Friday, December 02, 2005

He's Back

Lest you think I’ve forsaken my first love, celebrity weirdness, for my other, forbidden love of highfalutin’ness, I have not, it’s just that Tom Cruise has had the good sense to lay low until recently. But he’s back, and so am I. Well, okay, look for a post on Joan Didion soon. But in the meantime, I saw Tom, on Access Hollywood, mention his in-home sonogram machine so he can monitor the TomKitten on his own, which almost leaves me speechless, really, which he defended by saying “I’m in the film business! I have to see the dailies!” which okay, I know that was you being funny, Tom, nevertheless, this would be weird enough, if your answer to the question, “Do you want to know the sex of the baby?” weren’t completely disconcerting, which, for those of you who missed it, was “Absolutely! I want to know! I’ve been waiting all these… months.” Okay, I don’t want to overthink here, but it seemed very clear to me that “months” was not the first word that came into Tom’s mind. Even though his kids are adopted, I’m sure he must have heard from someone somewhere along the line how long it takes to grow a baby. What I can’t quite guess was what word was the first that came into his mind. If there’s any truth to the speculation, he’s been searching for an incubator for much longer than the time he’s known Katie, and of course, that would call into doubt the sincerity of his recent couch-jumping, and I wouldn’t presume to cast doubt on their union even though… well, he did meet her through his agent like it was a casting call, is all I’m saying. There’s also the speculation that the baby isn’t, you know, a baby, which is of course silly, I’m sure it’s a baby, but, I dunno, Tom, I dunno how long it takes to incubate something that isn’t a baby, and your little hesitation planted just a mustard seed of a question in my mind…

4 comments:

teo said...

I'm looking forward to the Joan Didion post. I read the NYTimes magazine excerpt over the summer and it was remarkable. I'd love to read the new book.

Don't know what to say about Tom Criuse. Almost typed Tom Cries. Telling, huh?

Dean said...

I try to avoid All Things Cruise. There is madness there. Madness and deceit.

I, too, look forward to the post on Didion.

DAM said...

You mean he doesn't have a vitamingram? I thought vitamins tell all, cure all, are all.

hutchie said...

i just finished the joan didion book yesterday. i really loved it. i found myself wanting to know more about john and quintana. that's the point though, i guess. i'll probably post about it soon, too. did you read it?

did you hear that our west coast posse will be here soon?