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The hype was huge, the expectations and mystery of what Charlie Sheen had on the plate for the folks in Michigan were outstanding. He sold out (supposedly) the room in eighteen minutes. Supposedly because after the damage’s done, Sheen’s got their money and it doesn’t matter how he got it, right?
Sheen claimed his opening show here at Detroit’s 5000-seat Fox Theatre sold out in just 18 minutes (and one couldn’t help but wonder how many of those tickets were snatched up by entertainment reporters). But then came the follow-up stories that revealed there were plenty of seats still available (indeed, we bought our seat about a week ago).
Charlie Sheen might be a crazy, but a crazy genius. All that “Tiger Blood” which to me is nothing more than glorified V-8 juice, “WINNING!” T-shirts that made people feel like they won the lottery.
The audience was extremely demanding and crass towards the poor guy that had to attempt to entertain the winners in the crowd. Sheen himself noticed and the crowd went wild, with standing ovation and cheers. Then the show went downhill. To describe it as weird is an understatement. Read below:
The show had video montages throughout, including a “20/20″ outtake reel that showed off his self-deprecating sense of humor. His so-called goddesses helped him burn a “Two and a Half Men” bowling shirt. Before it was all over, he asked the crowd if the goddesses should come out again. And then he asked them: How many goddesses do you have?
The show was a reminder that the pop culture phenomenon is serious about his beliefs, but most of the crowd wasn’t entertained by the loose and disorganized attempt.
Valerie Piascik, 23, of Harrison Township said the videos were better than Sheen’s live performance. “Wow, I am not sure what that was,” she said from outside the Fox as Sheen was still on stage.
Bryan Gill, 53, of West Bloomfield said he was hoping for the best but saw the worst. “It was absolutely disappointing,” he said. “Truly, it sucked.”
And to show how classy Sheen is, he called Governor Palin “a whore.” Sheen, you got what you deserved. I am not gonna lower to your level, but I will say this: I hope you make it till the end of the year. And let’s see how long those two “goddesses” will stick around if you keep insulting women, whether you know them or not. Only God knows what you really need; I hope you find Him.
The one reason you’re still alive is because God is watching your back, Charlie. Don’t underestimate Him.
- 5 ways to fix Charlie Sheen’s live tour (insidetv.ew.com)
- Charlie Sheen — The Show Will Go On! (tmz.com)
- Charlie Sheen’s Detroit Disaster (abcnews.go.com)
- Charlie Sheen’s live tour: Our top 5 predictions (insidetv.ew.com)
- AUDIO: My son Charlie Sheen’s addiction (bbc.co.uk)
- This Ain’t Winning: Detroit Finds Out The Hard Way That Charlie Sheen Is Not Funny… At All (bossip.com)
- Charlie Sheen Live Show Goes From Boos to “Bombs” (eonline.com)
This story has me on the verge of tears. I wish that this story reaches so many people around the world, who can come back to Earth and realize they got it good; that their kids are healthy and will live, long productive lives. Brennan Daigle will live for a few weeks; but he will die ARMY Strong. Mega-KUDOS to Ft. Polk‘s HQ and the Louisiana National Guard!
Since October 2009, Brennan, from Sulphur, Louisiana, has been battling embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma–a rare form of cancer in which muscular tumors attach themselves to bones, writer Rachel Reischling reports in the Fort Polk Guardian. Last month, doctors told his family there was nothing more they could do, and gave Brennan just weeks to live.
Brennan has always loved the Army. His mother had created a Facebook page–Brennan’s Brigade–to keep family and friends informed of his condition. People from around the world, including soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, have left comments of encouragement and support. One group of soldiers in Afghanistan posted a picture of themselves holding an American flag, and told Brennan: “We’re flying this flag in honor of you; we’re here to back you. Stay Army strong.”
Brennan was having the most wonderful day of his life. But it’s just getting better every minute of it:
Brennan had been told he was going fishing with his father. But when he got out of his dad’s truck, he was greeted by a formation of 1st MEB soldiers, standing at attention in front of a National Guard Humvee. After a moment, they all shouted “Happy Birthday, Brennan!,” and broke into applause.
Brennan was speechless, according to his mother. “All he could do was giggle,” she said.
Brennan and his best friend Kaleb were invited to check out the Humvee, and Brennan sat behind the wheel. Then soldiers took the two boys out for a spin. Afterward, Brennan and Kaleb put their heads out the hatch on the vehicle’s roof, while the crowd snapped pictures.
But it wasn’t over. Brennan got out of the Humvee and was led to the front of the formation, where he shook hands with each soldier. He was inducted into the Army as an honorary member, then given a coin symbolizing merit and excellence, as well as a military jacket with his name on the pocket, and other Army-themed gifts.
