Charlie Sheen, Winning at Losing
POSTED BY VINNIE BLESI, March 13, 2011 Share
Normally I would never be writing about Charlie Sheen, but since his meltdown during the last few weeks, he has transformed himself from the highest paid actor on television to an Internet sensation just like eighteen-year-old bloggers and cute babies and puppies on youtube.
His recent online video blogcasts are amateur and not even on par with public access TV. With every broadcast he seems to spiral download into the crazy abyss. The download spiral of the winning. I saw video of him today on the top of a building wielding a sword proclaiming "I am Free" and allegedly drinking tiger blood. Free? Sheen was making an obscenely amount of money per episode for the show that he has now been fired from. Right On, Chuck Lorre. While Sheen has delusions of fighting you in the Octagon, you have neutered him by firing him. If it was me on top of a building waving a sword and drinking tiger blood, I would be committed to a mental facility.
The Charlie Sheen drama has continued to draw intense coverage in the mainstream media, and it is such celebrity distractions that take away from the real problems that face us in America, and the really serious events going on in the Middle East. Have you checked your gasoline price lately?
So while Charlie Sheen is the clown saying look at me, we should really be looking at the important issues that confront us every day.
Charlie Sheen is already mega-rich. He does not have to worry about filling up his car with gas. He does not have to worry about making that homeowners insurance payment. He does not have to worry about how to pay for that doctor visit. Can you say narcissist?
Mr. Sheen if you are a winner, how about sharing some of that wealth with those who are barely surviving in today's economy? Mr. Sheen how about coming back to reality and realize that the people who have watched your show and made you millions, need help.
"I am on a drug.Itís called Charlie Sheen.
Itís not available.If you try it once,You will die.
Your face will melt off And your children will weep
Over your exploded body"
Addendum: The original column was written on March 8th. Since then Sheen has announced two live shows, which according to online sources sold out in 18 minutes. Americans do love a good train wreck. Sheen has said he will donate one whole dollar per ticket to relief efforts in Japan. Since tickets are in the $30-$70 range, thank you Charlie. Just pull out your checkbook and write a check instead of using the Japan disaster as a marketing tool for the self-proclaimed "global inferno" that is Charlie Sheen.
P.S. For anyone who participates in a deadpool list contest, add Charlie Sheen for 2011.
"Death By Culture" is ©2011 by Vinnie Blesi. All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2011 by Nolan B. Canova.
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