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For some reason, all this fuss over John Amaechi being gay seems to me to have a "I'm very uncomfortable realizing that there are people who might think about me the way I think about women" flavour to it...
And for some men it has to be their own latent homo- or bisexuality, that they're completely uncomfortable with.But the reason, I think, is men's team sports, the last bastion of completely acceptable homophobia.For all that's being said about Hardaway's response, though, there has also been some very genuine support. I find that encouraging.
I think this whole incident is a great example of where the real problem of "gays in pro sports" lies: John Amaechi's homosexuality caused absolutely no problems throughout his career (as demonstrated by how surprised everyone was when he came out). The problem likes entirely in the minds of people like Tim Hardaway.I must admit that I'm surprised at how solidly people seem to be siding with Amaechi over Hardaway. When I first heard about this, I expected much more bloviating from the Traditional Family Values types than I'm seeing (not that I've gone looking for it).
BTW, the reason why the browser retains wmtc.ca is because your site design uses frames (or, rather, a single frame taking up 100% of the browser size) to redirect wmtc.ca to www.wmtc.blogspot.com. If you go to wmtc.ca and look at the source code, you'll just see the frameset and the redirect. If you go to www.wmtc.blogspot.com and look at the source code, you'll see your entire blog template.Assuming the frameset is necessary (because why would it be there if it isn't?), I think the workaround is to add target=_top to your outgoing links, like so: [a href="http://www.google.ca" target=_top]Google[/a] (only with pointy brackets instead of square brackets, of course). I have no way of testing this though.
ImpStrump, thank you so much! It does use frames and I believe the DNS folks told me they are necessary, although I couldn't swear to that. (The very nice tech support person went into far too much detail and utterly lost me.)I will try the workaround. I can also try turning off the frames at the DNS site and see what happens. Presumably if it messes things up, I can turn them back on. Many thanks!
Wait a sec... Do you mean add that string to each of my outgoing links? The template won't accept that.Or do you mean add it somewhere in the html and it will apply to all outgoing links? And if so, where do I add it?
If you go to wmtc.ca and look at the source code, you'll just see the frameset and the redirect. If you go to www.wmtc.blogspot.com and look at the source code, you'll see your entire blog template.I see the full source code both ways.
I must admit that I'm surprised at how solidly people seem to be siding with Amaechi over Hardaway.I find it really heartening.Also, I think Hardaway actually using the word HATE had a big effect. People have varying comfort levels, but hate? Most people don't actually hate a whole group of people - and most people are really turned off by the idea. They recognize that for what it is.
I think it's possible to apply it to the template as a whole, but I haven't the slightest idea how. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a CSS tweak.I'm thinking that it's possible based on this thing I once saw where you could insert a checkbox in your blog template that allowed users to choose whether the blog's links open in a new window or not. (This was in the days before tabbed browsing.) Since it's the same attribute and syntax to make the link open in the new window - target=_blank for a new window, target=_top to break the frameset - if you can apply the new window thing to a whole blog, you should be able to apply the frameset breaker to the whole blog.I haven't the slightest idea how to do it though. My web design skills are stuck in 1999.
Thanks again, ImpStrump. This morning I remembered that that code (target=top) is how you get links to open in a new browser window. I'm pretty sure I can't do that the way the new blogger templates are set up.
I didn't realize that George Takei could be comedic.Very funny and disturbing at the same time :)
I didn't realize that George Takei could be comedic.I have not clicked on this video, but I remember hearing him as a reoccuring guest on Howard Stern's radio show many years ago. He was very funny.
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