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Your antidote to the Charlie Sheen rant

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Charlie Sheen went on the radio and said some absurd things yesterday. Maybe you've heard. He really sailed off into crazy land this time, calling Thomas Jefferson a pussy and making some incoherent analogies involving him in his underwear strafing all his haters early in the morning. And frankly, the whole thing just makes us sad.

It doesn't make us sad because he thinks he so much better than everyone else or because he was almost certainly high on something or even because this whole thing resulted in the cancellation of Two And A Half Men for the rest of the season. Frankly, we're glad to see it go.

And actually, as we were going through the choice quotes from the interview, we thought this thing was incredible fodder for comedy of all sorts -- we are, after all, totally unsympathetic to the implosions of celebrities. Especially when they fall on swords of their own hubris. But listening to the actual interview is a different experience entirely. Sheen is just living on a different planet; the one thing he actually got right was that his view is different from ours. And there's something really parasitic about this whole thing. We don't actually think Sheen realized what he was doing, but maybe he did. Maybe he just wanted an escape from responsibility and recognized that he could do it this way. Either way, it feels like playing into his crazy, felonious hand to even bother snickering at this latest meltdown.

So, in an attempt to offset the bad taste in our mouth after listening to that interview for the past half-hour or so, we felt we had to go participate in something actually human. We decided on Pixar's Night & Day, which is up for an Academy Award this weekend. Trust us when we say you'll feel better after this than you will after listening to Charlie Sheen lose all his job prospects.

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