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Charlie Sheen pitches for a ‘Two and a Half Men’ reboot in place of cancelled TV show ‘Roseanne’

‘The runway is now clear,’ the actor tweeted.

As the ABC looks to fill the void created by the sudden cancellation of its hit sitcom Roseanne over a racist tweet by its star Roseanne Barr, controversial actor Charlie Sheen on Wednesday suggested that the network reboot his long-running show Two and a Half Men. “Adios Roseanne. Good riddance...The runway is now clear for our reboot,” the actor tweeted.

Two and a Half Men ended in 2015 after a 12-season run, but Sheen was ousted from the show in 2011 after publicly disparaging show creator Chuck Lorre. The actor was also struggling with substance abuse at the time. Sheen played Charlie Harper, a rich but lazy and pleasure-seeking jingle maker who shares his beach house with his perennially broke brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), and nephew Jake (Angus T Jones). After Sheen’s ouster, Two and a Half Men was renewed with Ashton Kutcher in the lead and ran for four more seasons.

Sheen was last seen in Martin Guigui’s action drama 9/11 (2017), alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Gina Gershon.

ABC cancelled Roseanne on Tuesday after Barr’s racist remarks about Valerie Jarrett, who was the former adviser to former President Barack Obama.

In a now-deleted tweet, Barr, the show’s main writer and executive producer, said about Jarret, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr later apologised for the tweet and briefly went off Twitter. She returned the next day and has been very active on the platform since, apologising to her co-stars as well as sparring with them and others. She also later implied that a sleep medication was the reason for her remarks.

Roseanne, centred on an American working class family, was the 10th season of a show that first ran from 1988-1997. The reboot had posted high ratings since it was premiered in March and had been renewed for another season shortly before it was canned.

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A special shade of blue inspired these musicians to create a musical piece

Thanks to an interesting neurological condition called synesthesia.

On certain forums on the Internet, heated discussions revolve around the colour of number 9 or the sound of strawberry cupcake. And most forum members mount a passionate defence of their points of view on these topics. These posts provide insight into a lesser known, but well-documented, sensory condition called synesthesia - simply described as the cross wiring of the senses.

Synesthetes can ‘see’ music, ‘taste’ paintings, ‘hear’ emotions...and experience other sensory combinations based on their type. If this seems confusing, just pay some attention to our everyday language. It’s riddled with synesthesia-like metaphors - ‘to go green with envy’, ‘to leave a bad taste in one’s mouth’, ‘loud colours’, ‘sweet smells’ and so on.

Synesthesia is a deeply individual experience for those who have it and differs from person to person. About 80 different types of synesthesia have been discovered so far. Some synesthetes even have multiple types, making their inner experience far richer than most can imagine.

Most synesthetes vehemently maintain that they don’t consider their synesthesia to be problem that needs to be fixed. Indeed, synesthesia isn’t classified as a disorder, but only a neurological condition - one that scientists say may even confer cognitive benefits, chief among them being a heightened sense of creativity.

Pop culture has celebrated synesthetic minds for centuries. Synesthetic musicians, writers, artists and even scientists have produced a body of work that still inspires. Indeed, synesthetes often gravitate towards the arts. Eduardo is a Canadian violinist who has synesthesia. He’s, in fact, so obsessed with it that he even went on to do a doctoral thesis on the subject. Eduardo has also authored a children’s book meant to encourage latent creativity, and synesthesia, in children.

Litsa, a British violinist, sees splashes of paint when she hears music. For her, the note G is green; she can’t separate the two. She considers synesthesia to be a fundamental part of her vocation. Samara echoes the sentiment. A talented cellist from London, Samara can’t quite quantify the effect of synesthesia on her music, for she has never known a life without it. Like most synesthetes, the discovery of synesthesia for Samara was really the realisation that other people didn’t experience the world the way she did.

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