The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon is when you see something new or learn a new thing, and then you see that thing all over the place. Like when you buy a new car and you see your car everywhere you go after that. I've had this happen to me. One of my professors gave a lecture about the gain-control function of cells and he used the Canadian band The Tragically Hip as an example and he played a clip in class. Then the next day I was reading Scott Pilgrim and they mentioned the Tragically Hip. And then the next day they popped up on my Pandora station. This experience has made me wish that I was a Canadian. Sometimes Canadians are cool.
Sometimes I think that I live in a Truman Show-eque type of world and I am being influenced to like certain things.
And just so you know, Nathan, the Truman Show is not real.
Here is one of their songs (I can't embed it): http://youtu.be/o6QDjDPRF5c