Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Anyone See a Parallel???

Maybe it's just me . . .

I think it is safe to say that Tom Cruise just isn’t all that concerned with his media image these days. One could hazard a guess that he’s gone all loony – what with his creepy jumping on couches all willy-nilly like a monkey; conducting a creepy romance in public rather than private in a really creepy way – right down to his creepy proposal/press conference of marriage . . .there are not enough ways to say “Ew” here.

Until today.

According to today's San Francisco Chronicle, (so it must be true): "Tom Cruise reportedly will splash out millions of dollars on an "Arabian Knights"-themed wedding when he marries fiancée Katie Holmes."

Now, correct me if I’m wrong – but The Arabian Nights (not Arabian Knights) were a series of stories told by Queen Scheherazade that started on the eve of her wedding to the King Shahryar in an effort to stay alive. You see, that rascal the king respected women so very much that he married one every day, only to have the bride executed on their wedding night. He would marry again the following day. Scheherazade proceeded to delay her execution by entertaining the king with exciting folk tales – stringing him along by telling only one per night, then promising to tell another the following night. According to legend, she kept this up for one thousand and one nights – thereby saving her life when he determined he could not live without her stories (there’s some job security for ya). The best known of these stories are Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad the Sailor - and the stories are considered as an entity to be among the classics of world literature. Now, I’m not sure if it was Tom or the Chronicle that wasn’t clear on the correct spelling of the title of that classic collection – but would it be correct to call it irony that Cruise has selected a theme for a wedding that pays homage to a woman desperately attempting to stave off being executed by her powerful husband?

Just curious . . .


Anonymous pia said...

Can't stop laughing. You made my day! Have to think seriously about Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Arabian nights and Queen Schehaerazade. Yick, thanks for all these conflicting images.

23 August, 2005 14:08  
Blogger Catharine said...

Well, ya know, I'd love to comment on this, but I really have to go and take a shower now.


(Run, Katie, Run!!!)


23 August, 2005 14:21  
Blogger JC said...

Wow! can we all say EEEWWWWW in unison. I love, love, love this post. His actions are less than favored in my book and of course my book is the being a bipolar trying to live with dignity variety. Poor little girl. Surely she realizes what she is getting herself into? I haven't really had much respect for him since he did the eyes wide shut thing. That was creepy, icky if you ask me.

23 August, 2005 15:13  
Blogger Seamus said...

TC is so far up on my shit list - keeping company with Bush clan on list placement - what a joke he has become! :o(

23 August, 2005 19:49  
Blogger Tracey said...

"Mil. Mil. Mil, you don't even--you're glib. You don't even know what Scheherazade is...You don't know the history of Scheherazade, I do."

I think we should all get one of those "Free Katie" t-shirts. That would be fabu! ;)

23 August, 2005 23:10  
Blogger Dr. Fil said...

I hate Tom Cruise. He really has gone loony. It's all publicity. He jumps in couches so he can make a noise and get more interviews and stuff. Like anyone actually likes him.

Dr. Fil

24 August, 2005 04:45  
Blogger cube said...

Not only is Cruise a mental case, but this shows how ignorant he is as well.

His craziness is often a source of posts on my blog, too. The zapping of Oprah is my favorite.

24 August, 2005 07:57  
Blogger R said...

Yet another FINE example of his lack of education. If Nicole Kidman doesn't wake up every morning thanking God she is well out of that marriage then she is not as smart as we think. Loooo-zer. Hilareous post Milli

24 August, 2005 11:56  
Blogger Laura said...

That is very interesting; I never knew the back story on the Arabian Knights (just kidding! Nights!). I'm sure he'll be treating the whole event with the utmost of class and sensitivity.

P.S. Luv Tracey's comment above! :)

31 August, 2005 10:10  

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