Kids say the darnedest things, and Octomom Nadya Suleman of La Habra has 14 to keep the darned things coming and coming and coming. But is there really beating anything coming out of her own reconstructed piehole? From saying she's a Muslim-raised workaholic to “babies disgust me” (and those are just the gems from the past month!), Octo-quote-machine can keep TMZ, Radar and other tabloidnistas well stocked for years.
And don't forget the TV appearances, like tonight's on Dr. Drew Pinsky's HLN program, where she explains she had eight more children to add to the six she already had “to fill an emotional void.”
Humorously, in the teaser clip above, Suleman seeks Pinsky's approval as a fellow psychiatric professional. After all, she was the “valedictorian of my psychiatric technician program.” Pinksy then has to explain he's a medical internist and addiction-medication specialist, not a psychiatrist. Suleman, of course, talks right over him, continuing like he's Sigmund Freud.
Suleman begins that interchange by noting, “I've created my own safe, predictable environment.” Um, riiiiight, if by predictable she means one filled with chitlins running around like banshees as any reporter who's gone to her La Habra home or Today show set will tell you.
It's in the Pinsky-narrated intro that has viewers learning Octomom's brood fills the emotional void caused by her mother's controlling and detachment and her father's issues with rage, resentment and panic attacks. Thank goodness for in-vitro fertilization and today's welfare state, because they have allowed her to come out of it all stronger.
“I thrive off of my self-discipline and self-control,” she is heard to say.
That loud bang you just heard was my head exploding. Expect to hear a bunch more pops shortly after Dr. Drew starts rolling at 9 tonight.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.