Charlie Sheen’s ‘winning’ gets web response
Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 23:03
Charlie Sheen isn't winning – the Internet is winning.
In the last week or so, former "Two and a Half Men" star Sheen has undergone a public detachment from reality.
He's appeared on many TV channels, including various interviews on CNN, ABC and NBC.
Those interviews have provided bizarre, highly quotable statements such as "Resentments are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my sabre."
The quips have become Internet phenomenons, ranging from dance remixes to cartoons.
Local rapper An0maly has produced his own tribute to the Sheen meltdown.
"I've always been a big fan of Charlie Sheen and how he lives his life," he said. "Once he started letting loose these past couple of weeks I knew he needed his own club banger/official anthem."
The "Charlie Sheen (Anthem)" is available at An0maly's YouTube account, located at http://youtube.com/SuburbanInvasion.
The song took two days to make, he said.
"When I got the idea I skipped class for two days. The first day I wrote it, and the second day I recorded it," he said. "Then it took me a while to put samples of Charlie Sheen's interview with Alex Jones throughout the song."
Sheen's recent behavior is ripe for parody. An0maly's song joins a list of others finding creativity in the actor's much-reported antics.
"He is pretty much a legend," he said. "He is the only person I know who could get in a fight with a hooker in the same hotel as his wife and kids."
Sheen's quotes have also become Internet memes – trending, hilarious outbursts of internet creativity.
"Sheen Family Circus" makes use of Sheen's outbursts by juxtaposing them with panels from the family friendly comic.
It's much better than the original – the sickly sweet comic that is never intentionally funny suddenly becomes hilarious.
Website "LiveTheSheenDream.com" also offers randomized quotes with a picture of the actor's head.
He's also taken over Twitter, with 1 million followers in 24 hours. He's even earned the Guinness World Record for the feat.
His prolific tweets include: "Just got invited to do the Nancy Grace show ... I'd rather go on a long road trip with Chuck Lorre in a '75 Pacer ... "
Sheen's apparent meltdown is the perfect light relief after months of concern in Egypt.
True, the guy's got problems – his family is in tatters, and he's got issues with his workplace.
But in taking to the airwaves and making his interviews more noteworthy than his past discretions, we're all allowed in on the joke.
So feel free to laugh at these, the best of Sheen's quotes over the last few days:
On the issue of drugs: "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off, and your children will weep over your exploded body. It's too much."
On being bi-polar:
"I'm bi-winning. I win here and I win there. Now what? If I'm bipolar, aren't there moments where a guy like crashes in the corner like, ‘Oh my God, it's all my mom's fault!' Shut up! Shut up! Stop! Move forward."
On demanding $3 million an episode for his sitcom:
"I'm tired of pretending I'm not special. I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total b--chin' rock star from Mars. People can't figure me out. They can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain."
On the Charlie Sheen effect:
"I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time –and this includes naps – I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground."