Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Social Matter Weimerica Weekly - Pokemon Go

This week's Weimerica Weekly is up. It covers the Pokémon Go fad. This is a shorter episode that covers what the game is, who is playing it and how it is drawing safe spacers and basement dwellers out into reality. This is very Weimerican to rely on a game to make people perform normal actions with their environment, but here we are. There are sad things, too. This is the broken down circus that is our culture.


peterike said...

I tried Pokemon Go. It's amusing enough for a few minutes but then I got bored. But I can see the appeal of the scavenger hunt nature of it. If I had more time I might enjoy it.

I live across the street from a park, and in the first week of the game the place was flooded with people playing (there are a lot of "Pokestops" in the park, plus a "gym" for battles). It's calmed down considerably, but at any given moment you can see some kids (and sometimes adults) walking around with their phones out.

I haven't listened to the podcast so I don't know your full take on it. I agree that it's a sad state of affairs that it takes a game like that to get people outside, but given the reality of Weimerica I don't think it's such a bad thing. Though that's a pretty f-ing sad statement to have to make.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Grown adults chasing after imaginary monsters, while the real monsters among us go unmolested.

If only people expended half the effort they use to catch Pokemon monsters to identifying and running down Muslims, black thugs, faggots, and pedophiles.

But no. Weimerica is not a serious place, and Weimericans are not a serious people.