A few years ago, a friend and I caught the last 10 minutes of The Last Samurai on TV. In those remaining minutes, my friend became quickly captivated with the story and began whole heartedly weeping on my couch. I was very amused, but in between breaths he told me I just didn't get it. I never did.
When I saw this artwork at Hot Art Wet City in Vancouver a few years later I was comforted. I read this Cruise piece about 15 times, laughing harder each time. It was even more years later that I found out by coincidence that it was done by Jeff Hamada, who runs Booooooom. I've been ripping Art+Humour gags off Boooooom for years now.
If you haven't seen Booooooooooooooooooooooooom before, then welcome to planet earth.