charlie sheen

Negative Energy Defines Us

10:46:00 PM

Who in their right mind would want to intern for this man?

Apparently at least 74,000 people.

Really, society? You think you can learn something from Charlie Sheen?

Of course, it doesn't help that the media currently loves the drama he's creating. But c'mon! He's having a temper tantrum. The big bad studio took away his favorite toy because he couldn't behave so now he's stomping his feet and waving his arms around emphatically to make some sort of point.

Maybe it's just me, but the only point he's making is that people are attracted to negative energy.

Don't believe me? Just think about the shows you watch on t.v or the stories you're likely to stick around for in a newscast. They may not be violent or gory but 9-times-out-of-10 that story is controversial.

I could fill my newscast with stories about good Samaritans or fluffy puppies, but chances are my audience would soon cease to exist. My show would go to the wayside in lieu of the latest episode of NCIS.

So why are we as a society attracted to negative energy?

I have no idea. Maybe it's because it helps us to take the focus off the bad things happening in our life. Maybe it's because seeing someone like Charlie Sheen brought down to our level so to speak makes us realize bad things aren't just limited to regular people.

But maybe I'm just being optimistic.

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  2. I spent a few hours researching before applying. The media is spinning his comments to make him appear crazy. From watching his complete interviews, it is obvious that he is an intelligent man...and the marketing he has done so far for himself is brilliant. See, even YOU are now blogging about him.

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  3. Fill your newscast with fluffy puppies, Ashton. I promise I'll watch!

    It is quite possible that getting himself fired and creating a media firestorm is all part of Charlie Sheen's grand plan. Maybe he was tired of doing 2.5 Men and wanted to reinvent himself as the most prominent problem child in Hollywood. It would not surprise me one bit if he becomes a pornstar just because he can. As you pointed out people are attracted to controversy and they love it when a celeb hits rock bottom and later on makes a comeback.

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  4. @Trixie: I don't think he's crazy. I think he's actually pretty smart. But I still think he's throwing a public tantrum as a way to gain more attention. Charlie's situation was actually the most topical thing going on right now to lead up to what I really wanted to talk about.

    @Shady: haha One viewer won't keep us going for very long! And I agree about the comeback. Between Charlie and Lindsay, we're in for a heck of a comeback season!

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