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It's not exactly a surprise that after a few weeks of break downs and benders, Charlie Sheen is actually seeing some consequences for his loss of control. Because now his cash cow, Two and a Half Men, has shut down production for the season (and, if we're being honest, probably forever w/r/t Sheen) after a series of radio and email rants that are bananas.
You might think my headline is hyperbole, but I'm being totally serious. His stuff really is pure Manson. For fun, see if you can choose which of the following quotes came from Sheen and which came from a notorious serial killer:
A) "You must either love or you hate. And you must do so violently. And you have to hate everybody who is not in your family because they will destroy your family."
B) "Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
C) "I can't judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in."
D) "The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies."
E) "I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time — and this includes naps — I'm an F-18."
F) "My philosophy is that ego is the thinking mind. The mind you scheme with, make war with. They shoved all the love in the back, hid it away. Ego is like, "I'm going to war with my ego stick."
Now, I've included a recording of Sheen's rant below, and here's a link with the text of his email, but no cheating. That wouldn't be fair to the other players. Answers below!
Answer Key: Sheen — A, B, E; Manson — C, D, F