Just the other day I was at my local convenience store and was having a political conversation with the owner and cashier who most likely used to be a fan of Obama. When the time came for the President to come on stage and speak, on the television behind the desk stand, the proprietor seemed to turn away in revulsion as he muttered something under his breath. We started talking again about politics as the hordes of people waiting behind me in line all seemed to agree that whatever that talking head spouted, we just didn’t seem to believe in it. This leads me to one of our favorite celebrities Charlie Sheen. Now we both know that celebrity status does something to people once they attain it. In Charlie Sheen’s case, he was born into it. Our President these days seems to not have enough political advisors to let him know when he’s pulling one of these. It’s called in the TV world jumping the shark. The more it seems he has a message for the people, the more the great society seems to yawn. Maybe it’s the the teleprompter. After all, it has been 2 years, and now people are used to the long drawn out speeches, where he seems to go off into some kind of tangent and eventually return at the viewers expense. At that point no one seems to care anymore. I’ve been watching the rantings of Charlie Sheen lately, and they were fun for the first 2 weeks or so, but soon afterwards, it became monotonous and boring. All this tiger blood and adonis DNA stuff became a mist that seemed to not carry the weight of his initial exciting persona that vowed of changing the world as we know it. To be honest, I never did believe either of them, but I’m starting to see the similarities. Sheen is starting his countrywide city tour to some it deems itself unwatchable:
Oh by the way, Obama should be heading to your town soon, looking for re-election.
here are some reviews:
As it happened, Mr. Sheen and Detroit proved to be a disastrous match. …You could say that Mr. Sheen and the audience failed each other. The ticket buyers did not show him the “love and gratitude” to which he felt entitled, and he did not give them the kind of entertainment they thought they had paid for. But you could also say that the performer and the audience deserved each other, and that their mutual contempt was its own kind of bond.”
While doing his best to cash in on his recent cult with the launch of his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option Show,” he tried to position himself as a folk hero of freedom. Unfortunately for him the audience that turned out at the Fox Theatre in Detroit took him at his word: They felt free to boo him off the stage.
Sheen…appears to have a method to his madness. Since launching his media blitzkrieg in his fight against Warner Bros. and Lorre, he has surprisingly dictated much of the media coverage. Despite a tabloid-ready past that includes drug addiction, three messy divorces, a penchant for prostitutes and accusations of violence toward women, Sheen has somehow been able to portray himself as a David battling evil corporate Goliaths.