Why Men Love Charlie Sheen


“His appeal is that, while most guys — especially post-college — must reign in their ids and demure to society’s expectations to advance rung by rung up the soul-crushing ladder of corporate mediocrity, Sheen has reached the ultimate apex of manhood eternal: doing whatever he wants and speaking the complete truth, consequences be damned. (Even if the complete truth, as he perceives it, is “I got tiger blood,” “I have a 10,000-year-old brain,” and “I’m an F-18, bro.”).”


While women and, you know, men with their ids intact, don’t much:

“I hold no torch for Sheen. Part of his problem, no doubt, is that he is arrogant, spoiled and self-indulgent. But far from being given chance after chance after chance, ordinary people who get into mental health difficulties, usually with much better reason, most often find themselves economically and socially isolated.”