Friday, June 24, 2005

Ritalin Me This, Ritalin Me That

OK, I need some cheering up after that last post, so here's some more non-news from the "Tom Cruise Gets Nuttier Every Single Day" File, yay!

Apparently the Cruise Missile got into a verbal tussle with Matt Lauer on the "Today" show this morning. Gawker has a play-by-play, and I "borrowed" a bit of it here.

Their conversation--which started off bad and quickly escalated to unbearably tense--really got ugly when Matt questioned the man who puts the Tom into TomKat (or would if he wasn't allegedly gayer than a Quentin Crisp/Liberace sandwich) about the effectiveness and/or validity of drugs such as Ritalin:
M: But aren’t there examples where it works?
T: You don’t even know what Ritalin is! If you read the papers on how they came up with the drug, the dosage… You should be more responsible in knowing what it is. I am responsible. I know these things.
M: You’re saying that you know how it affected people you don’t know, but I do? You’re now telling me that what has and hasn’t worked for people I know, and I’m telling you I lived with these people and I saw an improvement.
T: So you’re advocating?
M: No, I’m not. I’m just saying that in their individual cases, it helped them… We could go in circles on this matter. But do you want more people to understand Scientology? Is that a goal of yours?
T: Of course. And I don’t talk about things I don’t understand.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, what a tool Tom Cruise is! So pompous and holier-than-thou and superior! I take back what I said before about him seeming like a "nice enough fellow," I retract it, I say, retract retract retract! How dare he tell Matt Lauer, who seems to be speaking from experience, that he should be "more responsible in knowing what" Ritalin is?

AAAAAAAAH! Run for your life, everyone! Tom Cruise is determined to take our brain drugs away from all of us thetans! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

He could do it, too. He could! He has the means, the motive, and the access to Oprah. Oprah, man. Oprah. Think about it!

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Poor Matt Lauer, having to talk "serious issues" in the wee hours of the 'morn with craaaaaaaaaaazy Cruise. Look at Tom's body language--he's out for blood! Tom Cruise is made of peeeeeeeeeeeople!(photo via Gawker)

Apparently today's "Today" interview was just part one; the second half will be shown on Monday. Maybe Tom and Matt will have a bitch-slap contest over the effectiveness of Prozac! We'll have to wait and see...what Gawker says happened. No way can I get up that early! Not without some serious "medication," at least. Mwah ha ha...


Anonymous said...

I heard a local DJ say that Tom also went off about the whole Brooke Shields/post-partum depression topic again!


Tom thinks all things can be cured with exercise and vitamins!


Terri R.

Spare E said...

I don't have the right plug-in but I think you can watch the video (and read the entire interview transcript) here:

Greg said...

If I made Ritalin, I'd use footage of Tom Cruise in my TV commercials.

And screw him for taking a cheap shot at Brooke Shields. Her brilliant retort, "If he wants to see Chicago, I've left him two tickets - one adult, one child," almost makes up for "Suddenly Susan."