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Wilhelm Reich

Prenatal care, L.Tom Cruise style

Posted on 2005.11.30 at 13:48
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Current Music: Dimentia 13 - I Am A Whale
In the next step towards becoming Michael Jackson/Howard Hughes level crazy, Tom Cruise has bought an ultrasound machine. No helpful medications for anyone, but constant bombardment with sound waves for no particular reason (since he, not being trained, couldn't diagnose anything anyway) is just dandy.

Just for grins, here is a slightly bitchier perspective, although one with which I agree.


Jen Taylor Friedman
hatam_soferet at 2005-11-30 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
What a strange thing to do. Wouldn't it be ever so much easier to replace her skin and some of the other layers with clear acrylic panels? Then he could watch it all the time in GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOUR.
theservant at 2005-11-30 20:16 (UTC) (Link)
You're being glib. You don't know the HISTORY of clear panels. Tom does.
Jen Taylor Friedman
hatam_soferet at 2005-11-30 23:37 (UTC) (Link)
I have to admit I know very little more about the chap than that he exists, is famous for something, possibly for being muscly and youthful, and has bought an ultrasound machine.
theservant at 2005-11-30 23:40 (UTC) (Link)
And he is increasingly becoming famous for being a scientologist and (if this isn't redundant) mad as a hatter.

and for going on a morning show ostensibly to promote his movie, but actually screaming about the evils of medication, telling the host that he was 'glib,' and didn't know the true, secret history of psychiatry the way that Tom does.
Because after all, he has played a doctor in a bad movie.
metalclarinet at 2005-12-01 01:14 (UTC) (Link)

Just because he is crazy

...doesn't mean that there are evils of medication. I don't think anyone has documented Christian Scientist having shorter lives. Seems like I have read that a few hundred thousand people die from medication problems each year. (Not that I am giving up the drops that keep me from going blind, the pills that replace my thyroid, the blood pressure meds, etc.)
theservant at 2005-12-01 03:41 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I just got back from a ritual committee meeting at my shul and the question came up of whether a sofer could appraise our Torah scrolls for the insurance, or whether we need some kind of dealer to do that. I thought you might know. Do you?
Jen Taylor Friedman
hatam_soferet at 2005-12-09 04:18 (UTC) (Link)
Most soferim can appraise scrolls unless they're newbies like me. Partly because a lot of them also deal, but also because most of anyone's income comes from fixing, and in fixing you have to be able to estimate a sefer's value so that a shul can decide if it's worth their while having it fixed.
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