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The Silence of the Lamb

by | 18th, April 2006

‘SO much for the Silence of the Lambs. The biggest horror story playing in Hollywood is The Silence of Katie Holmes. The actress is to give birth in silence and without drugs.

Tastes like fear

And now things have taken a turn for the still more unsavoury. As the Mirror announces on its front page (“TOM CHEWS”), Tom Cruise says he plans to eat his new baby’s placenta.

Tom thinks the ephemeral organ is “very nutritious”. As he says: “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.”

We should note that Cruise might once have thought his movie Vanilla Sky was good, which brings into question his taste.

And then there is the matter of eating the placenta “right there”.

Are we to imagine that rather than frying it up with some fava beans and a little Chianti, Cruise intends to tear into the rubbery organ at its freshest?

Is he to cut the umbilical cord with his teeth, nibbling down until he reaches his baby’s tummy?

Afterbirth and cord are certainly not to everyone’s tastes, and it is understandable that the Star should call it “gut-churning”.

Although the paper does consult with “experts” who say that the placenta is highly nutritious. The Star tells its readers that in some countries mothers are encouraged to eat their own placentas.

But surely those are counties where you can’t get a Jumbo coke and fries at a moment’s notice. And where Hannibal Lecter is seen as some kind of Delia Smith character…’



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