Monday, March 7, 2011

Charlie Sheen Highlights From Internet Talk Show, Fired From Two And a Half Men, Los Angeles Officers Not Justified In Shooting Of Autistic Man, The Rich Get Richer While The Poor Get Poorer, Disney-Pixar's Up In Real Life, Robot Chicken: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Trailer

Today you get two long news articles, I hope you enjoy them. I think this week is supposed to be a warmer than usual week. So maybe we can look forward to Spring soon. Now for your daily news!

Charlie Sheen Highlights From Internet Talk Show, Fired From Two And a Half Men

Charlie Sheen had his first Internet talk show episode of Sheen’s Korner and was able to tune in and see it for them selves. They put together a list of  highlights from the web show and I thought I’d share them with you. Sheen opened his show, with his assistant Rick Calamaro and “musical director” Simon Rex, by thanking his sponsors, and Tiger’s Blood. Now for the highlights.

1. Charlie does a news segment in which he only highlights news about winners — including this story about a victorious bald eagle with an unfortunate name.
“This is a story that I kind of questioned, although there is an absolute ‘win’ involved in this story but tell me, am I reading this wrong? ‘A bald eagle crashed into a windshield and has recovered. Weagle the Eagle is now flying again.’ But probably not rolling with his posse because they renamed him ‘Weagle.’ Still a win. Still winning. But let’s take some online name submissions because ‘Weagle the Eagle’ — regardless of all of the street cred that he has now — I just don’t think that name supports his winning ways.
2. Charlie takes (and autographs) a Polaroid picture of himself for an 80-year-old fan of his on Twitter.
“Josie Dimples is an 80-year-old woman who tweeted me and said that she is now ‘winning.’ She is winning inside of every bone. So, Josie Dimples, we salute you. And clearly, Josie Dimples, you are a winner. […] We’re going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I’m going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it, it’s worth a fortune. […] I’ll make this a work of magic warlock art.”
3. Charlie interrupts his show to take a call from “the president.” Only technological problems ensue.
“OK, so that call from the president didn’t happen but I have absolute faith that it will.”
4. Charlie asks his audience to submit their favorite Sheenisms via Twitter.
“The past couple weeks has been me cresting on a mercury surfboard on a tsunami, headed toward them. And so, during this odyssey, there has been a lot of wordsmithing that has fallen gracefully from this beautiful hole. [Points to mouth]. So, it’s caught on like an absolute global wildfire. I mean, how couldn’t it? Duh! So, we’re asking you now, what are some of your favorite lines that this warlock brain produced?”
5. When Sheen’s Twitter followers do not remember his sayings word-for-word, he harasses them on-air.
“What is that word? This is not even a line I said. Pay closer attention, losers. As I like to say, ‘Get a job!’”
6. Charlie debuts his new tattoo which of course, says “WINNING.”
7. Charlie responds to a question about the new iPad.
“I mean, I don’t really have an opinion on that. I don’t, like, research this. Apple is winning. Certainly. It is the greatest company ever.”
8. Charlie reveals the only people he would trade places with… “for 10 minutes.”
“This is a softer segment now, called ‘Kinda Wish I Was Them… For 10 Minutes’ — which is a long time for a mad warlock genius like myself. Colin Farrell. […] Because he’s just as groovy as they get because yeah, I want to be you for 10 minutes. […] Brian ‘Fear the Beard’ Wilson. Don’t even speak. […] He’s just better than you. I don’t care who you are. […] Sean Penn. And I guess I only want to be you for the 10 minutes when fists were just making contact with those loser faces. Boom. Crush. Night, losers. Winning. Duh.”
9. After sweating profusely throughout the first 30 minutes of Sheen’s Korner, Sheen yells at his production team.
“Can we spend a little money on air conditioning here?! Or are we like ‘lower budget?’ Open a window! Or do we not want the sound in this secret chamber to escape out into the normalcy of Humanville?”
10. Charlie mocks NBC News correspondent Jeff Rossen, who interviewed Sheen last week.
“What I thought would be funny is if I took this gentleman, this media personality and I sort of turned the tables on him. I’ll lean in really close, with the good lighting on me and the bad lighting on him and say, ‘You know, Jeff, what was the foam on that first beer like?’ In the promo, I’d cut to him just blinking and looking down… because he is shamed by his actions. ‘So Jeff, tell me about that first Advil. Was it the Advil that led to the Aleve? When did you know that you hit rock bottom? When you went to the all-night CVS to score at 4 in the morning?’ He couldn’t Aleve it alone.”
11. Charlie closes Sheen’s Korner with his own poem, ‘The Big White Phone,’ which he tried to sell years ago, “before people realized how bitchin’ I am. It sold six copies.”
‘In the twisted times of a rotten game,
Where flood waters raised coffins from pain.
Where the worms of freedom have all gone insane,
I plucked them or sucked them from the heart of my brain.
When the edge of confusion appears in disarray,
It’s an act of delusion dead babies would say.
When the clock’s final ticking exposes your day,
It’s your balls that will be clipping from the dock of the bay.
When leaders ring true in the eye of the mass,
Their blood turns cold blue while the dogs eat the grass.
Their painful decay sends a snake up your ass,
The act of delay they promise will pass.
Until we find from true release the volume of our moans,
They pack our bags with sullen peace while their children sleep alone.
When these acts of truth arrive in time,
Please read them high in tone.
I’ll be heaving bile in a vicious style,
As I talk to the big white phone.”

