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Winning

Posted in Rants and Random Thoughts, Television with tags , , , , on March 8, 2011 by Joe

I figured since the name of this post is “Rants and Random Thoughts” and Charlie Sheen has been on a two week rant of his own, that is was only fitting to include some of his best soundbites on one page. So here you go. The best of Charlie Sheen.

“Winning”

“I’m bi-winning. I win here. I win there.”

“As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?”

“But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know.”

“For now, I’m just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view.”

“From my big beautiful warlock brain, welcome to ‘Sheen’s Korner’ … You’re either in my corner, or you’re with the trolls.”

“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”

“I don’t have time for their judgement and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?”

“I just don’t want to live like I used to. And at some point, I’m going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I’ve got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.” 

“I still don’t have all the answers. I’m more interested in what I can do next than what I did last.”

“I tried marriage. I’m 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer – I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0 for 4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero.” 

“I’m dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don’t have time for these clowns.” 

“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.” 

“I’ve spent, I think, close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold.”

 
“Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.” 
 
“People say you have to work on your resentments. Yeah, no, I’m gonna hang onto them and they’re gonna fuel my attack.”
 
“Slash sat me down at his house and said, You’ve got to clean up your act. You know you’ve gone too far when Slash is saying, Look, you’ve got to get into rehab.” 

“Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn’t?” 

 
“Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.”

“What they’re not ready for is guys like you and I and Nails and all the other gnarly gnarlingtons in my life, that we are high priests, Vatican assassin warlocks. Boom. Print that, people. See where that goes.”

 
“When friends asked me, Can we help? I’d say, Not unless you can alter time, speed up the harvest or teleport me off this rock. I used that line from Star Wars.”
 
“You have the right to kill me, but you don’t have the right to judge me. That’s life. There’s nobility in that. There’s focus. It’s genuine. It’s crystal and it’s pure and it’s available to everybody, so just shut your traps and put down your McDonalds, your vaccines, your Us Weekly, your TMZ and the rest of it.”
 
“I probably took more than anybody could survive. … I was bangin’ seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that’s how I roll, because I have one speed, one gear. … I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying’s for fools, dying’s for amateurs.”
 
“They’re the best at what they do and I’m the best at what I do. And together it’s like, it’s on. Sorry, Middle America. Yeah, I said it.” (This was in response to why he likes porn stars. It’s hard to argue with his logic)
 
“I mean, what’s not to love? Especially when you see how I party man, it’s epic. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them, just look like droopy-eyed, armless children.”
 
“They’ll wake up one day and realize how cool dad is. And, you know, signs all the checks on the front, not the back. And you know, we need him and we need his wisdom and his bitchin’-ness.”
 
“I think the honesty not only shines through in my work, but also my personal life. And I get in trouble for being honest. I’m extremely old-fashioned. I’m a nobleman. I’m chivalrous.”
 
“I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That’s how I describe myself.”
 
“I just don’t do it. I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.”
 
“Well, I mean, first of all come Wednesday morning they’re gonna rename it Charlie Bros. and not Warner Bros. Duh, winning! It’s, like, guys, IMDB right there, 62 movies and a ton of success. I mean, c’mon bro, I won best picture at 20. I wasn’t even trying. I wasn’t even warm.”
 
“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars, and people can’t figure me out; they can’t process me. I don’t expect them to. You can’t process me with a normal brain.”

The man is pure genius. Forget Confucius. It’s all about Charlie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cICLG2N25x4

RIP Tony Soprano

Posted in Rants and Random Thoughts, Television with tags , , , , on February 14, 2011 by Joe

Now that football is over and I have slightly recovered from my depression over the Steelers losing, the rest of my life can resume. When I started this blog, I mentioned that most of the posts would be about sports but I would mix in some other random things. This is one of those times. I will keep this one short since you will be reading quite a bit after you read this. The reason I wanted to post this was because I came upon an article the other day that I thought other fans of The Sopranos should read. It will be posted at the end.

Even though the show went to black back in 2007, for most of us fans, it’s still with us. I still think about the show every now and then and will gladly watch an edited episode on A&E.

The show started in 1999 and ran for six glorious seasons. I know a lot of people will argue that “The Wire” was the best television drama of all time (and it’s hard to disagree) but “The Sopranos” was the greatest television show ever created.

Just like the over bearing father who relives his high school football playing days through his son, we lived out our dark sides through Tony and his crew. Tony Soprano was no doubt an evil character. He ruined so many people’s lives including those closest to him but we loved him anyway. The character created a strange dichotomy where on one hand we would root for him and cheer him on and the other we wanted to see him destroyed.

If you are reading this then I’m assuming you have watched the show. If you haven’t then WATCH IT! In the final episode we see Tony and his family waiting for Meadow to appear so they can have dinner together. As the hour was coming to a close we kept waiting in anticipation for what was going to happen. Then all of a sudden, the screen cut to black for a good 10 seconds. Everybody watching immediately thought that there cable went out and panicked.

Once we finally figured out that our cable didn’t go out, the opinions on the ending started flooding in. What happened to Tony? Did he die? Did he live?

For a while after the show I was under the impression that Chase left it up to the viewer to decided what went down. I didn’t want to admit that Tony was dead so I was in the camp of he lived. However, after thinking about it for a while I realized that Tony was shot. It was over.

After reading the following link, I am now more certain than ever that Tony met his maker. The writer of this blog breaks down that final scene in amazing detail and will show you once and for all what really happened. If you still don’t believe after reading this then I’m not sure what else to tell you. I guess it’s true that “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible”.

http://masterofsopranos.wordpress.com/the-sopranos-definitive-explanation-of-the-end/