I hate to admit it but this store scares the hell out of me....

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  1. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    This place makes me scared.....

    I've only seen these in Florida....but suppose they are nationwide?

    I suppose after 27 years in the Cult......I kinda know why....but I've been out 15 years...and this signage still gives me the willies....:p

    The name of this franchise.....kinda weird. Or perhaps chosen to be "new age?"

    Please tell me there is absolutely not relationship with the cult...:unsure:

    I thought I'd post these pics....for those that don't have to drive by and see em....like I do....:nervous:



  2. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    That's nearly impossible. When you look at the pictures, what can you see ?

    Impressive, ("ideal") buildings, which are sterile and ..... nearly empty - exactly like in the Co$.
  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    In England the word is spelled "yoghurt." It comes from the Turkish. I actually drank some homemade roadside yoghurt from a jug in Turkey when I visited on a road trip in 1970: I was expecting something civilized and familiar and it tasted disgusting, Anyway, I digress.

    Change the store name to "Woghurtology" and the cult connection would be perfect.

  4. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    There's a certain store front in the shopping district in downtown that always catches my attention in the corner of my eye when I'm walking down the street . I always think it says the "S" word and then I look straight at it and realize it says "Vinology". That damn "ology" suffix gets me every time!
  5. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    Double post
  6. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    But in turkish it is spelled: yoğurt :eyeroll:

    Probably you got something which is called: "Ayran"

    Basically that is yoghurt mixed with water and salt. Oh yes, occasionally it is mixed with lemon balm, mint, basil, goat milk, dill or black pepper.

    Maybe you want to edit the ********, because you could be punished for insulting this wonderful drink.

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  7. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    We were offered something in a glass jug that sounded like "yogoort?" and I assumed it was like the familiar yoghurt. If the guy had called it "Ayran" -- however that gets pronounced in Turkish it doesn't look like it will sound like "yogoort" -- I would have refused it on the basis of it not being the greatest of ideas to drink who-knows-what from a Turkish roadside person*. He wasn't even a vendor; just looked like a yokel intrigued by six young white foreign peeps including two girls.

    *Admittedly there's not a whole lot of difference between who-knows-what with a familiar name from a Turkish roadside person and who-knows-what with an unfamiliar name from a Turkish roadside person. Ah, the naivety of youth!

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  8. WildKat

    WildKat Gold Meritorious Patron

    I looked at the link. This stuff would be funny if it weren't so goddam sick. They fined a company the equivalent of $70,000 for "insulting Ayran".

    But what else would be expected from a culture that cuts off your head for insulting Mohammed or Islam?
  9. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Yes, I tried one once and they are highly sterile. Not just the store designs....but the "getting the yogurt structure" of the franchise system also.

    The stores are extremely clean.

    I guess....sterile has its plus points...when dealing with food and food consumption.
  10. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Even the "type face" of the signage......seems eerily similar to the cults....:omg:
  11. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Many times I wondered how business owned by Public Scientologists......could get away with blatant usage of Cult Words or Cult Themes in their business titles and Company names...without getting into trouble with the Cult.

    "Theta this" and "Upstat that" I'd have to get a copy of the Wise Directory....or a Who What Where.....and I'm sure I could list dozens....

    Though....I don't think any Public Cult Businesses have used "Ology."

    It also makes me think that LRH himself jumped on that bandwagon of using Cult words.... with his "Clear Sound."

    I have no doubt that he saw the success of "Dolby" ....and its world wide acceptance as a Audio Standard.....and tried to carve out a slice of that pie for himself.

    I am so glad that he did not succeed at that....!!

    It is so interesting to me that Hubbard chose the word "Clear" to use in "ClearSound" .....and used it, knowing that it would be a "trigger" and would have a "double meaning" for Cult members.....
  12. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I get the impression this is a franchise started by a Scientology upstart who is still in the warm and fuzzy zone before the SRA arrives.

    To paraphrase James Coburn in Waterhole #3, “Maybe we take Scientology too seriously”….”Maybe we don’t take Scientology seriously enough”.
  13. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Even their photography looks like Scientology's Ideal Org photographs, also their interior design:



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    The Clear Agency?

    Clear Labs?


    And this in Glendale, Arizona:
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  14. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    You know things are slow in scio world when we're talking about yogurt.
  15. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Or when a franchise's most important marketing decision is made with no regard about being inadvertently associated with a controversial international cult with a following numbering in the millions.
  16. Udarnik

    Udarnik Gold Meritorious Patron

    I suspected that you got some variant of Kefir. If someone puked milk through a nose full of sinus-infection induced snot, they'd approximate the texture and taste of Kefir. And don't anyone tell me I should taste the authentic stuff. I have.
  17. lochness

    lochness Patron

    Just don't order the TR0.
  18. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Or the Xenumango, Sec-Checkcherry or BigBlueberry.
  19. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    By golly UD, you sure have a way with words.....

  20. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    did a bit of research....and the company is a start up owned by a couple brothers that are of a long time Tampa Family.....and they went into investment finance....

    So I guess old Tampa money.

    But it is interesting that they grew up here....and most likely were aware of the beginning of the Cult in Flag....and all the controversy that followed over the years....

    LOL....It could even be a spoof of a sorts....that they made up that company name.