“Brennan, you exemplify what personal courage means,” Pfc. Kamesha Starkey, 1st MEB, told him.
Finally, the mayor of Sulphur, La., gave Brennan a key to the city, and the title of Honorary Mayor of the Day.
For the rest of the story and more pictures, click here. Unfortunately when it comes to Yahoo! stories, there’s always a bunch of crazies that trash on a story that portrays our troops’ eagerness to spend the day with Brennan (40 showed up!), or about the boy himself. That’s not what matters. What matters is that for one day, he forgot he was sick, and that he is aware that he will die.
The next day, on the way to school — Brennan still attends third grade every day — he asked his mother “Am I really in the Army?”
“You most certainly are,” she said. “They don’t just swear in anyone!”
“That’s awesome,” he said.
This is a personal post, not Governor Palin’s.
Elizabeth Edwards‘ passing hit me hard today. I detest breast cancer, and I support any cause that may find a cure for it. She fought long and hard, and enjoyed a period of remission before it came back for a final blow. Every time I listen to her words or watch the sad news, it’s like a tree lost a leaf.
I certainly wish I would have known her; she seemed really likeable, was in the forefront for what she believed in and stood by her husband through their ups and downs, and transformed into an even stronger woman, when she was in remission and throughout her illness. Any cancer battle is extremely hard on a person that does not have the will to live. The impact of that persons’ feelings towards survival and passion for life trickles down to the children, and the rest of the family.
As any parent, I am concerned about the psychological impact on their children, who already went through so much. What the family must do is stick together like glue, because if Elizabeth was the matriarch of the family, all ties to her and any other relatives would be broken. The grieving process for a mother is eternal. It’s like losing a limb. I highly recommend the book, “Motherless Daughters” by Hope Edelman. MotherlessDaughters.org has more information on grief, loss and how to cope.
Please listen to Elizabeth Edwards’ words in this video, where she speaks about optimism in times of difficulty. The whole video is extremely emotional, revealing and I hope this shows men how breast cancer affects women; that men gather a lot of strength to hold a family together in order for them to become a mother and a father, if sadly that happens. To not go astray and find other women when they give up on love; because giving up on that love, can detach from their own families dealing with that same cancer. I hope the Edwards family stays together as one, and do not break up. I often wonder why the good ones leave us.
Elizabeth Edwards, you will be dearly missed. Your words of optimism and strength speak volumes to those that struggle with breast cancer and their families. May God bless you, from now on you are free.
- Edwards’s passing – Biden offers his condolences (politico.com)
- Elizabeth Edwards Dies at 61 (rightcelebrity.com)
- Elizabeth Edwards’ Family Asks For Donations To Son’s Foundation (huffingtonpost.com)
- Elizabeth Edwards dies after battling cancer – USA Today (news.google.com)
- Farewell, Elizabeth Edwards… (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Elizabeth Edwards Is Dead (buzzfeed.com)
- Reactions to Elizabeth Edwards’ Death (abcnews.go.com)
We have watched Governor Palin in awe at her strength, her husband and sidekick Todd show so much faith, positivism and smart politics; but overall, great restraint while they hold nothing back. Palinistas often post her tweets and Facebook notes, where she can get her point across to the whole world, but on a very down-to-earth basis.
We know the Palins are true Christian, they believe in our Savior Jesus Christ, and do pray for guidance, support and for families in need. I bought a little black book, called “Red Letters”, by Tom Davis. This gentleman has taken the unusual approach of calling to attention to all of us to read those “red letters” that appear on the New Testament, which are words of Jesus Christ. We need compassion, love for those who are ill, poor and in need. This does not necessarily mean that the readers are like Jesus Christ, but also those who receive health, some change for food and shelter and a cure for a disease. They are Jesus Christ as well!
There’s more to this book, but the book of Matthew, 5:44-45, caught my attention so much that I marked the page to put a note here. This is the best of Sarah Palin’s character, persona, and aside from the North Star, this is what she looks to-Jesus Christ:
“I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves”.
How is it possible for us that do believe in salvation, that live with compassion for the needy (example: Haiti) and give the best of us still get battered, attacked and still keep it up? Positive, energetic, and gain continued support from us that believe the same? Vengeance and retaliation are not options. Not Christian options, not Christ-like options.
This is not an overnight change; on the contrary, it requires for us to be prepared, to let go of misconceptions, and of that “voice” inside us that tends to arrive to conclusions and not do our homework, see what we can do for only one person (or child) at a time. We have seen that the powerful words that Jesus Christ has done for one person; perhaps we should strive to start (or start over) and reach a full potential.