Apparently, a famous hockey man named “Brent Sopel” is bringing the prized Stanley Cup to his local Gay Pride Parade. Judging by the reaction in the comments on that article, many hockey (and “hocky”) fans are upset by this.
Why? Well for one, the Cup’s presence at the parade may inspire gays to overrun and dominate the sport of hockey, the way they took over the sport of figure skating, back in 1971. The prized Borman Chalice, then the highest honor in figure skating, appeared at a Pride parade in San Francisco, and it was all downhill from there. Prior to that, figure skating had been the straight white male’s haven from turbulent (and tiresome) social change. A man could go down to the rink, enjoy a brew, and watch some men triple axle it up, secure in the faith that he was gazing at twirling buttocks which were completely impenetrable, like two iron bowling balls fused together in the manliest blacksmith fires of Germany.
When we moved, we decided not to get cable because there were only a few new shows we watched, and we could get them online. So, we got a previous-generation-at-the-time Mac Mini to hook up to the TV (and to serve as the house server in general and watched our shows on Hulu Desktop. It was a comfortable system. (My old PC was slated to do the job originally, but it did not survive the cross-country move.)
Then, one day, Comedy Central decided to stop letting Hulu show the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. The dark times arrived. We entered an era of mild inconvenience, which, of course, felt like total hell because we’d often try to watch these shows during dinner. After you’ve gotten dinner ready, you feel like eating, not messing with stuff to get your show to play.
The problem was that we’d have to go to the Comedy Central site to watch the Daily Show, and we’ve had to watch it through the Safari Flash plug-in. You may have heard a thing or two lately about how Flash is problematic on Macs. Myself, I hadn’t really noticed other than some very occasional freezing because I had been running it on machines with no less than 2 GB of RAM. The Mini, though, has 1 GB of RAM, and whoa buddy. Flash is not pleasant over there.