"He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun...Hey, Bungalow Bill, what did you kill?"--From the song, "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" by John Lennon.
Charlie "Is-That-Thing-Loaded?" Sheen got an uninvited visitor
at his Gilded Cage, the other day. At one point, the guy, who had climbed a fence and got inside Sheen's private space...put his hand in his pocket and walked toward the Weird Warlock.
And Charlie Sheen is damned lucky that the guy wasn't actually carrying a loaded gun.
When someone becomes well-known, they automatically become a potential target. It's unfortunate, it's sick, it's bad...but that's just the way that it is.
And I'd really like to see gonzo Charlie Sheen, strange dude that he is, hang around for awhile. I think that he has potential. And he might actually be able to reach it if he doesn't screw-up and get himself killed.
John Lennon, who I greatly admired, was shot in the back by a deranged fan. He had a free nature that, in the end, robbed him of the second-half of his life.
Lennon was outspoken and controversial. Do those attributes sound familiar to you, Charlie?
We all remember The REAL Tiger, Gabrielle Giffords. She became the victim of a deluded guy who believed that she had, at one time, rejected his advances. He planned his attack, found her at a public function, walked up and shot the Congresswoman right in the head.
Miraculously, Gabrielle Giffords is eventually going to return to her happy, productive life. She's a fighter (forget the "tiger blood", Charlie, she's already got you beat by ten miles) and a grand exception to the rule.
Charlie Sheen is famous and he runs his mouth. Those two facts, alone, will probably put him in some maniac's cross hairs, someday.
And now he's taking his Talking Torpedoes Show out on the road.
Charlie's Shows Sold Out
All I can say at this point is: Be careful and watch your back (and your front), Charlie. It's sage advice. Heed it.
This is wild-haired Charlie:
This is wild-haired Guess Who?:
Good luck with your gigs, Sheen. Try to stay out of the line of fire.