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Monday, April 18, 2011

Charlie Sheen--Winning?

Okay, okay, I know you're thinking it. Wondering why me--the queen of all smart asses--hasn't yet blogged about Charlie Sheen. I even had a girlfriend make a request for such a post! (Because that's how I roll. I'm getting so popular, I now get requests for blogs. Winning!)

Really people, what is going on with this freak show? His interviews, quotes and antics are getting more ridiculous by the day. There's even a website, that lists the best of Charlie's verbal vomit. My personal fav?...

“I am on a drug – it’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

It's sad to see another star losing his mind, doing drugs and going down a roller coaster that's about to go off track. But I think we're partially responsible. Here's why...

* Someone is made a star at a young age, and we treat them like they're better than the rest of us. We tell them how great they are, and make sure they don't have to wait in line or pay for anything.
* We pay them ridiculous amounts of money, like 1.5 million an episode, to memorize lines someone else wrote, dress them in clothes someone else bought and have them play a character someone else created.
* We have photographers follow their every move, making sure to catch those "must-see" moments of them walking out of the grocery with loads of toilet paper so we can say, "Look, they're just like us!" (What do we think they wipe with? Freshly spun silk cloths?)
* We gossip about every break-up, mishap, car accident, painful revelation and divorce they go through, like it's our right to know what's going on in their lives.

My point is: We lift these people up to unrealistic expectations, but we're always ready and willing to see them fall down. We mess with their heads by making them think they are special, but so often, forgotten just a few years later. We intervene in every aspect of their lives, making it impossible for them to have normalcy.

I honestly feel bad for Charlie Sheen. His life has been a crazy circus filled with people who probably loved his money and fame more than they loved him.

Now let's leave the poor man alone so he can get on with marrying a tree. (Yes, that's a Charlie quote. He says that's probably the best option since his other marriages didn't work out.)

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