Bareback Jack (Nicholson) Sets Me Straight on Sex

Jack goes on the record about sex, sex and sex in in this month’s Rolling Stone interview:

Interviewer Erik Hedegaard: ”[W]hen the AIDS crisis started, he [Nicholson] tried wearing condoms, but they prevented him from feeling the “full catasrophe” of the sex act, so he went to a doctor, who told him not to worry about getting AIDS, so he no longer wears condoms.”

The reporter fails to add, “And is just faaaan-tastic.” The journalist lets us know he feels the need to parse Nicholson, as though Nicholson couldn’t be saying what he’s saying.

But he’s saying it:

Nicholson: “I went to my doctor and got a very specific scientific analysis, which boiled down to, unless you’re a shooter or something else, you’re as likely to have this problem as to have a safe fall on your head. I mean, look at it logically. If you understand numbers at all, just by geometrical progression, if it were all true, everybody’s dead by now.”

The nervous, frightened reporter states: “He continues like this, leaving me frantically trying to parse his words.”

Why not just report what he said?

I mean, so what? So he has some crazy ideas. He’s not the only one. Try this:

From the study called “Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in Northern California: Results from a Ten-Year Study.” (Padian, et al. American Journal of Epidemiology. August, 1997.)

We followed up 175 HIV-discordant couples [one partner tests positive, one negative] over time, for a total of approximately 282 couple-years of follow up… No transmission [of HIV] occurred among the 25% of couples who did not use their condoms consistently, nor among the 47 couples who intermittently practiced unsafe sex during the entire duration of follow-up…”

“We observed no seroconversions after entry into the study [nobody became HIV positive]…This evidence argues for low infectivity in the absence of either needle sharing and/or other cofactors.”

And how do we measure transmission? With HIV tests. Let’s look at Abbot Laboratories 2006 HIV Test Update to see what we can learn:

“At present there is no recognized standard for establishing the presence or absence of antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human blood.”

Wow, No standards! Crazy, huh! (I wonder how Eric Hedegaard would parse that?)

I knew there was a reason I liked Jack Nicholson. What is he, the last honest man on Earth (or just in the US)?

Now, imagine somebody else saying the exact, same thing….let’s say, oh, a Wesley Snipes…or Bill Cosby…or Magic Johnson

…Or Thabo Mbeki? (President of South Africa?)

Yeah, that’s the kind of racism I’m talking about, mes amis.

More on the ultra-taboo subject Here (pt 1) | Here (pt 2) and Here (pt 3)

ps. You could read the rest of the interview online…but Rolling Stone decided to clip this from their web version – I mean, we wouldn’t want this kind of thing to get loose on the internet!

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5 thoughts on “Bareback Jack (Nicholson) Sets Me Straight on Sex

  1. Did he really say that? Hmm. Well, that is the freedom of superstardom and being loved by so many people. You are correct that if almost anyone that I can think of were to say something like that all hell would break loose. I will purchase the magazine for the rest of the interview, even though I do not like the magazine. You may be helping Rolling Stone sell copies here, Liam. Think about that.

  2. Looks like Mr. Nicholson is using his eyes and his brain when it comes to “AIDS”. The vast majority of folks have been brainwashed to the point where they deny what their eyes are seeing, and what their brains are trying to tell them. Look around, there’s no AIDS epidemic.

  3. Hey Y’all.

    StanG – buying and actually trying to read Rolling Stone brought me right back to about age…what, 13, 14, 15?

    When the world appeared to be a giant ‘battle of the bands,’ when I imagined that I cared who was partnering with whom for a single…as though great world powers in bloody conflict were brokering peace treaties through rock and roll, maaan….

    My oh my, what a strange delusionary world to live in….

    I think a lot of my peergroup gets stuck there, and sees politics as a kind of rock n’roll popularity contest.. Clinton (yeaaaay!) versus Bush (boooo!).

    Thank goodness for Jack.

  4. Dan,

    I think the organ Jack has been using to decipher the confabulations around the AIDS mythos is somewhere plumb-line south of his brain….

    And that says alot.

    Sex disease?

    How about poverty disease?

    You know?

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