07/02/2005: Dammit, there's the bear again....
The title is a reference to a Lewis Black schtick. From memory:
It's like if a friend of yours tells you there's a bear wandering around, shitting all over town. You say, "Nah, can't be," but the next day there's the bear, following you around...In my case, my bear seems to be the musical group Black Eyed Peas. First it was a Best Buy TV ad in which they were featured. Then, on my way to Chicago to see Kraftwerk I spent the night at my Dad's (in the St. Louis area), and damned if they weren't featured on The Today Show the next morning (every Friday during the summer, apparently, The Today Show was featuring mini-concerts by currently popular bands). That was the breaking of the dam; it seems like every time I turn around I'm seeing or hearing some sort of Black Eyed Peas reference. Just now, on the radiocast of the Cardinals-Rockies game Mike Shannon felt some compulsion to mention them... (Ok, yes I know what the compulsion was: Fair St. Louis is going on on the Gateway Arch grounds this weekend, and the Black Eyed Peas are apparently headlining tonight's music show).
Len on 07.02.05 @ 07:12 PM CST