Dr. Drew professionally posits here that Charlie Sheen is bi-polar and having a controlled manic episode. Probably, but, perhaps Dr. D is wrong. Perhaps, Charlie Sheen is just too good at articulating what he thinks. Let's diagnose him as over-articulating. TooFineAPoint-itis.
I can relate. BNL fans sometimes over-articulate. We are word fetishists and we express ourselves not wisely, but too well. Read any on-line review critical of BNL. Where most fans would defend their band with ...
"UR retarded!!! My band rulz!!!!!"
... we comment, "Tell me, why are you dismissing the textured leitmotif in the third track?" (Also, we say shit like "posit.")
And we aren't more passionate about our band than anyone else, it's just we sound more passionate because we weave into one sentence all the synonyms for "awesome."
( It's what inspired this scene from Community. Just go right to 3:16
And yes, the next week they said Pierce had been following BNL all summer. Keep it up, NBC. We like the attention.)
So, BNL fans over-articulate. Similarly, rulers of Middle-eastern countries over-articulate. While an American politician might say, "I refuse to give in to these protesters," Gadhafi would say, "I want to die here as a martyr. Libya is the tree, and we have watered this tree with our blood."
Granted, Gadhafi is crazy, but maybe not as crazy as he sounds. Perhaps he just over-states his case.
Then, on to Charlie Sheen. Is he crazy? Or just really good at expressing himself? Let's look at his words.
"Last I checked, 'Chaim,' I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold."
This does sound like Libyan rhetoric, especially with the taste of Anti-semitism there. I would have to stay up late crafting that "converting your tin cans" sentence, and he just rattles it off. Is that insanity? Or is he a poet?
"I'm sorry, man, but I've got magic. I've got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time--and this includes naps -- I'm an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground."
No, I'M sorry, Charlie. Sorry you never got together with Maya Angelou and punched up Phenomenal Woman.
(On how he got sober) "Decide that you’re going to, and do it. It’s not that complicated. Just decide that you’re going to harness the power of your mind.”
People did sober up before AA. I think that might be how they did it. Is that crazy talk?
I'm just saying. Over-expressing. Putting too fine a point on it. Middle-Eastern Rhetoric. I wonder if Charlie Sheen likes BNL?
Here's an excellent quiz. Who Said It, Charlie Sheen or Muamar Gadhafi?