It may seem odd because the phrase has become such a central part of all of our collective hearts + brains, but it was just a little over a year ago that we were introduced to the concept of “winning.” (Also when we were introduced to so many other great concepts, like the concept of “fools and trolls” and the concept of “I dare anyone to debate me on things.”) (Really just all the great concepts.) It’s hard to imagine a life when “#winning” did not exist. How did we end our tweets about when we spilled coffee on our work pants? How did we end our tweets about when we lost our cell phones AGAIN? Who knows. Our society will be indebted to #winning forever. But there is one man trying to rob the phrase of all of its original (sad, scary, for sure misguided, super sad, VERY funny) intent– the author of “winning” himself, star of FX’s Anger Management: Charlie Sheen. From Rolling Stone:

Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some fucking tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that. I mean, how does a guy who’s obviously quicksanded, how does he consider any of it a victory? I was in total denial.

Noooooooooooooo! Don’t take it back now, I don’t think the phrase has even been used in a Scary Movie yet but correct me if I’m wrong nooooooooooo! Obviously, this is a big day for all of us. No one is going to argue about how big of a day this is — the day that Charlie Sheen came to his senses about “winning” in promotion of his new hit FX show Anger Management with the clear manager-sculpted hope of distancing himself from that time a year ago when he was a legitimately insane and abusive person with a for sure drug, etc. problem – because we all understand how big of a day it is: a very big day. R.I.P. “Winning.” Long live FX’s Anger Management. #foolsandtrolls

Comments (30)
  1. Kelly’s boyfriend is a lot less fun now that he’s sobered up.

    PS – Kelly, that’s your boyfriend

  2. FIRST #winning

  3. Clearly, a guy gets fired, his relationships are in the toilet, he’s off on some fucking tour, there’s nothing ‘winning’ about any of that.

    I don’t know how being on a tour compares to spoiling relationships and getting fired, but I do know that it probably implies that he either admits his tour was not worth attending, or alternatively, not very much fun for him to participate in, or more likely than not: both.

    • I think he’s saying “Can you believe I was such a deluded asshole that I lost my job and did a series of “shows” like I was taking a victory lap after winning the Indy 500?”

      “PS: Crack is a hell of a drug.”

  4. However at the end he totally negated his argument by claiming he invented yolo

  5. Let’s get real for a minute: this show has a 10/90 agreement, meaning that if FX likes the financial performance of the first 10 episodes it will renew for 90 more.

    That is like looking at a sickly, older race horse that won at a greyhound track and betting a million dollars on it winning the Triple Crown.

    Winning.

  6. How does this affect bi-winning?

  7. when do you guys think Nicolas Cage will admit he’s in denial?

  8. I think the real headline here is that Charlie Sheen likes to foot fuck.

  9. His new show should just be called “#winning” and it would be kind of like Everybody Loves Raymond, but the wife isn’t always nagging him, and the parents are super sweet, and everything is perfect all the time.

  10. Know who is actually winning? This guy:

  11. When I was a kid, I bought my mom a $15 “platinum” chain for Mother’s Day and she said she loved it and wore it every day for a year. After exactly one year, she took it off and said, “I wore it for a whole year. I think that’s enough.” This is just like that.

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