National Post | 07Mar2011 | Orest Slepokura

Sheen: A poor imitation of Dino

Why the fascination with Charlie Sheen? He has simply ripped off Dean Martin's befuddled drunken uncle persona from his popular TV show of the 1960s and tailored it for a more indulgent 21st-century audience.

That includes the conflation of his private life with the character he plays on Two and a Half Men. Unfortunately, his ability to carry a tune is risible when compared to the lush kind of vocal delivery that Dean Martin was capable of.

Indeed, Mr. Sheen's forte seems to be bizarre one-liners; perfect for an era when tweeting is all the rage.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore, Alta