A few days ago we asked about those mysterious, hanging teddy bars seen dangling from power lines around town. It looks like the Atwater Village Newbie, whose blog had gone silent in recent months, was coaxed out of retirement by finding the answer. The Newbie believes the culprit is someone who goes by Hearts Challenger and Hearts Revolution. Here's what he and a friend sleuthed out:
It's not entirely clear what Hearts Challenger/Revolution is all into (music? ice cream? t-shirts? organized rebellions?) other than hanging these bears, but evidence is mounting:
Their zine links to a Tumblr page with dozens of hanging bear photos
According to a bio, their name comes from a song by a UK an English riot grrrl band named Huggy Bear
Their Twitter followers say things like, "I see your bears everywhere!"
Their ice cream truck, which seems to have a home in the Franklin Hills, has similarly fluffy and pink-masked adornments
When contacted by the Newbie, Hearts Challenger/Revolution was coy, but hinted it was true. Case solved, probably! Now on to the next case: Getting the Atwater Village Newbie back on his blog full-time!