Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are going to be in some movie this summer, and there's a scene where he's got sunglasses on, and he's riding a Ducati motorcycle, and she's sitting in front of him with her legs around his waist, shooting two pistols over his shoulder.
I can't really put into words just how tired, how exhausted this photo made me the first time I saw it. People have been making movies for about a hundred and twenty years--haven't we gotten past this? How can anyone look at that picture and honestly get exited in any way about what they're looking at? Is everyone a god damn moron but me?
"Like most North Americans of his generation, he tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he's devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves. It's hard to say for sure whether this is even exceptionally bad, this tendency."