armchair cultural observation since 1995

Cardboard bear

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The re-enactment below of a black bear hanging out in someone’s back yard for a local TV news broadcast is pretty amazing. I almost thought the cardboard cutout being carried by the newscaster was the real thing for a second.

If you want to try it at home, you can get your own cardboard cutout bear HERE. And if you want to go all out, you can even get one that growls when people walk by.

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  1. Reporters doing a reenactment of a black bear using a cardboard cutout, naturalists defining what “scat” means; who writes this stuff– 10 year old boys? Further evidence that television news has no idea what they are doing. I am not a naturalist, but I am pretty sure that the cutout does not resemble a black bear and it does not walk the way the person carrying the cutout is walking with the bear, as the reporter suggests…

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