Sunday, March 13, 2011

Too Much “Winning”

In January the hit CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men was suspended for Charlie Sheen (image) to go to rehab. Sheen, 45, was then suspended late February for a rambling interview in which he directed anti-Semitic insults towards “Men” producer Chuck Lorre. Between then and the disasters in Japan, it was impossible to turn on the television or read news coverage without hearing about the latest Charlie Sheen interview or sound bite. It was only natural that he quickly became an object for jokes throughout the late night talk show circuit.

On one hand, constant connectivity has placed Sheen under the public microscope and allowed everyone to see the self-destruction of a successful actor. On the other, this attention has inflated his sense of self-worth. He has reached out to the masses to confirm his (correct?) assumption that he is, in fact, leading a “perfect, b----in’, rock-star [life].” According to an article from, Sheen recently landed a Guinness World Record when he “achieved the fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Twitter. It took him 25 hours and 17 minutes between March 1 and 2, Guinness confirmed Thursday.”

I am of the opinion that his “warlock brain” is unwell. However, as long as he feels he’s “Winning,” we should leave him to his newfound Twitter success and focus on more important issues. Like saving and restoring Japan. Or more locally, March Madness. Or, even more locally, final exams. Good luck on your endeavors, everyone; may we all “Win” as much as Charlie Sheen.

1 comment:

Yara Z said...

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