Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Invasion of Central Park

I know what New York's Central Park is like at this time of the year. We were there one year ago. How hard we tried to see the park, and did see a little of it, but not properly. It was so hot and steamy.

Nevertheless, in spite of the heat and humidity the good citizens of New York went out to battle against the alien invader in Central Park known by the name of  Vaporeon, Well, that is how I interpret what happened.

I am torn between being a grumpy old man about Pokeman Go and being rather interested in hunting these critters out. I'll leave it for the younguns. Once Tetris disappeared from my newer phones, I no longer have an interest in games.

It is better that the yoof pursue mindless entertainment for the masses, rather than blowing people up or mowing them down.

23 comments:

  1. Never been to New York. I'm on the other side of the United States, Idaho.
    As for games I play a few. One of my favor is Farmville. I know it would be consider ancient history. And haven't played it for some time now...Coffee is on

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    1. Ah yes Dora. Farmville. I know people who play it.

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  2. This new Pokemon craze has to be the craziest of all the crazes. All those people doing nothing but chase after game pieces? Don't they have jobs and families that need time?

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    1. River, it will be all over in a couple of weeks. I don't have the time for it, but I suppose I could make time if I really wanted to.

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  3. Another craze which will pass me by. You are very right though - it is harmless and not aggressive. Which has to be a win.

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    1. EC, when you think of some of the video games kids play. Horrific.

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  4. It sure has taken over the world, but a lot of fun no harm in it.
    MERLE..........

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    1. Merle, no harm until they walk into a lamp post, or the lake in Central Park.

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  5. Meantime some conglomerate is raking in the money.

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    1. Victor, indeed it is and I just listened to a podcast this evening telling me how they make money.

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  6. I find it fascinating how a craze develops. It was the same at school pre computer days with marbles taking over from skipping etc. That seems like hundreds of years ago!

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    1. Marie, what are marbles? :-P Don't forget the yo yo intervals either.

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  7. Andrew the new game is very popular here ,too

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    1. Gosia, I wondered if you would comment and if it was popular there.

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  8. I'm not happy about it at all Andrew, it's just a question of time before unscrupulous types use it to their advantage. Of course Aimee is hooked, when we were in the city on Sunday evening she was glued to her phone.. I won't put up with it again 😃😃😃

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    1. Quite so Grace. You must exert your parental authority.

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    2. It's not working Andrew 😃😃

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  9. I think of it this way: all those yoof who would be horrified at the thought of a walk, particularly in the heat, are now voluntarily hoofing it for miles every day.

    Who knows, they may break out in good health.

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    1. Cranky, Fit Bits come and go quite fast for people and this one really has people moving around.

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  10. Looks like they were having a good time.

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    1. Sandra, and quite harmless.

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  11. I'm loving playing Pokemon. I was too old for the original craze, but have embraced this one. I just caught a Dratini in Masters as I was picking up a new powerboard. It's been good for some of our housebound clients too, they've been getting out and playing, some haven't left their houses in months!!

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    1. Fen, I am no sure what the original craze was, even though I was around for it. What you say about house bound folk getting out and about is terrific.

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