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Tom Cruise Less Popular Than Saddam
NewsMax ^ | 25 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 03/24/2006 4:03:16 PM PST by Aussie Dasher

Could actor Tom Cruise be even less popular than a mass murderer?

Respondents in a poll said they’d rather spend the night with deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein than the "Mission Impossible” star.

Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight. Cruise took the prize with 41 percent, with Saddam trailing at 39 percent. Sportscaster/celebrity reporter Pat O’Brien got 15 percent and actress/comedienne Kathy Griffin, 5 percent.

It’s been a bad few weeks for Cruise. He recently "won” an unwanted Razzie award at a ceremony acknowledging the year's worst films and stars.

Cruise - who is engaged to pregnant actress Katie Holmes - was given the Most Tiresome Tabloid Target prize for his embarrassing behavior last year, which included the now infamous "couch jumping” incident on Oprah Winfrey’s show, proposing to Holmes at the Eiffel Tower and his gushing pregnancy announcement.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrightfullyso; cult; nutter; razzie; saddam; scientology; tomcruise; unpopular; whoeffincares
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If I had to spend the night with either, it'd send me searching for Jack Kevorkian!
1 posted on 03/24/2006 4:03:20 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well, at least Saddam is good for laughs.


2 posted on 03/24/2006 4:04:55 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Aussie Dasher

I hate camping, but I'd share a tent with Tom Selleck. ;-D


3 posted on 03/24/2006 4:05:12 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: Aussie Dasher

LOL, Bingo!

The only time Tom Cruise was appealing was in Top Gun. It was a great part- he did a marvelous job and then it was over. (IMO)


4 posted on 03/24/2006 4:06:02 PM PST by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: maggief
Darn it, she's discovered my real identity! Okay, let me check my calendar.


5 posted on 03/24/2006 4:08:27 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Aussie Dasher
I like women!


6 posted on 03/24/2006 4:08:46 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Come out of the closet, Tom!"

Seriously, I would rather go camping with Saddam than Kathy Griffin, too.

7 posted on 03/24/2006 4:10:17 PM PST by EricT. (the MSM is deciding if the MSM is biased....and they decided that the MSM is not biased...)
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To: EveningStar

Ping. Tom Cruise/Saddam Hussein. What a choice!


8 posted on 03/24/2006 4:10:43 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Aussie Dasher
Louie Farrakhan says "Where's that Mother Ship, Tom?"


9 posted on 03/24/2006 4:11:28 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Aussie Dasher

Who would you rather share a tent with??? What kind of Brokeback poll was this?


10 posted on 03/24/2006 4:12:42 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I liked a lot about "Top Gun", but not Tom Cruise.

Good actions scenes, incredibly bad acting.

11 posted on 03/24/2006 4:12:56 PM PST by capt. norm (If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.)
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To: TexasCajun

bttt


12 posted on 03/24/2006 4:13:50 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Aussie Dasher

BTW, if Cruise got 41% and Saddam got 39%, how does that make him LESS popular than the Butcher of Baghdad? Someone failed Statistics (or, as I like to call it when emailing my professor, "How To Lie With Numbers")


13 posted on 03/24/2006 4:14:53 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: dynachrome

Unbelievable!


14 posted on 03/24/2006 4:15:43 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Larry Lucido

ROFL


15 posted on 03/24/2006 4:17:18 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: Brilliant

Tom Cruise
Saddam Hussein
Pat O’Brien
Kathy Griffin

Geez, if those are my only choices I'll take

E) A bottle of sleeping pills


16 posted on 03/24/2006 4:17:19 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: capt. norm
I always have to watch one sceen every time I see it on!

"...SO YOU'RE THE ONE!"

"Yes Ma'am!"

17 posted on 03/24/2006 4:18:08 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Aussie Dasher

Here's a fan site: http://www.tomcruiseisnuts.com/

Maybe not...


18 posted on 03/24/2006 4:18:33 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight.

At least in camping with Saddam, you could enjoy a hearty laugh as he fondly reminisced about the good ole' days of torturing political dissidents in front of their children and regaled all with his hilarious tales of amputating the arms of opposition journalists. Haha! That crazy Saddam! What a prankster!

Camping with Cruise, on the other hand, would be just plain creepy!

19 posted on 03/24/2006 4:18:59 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Aussie Dasher
Throw in Cindy Al-sheehan and you have a dream threesome!
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20 posted on 03/24/2006 4:19:17 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Tough choice, I'd like to smack the crap out of both of them.


