Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why I dont Like AIDS Jokes much

Seen in Forun on www.fitlads.net Thread: General :thread:570376

A joke posted as : Is HIV a really terrible thing or a very good diet?

Im sick of the Atkins.

The comment was later attached as a reference to this VIDEO

Lisa Lampanelli is fuckin Funny
- and if you haven't seen it you really should - I would certainly go see her when she appears in UK

I want to say also that I have huge respect for iconical indeed since I have been on Fitlads I look "out for "Karens" posts and I really do laugh out loud.

Im sorry many of the posts here have been so personal as I don't believe iconical makes light of AIDS or HIV for a second.

I don't believe Fitlads is populated by all cunty folks - and I would happily put many of the regulars on my guest list and buy them a Coke or a nice cup of tea at HEAVEN.

One thing we all learned tonight that feeling run high - My Own included - and I do regret being so harsh .
However I was astonished too by some of the more extreme things that have been said - being accused of lieing about having lost 50 friends. Dear god I wish that had been a lie, in fact its a throw away line the real number was way higher.
I used to keep the names of friends and family in their front of my bible and at one particular funeral of Chris "Boatwoman" from Islington - yep! he lived on a houseboat in central London - An oasis - Kris was an Angel of Islington. He was the 50th name and I swore then I had to stop counting indeed I had to stop living in London for a while and retreat to some solitude in Wales - for a rest.

When I ran away to London at 16 it was a London few if any of the people on this site would recognise - I left school with 1 O level - But in the following 30 years I rose to the top of several industrys in areas that interested me - Cinemas Rising to be Youngest ever Theatre Manager and was involved at New Victoria Theatre Live Venue - Odeom Marble Arch Odeon Leicester Sq Premmiers - On nightrs off I would be at The London Palladium and after drink woth so many of the starts of their day it reads like Whos Who - Many household names look upon me as a good trusted mate.
I created Laser Display systems for Blackpool - Heaven - Saturday Night Live - Canary Wharf Tower - Oxfords St - The Empire Leicester Sq and I even has a note from Steven Speilberg saying Great Show - for a few of his premiers - The First ever AIDS Benifit featuring George Michael's first solo at Wembly some of you might still have the DVD will see all the backdrops using 3D Laser Graphics -
When Terry Higgins died I sat with Rupert Whittaker his boyfriend and promised myself I would move Heaven and Earth to do everything in my power to stop people getting AIDS.
I worked Day and Night running from meeting to meeting - TV interview to press briefing and at night answering telephone calls from worried guys that thought in those days that you could be dead within months - some were.
It took a while to Set The Terrence Higgins Trust in motion - with it to be able to afford to pay any staff - for all my time I even paid all my own expenses - it was not how things are today. Remember also in those days there was so much hostility - as crazy as it may seem today - we were told by almost everyone we would never get the THT through the Charity commissioners and we were also getting a lot of hostility from the gay community, businesses and some of its its press. Largely I think they just wanted the threat of AIDS would not roll back the tide of progress we were making in so many areas.
HEAVEN had just opened at this time and love it or hate it - it created what we all know of as a Nightclub experience. Ian Levine was the first and arguably one of the best DJs that during his 15 year tenure set the standard by which everyone else will be judged.

My point for raising all this background was just to illustrate the extent of my social circle only to tell you if you count casual acquaintances the real number of people that have been taken by AIDS that were close friends or Lovers probably runs into the hundreds - as I have said I refuse to count - but as long as I live I will never forget one of them.

So as you can see - All this might be a FAKE - Thats the way things are on the Internet .

Oh yer I am a fake in one sense - David Is not my real Name - but my real friends know who I am -
~~~ Waves ~~~

Anyone that thinks this is " Just the Internet" Your Absolutely Right! - But all that really means its a network of PEOPLE - every single one of them have feelings - and can be hurt.

Well fuck me - I have had enough fucking hurt already - You Can Stop NOW!!!!



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