She Would Laugh When They Cried!

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I wrote about Idol here. You might be surprised to hear which Beatles songs I don't care for.

Like most people I am intrigued by Angelina Jolie even though I pretend like I'm not. I also am mad at myself for feeling this way because I know it's all part of her master plan to Be Intriguing. If you ever saw her on "Inside the Actors' Studio" the whole interview consisted of "I don't know why people think I'm so crazy! By the way here are the ways in which I'm so crazy."

Anyway the new gossip is that she's totally crazy, according to her former bodyguard, who drops such specific tidbits as "the real Angelina is self-centered and a control freak. She has no patience at all. She doesn't do things out of the kindness of her heart." I don't know, that kind of sounds like me, so far.

But then, according to the article, the guard discloses "Angelina would often 'disappear into her suite for hours,' leaving staffers and Brad to deal with the children. 'She would punish them with silence. I think she could be abusive at times in a mental way.'" And get this - "not only did Angelina not seem to want to pay attention to the kids, but she would laugh when they cried!"

I know the "laugh when they cried" part is supposed to sound immensely horrible but to me it's actually funny and thus makes me like Angelina more, because she's doing something funny. First of all, laughing at a kid when it cries is far from the worst thing you can do to a crying child, I think a lot of DCFS people can agree.

Most of the time babies are crying because they innocently are unhappy and need something fixed. But let's face it, sometimes babies (and I count basically anyone under the age of 10 as a "baby") cry because they're being bad or annoying. And I dunno, perhaps there is some sort of parental trickery in laughing at a crying child, like "See, that thing you are crying about is not such a big deal, ha ha!" or "Ha ha! You look like such an idiot right now and you don't even know it" or "Ha! I can't believe I would be drunk right now watching TV with no responsibilities in the world if it weren't for you and your stupid 5 brothers and sisters." Maybe it's an innocent case of trying to lighten the mood, which Angelina is of course known for.

Or maybe it's just the simplest explanation that sometimes crying babies are funny. Like look at some of these: