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On Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:50:49 +0000, Matt wrote:
> DÃ¤nk 42Ã˜ <d...@kgb.org> wrote in
>> On Wed, 01 Aug 2012 05:07:26 +0000, 3082 Dead quacked:
>>> Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies
>>> AP foreign, Wednesday August 1 2012
>>> HILLEL ITALIE
>>> Associated Press= Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and
>>> commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by
>>> his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew
>>> said Tuesday.
>>> Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. of
>>> complications from pneumonia, Burr Steers said. Vidal had been living
>>> alone in the home and had been sick for "quite a while," he said.
>> Given that he was an open homosexual, his "sickness" is subject to wild
>> speculation. Still, he was 86, and it is only fair to assume he died a
>> "natural" non-AIDS-related death.
> How nice of you to assume this.
> Gore Vidal died of pneumonia after suffering heart ailments. So sorry it
> doesn't fit your anti-gay rant.
I conceded that his advanced age made natural causes the likely source of
>> I only read one of Vidal's books, a historical novel about the life of
>> Alexander the Great. It was at least 25 years ago, and all I remember
>> are the gay sex scenes. (Alexander was openly bisexual, and Gore was
>> one of the first mainstream writers to portray him as such.)
> That probably tells us all we need to know about you.
That I'm gay? Yes, I am. I also survived the AIDS epidemic, correctly
assuming from the behavior I witnessed during the 80s and 90s that almost
every sexually active gay man was already infected. Unlike other gays, I
do not consider the disease to be a virtue, and I have no admiration or
sympathy for bugchasers.