Sunday, January 7

the bear that wasn't

the year was 1995, or maybe it was 1996, i'm not really was freshman year. the dorm, and i'm sure on this one was smith...third floor. life was more simple then, or maybe it was simpler...i'll have to confer with a dictionary on that. anyway, the details aren't important, what's important is that it was very late and joe and i had been watching cartoons for hours. we usually watched beavis and butthead, and probably did that night, but for 10 short minutes another cartoon played. one that neither of us had seen before.

it was about a bear. a bear that upon waking up from his hibernation, saw a dramatic change in his environment. there were buildings and construction sites going up all around him. he tried to get to the bottom of the situation, but no one would listen to him. as a matter of fact, no one believed that he was a bear. he was repeatedly told that he wasn't a bear at all, just a man that needed to get back to work. the cartoon was filled psychedelic moments and humorous social commentary.

the next day joe called turner broadcasting to find out where we could get a copy it. no one seemed to know what he was talking about. we searched the internet, which at that time didn't have the resources it does now, to no avail. over the years we would jokingly talk about the mysterious cartoon.

ten years later i do another search. to my surprise (and relief), not only is there a wikipedia entry, but it has been released.


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