When fired from the CBS show Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheeen had this to say: “Now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whashiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists.” Warner Bro Television made a statement claiming: “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately.” Charlie Sheen told  "This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshiscock again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension." A Warner Bros spokeperson has told THR that no decision has been made on the future of the show. Meanwhile, Sheen plans to sue and his lawyer Marty Singer tells THR. Singer said in a phone interview “We will sure. It’s a matter of when. It could be this week, it could be in a little while. We’re in no rush. But we will sue” Singer has been exchanging letters back and fort with Warner Bros, ever since production on the hit series was shut down last month. The lawyer said that he was not surprised to see Warners move to terminate Sheen’s employment, but he says “They have no basis to suspend or terminate Charlie Sheen.” The news of Sheen’s firing came just after a week and a half after the studio halted production on thee television series and stated: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season." Since the season's suspension, Sheen has launched a Twitter account and has gone on a media blitz, criticizing Lorre and other execs. Throughout his press tour, Sheen has remained optimistic about Men returning. In an interview that aired last week on ABC's 20/20, he said, "I don't know if Chuck and I can ever work together again. But maybe guys just sit in a room and just go, 'Look, we hate each other. Let's continue to make some great television.' Maybe that's possible." A source says Two and a Half Men was permanently forced to shut down and it could be a costly $250 million in domestic syndication revenue for Warner Bros. Television and million more for CBS in lost ad revenue.

Los Angeles Officers Not Justified In Shooting Of Autistic Man

Steven Eugene Washington, 27, was shot and killed near Koreatown by two Los Angeles officers a year ago on the 20th. The Washington’s family said that he was autistic, not violent, and never had any history of trouble with police. The Los Angeles Police Commission has ruled that the two officers were not justified in shooting the autistic man. ABC News had this to say about the incident:

Gang enforcement officers Allan Corrales and George Diego heard a loud noise while driving in their patrol car and turned around to see Washington. The officers said he was looking around suspiciously and manipulating something in his waist area. 
When the officers tried to stop Washington to investigate, he quickly approached them and appeared to pull something from his waistband, Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon. Each officer fired once and Washington was hit in the head, police said. The officers fired "with the belief that he was arming himself, and in defense of their lives," Paysinger said. Corrales and Diego called paramedics, who pronounced Washington dead at the scene.

According to the panel, the two officers violated LAPD policies. The panel has rejected that the two officers were cleared in the shooting. Police Chief Charlie Beck had found that Corrales and Diego made “serious tactical mistakes and ultimately were justified in using deadly force.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California has urged police to re-ecamine its policies. Katrina Washington, Steve’s mother, filed a claim against the city of Los Angeles. Saying that her son “made no aggressive movements, no furtive gestures…” She also charges that they violated Steve’s civil rights.

That’s in for today as I am exhausted. I hope everyone loves the Charlie Sheen bit. I leave you with a picture that shows that the poor give to the rich. As well as a realistic version of a house being lifted up by balloons, like in Disney’s Up. Last but not least is Robot Chicken’s take on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

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