Holy shit, y'all. Tom Cruise has officially lost his mind.
Well, maybe he didn't lose it. Maybe L. Ron Hubbard has it somewhere in a scientific futuristic laboratory(say it with me now, LAH-bor-A-tory). I don't know how all this Scientology shit works. I do know that when I was grounded for a month when I was 13, I read all those Battlefield Earth books, there's like ten of 'em- and they're huge, and that Hubbard guy is fucking crazy. Even for a Sci-Fi author.
Oh, you probably don't know what I'm talking about. Go here and then come back. We'll talk about it then. Ready...GO!!!
First of all, it's the parents fault if they don't know what the drug their child being perscribed does. And if you're ADD or ADHD, chances are your parents aren't going to ask you if you want to take some medication to help you. That's part of being a kid, you don't get a say in how your life is run. That shit comes later.
And yeah, Ritalin is a street drug. Big whoop. You don't see hom lashing out at the medical community and their use of "painkillers". Did you know that Vicodin is a street drug? What about Valium? Or Oxycontin? Or Demerol? Or the shitload more that I can't remember cos I'm all fucked up on Vicodin. And Demerol. And Valium.
The best part is when Cruiser tells Matt "The Beast" Lauer that "...[he] know[s] the history of psychiatry". Yeah. I'm sure that Tom Cruise looked all that shit up after he turned into a raving fucking asshole on the set of Oprah. I didn't see it, but I didn't need to. I read all the fuck about it, and yeah, dude, you were a total tool. I've been in love before, and I've been in it pretty hard. Nothing compelled me to do anything like you did.
And it seems I spoke too soon. When he says that, "...there's no such thing as a chemical imbalance". BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! C'mon now, fucker. Who in the hell do you think you're kidding? Did the aliens tell you that? Did that little kid that informed you that the human head weighs six pounds tell you that? Where in the hell did you get that? I want sources, I want quotes, and goddammit, they need to be reliable, not some guy that sat in the Scientology HQ or whatever the fuck it is for a week or so and made a decision. C'mon, man...I fuckin' liked you in Top Gun, don't do me like this...
And oh yeah, Tom, guess what? They do have per dosage guidelines for Ritalin, based upon a mg per kg weight ratio. But here's something silly, get ready for it: metabolic differences play havoc with those. Not every kid or adult has the same metabolism. Me, I've got a nuclear furnace for a metabolism. I need more drugs to get a desired effect than most people. I suppose they should throw me in the guideline book or whatever they have.
I can't even get into it anymore. It's just...I don't know, it's just too fucking funny. He's calling anti-depresants and shit like that "dangerous". It's not like kids are stealing their mothers' Nortryptaline or their Zoloft and smoking it up out on the street. Shit, if you take too many vitamins, those can be dangerous for you. Fuck, too much water can be dangerous; that shit upsets your potassium levels and you go into systemic organ failure. Does that mean we should all drink only chocolate milk from now on?
Man...I need to get famous. So then I can make up a ton of shit and go on the news about it.
"You see, Matt, this whole thing about gravity, it's just a bunch of hooey. Show me the research, show me the stuff where it says it isn't a theory and that it's real. You show me that, and then I'll say I'm wrong."