Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Well, it never seems to fail. Right now the two top stories in the world are (a) uprisings in the Middle East, and (b) Charlie Sheen. It seemed to me that over a month ago, when I was in Las Vegas on my trip, these were also the top two stories -- except now the situation in Egypt has been replaced by the situation in Libya, and the protests are now aimed not at the relatively mild-mannered despot Hosni Mubarak but that crazed lunatic Moammar Qadhafi!

All I will say is that the US, and in fact most world leaders generally, would be definitely happy to see Qadhafi go. The problem is that he is so nuts that there is all kinds of damage he could do before Libya is rid of him. He's about as bad as the guy who's in charge of North Korea! But anyway, that's a subject for another day. Tonight, we focus on the situation with Sheen, and I guess the first question is: who's the bigger lunatic, Sheen or Qadhafi? I dunno, it seems like a close race.

As you know Sheen ranted against Two and a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre, and that led to CBS halting production for the rest of the season. Now Sheen has been on the TV talk show circuit talking to all these big important news shows like 20/20. In fact, 9.3 million watched the other night. Sheen was also on the Today show for three days in a row.

But you know why we are at this point? Because Sheen is out of control, trashing his bosses and running around with hookers and generally embarrassing himself. I notice a Winnipeg-based website has gone viral with Sheen-isms and other of his rants. What's sad is that his latest rants, the ones that took down his show, came just after he went into rehab to supposedly straighten out his life!

Now, today, we get the latest news that he has lost custody of his kids.  Sheen's life is a mess.

It's getting to be sad and pathetic, and we really need to see some sort of intervention happen with Sheen, because one of two things will happen otherwise -- (1) he'll end up dead or (2) he'll end up in prison. Or maybe both will happen. I just see Sheen being on the wrong end of some O.J. Simpson-esque trial one of these days.

It's sad for him, but doubly sad for fans of Two and a Half Men, because that was actually a pretty good show. And now that show's basically down the tubes, all because the star of the show wouldn't shut up.

Sheen, get your act back together, man. Some people are actually pulling for you to succeed.

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