I don't know why I should remember this; in fact, I might not be remembering it, but might be making up a memory. But I think there is an episode of Northern Exposure, when everybody in town was waiting for some sort of ice to break, and until it does, many people are excessively horny. Rob Morrow's character and Janine Turner's character are horny for each other and fantasizing over each other. In one fantasy (and this scene may have been used in the commercial promo, which is why it's ingrained in my memory), Morrow is looking at Janine Turner (probably in negligee), who erotically says,
"You're just postponing the inevitable."
This phrase has been stuck with me for decades. It comes to me at strange moments. I didn't even stick with the show (on the other hand, it's quite understandable that lines from Seinfeld and The Simpsons remain firmly at hand in my memory). My adolescent fascination with Janine Turner passed. Still that line.
Every day this summer, I click on some football news sites, expecting to see a news story about Brett Favre signing with the Vikings. This story will come with no surprise. We all expect to see it eventually. In fact, I would be surprised (and mildly relieved) to hear that Favre is not joining the Vikings. But still I check, waiting for the solid confirmation. Every day I think, you're just postponing the inevitable.