Or he (Thomas Henson) can claim he is named for Tom Cruise .. .right. Tom. Even worse. On the bright side, the actor was in short pants and sandals already when Thomas was born. At least then he is younger than his famous namesake from Hollywood. In life there are occasionally, very occasionally, small mercies. Of course, he can act the long or short pants off Cruise- he does so every time the bastard next door waves at him across that bloody perfect hedge. What is that poem by Frost about walls and neighbours? The man is spot on. Should hark to that, laughing bastard. But, hell, every leaf is in sync with the cosmos ... the idiot would love that. What a farce.