Shut Up.

In case you haven’t heard, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had a baby yesterday. I thought I’d let you know, just in case you haven’t heard about the blessed event.

But as I think about it, how could you not have heard? I mean, everytime I glanced at CNN this morning at work, there’s Tom Cruise with a big toothy grin at a press conference, yammering on about the arrival of his newborn child. I guess I’m happy about the arrival of their child, but is it really that big of a deal that it has to be plastered all over CNN? Remember when CNN told us about important things, like terrorist attacks, summits of world peace and the like? Now they tell us that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes had their baby. Where the important stuff, like why gas has gone up 20 cents a gallon in the past two weeks.

Tom and Katie had a baby.

Now that I think about this more, I say “big deal”. So Tom got part X into slot Y and the result was baby Z. What about the thousands of other couples that had a baby yesterday. Where’s their limelight?