Charlie Sheen Is Going Off The Rails On A Crazy Train

Last night I sat down to watch ABC’s 20/20 interview with Charlie Sheen. After witnessing him self-destruct on CNN with Piers Morgan, I thought nothing could surprise me. But I was wrong. Very. Wrong.

To say Charlie Sheen is off the deep-end would be the understatement of the decade. Not even the world’s greatest fiction writer could come up with the disturbing statements that came out of his mouth.

I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”

“If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ “It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.”

“I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go.”

“Look what I’m dealing with, man, I’m dealing with fools and trolls.”

“I’m bi-winning.” “The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.”

“I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.”

“ CBS picked a fight with a warlock.”

“I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.”

I literally stared at my television with my mouth wide open and my jaw on the floor. I had no idea just how delusional Charlie Sheen has become. And quite frankly, it’s alarming at best. Although I have to admit, Charlie made ONE coherent and rather lucid statement when he said something along the lines of how it’s disturbing when ‘Breaking News’ revolves around what’s been happening in his personal life as opposed to what’s happening in Libya.

Yet clearly, Charlie should NOT be giving live interviews on television. Especially considering his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, recently dropped him as a client. And here’s a little tip, Charlie, please do not speak with the media while you are obviously undergoing crack-cocaine withdrawl. It’s too upsetting to watch.

While I don’t particularly believe the fact that he’s a mega celebrity means he has an obligation to present himself as a role model to the general public. However he most certainly has an obligation to his family and all five of his children.

What’s happening to Charlie is indeed very sad. My heart and sympathy go out to his father Martin Sheen. As a parent myself I can’t even begin to imagine how Martin must feel watching his son, Charlie, completely unravel AND in front of America. It has to be absolutely devastating.

As of late, Charlie has lost his job, he’s lost his children, and seemingly he’s lost his mind. I fear if he continues down this destructive path he’s going to join the ranks of Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.

* I am participating in the Charlie The Rock Star from Mars Sheen Blog Carnival on Tribal Blogs.

So tell me boys and girls, what are YOUR thoughts on Charlie Sheen?

Groovy TV

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Ah yes. The Glory Days of ‘Groovy’ Television. Don’t you remember way back when the world seemed so much simpler? How much did you (or still do) love all that the 70’s had to offer as far as TV programming? As much as this guy?

If you did, then I would like to take a moment and direct your attention to This Ultra-Super-Fly-Far-Out Post. I couldn’t have written this any better if I tried.

Excerpt:

Being yanked from the warmth of my mother’s womb and placed into the cold harshness that was the last week of 1973 (I’m thinking of starting a novel using that last sentence, but wanted to try it out here first), I don’t remember a lot about 70s TV as it was happening. I did however grow up on 70s reruns. Lots of them. In fact, by the time this post is over, you may well think I grew up on too many 70s reruns…

Read the complete post HERE.

Thank me later.

Is My Blog Broken AGAIN?

No. It’s not ‘Broken’ exactly.

But…Yes.

There IS something wrong with my blog!

Do any of you remember when THIS HAPPENED?

Well, that sort of problem has resurfaced. Apparently, there is some sort of WebHost/Server fiasco that I will never fully comprehend.

I know that a lot of you have been having a hard time getting into my blog and have been unable to leave comments over the last month or so. Thanks to all for your concern and emails. I am working on the problem. (And when I say “I” am working on it, that really means LESLIE had to find the time in her busy schedule to fix my blog.) I can assure you that no one has been banned or deleted and I have not switched to a private blog. Please bare with me while ‘we’ are trying to resolve these issues.

As a result of the constant and ongoing “cannot connect to the server” headaches, I have to MOVE my blog to a new HOST. During the ‘switch’ this blog and I may be “missing” and / or unavailable for the next 2-4 days while we undergo construction.

(I know. I am freaking out about that too.)

You can still try to access my page during the transition and you may try to leave comments. But, I don’t know if you will be able to. I may or may not be able to post or comment on my end. Who knows?

