OK sure, there’s the whole octopus thing but that’s not even 1% of 1% of Tarvuism

Say hebbo to Tarvuism! It’s so easy to join!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  1. Priestmunty of a chabbernaggle … I want to put that down any time a form asks for my occupation from this day forward.

  2. As the founder of Bryantology, I won’t be joining, but I have realized I need to make a flashy video. Don’t believe all those other splitter groups with their fancy “facebook” pages.

  3. Rebecca,

    Now that’s funny. From what I understand these guys are making fun of Scientology by the way.

  4. Click on the Scientology video that comes up after the Tarvuism spiel is over. It took me too long to realize it is not a joke!! It makes the Tarvuism video that much more brilliant…….and chilling!!!

    Do you think it is possible that someone might not get the joke and actually think Tarvuism is real? I mean, if people will buy Scientology, they’ll buy anything.

    All Hail Lord Xenu!!!

  5. Brilliant! Perhaps I could convert my Scientologist neighbors into Tarvusists. Or maybe I should just say “hebbo” when I see them.

  6. Is it wrong that I would really, in all honesty, LOVE to speak to an octopus?

    They’re right up there on my top ten list of animals to speak to if I could. Maybe even top five.

  7. @Laika: I thought the Scientology video was a joke too until a third of the way through. Should’ve realized right away it was real though. I live next to Clearwater. Those people are quite the confused and frightening cult.

  8. “I studied a lot of data about Dianetics and Scientology…”

    You mean like, how many vowels (10) and conjunctions (1) there are in “Dianetics and Scientology”?

    “150 quantum volts of theta energy” has got to be one of Scotty’s best technobabble lines ever.

  9. To join all you have to do is recite Tavu’s prayer:
    Tarvu tarvooti,
    Oboonoo cTooti,
    Mimmin O’tibbi noonah,
    Mdfitty fitty noonah,
    Arvu immentiBarvu,

  10. The part of the Scientology video where everyone was talking about how they felt like Hubbard was with them reminded me of Mercer from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

  11. Reminds me a lot of Uombumbay The Undying Egg. If you are a fan of Frankie Boyle, you may have heard of it. (Look it up. It is good value.)

    This is brilliant. Thank you so much, Rebecca for repairing the day with comedy!

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