George's Visit to the Brambles
Howard said he'd enjoyed running in Central Park yesterday, as it was almost empty, and wondered if George had ever visited the area of the park known as The Brambles--an informal meeting place for the city's gay men-on-the-make.
George said he had in his younger years, despite the inherent dangers of anonymous sex: "You do some sleazy things in your wild years...you don't know who it is."
George said the experience wasn't entirely negative: "I was curious and then got a little relief." Robin asked George if he was there to give or take, causing George to laugh: "Both...there's very little words exchanged."
George repeated that it wasn't a safe scene: "It's a stupid thing to do. It's the urge that takes you there and the excitement and the danger."
George said he usually left after a single encounter: "I usually got my relief and then left."
Howard Won't Do 'Raw Nerve'
Howard told George he'd been planning--as promised--to moderate a special episode of Wiilliam Shatner's 'Raw Nerve' show so that George and Bill could work out their issues, but his agent talked him out of it, saying "It's a very strange show."
Howard said he understood Don's subtext: "It sounded kind of like--the advice given to me by my people was 'Maybe back off this thing.'"