Charlie Sheen’s Top 5 Media Phrases
In almost every interview that he's done, Charlie Sheen has used the same buzzwords ("turd," anyone?) or catchphrases to express his frustration over the Two and a Half Men situation or to defend his increasingly erratic public image.
His top 5:
1. “Tiger Blood” Addressing his feud with CBS and Warner Bros, he told Jeff Rossen of NBC’s Today show that his bosses better watch out -- he has “tiger blood.” He's been Tweeting the line as well (a LA hot dog stand is now even selling “Charlie Dogs with tiger blood”). Incidentally, what is “tiger blood? "Tiger blood is just blood," Luke Hunter, the executive vice president of Panthera, a wildcat conservation group, tells Esquire. "It doesn't have any unique qualities that make it any different from human blood."
2. “Turd” He has used that word several times, mostly directing the diss at Two and a Half Men co-creator Chuck Lorre. He also used it generally to describe his bosses. Chatting with radio show Loose Cannons last week, he said he would do season 9 of Men but "not with the turds who are currently in place." He used it again on NBC's Today show Monday to describe the porn stars who are speaking out against him: "If I bring up these turds, these... losers, there's no reason to then bring them back into the fold because I have real fame, they have nothing."
3. "Defeat is not an option" - and "Winning" He's used that phrase with everyone from Howard Stern to Pat O'Brien to describe how he plans to beat his bosses at CBS and Warner Bros: "Defeat is not an option. They picked a fight with a warlock." He also used the phrase on NBC's Today show to dismiss the idea that he has anything in common with addicts and alcoholics: "They allowed defeat to be an option." He Tweeted it while addressing how he plans to win back custody of his two kids: "My path is now clear... Defeat is not an option..!" (He also has been Tweeting the word "winning," a lot to imply that he is coming out on top in the CBS/Warner Bros battle.)
4. "Goddesses" That's the term he has tossed around when speaking about his girlfriends: Natalie Kenly, a self-described porn star, and model Rachel Oberlin. He's dropped "goddesses" in interviews on Howard Stern, 20/20, Today show, TMZ, and others.
5. "At War" He first made headlines when he said he was "at war" with CBS and Warner Bros during a Feb. 25 interview on radio show Loose Cannons. He has since used the phrase in other interviews, from TMZ to the Today show. He used it again this past Tuesday while chatting with Howard Stern but downplayed it: “I wouldn't necessarily call it a war. "