I’m Battle-Tested Bayonets

Beth made me listen to this Charlie Sheen interview by conspiracy theorist and Rush Limbaugh sound-alike Alex Jones.

I love when insecure celebrities do the bit about how people criticize them because they’re jealous. Yeah, because it’s always been MY dream in life to be a cokehead who scares the shit out of hookers! Sure, I wouldn’t mind having his money, but that’s about it. There are two other parts to the interview that I didn’t listen to, but apparently he disparagingly referred to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre by his real name, Charles Levine, suggesting that he’s antisemitic as well. Sheesh, are he and Mel Gibson in a crazy contest?

“I want to be some OTHER monster!”

The thing that really gets me about Sheen, however, is how nobody seems to care that he’s a domestic abuser. I’m not really talking about the legal system here, although I DO think they tend to go easy on celebrities. (“Sure, do your rehab at home! That way, you can get back to being on TV faster!”)

I’m thinking more of the general public, and how the guy’s popularity apparently increased among old ladies after he allegedly beat his wife. Does our society just not take domestic abuse seriously? I thought of the same basic thing when Chris Brown was recently the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, and here I am thinking, “Um, does nobody else remember how he beat the crap out of Rihanna?”

Hey, I don’t like “Pon de Replay” either, but that doesn’t mean she deserves to be the victim of physical violence! By the way, I remember hearing something about how, after breaking up with Brown, Rihanna started dating another guy with a history of abuse. Some people never learn. Anyway, forgiveness is nice, but shouldn’t it be preceded by repentance? No, apparently abuse and ethnic slurs are perfectly all right as long as you’re still able to make money.

That’s all I have to say for now, but you might enjoy the fourteen craziest things Charlie Sheen has said, presented by bunnies.

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3 Responses to I’m Battle-Tested Bayonets

  1. vilajunkie says:

    Yeah, I don’t understand any of this kind of crap either. And Two and a Half Men? Seriously? How is that allegedly the most popular show on TV anyway (at least on the Big Four network TV)? Even more than Jersey Shore? It’s really not all that great of a show anyway, and it’s SO original to have Charlie Sheen playing himself in a sitcom instead of a character unique to the show. :-P

    • Nathan says:

      I think Charlie Sheen and Tony Danza both have the same problem playing characters who don’t share their actual names.

      • vilajunkie says:

        You’re right, and I think the TV trope of an actor playing himself/herself in a sitcom is even called The Danza. And as funny as she is, Lucille Ball did the exact same thing with every one of her TV shows, but not in her movies.

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