21 posted on 03/24/2006 4:19:22 PM PST by King Moonracer
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To: All


In this photo obtained from TV news magazine, Inside Edition, actor Tom Cruise repeats his chair jumping routine at Yahoos Influential Speakers Event, held at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, on Tuesday, March 21, 2006. Cruise, who was a guest speaker at the event, was displaying his elation over his impending fatherhood, by jumping on a chair onstage. (AP Photo/Jimmy Duvall)



In this photo obtained from TV news magazine, Inside Edition, actor Tom Cruise surprised Yahoo employees by bringing his girlfriend Katie Holmes onstage and showing off her very pregnant belly, at the companys quarterly Influential Speakers Event. Tuesday, March 21st, at Yahoos Sunnyvale, California headquarters. (AP Photo/Jimmy Duvall)

22 posted on 03/24/2006 4:22:19 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: maggief

Who is the proud Papa , anyway?


23 posted on 03/24/2006 4:23:39 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Brilliant

And he looks dapper with his beard.


24 posted on 03/24/2006 4:24:23 PM PST by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: maggief

What a freakin' idiot.


25 posted on 03/24/2006 4:25:19 PM PST by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight.

If the number is higher, fewer people would want to share his tent.

26 posted on 03/24/2006 4:27:31 PM PST by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
BTW, if Cruise got 41% and Saddam got 39%, how does that make him LESS popular than the Butcher of Baghdad? Someone failed Statistics (or, as I like to call it when emailing my professor, "How To Lie With Numbers")

Stuff Magazine asked readers who among four personalities they would least like to share a camping tent with overnight.

27 posted on 03/24/2006 4:28:10 PM PST by RJL
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To: nkycincinnatikid

"Who is the proud Papa , anyway?"


Xenu. All hail Xenu!

signed,
Matt Stone and Trey Parker


28 posted on 03/24/2006 4:28:50 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: Aussie Dasher; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton
Cruise - who is engaged to pregnant actress Katie Holmes

Interesting wording. Lest someone confuse Cruise with the actual father...

29 posted on 03/24/2006 4:32:06 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I believe the question was who would you LEAST like to share a tent with overnight.


30 posted on 03/24/2006 4:32:10 PM PST by no dems (Are there any other Populists in the GOP other than Tom Tancredo?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Tom Cruise jumped on the couch at the Opera?


31 posted on 03/24/2006 4:33:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Lunatic Fringe
BTW, if Cruise got 41% and Saddam got 39%, how does that make him LESS popular than the Butcher of Baghdad?

Tricky wording in the poll question. It was for whom you would least like to spend time with.

Cruise got more votes for "least".

32 posted on 03/24/2006 4:37:37 PM PST by capt. norm (If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Tough call ...



33 posted on 03/24/2006 4:42:33 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: capt. norm
Good actions scenes, incredibly bad acting.

I'm hard pressed to recall any good acting during the eighties...

34 posted on 03/24/2006 4:42:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (blah)
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Aussie Dasher; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton
Interesting wording. Lest someone confuse Cruise with the actual father...

... a stand-in?

35 posted on 03/24/2006 4:43:18 PM PST by aculeus
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To: capt. norm

Ahh, OK I got it.


36 posted on 03/24/2006 4:44:49 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: Aussie Dasher

No surprise. Saddam is a lot less irritating.


37 posted on 03/24/2006 4:45:23 PM PST by Gumlegs
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To: the invisib1e hand
Oh Yeah!
38 posted on 03/24/2006 4:49:10 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: nkycincinnatikid
best thing about the eighties!

that, and the fact that I was 20 years younger! Yeah!

39 posted on 03/24/2006 4:51:15 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (blah)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I guess "Sally Weaver" knows now how Jerry felt when she was doing the "Seinfeld is the devil" bit.


41 posted on 03/24/2006 5:11:12 PM PST by gg188
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To: maggief

Ooooh you and me both!! He's ALWAYS been one of my favs!!


42 posted on 03/24/2006 5:13:00 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what a bandaid is to a cut!! - Healing)
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To: Larry Lucido

Tom Selleck just has it ALL!!


43 posted on 03/24/2006 5:13:45 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what a bandaid is to a cut!! - Healing)
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To: maggief

Yes Well I think Tom is in for a big surprise when she does NOT give a SILENT birth. I expect her to scream her head off!! It just comes naturally.


