Thursday, March 3, 2011

Insanely Funny!

Take Charlie Sheen, for example.

And Gadhafi.

Saw a piece on the news that compared the two. Saw a newspaper headline suggesting that Charlie could rule Libya.

Could Gadhafi carry "Two and a Half Men?" Are Charlie's "suits" discussing the possibility?

And my last question of the day - no, last two questions of the day:
  1. What does this have to do with "news?"
  2. Why is it OK for the media to make fun of a mentally ill person when most of us wouldn't dream of doing the same to his face?
I feel bad for Charlie. I'm afraid he'll crash and burn, and hurt himself or someone else. I'm afraid he might OD or commit suicide.

But it seems like he's just entertainment for the world, and the funniest he's ever been.

What is it about human nature that we gravitate to this, like we strain to see a bad accident on the highway?

I think it's basically fear.

We're afraid of death, and therefore fascinated by it.

The same with mental illness.

I hope there is someone around to catch him when he falls, and I don't mean those two bimbos who are just there for his money.

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."
– Henry James

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And to be kinder than necessary, as everyone is fighting some kind of battle.
Good post!