Saturday, 16 July 2016

16th July 2016 - G'Oh Dear!!

Thought for the day :"Just when you think that you can make ends meet - someone moves the ends .."

Oh dear - that's pokemon G'Oh Dear
A teenager thought to have been playing new rave game Pokemon Go was hit by a motorcycle while crossing the road. The boy, in his mid-teens, was struck by the bike in a busy road on Thursday after walking out between two buses (pictured left). Officers from the Met Police and paramedics from the London Ambulance service were called to Bexleyheath at 3.35pm. The incident comes after a specialist mine rescue team were forced to save a group of teenagers who got lost in a cave - while looking for Pokemon. The four teens headed into the underground network of tunnels to play the mobile phone game, but they lost their way in the caves below Hawthorn in Wiltshire and were forced to wander around until they found enough mobile phone signal to call 999. It comes as British Pokemon Go users went into meltdown after having problems logging into the reality mobile game  due to high demand.

I have no desire to join - but then I rarely play computer games anyway and still tend to use the phone for talking to people - though I will admit to slightly more use of text messages of late - they are sucking me into the void...

But even I can succumb a little - Pokevollie has made his appearance - though he can wait until Monday to appear on my Profile....

One story I enjoyed was about a dog shelter in the USA -

"Earlier this week Phil Peckinpaugh, the superintendent of the animal shelter in Muncie, In., downloaded Pokemon Go and took his six-year-old daughter and her dog on a Pokemon walk. The next morning he spotted college students and other young people all over town wandering around aimlessly staring at their phones.

That's when the idea hit him. This Pokémon Go fan posted on Facebook: "Trying to Hatch an Egg or Catch Rare Pokémon? Come down to the Muncie Animal Shelter to walk one of our dogs while you get your steps in! Just come to the front desk and say you are here for the Pokémon dogs!"

"It took off like a rocket," says Peckinpaugh, who had to buy more leashes.
On Wednesday, 73 Pokémon players showed up to walk shelter dogs. On Thursday, 80 more scampered off with a dog in tow.

Other dog shelters are now trying to lure Pokémon catchers, too.
And in Muncie, the story had a very happy ending for two lucky dogs. They were adopted."

And there you have it - while I am stuck in my seat with back problems - I can only wait to look outside the window and see if anyone is walking aimlessly about with their phones out... oh sorry, that is normal for most people with their phoens these days anyway - I will never be abel to tell the difference ...

But then again - I LARP - so who am I to judge...  Have fun..  Keep safe...

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