The Photo That Brought AIDS Home

Bill Kirby tries to comfort his dying son, David. “On the day that David died,” Therese Frare told LIFE, “I happened to be visiting Peta. It was in the morning and they came in to get Peta so he could be with David, and he took me with him. I stayed outside David’s room, minding my own business, when David’s mom, Kay, came out and said, ‘We’d like you to photograph people saying their final goodbyes to David.’ I went in, and just stood in the corner of that room, quiet, barely moving, and it all happened as I watched and photographed it. After that, I did realize that, yes, something truly incredible had unfolded, right in front of me.”

U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered.

I can’t say that I ever abided nerd stereotypes: I was never alone or felt outcast. I had a circle of friends who were similarly drawn to the exotica of pop culture (or, at least, what was considered pop culture at the time in northern Virginia)—Monty Python, post-punk music, comic books, slasher films, and videogames. We were a sizable clique. The terms nerd and geek were convenient shorthand used by other cliques to categorize us. But they were thin descriptors.

Patton Oswalt explaining that he isn’t a Nerd at all

Hmm, was this a good deal?

Where is autocorrect you bastard! at least this new phine was free!

I’m writing this from my new android 2.2 device.

Tentatively I may go back to the iphone if I cant get my hands on better ebook reader as the alkido(?) one is pretty bog standard.

If anyone knows how to get the font smaller than 16 point, give me a clue.

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