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Animals Humor

This Pikachu Cake Is Way Too Disturbing To Eat

With Pokemon back on top, the world will once again be dressed from head to toe in anything and everything related to Pokemon. We’re well on our way to that already. God knows how many slutty Pikachus we’re going to see at Halloween this year.

The trend has even spilled over into food, prompting all sorts of restaurants, bakeries, confectionaries and even some bars to join in on the revived cash cow. Still, there should be some limits to how Pokemon are used.

One Redditor known as TheOneInTheHat posted a photo of a cake made to look like Pikachu, only the pokemon-shaped cake was laid down on its stomach like a pig at a luau then barbarically cut into slices.

While the cake itself isn’t red or anything gory like that, the part with Pikachu’s face is uncomfortably disturbing, solely because imagining Pikachu smiling while getting chopped into pieces is the stuff nightmares are made out of. What do you think? Does this picture also make you uncomfortable?

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Photo Credit: Reddit, YouTube

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Hit-Or-Miss News Opinion

How Restaurants Can Use Pokemon GO To Catch Us All

We’ve already covered how a food truck can (and should) benefit from utilizing the Pokemon GO app, so why not brick-and-mortar restaurants? Most owners react the same as your average person: either very strongly for or against the idea. Who wants to spend their operating hours watching customers looking down and swiping up? Owners with paying customers — that’s who! And the key to profiting is acceptance. 

Think of it this way, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. For example, I passed a bar after dinner posting a sign that read “Poke Stop found here”. It made me pause and see what I was in front of, and I made a mental note for next time. Now for someone who was thirsty and on the Pokemon hunt, their changes of spending time there just went up. It can be as simple as that. Maybe you want to advertise on your Facebook page? That expands your reach to not just passersby, but your social network.

If you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is, for some return on investment, purchase lure; that’ll attract Pokemon GO users in general. You’ll end up with lots of new business that way. You can also strategically schedule your lure for, say, Happy Hour! This gives users an incentive to not only visit, but stay and partake in dining specials.

As a play on the ‘restrooms are for customer use only’ courtesy, Kiyomizu in Santa Ana, California put up a sign that read, ‘Pokemon for paying customers only’. This stirred up some backlash, as people thought it was rude. Per owner Leonard Chan, “It was a joke at first. But some people looked like they were taking it seriously, so I yanked it. People need to relax.” The joke in all this is that users forget they can access Pokemon without ever stepping food inside his restaurant. User fail!

The simplest gesture could also be acknowledging to customers that you’re a designated Poke Stop (Lucky you!). Tell diners when they order, so it gives them something to do while their food is prepared. No signage required! Another zero cost option is updating your Yelp business listing to show that you’re a Poke Stop. Yes, there is now a search option for this feature. Hey, sometimes you want your cheeseburger with a side of fries and Poke Balls! We’re now waiting for someone to copyright the term “Poke Stop” and launch a seafood chain.

If you are open to both the gaming idea and the demographic that may walk through your door, you’ll be able to drum up business during your slower periods as well. Benefiting from Pokemon GO can be quick and easy, for the right business.

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Humor

YouTuber Explains Exactly How Pokemon Eat Food [HUMOR]

Pokemon GO has been out for a couple weeks no and everyone’s out reliving the Pokemon craze of their youths. Catching and battling Pokemon can be a draining experience, however, and you’re gonna want to feed your Pocket Monsters.

The dudes at Wassabi Productions created a video imagining how each Pokemon would eat if they were real. From Ekans to Jigglypuff, you get to see all your favorite Pokemon hilariously and horrifically brought to life as they try to get their grub on.

Check out the sketch.

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Hit-Or-Miss

These Chefs Show Us What Cooking Pokemon Would Look Like

The Pokemon GO craze doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and why would it? Everyone and their mothers are obsessed with this game.

That being said, there are also pockets of people here and there that straight up despise the game. Their reasoning for hating it varies greatly, from saying it’s childish to genuine concern for people’s safety. Either way, they’re not into it.

Whether these chefs fall under the former or the latter is hard to tell, but both sides can agree that this photo is hysterical regardless of your feelings on the game. Redditor shavot found this picture on a local restaurant’s Facebook page and, thankfully, shared it with the world. Not only do these chefs manage to cook all three starter pokemon (can you spot Bulbasaur?) including Pikachu, but they even take it a step further by cooking them in appropriate ways when considering their types. 

Love it or hate it, these chefs killed it. Or rather, them. And by them, I mean the smiling, innocent Pokemon.

Dinner’s ready!

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Charmander over a flame and Squirtle going into a pot of boiling water are absolutely amazing, right up there with Pikachu getting his head chopped off and the row of Pokemon eggs waiting to be cracked and used. Even the Bulbasaur cameo is enough to warrant a hearty laugh. But the one that stood out to me the most, and is my favorite, is the complete decimation of Bellsprout. I think we all know that he’s going to end up as a garnish on some kid’s plate of chicken fingers.

Photo Credit: Reddit

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Hit-Or-Miss

Incredible Safari Tour Lets You Get Drunk While Catching Pokémon

Drink Up Columbus just announced that Actual Brewing in Columbus Ohio will be taking Pokémon players on an amazing adult adventure this Sunday, July 17.

