Thanks to those who have visited the Bear's Shop and purchased Bear Gear. It's nice to know people are enjoying themselves here enough to share the Bear with no doubt bewildered friends and family. The Bear can't help but notice that no one has purchased Bear Pajamas. For the record, the Bear never wanted those offered, but Red Death, his former driver, bodyguard and factotum, a.k.a. The Shepherdess, insisted. The Bear finds something vaguely creepy about the idea.
FYI CafePress is having a 20% off sale right now! Code 20SUMMER. (That's not my doing, so please don't feel bad that the Bear didn't discount your order.)
Also, a big thanks to donors. You guys make a difference. Moreover, the Bear feels like he must be doing something right when people throw fish at him. (There is a PayPal donation button in the right-hand column, where all sorts of interesting things are going on anyway.)
Another group of people who are important to the Bear are his commenters. The Bear puts literally minutes into this slapdash disgrace of a blog. The comments redeem the effort by providing people with something intelligent to read, and provide hours of fun to the Bear. Being a Bear, his opportunities for social interaction are limited to watching people run away. So thanks for adding your two cents.
(The Bear does not have picnics with paper cut-out people with screen names scrawled on them in crayon. He wants to put THAT rumor to rest right now.)
Thanks to everyone who voted NO on the question of whether "the man behind the Bear" would be revealed. The result was overwhelming. It would have been awkward since there is no "man behind the Bear." There is only the Bear.
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