44 posted on 03/24/2006 5:16:54 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what a bandaid is to a cut!! - Healing)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Ya know.......I've often heard this "couch jumping" thing on Oprah referred to here.....but have NO idea what it was about.


45 posted on 03/24/2006 5:19:00 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
I've often heard this "couch jumping" thing on Oprah referred to here.....but have NO idea what it was about.

Not being an Oprah watcher, I'm not real sure either. From what I gather from my teenage nieces, he was displaying his excitement about being in love with Katie Holmes (a girl).

46 posted on 03/24/2006 5:25:07 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Aussie Dasher
Get real people.

Tiny Tom may be a thoroughly obnoxious twerp, but there is no evidence that he has had thousands of people whacked.

"Tom Cruise won't come out of the closet."
(The entire South Park Scientology episode that Tom doesn't want you to see.)

47 posted on 03/24/2006 5:31:45 PM PST by Beowulf
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To: Aussie Dasher

If I had to share a night with any of those four, there's a good chance somebody would die.


48 posted on 03/24/2006 5:37:41 PM PST by birbear (You know what? This is crap. We're going to stop this.)
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To: Canadian Outrage

Tom Selleck Says He's Not Gay
by Joal Ryan
Aug 29, 1997, 12:15 PM PT
back to story
This week, we learned many things that Tom Selleck is not.

Let's recap. Tom Selleck is not:


gay;
homophobic;
a candidate for the U.S. Senate;
a former campaign stump machine for George Bush and Bob Dole.
Here's the background, in order of juiciest stuff first:
The nope-not-gay refutation comes in the September 16 issue of The Advocate, a leading gay and lesbian magazine. Whispers about the so-called truth of his private life have dogged the 52-year-old actor since he hit it big in 1980 with the TV cop show Magnum P.I.

Selleck makes it plain to the Advocate that he's straight and that "it's not anti-gay to say that you're not gay."

The classically handsome Three Men and a Baby star has taken heat in the past for publicly declaring that he was "singularly heterosexual" and vigorously protesting (to the tune of a $20 million lawsuit) a 1991 tabloid story that suggested he was gay--statements some construed as homophobic, or disinformation designed to throw people off his trail. Not so, says Selleck.

"I would have had the same problem--felt the same kind of righteous indignation--if somebody had said I was having an affair with some actress I had never met," he told the mag.

The once-divorced Selleck married former dancer Jilly Mack in 1987. They have one daughter.

Selleck tells the Advocate that he expects gay rumors to start anew with the release of his upcoming movie, In & Out. In it, he plays a gay journalist. Selleck says it took him 30 takes to get a smooch right with costar Kevin Kline. He found the scene "difficult."

As for the Citizen Selleck stuff--that started in a New York Times article. Columnist Maureen Dowd wrote last week that G.O.P. leaders in California were trying to enlist Selleck to run for the Senate.

"Half-truths and fabrications," responded Selleck, a familiar TV pitchman for William F. Buckley's conservative newsmag, National Review.

As for the Bob Dole, George Bush stuff? That was more fodder from Dowd's column. She wrote that Selleck had campaigned for those two Republican stalwarts. Selleck says he did no such thing.

And just to top off this week of denials, Selleck's father, Robert, told a reporter that his famous offspring isn't even a Republican. He's a registered independent with libertarian leanings.



49 posted on 03/24/2006 5:40:30 PM PST by drhogan
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To: Brilliant
Back to reality....Cruise is getting a really bad rap..How would you like to be labeled gay, with absolutely no reason why? HE'S AN ACTOR!! An Ok one and apparently a nice one. I'd much rather spend time with him than...let's say CHARLIE SHEEN... This from IMDB, today:

Actor Charlie Sheen refuses to accept the official explanation behind the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, and believes the US government covered up what really happened. Conspiracy theorist Sheen claims New York City's Twin Towers fell as the result of a "controlled demolition." Talking on US radio program The Alex Jones Show on the GGN network, he said, "It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box-cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75 per cent of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions. A couple of years ago, it was severely unpopular to talk about any of this. It feels like from the people I talk to, and the research I've done and around my circles, it feels like the worm is turning." Sheen also cast doubt over the plane that smashed into the side of the Pentagon in Washington DC. He added, "Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers... It is up to us to reveal the truth. It is up to us because we owe it to the families, we owe it to the victims, we owe it to everyone's life who was drastically altered, horrifically, that day and forever. We owe it to them to uncover what happened."

50 posted on 03/24/2006 5:47:59 PM PST by Hildy
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