What on earth...
As if we needed more definitive proof that American audiences have craptastic taste, here it is. I'm sorry, I didn't realize Two and a Half Men was still on, let alone that anyone watched it. The linked article says that apparently the highest-paid sitcom star ever was Ray Romano, for that steaming load that some people call "Everybody Loves Raymond."
This would make me laugh if it weren't so frightening. Fox can't even pull together an audience to save the best comedy show of all time from cancellation (yes, better than The Cosby Show, better than M*A*S*H, better than All in the Family, and better than I Love Lucy), yet Charlie Sheen makes $350K a pop for brainless gags and jokes you can see coming from a mile away. My God.
The next time I wonder why our country's going down the crapper, I need only read this post again. Audiences who enjoy this drivel actually are allowed out in public places like voting booths.
(As an aside, it's not that I particularly have any animosity for the show, like I do for "Raymond," it's just that it's so damn mediocre. I mean, top salary for this?).