Daily Archives: November 10, 2013

Pope Francis and Kristallnacht

2013_11 10 Pope Francis commemorates Kristallnacht



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Totally random memory

I was taking my SCRABBLE turn with Bob and her play reminded me of the time I played SCRABBLE with Robert Earle, host of The GE College Bowl t.v. quiz show. Anybody remember it?

Bob Earle College Bowl

I was dating his son, Thomas, if you must know. 🙂



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Turns out Tom Cruise is not THAT big of a jerk

So … it turns out Tom Cruise did NOT say making a movie was like fighting in Afghanistan. He said being separated from his daughter while on a distant movie shoot was like being deployed. Jake Tapper revealed that somebody torpedoed Tom Cruise by quoting him totally out of context.

Cruise Suri Holmes

Here’s how the deposition actually reads:

  • “Now your counsel has publicly equated your absence from Suri for these extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan,” opposing counsel asks him. “Are you aware of that?”
  • “I didn’t hear the Afghanistan,” Cruise replies. “That’s what it feels like and certainly on this last movie it was brutal. It was brutal.”
  • “Do you believe that the situations are the same?” Cruise is asked.
  • Oh come on,” Cruise says, “you know, we’re making a movie.”

His remarks about how difficult it was to be separated from his daughter were related to his defamation lawsuit against Life & Style and In Touch magazines who did cover stories in 2012 claiming he had “abandoned” his daughter, Suri.

According to Cruise, his Catholic ex-wife and Suri’s mom, Katie Holmes, took the girl away to protect her from Cruises’ obsessive participation in Scientology.


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