don't embarrass me in front of my mom you guys!
April 3, 2010 7:39 PM Subscribe
What is this phenomenon? It isn't synchronicity, baader-meinhoff, or confirmation bias.
posted by kidsleepy to grab bag (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My mom swears she heard a story on NPR last weekend about a pop culture phenomenon describing 'like a literary device, a whole trend, that once you start looking for this thing, you see it everywhere, and it happens in classical literature and movies.' The person being interviewed was a man. She thinks she heard it during On the Media, but we checked the archives and can't find it.
As you can see, not the easiest thing to Google, so I swore to her that the Hive Mind would find the answer.