Representation Through Humiliation

7/05/2005

The Disclaimer to End All Disclaimers

TomCruiseIsNuts.com (via Salon):
Our use of the term "nuts" is meant, as defined in Webster's, as a reference to an "eccentric" person. That's all. We do not mean to in any way denigrate or belittle anyone with mental illness. In fact, we take mental illness very serously, which is why Mr. Cruise's ill-informed rant inspired us to create this website. We don't have anything personally against Mr. Cruise, either. We think he's a first-class actor and a humanitarian. We did used to worry that he was a misguided zealot, but that's all. Now we think he's a dangerous, misguided zealot.
In other words, Tom Cruise is not so much 'nuts' as he is 'a dangerous, misguided zealot.' But that was already taken. (TomCruiseIsADangerousMisguidedZealot.com)