A Couple of things
It violates every principle I pretend to have, but I will offer opinion and comment on Charlie Sheen. Clearly this is a guy with some issues, but I disagree with my estimable friend and co-blogger, who, frankly, I am surprised to see joining the celebrity gossip swarm.
Charlie Sheen likes drugs, booze and having sex with strippers, prostitutes and porn stars. There is not a single item on that list that is not engaged in or wished for by tens of millions of American men. It doesn’t seem like all that satisfying a life to me, but then again neither is the temperate and moderate one I live. Anyway, I think Sheen just finally said fuck it, and decided to give the media what they wanted. He got in trouble for saying something, I think it was for having the temerity to call the shows producer by his given and very Jewish name, and I guess also expressing his distaste for the man and generally calling him a pussy, which, if he weren’t, he probably would have told Mr. Estevez to shut up.
So now we have this guy who has a reputation for scandalous behavior saying something that made the celebrity zeitgeist begin to wonder if he was, maybe, anti-semitic. At that point I think we return to my suggested moment of “fuck it”, where Sheen decided to put on a show. He publicly announced what was already very clear: he likes drinking, he likes taking drugs and he enjoys have sex with lots of women, sometimes all at the same time. And then he started improvising and doing a rather good job of it. I don’t believe he actually thinks he is a rock star from the planet Mars or has Tiger’s blood. I think he is leading a “bitchin’ rock star life,” and rather enjoying it. Nobody called Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, etc. crazy, self-destructive, sure, but crazy no.
I’m going to stop now, I’ve said much more about Charlie Sheen than I ever thought I would. I’m ashamed of myself in a whole new way.