"temporarily suicidal" [was "first rodeo"]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Sep 29 21:45:05 UTC 2011

At 9/28/2011 09:06 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>...  As you may know, Charlie Sheen was booted off the show for his
>sins, replaced by Ashton Kutcher portraying a temporarily suicidal billionaire

I'm more intrigued by "temporarily suicidal".  Was the character a
suicide, and then returned in a later episode?  (Similar things have
happened in the world of television and film.)  Or did he merely have
suicidal tendencies?

But at least Laurence isn't telling us he is "recurrently
suicidal".  Something like Generalissimo Franco.


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