Evel Dick from 'Big Brother 8' has HIV

Dick Donato, also known as Evel Dick from his time on Big Brother 8, has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Donato was that season’s winner of Big Brother. He also returned to the show for season 13. It began with 14 contestants, or as they’re referred to on the show, HouseGuests, six of which were from prior seasons of Big Brother. Dick left the show after only six days for an urgent personal mater.

It turns out that urgent personal matter was that a blood test done before Big Brother 13 began, indicated Dick had HIV. I’d say that qualifies as an urgent personal matter.

How did he contract the virus? According to Dick, he thinks he got it from engaging in unprotected sex with a woman. He says he’s not gay and that he’s never used intravenous drugs. His on-again, off-again girlfriend, Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, supposedly doesn’t have the virus.

One might think that when you have HIV and you and your non-HIV infected girlfriend break up, the chances of you two getting back together are pretty much nill. No matter what you have going for you, you have HIV. I would think most women find that to be a non-starter, like still living at home or being a Jimmy Buffett fan.

I’ve got to think most women find HIV to be a real turn-off.

I hate April Fool’s Day

Today is April 1st, also known as April Fool’s Day. It’s the one day a year people who are not particularly all that funny attempt to crack wise by making something up that isn’t true and passing it off as fact. For instance, telling someone they have full-blown AIDS when they don’t. It’s dumb, it’s annoying, and it’s never amusing.

Like a lot of things, the Internet has made the April Fool’s Day a lot worse. Unfunny people take to the Internet to post their unfunny crap.

I just don’t get it. How is the act of you telling me something that is not true, and me believing it because I trust you, make me a fool?

Lenore Skenazy is an awful mother

You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, but Lenore Skenazy is an awful mother. When she isn’t needlessly risking the life of her 9-year old son, she is a columnist for the New York Sun.

In her latest column, she talks about how she left her 9-year old son at Bloomingdale’s in New York City with a subway map, a MetroCard, a $20 bill, and a fist full of quarters in case he had to make a call.

She points out that she didn’t give him a cell phone because she didn’t want it to get lost.

She seems to care more about her cell phone then she does about her own son. To be fair, maybe she doesn’t like her son, but she really likes her cell phone.

Skenazy goes on to refer to people who protect their children as “wimps”. She even points to crime statistics from the Justice Department that show that the number of children abducted by strangers has been going down.

Gee, I wonder why that is?

Lenore Skenazy. The last time I saw a mullet like this was watching 1990s hockey.

I would argue that this is because parents are being more careful about exposing their kids to unnecessary risks. It’s not because there are fewer child predators. No, it’s because parents have heard the story of Adam Walsh. It’s because parents are being smarter.

Parents not named Lenore Skenazy.

Hopefully, for her next column, she drops in at the local AIDS hospice and has unprotected sex with some of the patients. She can then take an AIDS test and if the results come back negative, she can write another column. She can say that people who think unprotected sex with numerous AIDS patients is dangerous are wimps.

Maybe she is only brave when she is risking someone else’s life.