Do you know humans are descended from aliens? I do!
I found out that handsome actors can be every bit as absurd as has-been rockers when I caught Tom Cruise’s now notorious ravings about psychiatry and drugs this morning. The funny thing is, my feelings about psychiatry were not that far removed from Cruise’s before I heard his crazed and arrogant attacks on this “pseudo-science”, but you know what? I think Katy had better get old Tom lain out a couch real quick.
Perhaps Cruise thinks he is such an expert on this complicated subject because he has confused “science” with “scientology”? Or is he just that most pitiful of spectacles, a thick actor trying to pretend he is clever as well as beautiful?
Here’s a nice description of the interview:
"Cruise' most recent meltdown occurred yesterday on NBC's "Today." Apart from braying repeatedly and exhibiting a distressing fondness for 1950s slang, Cruise appeared somewhat rational until host Matt Lauer mentioned the diminutive actor's mean-spirited attack on Brook Shields, who confessed in her recent book, Down Came the Rain Man, that she had used Paxil to treat her postpartum depression.
As Lauer recoiled instinctively, Cruise leaned forward in his seat and hissed, "Psychiatry is a pseudo-science that has to be destroyed." Cruise then accused Shields of "trafficking in misinformation." When Lauer attempted to point out that perhaps psychiatry had helped someone, somewhere, at some time in the world, Cruise cut him off.
"Do you know the history of psychiatry?" sneered Cruise. "Do you know what Aderol is? Do you know Ritalin? Do you know that Ritalin is now a street drug? Do you understand that? No! But I do."
Cruise, who must be one of the better read dyslexic high school dropouts in Hollywood, then called Lauer "glib."
I feel a bit guilty joining the anti-Cruise bandwagon, as I always thought the personal attacks on his sexuality, for example, were so unpleasant, but he came across as such an arrogant guy I can't feel that bad.