Thanks for all of your patience everyone.

xxoo

Where Have All The Good Shows Gone?

*Announcement: (Melevision will return to the ‘American Idol’ chronicals tomorrow. So, be sure to have caught up with viewing all of the performances from last night. We have a lot to talk about.*

In the mean time, I am PROUD to bring to you A Special Guest Appearance. Yes. Thats right! This post was written by the totally super awesome Michael C from the blog : The Wonderful World Of Nothing. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Where Have All The Good Shows Gone?

Some say that TV is cyclical. Game shows have come back to being in vogue, courtroom dramas have always been a mainstay and sitcoms have come and gone and gone and come back again. There is however one very big notable absence in the revolving door of good TV, the Variety Show. They used to create the one big night of TV where the entire family could sit together and watch. You just don’t see mom, dad, sister and brother all sitting down to watch ‘Paradise Hotel’ these days. American Idol maybe, but that’s stretching the ‘Variety’ concept.

Watching PBS’ ‘Pioneers of Television’ a few weeks ago got me thinking about how cool variety shows were and how everybody had one. Of course there was Ed Sullivan, (possibly the homeliest looking individual on TV, short of President Nixon), Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Sonny and Cher, Flip Wilson and one of my personal favorites, Dean Martin. Tony Orlando and Dawn had one as did the Smother Brothers with their establishment and network censor challenging late 60s show. Glen Campbell filled in for them during the summer months with his own show and the Brady Bunch had a couple of variety shows if I recall correctly. They were very common back in the day and offered a little something for everyone, assuming of course that you were into music, dance and sketch comedy. While not entirely a variety show, I also need to mention the Carol Burnett Show as a staple of entertainment back then.

Perhaps one of the best things about variety shows was that they were able to showcase new and upcoming talent and offer a stage for it before the days of cable and Youtube. Elvis, The Beatles, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Bob Newhart and so many more were able perform for virtually all of America as up and comers. Many times a variety show appearance was the only way that people could be introduced to comedians and musical acts like the Rolling Stones, many of the great Motown Artists and just about any music group from the 1950s-1970s. So great was the appeal and reach of variety shows that Elvis was famously ‘censored’ on more than one occasion because of his performing style by Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen. Granted there were only a few channels to watch back then, but virtually the entire TV watching public tuned in for Elvis and the Beatles. That’s quite a feat.

It’s great to look back today at some of the performers and situations in which some of the greatest performers of all time appeared in comedy sketches or musical duets. I think that’s what I long the most to see today. Imagine politicians (like Nixon on Laugh In) or Sinatra swinging on the Dean Martin show one minute and then in a skit the next. How would we react to seeing jugglers or a dancing act on TV today? Other than Saturday Night live perhaps, there is just no current outlet like that on TV.

Maybe in the days of DVDs, movies on demand, reality shows, Oprah and Law and Order we need a little more to keep us entertained than Topogigo the puppet or a couple of guys in tights that can spin dishes on poles. Sadly, I’m not sure the straight variety show format could work on network TV today and that’s unfortunate. Hopefully more and more of the classic variety shows from our past will make it to DVD sets so that we can enjoy one of the best formats from the golden age of television. What could be better for today’s short attention span viewing audience than an hour-long program that offers something new every 10 minutes? Yeah, we can cut out the part with the men in tights spinning dishes though…

If you enjoyed this post (or if you like fried cheesy goodness) just wait till you read HIS BLOG!!

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Thursdays Trivia (on friday) Three’s Company

Come and knock on our door. We’ve been waiting for you. Where the kisses are hers and hers and his…

Three’s company too.

Come and dance on on our floor.Take a step that is new.We’ve a loveable space that needs your face…

Three’s company too.

You’ll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you. Down at our rendez-vous…

Three’s company, too!!!!!!

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Okay. You all know the drill, but, if you are new here, the rules are simple. Please put your answers in the comments section of the post and we will reveal the answers tomorrowNOW POSTED No Cheating! I trust that all of you will all use the honor system? That means you will not use Google, (or any other internet searches) or mooch off other peoples answers. Cheating is bad…mkay!

