“Man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”
Clearly, Bud Fox didn’t take Lou Mannheim’s advice back in 1987. We’ve been monitoring the current Charlie Sheen meltdown very closely. Our interest in Wild Thing’s current adventures started with pornstar Kacey Jordan’s amazing tell-all interview on Howard Stern (part I, part II, part III, part IV & part V / depending on where you work, those are likely NSFW). The best part of the Kacey Jordan Howard Stern chat is definitely the bit when Charlie writes her a $30,000 check (made out to Cash no less) for her services. Riveting stuff here people. And then came the very quotable phone call to Alex Jones, which while completely perplexing and ridiculous, is utterly amazing for its comedic value. It is also utterly sad to see a person as talented as Sheen self destruct publicly yet again.
All of this reminded us of the Joaquin Phonix meltdown / hoax in 2009. That was another sad yet totally enthralling case of celebrity destruction that had our full attention (even though that turned out to be a stunt). The Charlie Sheen story is just something we can’t seem to resist. Part of us feels bad for him and the people in his life that have been hurt by his incredibly reckless and insane behavior, but another evil part is also loving all of the crazy shit that is happening with the story. Which brings us to the article GQ put online yesterday, where writer Amy Wallace prods Kacey Jordan for more details as to her affair with Sheen and provides more insight into what exactly is driving Charlie’s meltdowns (besides sex and coke). You can read the GQ piece here.
So now you are totally up to speed on the 1987-like-but-totally-modern-day coke powered adventures of Charlie Sheen. Not our normal type of post around here, but good cocktail conversation none the less.
“We work for the Pope, we murder people. We’re Vatican assassins. How complicated can it be? What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.” -Charlie Sheen
UPDATE: Charlie is on Twitter.