Lance Franklin #2 (#1).

"They don’t actually see the real world, where 95% of the people with HIV are not treated and are dying. And even though we have some blue sky now in our country, the sky could become cloudy again very soon." —- Luc Montagnier, Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering HIV is 82 today.

"They don’t actually see the real world, where 95% of the people with HIV are not treated and are dying. And even though we have some blue sky now in our country, the sky could become cloudy again very soon." —- Luc Montagnier, Nobel laureate credited with co-discovering HIV is 82 today.

This afternoon, I was watching Ten to Midnight for the 500th time and I realised, only for the first time, that the studly killer is the same guy who played DaVinci in Cruising. Then, I found out the actor is Gene Davis, brother of Brad Davis! Talk about Hollywood Royalty.

Pavel Petel looks great with a little bit of extra weight.

Pavel Petel looks great with a little bit of extra weight.

"If I met Dorothy at a party, I would never talk to her because she doesn’t fulfill physically the demands that we’re brought up to think women have to have in order to ask them out. There’s too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed." — Dustin Hoffman 77 today.

"If I met Dorothy at a party, I would never talk to her because she doesn’t fulfill physically the demands that we’re brought up to think women have to have in order to ask them out. There’s too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed." — Dustin Hoffman 77 today.

"People died while gay community leaders played politics with the disease, putting political dogma ahead of the preservation of human life." — Of course, nothing has changed in this respect, but just try telling the aidsies that. Randy Shilts born on this day (8 August) in 1951 (died February 17, 1994).

"People died while gay community leaders played politics with the disease, putting political dogma ahead of the preservation of human life." — Of course, nothing has changed in this respect, but just try telling the aidsies that. Randy Shilts born on this day (8 August) in 1951 (died February 17, 1994).

Barbra’s eye catching Instagram debut really shows off her insouciant playfulness, immaculate garden, and the skills of her expert airbrushing team.

Barbra’s eye catching Instagram debut really shows off her insouciant playfulness, immaculate garden, and the skills of her expert airbrushing team.

My boyfriend Adam Ashley Cooper couldn’t wait to get his uniform off and pose with the Super Rugby trophy after the Waratahs won the title tonight.

My boyfriend Adam Ashley Cooper couldn’t wait to get his uniform off and pose with the Super Rugby trophy after the Waratahs won the title tonight.

"I’m so secluded. Very alone. I’d like to be in closer contact with life." —- Yves Saint Laurent born on this day (1 August) in 1936 (d. 2008).

"I’m so secluded. Very alone. I’d like to be in closer contact with life." —- Yves Saint Laurent born on this day (1 August) in 1936 (d. 2008).

All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner; and that for every snake, a ladder will compensate. But it’s more than that; no mere carrot-and-stick affair; because implicit in the game is the unchanging twoness of things, the duality of up against down, good against evil; the solid rationality of ladders balances the occult sinuosities of the serpent; in the opposition of staircase and cobra we can see, metaphorically, all conceivable oppositions, Alpha against Omega, father against mother; here is the war of Mary and Musa, and the polarities of knees and nose … but I found, very early in my life, that the game lacked one crucial dimension, that of ambiguity — because, as events are about to show, it is also possible to slither down a ladder and climb to triumph on the venom of a snake. — Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children.

All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner; and that for every snake, a ladder will compensate. But it’s more than that; no mere carrot-and-stick affair; because implicit in the game is the unchanging twoness of things, the duality of up against down, good against evil; the solid rationality of ladders balances the occult sinuosities of the serpent; in the opposition of staircase and cobra we can see, metaphorically, all conceivable oppositions, Alpha against Omega, father against mother; here is the war of Mary and Musa, and the polarities of knees and nose … but I found, very early in my life, that the game lacked one crucial dimension, that of ambiguity — because, as events are about to show, it is also possible to slither down a ladder and climb to triumph on the venom of a snake. — Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children.