Todays Trivia Game has been brought to you by the one and only King of Trivia: Steve C., From: Dazd and Confuzed From Here:

1. What year did the show premiere in?  1977

2. What relation to Chrissy was Cindy?  cousin

3. What was Terri’s occupation?  nurse

4. Where did Janet work? flower shop

5. Who was *not* part of the original cast? Mr. Angelino

6. Who fell in the bathtub and had to go to the hospital?   Chrissy

7. What is Mr. Furley’s brother’s name? Bart

8. In the pilot, where did Janet and Chrissy first see Jack? bathtub

9. What was Chrissy’s occupation? secretary

10. Three’s Company had how many spin offs? two

Thursdays Trivia: Survivor-Season One

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Okay. You all know the drill, but, if you are new here, the rules are simple. Please put your answers in the comments section of the post and we will reveal the answers tomorrow. NOW POSTED No Cheating! I trust that all of you will all use the honor system? That means you will not use Google, (or any other internet searches) or mooch off other peoples answers. Cheating is bad…mkay!

*Todays Trivia Game has been brought to you by the one and only King of Trivia: Steve C., From: Dazd and Confuzed From Here:

I figured most everyone saw the first season of Survivor.  I admittedly watched it too.

1. Who was the first person voted off the island? (first name only)
Sonja

2. How many Survivors in “Survivor One” were in “Survivor All-Stars”?
4

3. Who was the first person voted out of the Pagong tribe?
BB

4. Who won the car at the reward challenge.
No one…A car was never a reward in “Survivor One”.

5. What is Butok?
beetle larvae

6. Which person did not get to see a video tape of their family?
Jenna

7. Which one of these people were NOT in the final four?

Richard
Rudy
 Sean
Sue

8. True or False: Kelly and Richard were in the final two.
True

9. Who was the winner of “Survivor One”?   (first name only)
Richard

10. Where is Gervase from?
New Jersey (MY HOME STATE!)

Steven Colbert – A Bone To pick With Colbert Nation

I am proud to bring this Guest Post from one of my favorite bloggers around. You all know him well as SA- Sarcasm Abounds.

While I have pledged to keep posting about Stephen Colbert at least once a week, I see that it has been more than a week since my last post. Looks like I owe you two this week.

This one is an open letter to Stephen Colbert and his entourage:

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God-King, while I remain one of the faithful, I have a bone to pick with you and your “#1 and #2” fan site, Colbert Nation. While you are basking away on some Bermuda beach, your nation’s website is quickly spiraling out of control. Since the writers strike began, there have been no new postings here, perhaps to show solidarity with you, which is fine.

However, even with the void that has been created with no new news on the website, there are still many who comment on the last post. I first noticed them when I found a link from the Colbert Nation’s comments to my little blog, which I greatly appreciated, however my appreciation soured when I began to read through the other comments and find quite a few anti-Semitic and racist posts spread throughout the comments.

From my very first post for this blog, “The Sweet Midwest Girl” I made it clear where I stand on racism, be it actively hostile or passively permissive.

Now Stephen, I know you aren’t responsible for every annoying poster that feels the need to spread nonsense and hate, but I absolutely hold you and you due-designates responsible for not policing your public posting site. If you promote it, and it sells your products, you need to take a moment from in absentia and make someone deal with it. This is for the betterment of all, but especially the children. What is more American than that?

Take this happy young lad, for example:

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This is JCH, the son of my blogging pal Meleah from Momma Mia, Mea Culpa. You are a hero of his. While he is enjoying your new book, what if he decides to head over to Colbert Nation to see what else you might have that is interesting? What is he going to think if he reads some of the hateful bile some posters have left?

I promise it won’t take more than a few minutes for you to sort this out, and you can climb back up on your golden throne to pass judgement on all you survey. Otherwise, I will be forced to declare my blog the #1 and #2 fan site, as I am serving up fresh and racist-free content on all things Stephen Colbert.

Respectfully,

SA