As I'm sure you're all aware the bear community lost a rock star this week. Knut the polar bear died at the age of 4 in a German zoo. In the bear world there are a lot of stars, but most of them are older like Teddy Ruxpin, Smokey or that bitch Pooh. There are some younger stars like Rupert from Family guy but no one burst on to the cuteness scene like Knut. He captivated the public with his antics like... well, don't know what the fuck he did. I'm guessing he ate a lot and occasionally took a huge dump in the water, which you humans find totally engrossing as opposed to just gross.
But, as is so often the case these days, Knut couldn't handle the pressure of being famous. Add him to the list that includes Cobain, Hendrix, Joplin and Jim Morrison. You see polar bear years are about 6.75 to every one human year which at four would make Knut 27 in human years, the same age as all of those other stars who burned out too soon. They all became victims of their own success and in the end they couldn't handle it. It's sad really, but we will go on now as we've done before. I heard that there's a really cute new panda at the zoo in Atlanta.