Beiber Fever

Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 3 Comment(s)

I'm driving to the neighboring town this morning when the radio announcer calls out, "Do you have BEIBER FEVER!!!"

I believe it was for tickets to a concert of his. I'm not going to play dumb and tell you I haven't heard of Justin Beiber. I watched the SNL (it was Tina Fey hosting for god's sake). The details however, are a bit fuzzy. Best i've surmised is that he is some self taught music prodigy who posted videos of himself on YouTube until he got noticed for being so gosh darn adorable (I think he looks like a caricature) and signed to a record deal. I won't front, from what i saw, the kid can certainly play the drums -- and his sketch with Tina as his teacher was friggin brilliant.

But this is not the point. The point is that maybe it's cause im kinda from Hicksville western MA (Pittsfield actually, and i swear it's a city), but when i hear "Beiber Fever" I can really only hear "Beaver Fever." You know, the disease that sometimes makes its way into the drinking supply and gives whole towns the shits (i know this because we had a number of local outbreaks nearby when i was growing up). There is what i believe to be a myth (stemming from what wikipedia tells me is that beavers serve as a host for the disease) that says the disease, Giardiasis, is caused by beaver urine. Not my field *shrug*

But I was taught, from a very young age, to fear the Beaver Fever. And fear it I do. And since both Beaver and Beiber Fevers seem to have similar symptoms (both relating to my excrement), I think i might need to follow my instincts and avoid this new infection.

Why do his eyes have to be so gosh darn dreamy!



  2. He's the most obviously Auto-Tuned vocalist since Cher. His dad is unbelieveably hot though.

  3. I don't get the whole beiber thing. But then again, I'm well out of my teens, so that may have something to do with it.