After saying last week that the close scrutiny of his vanity-card musings had “gotten out of hand” in the wake of l’affaire Charlie Sheen, Lorre was back at it Monday (Feb. 28) with a card at the end of one of his other shows, “Mike & Molly.” And while it doesn’t mention Sheen’s name or any particulars of the ongoing “Men” drama, it at the very least seems inspired by the events of the past week or so.
The card reads:
I understand that I’m under a lot of pressure to respond to certain statements made about me recently. The following are my uncensored thoughts. I hope this will put an end to any further speculation.
I believe that consciousness creates the illusion of individuation, the false feeling of being separate. In other words, I am aware, ergo I am alone. I further believe that this existential misunderstanding is the prime motivating force for the neurotic compulsion to blot out consciousness. This explains the paradox of our culture, which celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol. It also clarifies our deep-seated fear of monolithic, one-minded systems like communism, religious fundamentalism, zombies and invaders from Mars. Each one is a dark echo of an oceanic state of unifying transcendence from which consciousness must, by nature, flee. The Fall from Grace is, in fact, a Sprint from Grace. Or perhaps more accurately, “Screw Grace, I am so outta here!”
Actually, yes: This probably won’t help the “Two and a Half Men” situation much, will it? At least the crew is getting paid for the four shows it’s missing.