Next time you're enjoying that discussion with friends about where you come from, just remember that most African Americans have no answer to that question.
Charlie Sheen is fascinating, compelling, dangerous and exciting. We know it can't last. Eventually, Charlie will have to surrender and admit failure because too many people are watching.
Elizabeth Taylor once said in an interview that she wanted her epitaph to read, "Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived." She sure did live -- and through her example, she showed others how to as well.