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A Couple of things

March 7, 2011

Turns out one of the links I provided in my post, The Bronx, was no good. Sorry about that. Here is a working link to the nycsubway.org‘s collection of 1980s pictures.

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.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Fat Al permalink*
    March 7, 2011 4:17 pm

    I kind of missed the anti-semitic aspect of Charlie Sheen’s ravings. Although the Guardian quiz quote on 9/11 was noteworthy.

    But you know, keep apologizing for the anti-semites. I look forward to your John Galliano homage and Mel Gibson honorific.

    • March 7, 2011 4:31 pm

      Both are very clearly anti-semites, Mr. Foxman, but in and of itself calling someone Jewish is not anti-semitic, mostly. And being an anti-semite is certainly not the worst thing about Gibson and Galliano, who I had never heard of prior to his “jew face” episode.

      • Fat Al permalink*
        March 7, 2011 6:28 pm

        Well, it is true that Galliano is named after that nasty yellow liqueur and, now that I think of it, a Gibson is a nasty onion-focused martini.

        So cocktail-wise they are pretty bad in addition to the Nazi-love. Was that your point?

  2. March 8, 2011 1:23 pm

    Charlie Sheen, this year’s Colonel Klink. Streudel!

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