The people who follow sci-fi author L Ron Hubbard have again set up a kind of Santa compound on Hollywood Boulevard, in the midst of all the Scientology buildings, as they do every year at this time. (Unless you wear special glasses, it’s impossible to see the hundreds of Scientologists gathered out front.) The big sign says “On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth. L. Ron Hubbard.” The other sign says “Photo $5.” Rumor has it that on Christmas Eve, Santa Hubbard flies down on his comet-powered sleigh and all the Ribisis and Mastersons sit on his knee and ask to take over first Hollywood and then the world! Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
(Photos: Aric Laferriere)