serious. The 😑 emoji means you are fed up with something or saying "but again, she/he will keep doing this 😑." Jul 29 2019
Reference: www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-emoji-or-emoticon-to-convey-sarcasm"
 

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I like sarcasm bounded by carats

^Cruise definitely doesn't play the same basic character in 90% of his movies^
 

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I don't think any emoji or typographical standards reliably convey sarcasm. The only surefire way is to surround with lame-o <sarcasm> tags, or explicitly say "this is sarcasm" or some such. There are times when that is necessary and appropriate, but of course, much like explaining a joke, it also usually ruins the effect.
 

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FWIW I thought that by now celebrity scientology bashing was pretty low fruit. But I don't know any scientologists personally nor do I know anyone who has been negatively impacted by them. All I know is that they exist and they have money and lawyers.
We have a family friend who paid thousands of dollars to cure his mental illness. The cure was a few DVDs to watch. Scientology does not believe mental illness exists.
 

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"kind of an odd fellow" is like "a trivial amputation of one limb". :)

I used to have a great deal of respect for Musk, but allowing this pudding-brained nutjob on a flight has reduced that respect significantly.
I would also characterize Musk as "kind of an odd fellow". It's possible they get along.
 

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We have a family friend who paid thousands of dollars to cure his mental illness. The cure was a few DVDs to watch. Scientology does not believe mental illness exists.
So I expect you have a more informed opinion than me. I’ve just read a bit about Hubbard and watched the Going Clear documentary.
 

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We have a family friend who paid thousands of dollars to cure his mental illness. The cure was a few DVDs to watch. Scientology does not believe mental illness exists.
Which Cruise has pronounced more than once on camera. He seems to believe that mental illness is fixed by exercise and such, and not that it's a chemical imbalance that can often be fixed with antidepressants or the like. How many people has that damaged? It would be really sad to find that some people have committed suicide by believing such pronouncements. They find that exercise and positive thinking isn't effective for them...bye to life. :(

Yeah, I guess I'm as much of a fanatic against useless "remedies" and "authorities" as he is about scientology and his own uninformed opinions.

Terry
...not going clear anytime soon, I'm sure..
 

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I'm genuinely sorry for you. Scientology's view would have been "well, you just didn't pray/try/do certain actions as hard as you needed to."

Hope your friend's son is at least somewhat better.

Always -- Terry
 

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Scientology's view would have been "well, you just didn't pray/try/do certain actions as hard as you needed to."
Isn't that the standard response for any and all failed religious remedies?

I'm not sure why yo'all are piling up on Scientology.
It's as good of a Club as any of the other alternatives.

I agree that Tom cruise is not the best candidate for a baby-sitting job, but I do find his movies highly entertaining.
Personally, I'm looking forward to MI-4 "in space"...
 

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Welcome to the age of space celebrity mass-marketing. Soon corporations will begin branding the layers of the earth's orbit.
 

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I'm kind of curious what exactly they're going to try to film. It seems like there's a pretty limited number of cool things that can happen inside a working space capsule, and a lot of restrictions on what the crew can do. Is what they end up with really going to be better than if they shot it on a sound stage, pasted stock footage of the earth in and faked up the zero gravity stuff with camera angles and wires?
 

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Hopefully its just a documentary or something like that. Plus astronauts are terrible actors
 

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I'm kind of curious what exactly they're going to try to film. It seems like there's a pretty limited number of cool things that can happen inside a working space capsule, and a lot of restrictions on what the crew can do. Is what they end up with really going to be better than if they shot it on a sound stage, pasted stock footage of the earth in and faked up the zero gravity stuff with camera angles and wires?
This is exactly why I remain skeptical that this is actually going to happen.
 

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You're a little behind. The next MI movie will be MI-7.
You are absolutely right, although they did skip over MI-4 and went with cutesy names after 3.

Here is Craig Ferguson on Tom Cruise:
 
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