Back Off, Charlie

14 Apr

Okay, I’m over the Charlie Sheen thing.

It was fun for a while, but I think we can all let it go now.  I’ve had my fill of jokes about tiger blood, warlocks, and porn goddesses.   I’m over the Charlie shirts, the Charlie mugs, and the Charlie memes.

I’ve long endured the sad attempts at jokes in my Facebook mini-feed since his little radio tour of crazy. I officially hit my limit yesterday at work.   I was working with a few other Executive Assistants on a scheduling a meeting between some very difficult and busy folks.  We had gone round and round and had no options until yesterday something finally worked out.   And suddenly, what started as a very professional, cordial, and well-written email trail went awry with this Charlie Bomb in my inbox:

Wow.  Just wow.  That really happened.

You know, I’m beginning to hate the phrase “winning!” as much as I hate “LOVE IT!!!” – and that’s a strong, fierce hate, my friends.

Charlie Sheen has officially invaded every area of my waking life.    I think it’s time to stop.  Let’s just all agree to not be amused anymore.  I’ll start us off by blazing the trail into sensibility.

After all, do we really want to sensationalize someone who’s best role was when he was 21 years old in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

Think about it.


P90X Update: 14/90 days complete.  I only did half the Kenpo DVD last night. I’m a big loser.  What do I have to do to make it up? Run? Maybe I’ll run today.  Sigh.



18 Responses to “Back Off, Charlie”

  1. Seasweetie April 14, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    I knew I was done with the whole thing when I found myself slipping the word “winning” into a proposal response that I was writing. Right there with you, my friend.


    • pegoleg April 14, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      I’m with Sandra. This person is having a meltdown very much in the public eye, and it’s sad.


      • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:46 am #

        It is – very unfortunate that when celebrities tank, they tank loud and hard.


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:48 am #

      LOL Yeah his ridiculous use of the English language is catchy, unfortunately. 🙂


  2. Sandra April 14, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I thought he was dreamy in Lucas! I’m with ya on this, whether it’s drug induced mental illness or just organic mental illness…I think it’s sad and not really funny.


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:47 am #

      Hmm… Lucas? I’ll have to check it out.

      Or maybe I shouldn’t because it would be an example of how his stints are making him more profitable 😉


  3. marylisa April 14, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    I agree. I’m not amused anymore.


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:46 am #

      Let’s start a revolution.


  4. Leah April 14, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Sadly, his role in Ferris Bueller is probably exactly who he really is. Oh, Charlie. Enough!


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:45 am #

      At least in FBDO it was funny. Enough indeed.


  5. Jules April 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    I guess it’s just me, but I never realized how long people held onto this charlie business. That’s the beauty of rss feeds. You get what you subscribe to and nothing more.

    (Do more cardio Jackie. Like, you know, running. It’s the secret ingredient.)


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:45 am #

      Juuuuules you make me feel lazy in spite of the fact that I’m working out more frequently now than I ever have in my life. For the record, P90X incorporates Cardio. Also, I went for a run for the first time in, I don’t know, forever. I’m getting better – it just takes a while. Keep on me. It’s good for me.


  6. Meanwhile, back at the ranch... April 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I was over it before it even started…amen sister. Amen.


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:44 am #

      Now let’s just get everyone else on board 😉


  7. The_Observationalist_NYC April 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    I’d hope he could still get the help he needs, but at this point…


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:43 am #

      Sometimes they come around, and sometimes they fizzle out into a depressing spiral of doom. I’m pretty certain this is the latter but there’s always hope for change.


  8. Carleen MacGregor April 16, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Oh I am so there with you! Great post!


    • Jackie April 17, 2011 at 12:37 am #

      Thanks, Carleen! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂


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