We've seen this coming for some time.
First, he was an unstoppable blockbuster force.
Then, he was a mysterious, androgynous (closet?) enigma.
Then, he erupted into bizarre career-deathing activities with Matt Lauer.
Then...damage control consisted of getting him a gig to appease the Germans who absolutely hate his culty ass.
Finally, or rather I should say, and most recently, his 9+ minute manical, self-serving, cryptic soapboxing of the 'church' of Scientology streaks across the internets.
Doesn't anyone with a high school degree...oh wait...Tom doesn't have one...or at least a modicum of intelligence and rationale thought (oooo...sorry Tom, looking a couple kids short of a Brady Bunch on that one, too) know that it isn't a religion, and really just a manifestation of
- L. Ron Hubbard's failed sci-fi ramblings and
- proof that there's a sucker born every minute and with Tom heading the propaganda at least some sheep appear to be flocking to the wolf?
Well, even with his own studio (the recently defunct United Artists, which he 'got' after Paramount dumped his crazy ass), and a would-be Bryan Singer-helmed Hitler-killer movie to woo the Germans he still manages to come across like the person we always knew he was. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I think he suffers from the malady known as 'crazier than a shithouse rat', which I thought was always a funny saying because the mental image of a rodent kickin' it in the outhouse gnawing on corn dogs just conjures the chuckles out of me.
I don't think I'll ever be able to pay to watch another film of his ever again. Did you see the video that's been making the rounds?
WTF? Why does some of that nonsense he's spewing sound like D&D talk? Apparently, this video was culled from a longer, more agonizing 3 hour version that was blasted in the face of 'parishioners' just before Tom went on stage to accept a humanitarian award: the 'Freedom Medal of Valour'. Ahem.
Where was Tom when I was in that car accident and needed to use a phone? He never flew out of the sky and helped me change a tire.
To me, he's just so glib. Yer glib Tom! YER GLIB!