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Darwin at work: Examples of Pokémon Hunt stupidity

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  1. JDragon #StayTheFuckHome

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    1) Players walk into Bundeswehr shooting exercise with live ammo, get lucky:

    http://m.spiegel.de/netzwelt/games/a-1104871.html (German)

    2) Players fall off 90-foot cliff :

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/13/pokemon-go-encinitas-cliff-fall/

    3) Teens trespass to hunt Pokémon, get mistaken for thieves and shot:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-man-shoots-teens-pokemon-go-20160716-story.html

    4) Driver playing Pokémon Go crashes into police car (with video)

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/07/watch_as_motorist_playing_poke.html

    5) Man with arrest warrant walks into police station to catch Pokémon, gets arrested:

    http://m.kcbd.com/kcbd/db_370351/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dTBjPpQn

    6) Woman gets stuck in tree in cemetary


    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news...ed-From-Tree-New-Jersey-Police-387645092.html

    7) Man gets lost, stuck waist-deep in mud:

    http://www.syracuse.com/state/index...lost_stuck_in_mud_pit_playing_pokemon_go.html

    8) Players jump fence at Tiger exhibit in zoo:


    http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-F...okemon-Go-players-arrested-at-Toledo-Zoo.html

    9) Teen crosses highway to play Pokémon Go, gets hit by car, survives

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/07/13/tarentum-teen-hit-by-car-while-playing-pokemon-go/

    10) Players crash into trees drunk


    http://www.twincities.com/2016/07/18/wisconsin-pokemon-go-car-crash-dwi/

    11) Canadian teens accidentally and illegally cross US border:


    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016...lly-crossing-border-while-playing-pokemon-go/


    12) Pokémon players stuck in cave 100 ft below

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...ww.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36805615

    Is this the true Zombie apocalypse?
     
  2. Dolomite Red Belt

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    Maybe if these kids started taking a broom along with them or maybe a couple of garbage bags, and at least picked up some - oh, wait, that's Mommy's job.
     
  3. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Pokemon came after my time. I've never identified with that universe, at all, and I'm a pretty huge nerd.

    Same goes for Dragonball-Z. I don't really get the point of two guys standing in front of each other for as long it takes to play a game, jawing about how badass they are, and how the other guy underestimates their power-- really emphasizing this if it's a rematch and they've squared off before-- for like 40 minutes only for there to be a 2-minute fight wherein everybody knew the outcome before they started. It's like if you turned professional wrestling into a cartoon where you feminize all the characters. It's literally everything I hate about blacktop streetball games. Endless jibber-jabber and not a goddamn punch thrown for a fucking release. Just back to the game, all that shit-talk piled up on the court, and the foul call stands, anyway. It always made me feel like I was watching two guys pull on themselves in front of one another, building their excitement in concert, only to calm down when things got too intense. I'm assuming gay porn at least delivers a money shot.
     
  4. ShinkanPo 我敢說我愛你

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    Pokemon is retarded it has always been corny retarted I never get what is the big buzz about that shit cartoon.
     
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    I have watch some japanese anime but I never became a big fan of it I really don't get all the buzz about Puke Mon,Dragon ball and Ghost fighter.
     
  6. TheGreatA Silver Belt

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    The Walkers are out there, no doubt.

    That sounds pretty much like how the aristocrats used to fight. 40-minute speeches boasting about their various achievements, then a 5-second sword or pistol duel.

    From what I remember of that show, it felt like the fights lasted for ages. You would have an episode dedicated to some random punches being thrown. I literally grew from childhood to a teenager during the span of one fight. You couldn't really top the "epicness" of a fight that must've ran a year or two on TV, so I never watched it after that.

    As for Pokemon, it always did feel like animal abuse, hunting animals (or whatever), locking them in a ball and then making them fight for no reason. I wonder why the animal rights activists never picked that up.
     
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  7. Falsedawn Everyone is different. Everyone is special. Platinum Member

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    You might enjoy DBZ: Kai tbh. The animation got cleaned up, most of the filler was wiped, and they shored up the pacing of the fights immensely. If I wasn't a huge mark for the original series (drawn out battles and all), I would say it was pretty much the definitive way to watch DBZ.
     
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  8. klnOmega Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I always try to be civil when we disagree, but fuck you.
     
  9. Bald1 War Room Can

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    This phenomenon is great commentary on how complacent some people have become. Personal safety and situational awareness be damned. Now, where's that frigging Pokémon!? Hilarious.
     
  10. frandie2b ------(SALD BELT)------

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    How dare you talking about DBZ like that !

    Don't care about Pokémon tho.
     
  11. Bagatur Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I love computer games. single-player games, MMORPGs... but I just dont get this craziness about pokemon, and pokemon go especially...
     
  12. Thunderflash500 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    There is literally no difference between playing Pokemon and texting. Texting or anything else you do on your phone. But it's Pokemon so small dicked losers feel like they are allowed to act cool by hating on it. This isn't the end of the world. Kids are just getting exercise. It's no more dangerous than going for a walk and texting.
     
  13. RhinoRush Company Veteran Double Yellow Card

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    Just wait until Call of Duty Go comes out. People are going to die.
     
  14. LucasWithLidOff Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I'm all for this. We need less dummies in our society.
     
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    This isn't to blame pokemon but the stupid oblivious clown durring around in life. Coffee needs the words "hot" cause some idiot with man boobs will pouring on himself.

    A lower level of consciousness if anything is the problem. Low attention span. Children out of wedlock. Peter Pan syndrome. Banished fatherhood among a variety of issues like single mother victimhood are at work.
     
  16. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Seeing them run around in herds by the hundreds in New York really makes you hate people.
     
  17. ShayosInvisble Banned Banned

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    It was a video game before it was a cartoon, and your negative comments about it will not stop me from being the very best there ever was, to catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.
    Pokemon Go is for :eek::eek::eek:s, real homies buy a Nintendo DS and battle online for keeps yo. My holographic Charizard card will be worth like 2 mil in 10 years, who will be laughing then?
     
  18. Lord Commander Palis Superior Genetics Double Yellow Card

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
  19. HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    I had a guy this wk tell me his weekend was spent 'playing pokemon.....in havasu'

    in what world, does playing pokemon get mentioned before lake havasu in the 'things I did this wknd' prioritization?

    I give up
     
  20. bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    All of these things have been occuring before PoGo with users being oblivious to their surroundings while using their smartphone. And will continue to happen long after the Pokemon fad dies.

    The only difference is the media is publicizing these nonstories by attaching "Pokemon" to the headline to exploit the current craze.
     

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