April 20, 2006

"I'm Going to Eat the Placenta" Says Father, Insane Movie Star

What more need be said than:
in an interview with GQ magazine a few weeks ago, Cruise announced that he planned to eat the placenta after the child was born. Cruise said in the article: “I’m gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there.”

Mission improbable? This led to more speculation about Cruise’s taste for women, and speculation about whether or not he was joking. We here at The Blogaroni don’t believe what he said for a second. We don’t think he would eat it “right there.” We envision him doing it on a Very Special Oprah show during the publicity tour for his next movie — perhaps in the company of his next girlfriend.

Eating the placenta, it turns out, is not a very normal thing to do by American standards. But it is not unheard of. In fact, there’s even a name for it: placentophagia.

The piece goes on and one about who's going to eat placenta, Donald Trump, Angelina Jolie, Karl Rove. Mmmm.
[thanks Art]

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