Why does Google Chrome hate Flash?

For the last couple of days I've tried opening a Flash video within Google Chrome.

By doing so, I've effectively killed not just Google Chrome, but also my OS while Chrome attempts to cope.

I noticed from the beginning that Chrome's task manager listed the Flash plug-in as a separate 'page,' and thought it might cause issues, but this is pretty sad.

I already forced an upgrade once, and and upgrading from to _.30 now, but the issue still remains.

(Related to that, why did Chrome move backwards? If I force an upgrade, I should still be able to browse.)

Off to see if Flash is up-to-date ...