The Obligatory Charlie Sheen Post

For those of you out of touch with pop culture (or American pop culture), actor and movie star Charlie Sheen has been going on a tear lately, the likes of which has never been seen on the internet before. After overdosing on crack-cocaine (I think) in November, he entered rehab and finished recently. Since he got out, he fired his publicist and has been doing an interview with just about everybody… and I mean everybody (if by some miracle you read this Charlie, I’d love to interview you) saying whatever the fuck he wants to anybody he wants. For whatever reason, he’s decided to completely disregard public relations and be completely forthright and honest with everyone.

In a way, it’s refreshing to see a celebrity (especially one that’s a fuck-up) be so blunt about themselves. On the other hand, one just has to wonder what kind of fucking world some of these people live in. For the uninitiated, catch up on some highlights below:

In regards to women, aside from having regular drunken orgies with models and porn stars, here’s a clip (embedding is disabled) describing Charlie and his “goddesses:” his two girlfriends (one a model, one a porn star) who both live with him and have a relationship each other. Basically, it’s the MFF three-way relationship, the holy grail of just about any guy ever involved in the online PUA movement, the Hugh Hefner-lite arrangement.

Now, on various forums and sites, I’ve seen guys rushing to laud or even idolize Sheen’s don’t-give-a-fuck attitude, his brashness and at times, even his behavior. But before we get too excited, it’s important to keep some perspective:

  • Charlie Sheen grew up in a family of famous actors and has been a celebrity for his entire adult life.
  • Sheen is worth millions and millions of dollars, and has always been easily able to fund any debauchery at his whim.
  • He’s a long-time drug addict and alcoholic, and a lot of his complete disregard for anyone’s opinion probably comes from the fact that he’s brought his life to the brink of existence many, many times.
  • He’s most likely a sex addict and has been busted for hiring prostitutes many, many times.
  • He’s been through three wives, and accidentally shot one in a drunken rage back in the 90′s.
  • He’s high on a drug called Charlie Sheen, a drug which isn’t available anywhere, and even if it were, your face would melt off and your children would cry over your exploded body (his words).

So appreciating his absurd self-expression, his charisma, his passion, his complete disregard for public opinion, his shamelessness when it comes to women and sex and living out his dreams… that’s all great. I get it. It’s cool to look at that and think, “You know, fuck pushing the limits, that guy LIVES on the limit,” and use that to inspire yourself to push your own emotional limits a little. That’s cool. I feel the same way when I watch him.

But let’s remember who we’re watching: a drug-addicted, sex-addicted, alcoholic of multiple failed marriages who grew up in a fucked up world of privilege and attention that we can’t even begin to imagine.

He is entertaining as hell though…

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13 comments to The Obligatory Charlie Sheen Post

  • Tim

    “Can’t is the Cancer of happen”.

    It’s entertaining… in the same way watching a car crash is. You want to look away but you just can’t.

    Yeah, there are people out there who will argue that he should be admired for being so free to say whatever he wants, but the guy isn’t free. He’s imprisoned in a world where he thinks life without drugs and alcohol are boring, where he has no ability to curb his own destructiveness. His ego is running rampant, as evidenced by his bragging outbursts, such as when he compares his drug trips to Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger. That’s the opposite of freedom. Not allowing your opinions to be stifled is one type of freedom, discipline is another.

    As DFW said, “The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.

    That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.”

    Now some people are going to argue Sheen’s side after I post this, and let them go and do so. But be honest with yourselves, who do you really think has the higher understanding here; Sheen or DFW? And are you arguing Sheen’s side because you really believe it, or because it makes you feel just that little bit cooler?

  • Breeeeeett

    I’m Sheening my fucking balls off right now

  • Guitario

    I’ll tell you something now. I bet he doesn’t enjoy being with a woman half as much as anyone who reads this blog!

  • Dr Feelgood

    Ha ha, I love it! What he is doing is giving off a vibe of freedom that most people watching wish they had; so some are hating on him for that reason.

    I watched the full interviews on youtube, and I have to say though, that the line between absolute truthfulness and insanity seems to be pretty thin… also, if not to anybody else, he is at least lying to himself in some regards…

    He is definitely too much to handle for the (female) interviewer, she can’t help but being a bit shocked while trying to impose well-informed public judgement on him. Then Sheen’s usage from last week becomes a primary concern on national TV: “So, Mary, when he says he has stopped using drugs, do you think there could actually be a little rock left in his kitchen cupboard?”

  • G

    Oh, I envy him a lot. I envy him his money and his social status and what he could inherit from his family. I wonder, how much I could achieve with all that and whether I could avoid the temptation to abuse alcohol and drugs. Anyway, his attitude doesn’t impress me at all. Poor man taking drugs is an addict or a junkie; rich man is a celebrity.

  • I think it’s also important on a pick up website to at least condemn his alleged treatment of women (ie if it’s true, hitting a woman ain’t good).

    On to other things, this one’s a classic: The Guardian of London has 10 questions – guess which were said by Gaddafi and which were said by Charlie

    I got 3/10 lol

  • Bill

    Basically the guy has the money, status everything to have whatever he wants. Yes, his ego is running away with him, and it may kill him if he keeps up with all the drugs. I cant say I don’t envy him a bit. Just to experience that party lifestyle and women for a bit would be nice But, at the end of the day, he’s probably less happy than the average man, as he has multiple addictions to cope with.
    However, I DO think the media and a lot of people are very sanctimonious towards him.(Not to mention reporters accusing him of being bipolar). After all, I and probably a lot of people who were in his position would definitely be tempted to do a lot of the stuff he does.(Although, I would leave out the drugs btw!)

  • Axel

    Although some think he is living on the limits, just look at his face. Even five years back, he looked nothing like this. He’s a shadow of what he used to be (or seemed to the public eye). All in all, this is almost sad (looking back at the Hot Shot movies haha), but he is funny as hell. That drug bit is so hilarious.

  • All I know is… I’d sure as shit party with him… for a night or two.

  • B

    I think the bulk of what we’re seeing during some of these interviews are highly advanced defense mechanisms combined with a lifetime of acting ability and experience.

    I agree with Mark, I’d sure as shit hang out with him too. I just hope that he wouldn’t blabber on incessantly like this in person.

    He’s probably a cool guy.

  • D

    I LOVE the debauchery and the total immorality Sheen shows. He has the spirit of a barbarian, and this deserves nothing but adulation. However, a little discipline would go a long way.

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