Serenity Now Mailbag: On Charlie Sheen and Why Postal Workers Go Crazy.
Welcome to the latest edition of the SDC Blogs’ mailbag. Here’s what’s been on people’s minds as of late:
I would suggest charlie sheen needs to be mentioned in the next SDC blogs.
I successfully ignored Charlie Sheen for the better part of my 28 years, mostly because I never found him that interesting or entertaining. However, with everyone’s latest obsession over him, I actually quite accidentally took in Sheen’s recent 20/20 interview. It was quite a spectacle. What I found most interesting was that inbetween the over-bearing insanity, he would stitch in a few really intelligent quotes here and there that were enough to make you think this guy wasn’t completely gone out of his mind. That in mind, I decided to jot down his quotes from the interview, place them in either a “Crazy”, “Neutral”, or “Intelligent” category, and let the numbers decide his judgment. Walk with me, as we mull over the results:
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. Too much?
I woke up and decided that I’ve been kicked around and I’ve been criticized, I’ve been the “aw shucks” guy with this bitchin’ rock star life, and I’m finally just gonna completely embrace it, wrap both arms around it, and love it violently, and defend it violently, through violent hatred.
You’re dealing with a high priest Vatican assassin warlock.
These words come from my grand wizard master.
Stay away from the crack, unless you can manage it socially.
Hey kids, your dad’s a rock star. Look at his experiences. Look at what he survived. There are your lessons.
When you have a highly evolved brain, and you’re trying to roll out your humor… that’s on me.
Last time I took drugs, I probably took more than anyone could survive. I was banging 7 gram rocks and finishing them because that’s how I roll, I have one speed — I have one gear, ‘Go’.
[I survive] because I’m me. I have a different constitution, a different brain, a different heart — I got tiger blood.
You borrow my brain for 5 seconds and just be like, “dude! can’t handle it! Unplug this bastard!” because it fires in a way that isn’t from this particular, terrestrial realm.
If there are drugs in this house, you better find them, and give them to me, immediately.
[in reference to his past drug use and resulting actions] I’m proud of what I created, it was radical.
Yes, I drink water through my eyes.
I’m a peaceful man, with bad intentions.
What makes you a good dad? Everything. Next question.
What’s not to love? Especially if you saw how I party, it was epic. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them, all look like droopy eyed, armless children.
Reporter: “Do you two sit down with your daughters and talk about what’s happening?” Sheen: “ No, that’s kinda lame. They’ll wake up one day and realize how cool dad is, and that signs the cheques on the front, not the back, and that we need him, and his wisdom and his bitchin-ness.”
Total Score: 18
Dying’s for fools.
We win, so radically in our underwear before our first cup of coffee, it’s scary. People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the view.
I’m not interested in what other people believe, I’m interested in what I believe.
As long as you’re not lying to anybody, and there’s no children involved, then it’s ok. People are going to judge it because they’re so jealous.
I expose people to magic. I expose people to something they’re never otherwise going to see in their boring normal lives.
We just win.
They’re the best at what they do, and I’m the best at what I do, and together it’s on.
Total Score: 8
It’s fun, and it’s entertaining, and it sounds different than all the other garbage people are spewing.
Because I’m honest. And I think the honesty shines through in my work and also my personal life. Part of that code is apologizing when you’re wrong.
When you’re people pleasing, your soul is dead.
I don’t care if it’s my dad, or the guy down the street, or someone that fell out of the sky, back off with your judgment.
And then what’s the cure? Medicine? To make me like them? Not going to happen.
Total Score: 5
I’m sorry Charlie, but the numbers don’t lie. You’re bonkers, man.
Why are all post office workers always so sad?
I’m going to let everyone’s favorite United States Postal Worker, Seinfeld’s Newman, field this one, as he can answer it better than anyone:
I think that about wraps it up.