Friday, August 14, 2009

The Shuffleboard Community

Being a longtime member of the shuffleboard community I practice at Doc's Clock. It's not too far from the now defunct Twelve Galaxies, a music nightclub named after a delusion. Doc's brings back memories because I would never venture into its dive environs unless I was an avid member of the shuffleboard community. In the earlier 70's I once had a tete-a-tete with another young man like myself, a bartender at Doc's. He was married, but also had a male lover who lived downstairs. This was not so unusual on the tail end of the bi-sexual androgynous 70's. A lot of musicians like Marc Bolan appeared to be gay back then when they probably were not, but kinda represented gaydom, or at least discodom. Let's just say that all that glitters is not gay. The wearing of glitter is forbidden at Doc's Clock, not because of homophobia, but because glitter may fall onto the shuffleboard table prematurely causing a disc to stop. Here is a poetic quote from the official rules of shuffleboard: "It is legitimate and often desirable to cause disks to knock into each other. " This is a picture of Doc's Clock official mascot. His name is "Intro."

1 comment:

Bryce Digdug said...

Someone from the Bjork Community texted me about the Shuffleboard Community. Apparently She-board is a big sport in Iceland since they spend a lot of time indoors. And outdoors, well, they have curling which is essentially shuffleboard.