Friday, June 17, 2005

Can't Handle The Un-Truth

Couldn't find a beard?

I suppose I should comment on the "engagement" heard 'round the world.

The whole thing reminds me of that Scrubs episode where the Janitor pretends to be his own twin brother. Nobody buys it, and he knows that nobody is buying it, but he refuses to give up the charade, escalating the deception with ever-more desperate and pathetic moves. Finally he concedes:

Okay, I don't know what I thought was gonna happen, but I think we can all agree that this isn't working out, it's costing me a tremendous amount of time and effort, so let's just call it a draw.

Problem is, TomKat has passed the point of no return. David Poland expresses my personal sentiments exactly. But don't worry... The Dish is placing no such moratorium on TomKat "news". Without them, there'd have been nothing to post about since April.

Oh, and I love IMDb's assessment:

The 42-year-old actor and Holmes, 26, have been plagued by accusations their romance is a publicity stunt, because both stars have movies released this month - Cruise stars in War of the Worlds, while Holmes is in Batman Begins. But Cruise put an end to the rumours today, by asking Holmes to marry him on the top of the Eiffel tower, during a romantic holiday in Paris, France.

Yes, the rumours that this is all a publicity stunt have been put to rest forever. Well played, TomKat. Well played.


Blogger Alex said...

This is also a bit like that Seinfeld episode from Season 7 where George has to take the now-dead Susan's parents to his imaginary house in the Hamptons. The parents know he's lying, and George knows they know, but he keeps pressing on with the drive.

Oh, and Cruise is a dick.

June 18, 2005 1:19 PM  
Blogger The Pop Culture Petri Dish said...

Good call. I guess it's a classic sit-com convention.

June 18, 2005 1:55 PM  
Blogger The Pop Culture Petri Dish said...

It's also kind of like that South Park episode where Cartman tries to persuade Kyle that his hand is Jennifer Lopez and won't give up the act until Kyle admits that there's a possibility it's for real.

June 19, 2005 10:11 AM  

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