Did Someone See This Coming?
Well, I guess I’ll write another “short, stupid” article and see if it gets posted. I will refrain from giving a personal opinion on the current state of the NHL until I have the time to do a full dissertation.
But, it appears a certain iconic Canadian band foresaw the current situation in the NHL many, many years ago, and sent forth a prophetic metaphor that we are just beginning to comprehend now.
No plagarists here – full props to Neil, Geddy, and Alex:
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas
The trouble with the maples
And they’re quite convinced they’re right
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade
There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream oppression
And the oaks just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
“The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light”
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw
So – bite that, Nostradamus. Today’s English quiz – Which side is the maples, and which is the oaks? Why? Points as always for creativity.
Hey – we’ve gotta have something to do. It’s either this or go postal.
Btw, it’s obvious who the “creatures who have fled” are in the metaphor. We be they. The question is, how many of us will ever return?
Btw2, what’s with Leann Rimes and Big & Rich as NBA All-Star halftime entertainment? Are we ever going to shake this &*^%$ “cowtown” image?
Free the West Memphis Three,