Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Just Can't Seem To Work Up Any Pity...Wonder Why?


OR: All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait. OR: There IS A God, But It ISN'T L. Ron Hubbard. OR: I Just Can't Stand Tom Cruise Or His Face.

I've mentioned it before, my intense, um--let's just say "dislike," so that I don't actively froth at the mouth or burst a blood vessel somewhere--of Tom Cruise. And I have signed countless petitions and written letters to, among others, Paramount Pictures, swearing that they'd not have a cent of what meager funds I might earn until they sever ties with this ignorant cultist NUTBALL.

And hey, look! I did it! Paramount has dumped Cruise like a hot, insane, ugly little rock. DUMPED HIM. OK, maybe it wasn't ALL me. But like the little girl from the old Shake & Bake commercial, "I HELPED!"

Let us now celebrate with the rampant consumption of appropriately-prescribed psychiatric medications, viewing of the Scientology-themed episode of "South Park" (the one in which they can't coax Tom Cruise "Out of the Closet"), and write letters--I am SO not kidding--praising Paramount and Sumner Redstone for their decision.

19 comments:

  1. Here's the ironic fun part of this news. On the same day Paramount dumped Mr. Cruise, they also signed up Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, to a two movie deal!

    Ah. Revenge. Tis so sweet!

    CP.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love. It.

    Sometimes Karma is a bitch, Huh Freaky McCruise??

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hooray! Let the no-more-crazy-Cruise party commence.

    I can feel my blood pressure rize every time I see that infernal man, or hear him open his mouth, or read about his wacky ideas. Let's hope this takes him out of the spotlight to some extent.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We were whooping it up tonight when this item turned up on the news. Sumner Redstone is a local boy, grew up right nearby in fact, and so news of Viacom usually makes it big here. Plus who doesn't hate Tom Crud? I've already written to paramount (in other words, I hepped too) and I think I'll write to Sumner tomorrow. He's a good guy, btw.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow... did Tom Cruise kick one of your puppies or something? I don't always agree with his opinions, but I kind of liked his performances in Jerry Maguire and The Last Samurai.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank goodness you use your superhero powers for good!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yeah, I was laughing when I read that bit of news... he's a jackass of the first degree!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I must admit to liking many of his films. While I do enjoy his movies he is not a person I would hang out with. My rule of thumb: People that claim to have all the answers are to be avoided.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hey, count me in on the rampant consumption. Don't bogart them all.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wait for it ... wait for it .... nope, still don't give a damn about him.

    *pushes Fab out of the way to get to the mass consumption table before him*

    ReplyDelete
  11. I want to join the party also!!! Yippeeeee.

    ReplyDelete
  12. All I can say is Wahoo!!!

    Thank God! Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot less of this crazed fanatic in the future!

    ReplyDelete
  13. dave2: I've never cared for him ever, as an actor; I personally don't even think he has more than 3 facial expressions, and I find him repugnantly unattractive. BUT I did not have any personal feelings about him one way or another until he became Mr. Uber-Vocal Scientologist, using the platform provided by his unfortunate celebrity to decry all forms of psychiatry and psychiatric medications, AS IF HE IS IN ANY WAY QUALIFIED to do so. It's OK with me if, as part of his "religion," he wants to believe L. Ron's story about psychiatrists being evil alien-controlled beings who are out to destroy us, but it is NOT OK to go around spouting this utter nonsense to the world at large...if only one person, a person who might already be unstable, is susceptible to his rantings and goes off their meds or denies medical help for a treatable psychiatric problem, and as a result harms himself or others, that makes Tom Crud tantamount to criminally negligent, to me. He doesn't say, "These are my opinions." He states these things as if they are facts, and shouts down anyone who disagrees with him with statements like, "I've done the research! You don't know psychiatry! I know psychiatry!"

    He's a MENACE to the cause of mental health, and as such is an irresponsible, abhorrent human being to me.

    ReplyDelete
  14. If he were out to intentionally hurt people, I would agree that he is an "irresponsible and abhorrent human being" - but he honestly believes that he is helping them, so it's difficult for me to think of him in those terms (regardless of how misguided his opinions are). I don't dispute that his beliefs are a "menace to the cause of mental health," but I also believe you could say the same thing about the billion-dollar drug industry and those so-called "mental health professionals" who are far too quick to medicate unnecessarily. This is certainly not always the case, but when you've got kids being drugged up because their parents would rather deal with them via meds instead of having to monitor their diet and activities... well, that's "irresponsible and abhorrent" to me. As I said, I don't always agree with his opinions, but I'm not looking to Tom Cruise for medical advice so I just ignore him outside of an occasional movie that I want to see. FREE KATIE!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nope, sorry. Can't do it. Can't give him any money, ever. The man goes on press junkets and denies the existence of ANY mental illness, not just that we are over-medicating children for ADHD.

    And please remember that some of us owe our lives to those evil pharmaceutical companies--which, admittedly, are a pretty high percentage evil.

    Since the majority of commentors here appear to be female, perhaps it was the ridiculous rubbish he spouted about post-partum depression re: Brooke Shields that set off the largest firestorm of hatred and backlash. Because, you know, he's qualified to speak on that topic, being that he's female, has had a baby, has had postpartum depression, is a medical doctor...oh, no--wait--he's not any of those things, he's just a very bad *actor*.

    If everyone could be as discerning as dave2 about from whom to take their medical (and all other) advice, it would be different...actually, if that were the case, then everyone would be taking their advice FROM dave2, living in Davetopia, and doing daily readings from the Total Dumb*** guides. So, you know, everybody wins. But alas, it's not a perfect world.

    And Tom Cruise just sucks. Seriously.

    ReplyDelete
  16. And also, where you say he may have "misguided opinions," remember that HE does not consider them "opinions" at ALL, but solid, irrefutable FACT, and states as much at any given opportunity. THAT is what makes him, to me, "abhorrently irresponsible." To state your opinion as proven fact, on any topic, is just...well, any intelligent person should know better. Because those who are listening might not know the difference.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ok, here is yet another thing we agree upon....tom cruise just simply sucks GIANT WIND and I have done what my daughter refers to as the "Sorudemymomthinksshecandance" Dance and had a good 'ole time!

    As my mother would say and says over and over again about any and all things.......Praise the Lord!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I LOVE that South Park episode!

    And I secretly suspect that Suri Cruise either a) doesn't really exist, b) was born severely deformed, or c) given to Michael Jackson in some bizarre ritual.

    ReplyDelete