Valentino was featured in “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”, a TLC documentary highlighting the use and abuse of steroids. In the documentary he recalls his misuse of steroids, namely not taking precautions necessary to prevent infection. Consequently he eventually came down with a very serious infection of his right biceps. After failed attempts to drain the hematoma himself, using the same needles he used to inject his steroids, and “filling two glasses with blood and pus” he sought emergency medical treatment. Ultimately his arm was saved, at the cost of a significant reduction in the size and shape of the biceps.
But Samson isn't one for sitting around. "Not this little black duck. I'm a survivor, braz. That's the difference between me and the other bums who end up back inside." True to his word, within 10 days he's found a job, hauling scaffolding on a worksite in Alexandria. "In the end I told the guy what I done, and he looked me in the eye and said, 'Everyone deserves a second chance.' " The job pays $200 a day, cash in hand, but it's gruelling labour, lugging around 40-kilogram lengths of aluminium. Sometimes he's so tired by the end of the day that he can't eat and goes straight to bed.
“The real meaning of these “great lights”… is sexual. The Square represents the female (passive) generative principle, the earth, and the baser, sensual nature; and the Compass represents the male (active) generative principle, the sun/heavens, and the higher, spiritual nature. The Compass, arranged above the Square, symbolizes the (male) Sun, impregnating the passive (female) Earth with its life-producing rays. The true meanings, then are two fold: the earthly (human) representations are of the man and his phallus, and the woman with her receptive eteis (vagina). The cosmic meaning is that of the active Sun (deity, the Sun-god) from above, imparting life into the passive Earth (deity, the earth/fertility goddess) below and producing new life.”