Le Sensation American
Le Sensation American, more commonly known in these parts as The American Sensation, contributes to the Blah, blah BLOG when not fighting crime or rescuing distressed small- to medium-sized pets (a back injury limits size of rescue-able pets). Legend has it that French Viking blood courses through his veins, hence the occasional mood swings and bizarre tantrums. Skills include the ability to whittle little boats out of tree bark. And that’s about it.
As the story goes, Le S.A. was raised by his grandparents until they were eaten by a blood-thirsty Great White Ape. Only a wee lad at the time of this disaster, Le SA found it in his heart to forgive the Great White Ape and the two of them became inseparable pals. Most folks are quite familiar with the delightful, well-loved children’s song that tells the story of the early days of Le Sensation American and his friendship with the Great White Ape.
In his civilian guise, Le S.A. assumes the role of managing the Team CLIF BAR athlete sponsorship program at Clif Bar & Co. Le S.A. spends his precious little "down-time" in a cozy north-Berkeley abode with his supermodel-esque partner, his thug-like-yet-gentle little son, and his talking dog Sprocket who can drive (yup, manual transmissions too).
(Editor’s note: Le Sensation American knows that the grammatically-correct version of his nickname would be the feminine La Sensation Americaine, but a nickname is a nickname. Merci beaucoup.)