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Photo by Drink Up

This is definitely the most genius idea yet in our quest to catch ’em all, it’s a Pokémon Safari Beer Tour. The recently released Pokemon augmented reality game spawned many memes and even a drinking game.

Tickets are on sale here at a modest $37.50. It’s a 3-hour tour with beers included and the event description reads:

“On this 3 hour tour, we’ll visit intriguing PokéStops, hunt for elusive monsters, and act like this is all perfectly normal. There may be a chance to catch a rare beer in the wild.”

Fred Lee, the owner of Actual Brewing, is excited for this to go down as he told Drink Up: “I just want to catch them all and drink them all.”

He is also trying to figure out how to offer draft beer selections on the tour! One of their beers to be offered on the bus is their Lemongrass Saison which will be released this Thursday.

Our big kid Pokémon dreams just came true and it looks like we’re headed to Columbus Ohio, see you Monday!

Photo Credit:  Funky Junk

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor

We Made A Drinking Game For Pokemon GO And Now I’m Drunk

Of course we came up with a drinking game for Pokemon GO, what did you expect?

With the massive success of the nostalgia-imbued app, especially amongst people between the ages of 21-30, it was only a matter of time before a drinking element was added to the mix. Gotta drink em’ all, right?

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The rules are as follows:

x Each game begins with a shot (or cocktail if you can’t do shots) depending on which starter Pokemon you chose. That includes the people who figured out how to get Pikachu as a starter.

x Charmander – Whiskey

x Squirtle – Vodka

x Bulbasaur – Tequila

x Pikachu – Rum

x After each player has taken their shot, gather up some beers and make your way outside.

x Once you’re in an area with Pokemon that you all agree on, set a timer for exactly 40 minutes. Once the timer starts, start catching Pokemon immediately! The first person to catch a Pokemon gets to sing the first verse of the Pokemon theme song while the others drink continually until he/she reaches the end of the verse, aka ” the power that’s inside.”

x Take a drink for every Pokeball you use to catch a Pokemon. That means you should be taking at least one drink every time a Pokemon is caught.

x If a gym is nearby, each player must battle that gym. Anyone who loses must drink half a beer (or take six drinks). If you beat the gym, you get to give out your drinks to another player or players (6 drinks to one person, 3 and 3 to two people, etc).

x If you beat a gym owned by another team, members of that team in your group must drink a FULL beer. If you beat a gym owned by your own team, members of both other teams must drink a HALF beer.

x The round ends once the timer goes off. At that point, the player with the most Pokemon is exempt from drinking. All other drinkers must take a drink for each Pokemon they caught.

x Each round is only 40 minutes, but that time can be adjusted depending on the alcohol tolerance of the people playing. If you can fit an entire keg in your belly, play each round for 60 minutes. If you’re a lightweight, try playing for 20.

Above all else, PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND DRINK RESPONSIBLY WHEN PLAYING. Nobody wants to hang out with Puke-achu all night. Furthermore, there are already way too many stories of people walking into traffic and shit.

Last but not least…GO TEAM VALOR!

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Photos: Forbes, Comics Alliance 

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Deals

Play Pokemon Go And Get A Free Sandwich

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Who: Capriotti’s

What: In the wake of the Pokemon Go sensation, the sandwich chain is offering a free sub to anyone who Tweets a screenshot of a Pocket Monster inside a Capriotti’s restaurant. They’ll have to Tweet that screenshot to @CapriottisJason, the company’s president Jason Smylie.

Once the image is Tweeted, fans will be sent a voucher for a free sandwich.

Where: Any participating Capriotti’s Sandwich locations.

When: July 12 through July 15.

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor Opinion

This Bakery Charges People Based On Their Pokemon GO Team

In the past few days, the entire nation has been double-slapped, low kicked and karate chopped by the emergence of (quite possibly) the most quickly and widely downloaded app of all time: Pokemon GO.

The GPS-based game has been a phenomenon in terms of both popularity and practical benefit. Not only have people been going outside and walking around more, but many kids even claimed that it has helped with their depression, giving them a reason to go outside again.

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Well, each player is required to run around and catch pokemon. Once you’ve done enough of that, you reach level 5, and at that point you choose a team to represent. The three teams are the fire bird Moltres of Team Valor (Go Valor!), the electric bird Zapdos of Team Instinct, and the ice bird Articuno of Team Mystic. Admittedly, the most obnoxious people join Team Valor, and we love it that way.

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One obnoxious Team Valor member also happens to run a bakery in Toronto and posted this sign outside of his window. Redditor Dubiono was able to catch the sign and share its glory with the wide world of Pokemon and their trainers.

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Although the owner likely put the sign up as a joke, nobody knows for sure, as the seriousness that people approach this game with is unprecedented. Still, the message is clear: his team is the only one that matters.

The common misconception amongst all players is that Team Valor members are neanderthals, Team Mystic members are lame and Team Instinct members are idiots. While this is untrue (for the most part), they certainly nailed it with me and Team Valor.

 

 

Photo Credit: Reddit, Gammerson