Saturday, March 5, 2011

Charlie Sheen: If "#winning" means making SNL look clever and eloquent, then you're doing it right!

Charlie Sheen's grand plan to ensure he's never taken seriously again is going extremely well. Earlier tonight, he gathered several of his friends pathetic enablers in a room and babbled away on an online video stream-of-consciousness for about 50 minutes.

If you missed it and you don't have any drying paint or growing grass you can watch, here you go:

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One of my new blogger friends from CPAC, Robert Stacy McCain, has had some excellent commentary on the whole Sheentastic fiasco this past week (see here and here), pointed out that tonight's performance "might be worth a thesis" for an abnormal psychology grad student. Oh yeah, he also quoted one of my tweets:

The Other McCain | 'Sheen's Korner': Not Winning
Brutal reviews for Charlie Sheen’s Saturday night Webcast. Chris Nashawaty called it “a sloppy, self-indulgent bit of cringe theater” featuring “a posse of chuckleheads and enablers.”

About 115,000 people tuned in to watch the godawful disaster, according to USA Today. One of the viewers, Michael van Poppel said, “Wish I could get my 50 minutes back.” Another viewer, Sarah Rumpf, said: “I don’t have the expertise to diagnose Sheen as bipolar but somethin ain’t right with that boy.”

...Yeah, [CBS and Warners Brothers] got their money’s worth out of Charlie and he gave them an easy out at just the time when they needed an easy out.
OK, so I'm not going to claim that was insightful social commentary. But I will say this, if anyone ever applies for a job with me and I see a "WINNING" wrist tattoo like Sheen shows off in this video, there is no way in H-E-double-hockey-sticks I'm hiring that person.

Not sure what Sheen's next career move will be. I'm thinking the best role for him to tackle next is probably the egg in an update of this famous anti-drug PSA from the 1980's:

YouTube | This Is Your Brain On Drugs

Final note: anyone else starting to worry about the increasing parallels between America today and the final years of the Roman Empire? Unsustainable debt levels, decaying moral society...and while the Romans had "panem et circenses," we have American Idol and Charlie Sheen. Sigh...

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