It hit me like a brick this morning while driving into work. I texted my colleague the following, "Forgive me. I must blog about Sheen before I can concentrate."
Every radio station is talking about him. Every news outlet is talking about him. Charlie Sheen quotes have invaded my Facebook newsfeed. Sheen is everywhere! And this apparently upsets and confounds me...
The reason I am so upset is because I can't figure out if he is a Michael Lohan style nutjob or a brilliant marketing genius. In my humble, marketing minded opinion - Charlie Sheen has successfully rebranded himself as the poor man's Chuck Norris. Just a week ago he was simply a washed up, midlife crisis star snorting blow off a hooker's ass. And now, he is a household name among the "Bros Icing Bros" generation.
I love him. I love quoting him. And I hate myself for it. He is a guilty, trainwreck pleasure.
I want to spread my love to you, like the herp. If I was more talented at programming, I would create a "Charlie Sheen Quote Generator" for the blog. You could type in any topic you want, and it would generate a Sheen-esque style reply.
For example, you could type: "Thoughts on Monogamy?" and the Charlie Sheen Quote Generator would reply: "I'm not wearing a golden sombrero."
OR you could type: "The overmedication of today's society." and the Charlie Sheen Quote Generator would reply: "What's the cure, medicine to make me like them? Not gonna happen. I'm bi-winning. I win here, I win there. Now what? If I'm bipolar, aren't there moments when a guy like crashes?"
OR, you could type: "Thoughs and feelings on chemical warfare during the Cold War?" and the Charlie Sheen Quote Generator would reply: "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."