Well, That Settles That

by Michael Potemra


NBA player Kenneth “Manimal” Faried has endorsed Colorado’s proposed civil-unions legislation, saying, “No one can tell me I can’t have two mothers.” (He does, however, object to the decision not to call the civil unions “marriages.”) I mention this here chiefly because I am amazed to discover that a current athlete — 23 years old, for Heaven’s sake! — is nicknamed for an obscure 1980s TV show. At a time when public intellectuals worry about the loss of what E. D. Hirsch called “cultural literacy,” this offers renewed hope that our cultural patrimony is indeed being transmitted across the generations.

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