A poke at Pokemon

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article After reading Jacob Holmes’ article in The Messenger titled, “Pokemon Go,” I had more questions than Carter had little liver pills.What is a Pokemon? What do they look like? Where do you buy them? “Who puts Pokemons in all those places for people to find?”Jacob was polite in explaining that Pokemon is an app and, from what I gathered, nobody “puts” them anywhere they just bounce off satellites or the Planet Mars or the front end of a Chevrolet Impala and show up on those electronic brains “hip” people carry in their pockets. Pokemons can show up anywhere at anytime and so, to find them, people with little else to do, have to get off their couches and wander around in life in search of them, actually physically explore the world around them. The real trick would seem to be to keep the Millenniums from running into lamp posts while their heads are buried in their tweets and twitters.So, as my granny would say, I studied on the situation for a while and kept going back to the words, physically exploring.I find it odd that, by chasing around these Pokemons, people are going to “explore” the world – a world that is actually larger than the  4.5-inch screen on their iPhones. Well, it’s about time. You Might Like The economic costs of Brexit Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU) last month, a move that many economists believe will cost their economy… read more By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:20 pm Friday, July 15, 2016 Email the author By Jaine Treadwell A poke at Pokemoncenter_img Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits And, at night, we had lightning bugs to wish us goodnight and we fell asleep to the serenading of crickets and katydids.Elliot Wigginton edited a book titled, “I Wish I Could Give My Son A Wild Racoon.”I’m  so thankful for the wild raccoons in my life and wouldn’t trade a one of them for all the Pokemons in the world. When we, the Baby Boomers and members of Generation X, were physically poking around the world, we discovered many amazing things—grasshoppers of different colors, slugs that gooked on you and spit devils that would spit in your eyes and put them out. We were fascinated by chameleons that would “throw their money” and then lie perfectly still while you stroked under their chins. We searched for a Praying Mantis that would bring us good luck and bugs we could doodle out of their holes and a June bug that you could fly like a kite if you tied a string to its leg.We caught tadpoles in the shallows of the ponds and watched them grow into frogs that inhabited the frog houses that we made by backing wet sand over our bare feet. Then we would pull our feet out to make a place for the frogs to hide. We chewed billy goat grass and sipped the nectar of honeysuckles. We ate wild grapes, blackberries and mulberries and rode sapplin’ trees.We made wishes on flower petals and by blowing dandelion fluffs. We picked ditch lilies and black-eyed Susans  for our mamas and powdered our noses with dust from buttercups.We knew dozens of bird calls and how birds reacted when a snake was in the bushes. We knew how to coax a turtle’s head out of the shell and call a crow and rattle a rabbit out of its hole. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more