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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,548
    When I was 19 I got my first cell phone. A Motorola StarTAC flip phone. Oh yeah
    motorola-startac.jpg

    We ran around looking for bars, instead of Pokemon, bars of signal that is.

    heh -- our first 'mobile phone' came in a bag -- and it was all analog, baby.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,647
    About a week or so ago, I saw a Mother and daughter being interviewed on TV. Apparently the daughter was hit by a car crossing a HIGHWAY. She was too busy looking at her phone playing this stupid game.

    Now, they are suing the game's manufacturers for damages and neither would admit they did anything wrong. It was the game's fault that the 13 year old kid was hit by a car.

    WTF ???
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,061
    edited July 2016
    Well we have been in San Diego two days now I've ever taken my Grandson to Mission Beach walk around Where Comic Con was being held he has been to Coranao Island , Old Town, were going deep sea fishing tomorrow he has even flirted around with a couple of beach cuties I hope his age, we are grilling up some Carne Asada hanging by the pool. He says to me I really love San Diego, I look at him and said told you would , and he says yeah I just captured a pretty rare pokey man. :s

    I look at him and said really are you serious he said yep got a couple on the beach today also good grief I said.

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,650
    Well better a Pokeymon than an STD
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,607
    tonyb wrote: »
    About a week or so ago, I saw a Mother and daughter being interviewed on TV. Apparently the daughter was hit by a car crossing a HIGHWAY. She was too busy looking at her phone playing this stupid game.

    Now, they are suing the game's manufacturers for damages and neither would admit they did anything wrong. It was the game's fault that the 13 year old kid was hit by a car.

    WTF ???

    Nothing new. Remember the parents of Columbine suing multiple companies in the video game industry for 5 billion dollars or how they blamed Marilyn Manson?

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2001/apr/24/internetnews1

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaming_of_Marilyn_Manson_for_the_Columbine_massacre

    ...or Judas Priest being sued for a suicide attempt?

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/judas-priest-suicide/

    ...or The Beatles and Charles Manson?

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-charles-manson-murders/
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,647
    Certainly begs for some new laws on frivolous lawsuits eh ?
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,650
    If any of these lawsuits win then in my eyes text messaging or internet use will also fall into these lawsuit categories

    Stupid is as stupid does IMHO
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,650


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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,482
    Wow, out of control.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,061
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    Saw this sign at Seaworld in the entry way warning the pokemon players, as people playing are a danger to the regular folk that don't drop a small fortune to go play that game at a amusement park. I still saw the pokemon players everywhere.
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  • ShizelbsShizelbs Posts: 7,424
    I'll play the devil's advocate here. Its been a great way to get my young children to go on long walks without them putting up much of a fight. Sure, we hunt Pokemon for about five minutes, then the rest of the time we enjoy our walk as a family.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,819
    ^^^
    Agree with that. As much as I hated the idea at first, if done responsibly, it is a great way to get some exercise out of the kids' electronics time. Last week, my wife let our girls get the app and she did as well. I just shook my head at it. But, she laid down some VERY strict rules, and honestly, it's been pretty good. The first day, they walked nearly 5 miles each in the park by our house. They were outside, getting along, working together, and moving! They only play every now and then, and we make an effort to not let it take away from other things or become an obsession. I could see it getting out of control for some though. We're lucky to have two pretty good (responsible/obedient) kids though, and I know that they won't do some of the idiotic things that some have done. Honestly, I'm more concerned with my wife doing something stupid while playing than my kids. :o

    (Thank God she doesn't have any interest in reading this forum...)
  • warrenwarren Posts: 665
    Some judges need a couple of really hot soapy enemas...
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,647
    scubalab wrote: »
    ^^^
    Agree with that. As much as I hated the idea at first, if done responsibly, it is a great way to get some exercise out of the kids' electronics time. Last week, my wife let our girls get the app and she did as well. I just shook my head at it. But, she laid down some VERY strict rules, and honestly, it's been pretty good. The first day, they walked nearly 5 miles each in the park by our house. They were outside, getting along, working together, and moving! They only play every now and then, and we make an effort to not let it take away from other things or become an obsession. I could see it getting out of control for some though. We're lucky to have two pretty good (responsible/obedient) kids though, and I know that they won't do some of the idiotic things that some have done. Honestly, I'm more concerned with my wife doing something stupid while playing than my kids. :o

    (Thank God she doesn't have any interest in reading this forum...)

    Good for you, obviously you have a handle on it. Unfortunately many don't and use gaming as a babysitter much the same way other generations used the TV.

    Gaming was around when I was a kid too....believe it or not, but we just had better things to do with our time. Being outside, without parental supervision was a key element for us. Probably why we always got in trouble too. :) You gained a lot of social skills and street smarts though, which works to your benefit as you get older. Those old skitching skills come in handy when you take up skiing or wake boarding. :)

    Today, the thought of having a kid outside unsupervised is unheard of and can possibly get you a knock on the door from child services. Heck in Canada I think, a woman left her kids in her own fenced in yard unsupervised and a neighbor called authorities.

    Is the world really that more unsafe than years ago, or has the internet drove that fear into us ? Who knows....but if your area is that unsafe....move. Kids need to be outside doing what kids do. I have a last resort trick to get them outside. I open the front door and whip a Hershey bar as far as I can, then lock the door behind them. Though Snickers does go further in my experiences. ;)
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,147
    tonyb wrote: »
    I have a last resort trick to get them outside. I open the front door and whip a Hershey bar as far as I can, then lock the door behind them. Though Snickers does go further in my experiences. ;)

    Meanwhile you're on the other side of the door crying like a little girl because you just threw a candy bar outside that you can't have... :p
    You're terrible.

    Even though we were mostly outdoor kids, there were those random times that we wanted to be indoors watching tv or relaxing. My father would walk doorstairs and trip the breaker. Since we were young and afraid of our unfinished basement, he knew we would never go down and switch it back. Then he would say "you can either READ or go outside"...
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,650
    nbrowser wrote: »

    Linky no worky
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  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,182
    On the farm my two brothers and I would drive mom nuts in the house at times. I still remember when she would kick us out and lock the door behind us. We found things to do, or what we were instructed to do. A kid on a farm "always" has things to do, outside...
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,650
    edited July 2016
    nbrowser wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »

    Linky no worky

    Vanilla issue....replace the **** after you click with the obvious, h e l l s without spaces of course. H3ll$ Angels clubhouse in Coquitlam a surprise Pokemon Go gym location

    So I guess along with what you posted Ken, that Poke players shouldn't be Poke hunting in the south side of Chicago either :#
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,647
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    nbrowser wrote: »

    Linky no worky

    Vanilla issue....replace the **** after you click with the obvious, h e l l s without spaces of course. H3ll$ Angels clubhouse in Coquitlam a surprise Pokemon Go gym location

    So I guess along with what you posted Ken, that Poke players shouldn't be Poke hunting in the south side of Chicago either :#

    Not unless they are looking for a gangsta Poke.....or a mortician Poke.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,647
    xcapri79 wrote: »
    There's a monster Poke on the TV right now. Scariest creature I've ever seen.
    .... Still there. Eyes of pure evil. Nothing but venom.

    LOL....isn't there a whole stadium full of those ?
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,829
    Jimbo18 wrote: »
    I heard on the news yesterday that someone was shot and later died while trying to enter a house (through a window) where there was a "rare" Pokemon. Idiot.

    Just push them to the edge of the heard.
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