Pokémon Go – a scavenger hunt you play with your mobile phone – is sweeping the country. You can tell it’s ridiculously popular because TV stations suddenly can’t go a broadcast without telling us that “Everyone on the planet is being lured into dark alleys in search of a Jiggly Puff only to be mugged! It’s disaster! Where’s the National Guard?”
But the game’s popularity is utterly lost on takers of the Heller Poll, more than a third (67 of 173) of whom answered “Pokemon what?” to a question about the game, while 51 people decided it’s “the most boring thing ever.”
Me, I don’t agree. Yeah, the game is silly, but all games are silly and I’m not about to criticize anyone for indulging their silly side in a world that’s all too grim half the time. (Wow, that sounded lecturey.)
Besides, it’s getting people out of the house and moving around. And that’s good, right? Even if they’re chasing imaginary beasties.
Thumbs up, Pokemon Go. (By the way, if you still don’t get what it is, here’s a good quick article on it.)
Image credit: Sadie Hernandez