Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Tom Cruise Redundancy report
becuase this stuff needs to be drilled into your head.

Without a doubt, all of America has become too familiar with one Thomas J. Cruise, J of course standing for J-completely insane. Im sure Tom's situation has been mentioned tounge n' cheek by many a late night TV host, radio jockey, blogger, people with xangas (or cutters as they are more commonly called) and the occasional livejournal-er when they are not venting their problems with lesbianism. As I'm typing this I realize that even I myself am succumbing to the unneeded media frenzy over a psychopath and his 10 year old girlfriend (seriously, look at her teeth). Writing this very post causes serious internal dilemmas because it goes against my hatred for people’s interest in celebrity. I have a slight disrespect for people, even my own mother, who read US weekly and People even though they claim they do it just because they feel the same way I do, but this makes no sense.

Let me first digress: celebrities are normal people who are seen by billions because they are in motion pictures which are distributed throughout the world, common sense right? Not for some. People miss the ‘regular people’ aspect. These people’s private lives have become uncommon and ‘glamorous’ due to the attention of the media. Its regular life distorted by millions of reporters. Honestly, who the fuck cares about Britney Spears buying cigarettes or Kevin Federline’s trailer trash ass hanging out of his pants? These pictures are worth thousands of dollars? There are 8 trailer parks in the Iowa City/Coralville area that would gladly supply these ‘photographers’ with far more ass cleavage than they would ever need. This fascination with trashy and unintelligent people's lives have given way to allowing them to tell us what we should think politically and socialy. Actors throw themselves behind political candidates and fighting poverty. I have never understood endorsements, the ones that don’t involve money that is. Sure it helps the cause, no one would buy those ONE bands if it weren’t for them being pimped by Tom hanks and Brad Pitt and that one African American gentleman. But politically I hate it, if a political candidates needs Brooks and Dunn or Mark Hoppus to sell themselves, then why are they running for president. Why doesn’t Billy Regular, Janitor at Kum & Go throw his support behind John Kerry? Is it because no one knows who that is? What if he was in every at-one-time slightly significant journalistic magazine? He’s still just as smart as any dumb-ass motherfucker who doesn’t believe in medicine or wants to be jewish by prefers a more fashionable form of it. Seriously, does Mark Hoppus have a college education? No, he plays bass and ‘sings’ in a shitty band, but now thanks to him, people equally retarded will vote on the part of this moron, and the writings of William Saphire and Irving Krystal and Martin Peretz and Norman Podhoretz are trumped by some guy who wrote “whats my age again?”

I think the above problem is best exemplefied through Tom Cruise, that is, how he can hold more attention then serious news issues as well as logical and intriguing philosophy and pschology. And how hollywood celebrities who as I’ve discussed, are no different intellect-wise then a janitor insomuch as a janitor can’t act, are able to endorse and popularize trivial philosophy and unfounded 'pschology' to an extent that established and respected philosophy as seen in say, college, are completely dismissed(EDIT: in fact, check out Verby's disection of Cruise's Lauer rampage). I am young, so this cunundrum could be older than I think it is, but how could america(n media) be so obessed with someone when:

1. There is a good chance tom cruise may be mentally challenged

or maybe a chimpanzee.

would you let this man around your children? (not that I particulary care about the safety of Dakota Fanning)

They are probably laughing at Thomas Locke or some crazy non-sceintologist

2. He is more heard of then any 19th century German philosopher, 20th century political theorist, prominent psychologist, or Theologian yet he voices the opinions of a religion created by a science fiction writer who was rumored to have created it on a bet?

3. Matt Lauer can hold his own against him?

4. from above link:...and when i started studying the history of psychiatry, i understood more and more why i didn't believe in psychology.

this is like something someone my age would say, acting like psychology is something you subscribe to like, say, scientology?

And I know that-- psychiatry is-- is a pseudo science

again with the whole big picture, psychiatry is as scientology, one big set of rules, by 'psychiatry' Tom has said that all of it is the same, the most elementary fallacy in all of thinking. honestly... why not interview a hobo who thinks there is aliens in his brain?

There's my two cents. pretty soon colleges will just hand out US weekly to people in the humanities.


Anonymous leftwingstud said...

i heart you...

8:46 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

more proof

9:16 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

you can thank me and my trusty google images for that harpo picture.

6:12 PM  
Anonymous leftwingstud said...

thanks nathan and your trusty google images for that harpo pic... greatly appricated

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

John, i think it's really mean. I mean you're making fun of Tom and Katie. I think it's cute. I'm glad they're happy together! And i think Tom Cruise is one of the best actors out there and maybe you are just a little jealous. Don't get mad just because he isnt afraid to express his feelings, lol.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Creighton said...

leftwingstud is a coward

10:10 AM  
Anonymous leftwingstud said...

what is up with that hate coming from ever which way...

10:59 AM  
Blogger Creighton said...

Hate comes from every direction when people fantasize your death.

As the great Tony Damiano would put it: Stop acting like a child, and stop having a stupid secret identity. You arent Peter Parker. I also "appriciate" your ability to spell.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous leftwingstud said...

i still love you mr. mceleney... even after you make fun my poor spelling

6:02 PM  
Blogger Creighton said...

Awww.... I diddn't mean to lose my temper. I love you too LWS.

10:23 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

if it makes you feel any better i had to pay extra for the superman cover. if i tell you when i am going to the play this weekend, can you pick me up tickets? or can i show up @ the door and be alright....and where is it @? riverside theater?

7:34 PM  
Blogger Creighton said...


8:52 AM  
Blogger NGould said...

john ganiard- you are a pimp....i have evidence

7:56 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

John... ::sigh:: you are soo great. I don't know how you do it, because I read your posts and... you're just a genius... nufsed. Call me whenever you're not working... since you have my number now.

3:45 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

when you done calling jordan, call me. fellow hyvee buddy....when are we going to combine forces?

8:18 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

you are lazy

8:38 PM  
Blogger NGould said...

you are still lazy, do you have any pedro the lion on compact disc? because that would be really sweet.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Mals said... don't particularly know me. But I met you once I believe at a pool party for Lauren Egg. I'm friends with Leda. I was being really bored tonight and somehow have your screen name because I think Leda gave it to me to check if you were online once and then I never bothered to delete it, So I was looking at random people info and I went on your site. Being a fellow blogger, I decided to check it out. And I have to say, you are a funny kid. Though, I don't think that Mark Hoppus deserved the shitty band comment, if you listen to Blink182's way old stuff (before enema of the state) it was pretty dern good...In my opinion. Anyways, if you are who I think you are, I say you in Comedy of Errors (I'm friends with Andrew and Brett so I went to go see it) and you did wonderfully. If you're not who I think you are, then I'm sorry for being such a retard. Well, yea...bye

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