Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s been any—
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping—
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and he’s had no—(laughter)—no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesn’t have gay plague, is that what you’re saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: Didn’t say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didn’t you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, that’s why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just don’t put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: It’s too late.
Wow. Just wow.
Daley says that in the spring he met “someone” who made him feel great, and “that someone was a guy.” He said something “just clicked” and felt right. “My whole world changed, right there and then. Of course, I still fancy girls, but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier. I feel safe and it just really does feel right.”
Lil Tom Daley done come out :-)
(I Just) Died In Your Arms • Bastille (Cutting Crew Cover)
In celebration of 40 years of Virgin Records, the world has been blessed with an epic compilation. We don’t know how Bastille does it, but every cover track they release manages to radiate all things Bastille… making us kind of forget that it’s a cover in the first place. The other day I found myself asking to hear “We Cant Stop”, “by Bastille”— not attempting to be pretentious, but just genuinely for a moment believed they wrote the song. Has happened an embarrassing amount of times with “No Scrubs”, too. I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but Bastille + Covers = Heaven… and this is no different. The killer track we posted earlier by Ella Eyre offers this gem some good company on the CD that can be picked up here, if you feel so inclined.
Never have I ever…
so… thats five things about me in “never have i ever” form… anyone care to share five things about themselves?