Niki: The thing appeared mysteriously. I figure it'll disappear mysteriously, much like the Spice Girls.
For anyone with a short memory, the Spice Girls were five young, sexy British girls who were recruited to form a dance-pop band with a (supposedly) new-feminist outlook. Their first record releases, helped along tremendously by videos and tons of publicity, were world-wide smashes and they were the hottest act in show business for a while. But they always had their detractors who derided the group as manufactured and questioned their musical talent. By 2000, though they were still together in a slightly altered form, the Spice Girl boom was pretty much over.