Wednesday, October 17, 2007

pikachu? gesundhit.

For some reason, there is an obsession in our house with pokemon. Let me be the first to admit that I know that I am about a decade behind most of the world in this, but I also think it may be one of these eternal sort of questions: which came first, the chicken or the egg, if a tree falls in the woods, what the &!@>!? is the deal with pokemon?
Now, if you know me you know I am a fan of cartoons, comic books, graphic novels and most anime (not that weird sailor moon chick--but the other, PG-rated stuff), all that geeky stuff.
In fact, I encourage you to watch Howl's Moving Castle if you haven't seen it already (Nina, I'm looking at YOU). It's fantastic (same animator as Spirited Away, fairy-tale type story).

you would know who this is if you watched the movie....

Pokemon has LOTS of paraphernalia...
It seems like the kids that are the most interested in the cards have no idea how to figure out the "game" portion--in fact, I'm not actually sure there is a game, but otherwise aren't those points pointless?

The TV show is Unwatchable (and in our household, that is saying something -seriously, bill watches ECW--it takes A LOT to classify something as "bad TV" around here).
The stuffed animals, we have quite a few....
and while in New York this past weekend Gia picked out a new one for herself at the Nintendo store, and I picked out one for mike...

I really can't describe why I was drawn to that one (it is a flaming monkey in case you were wondering).

it's a mystery.






3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sweet little boy seems to be eating some type of "JUNK" food. That would explain the "glassy"eyed look. Maybe if your kids ate more nutritious food they wouldn't be so preoccupied with the likes of "pikachu" and flaming monkies.

mom said...

I believe that is an oreo cakester I've heard they are delicious--and really, Nabisco had to come up with some new snack to get rid of all the trans-fats they took out of the regular cookies.
I believe the look you are describing is known as a hydrogenated-high...

Nina said...

Is that a cakester or a home-made whoopie pie??? If it's a home-made whoopie pie, and I didn't get any, I am completely and totally mad that I didn't get any.

Aside from the whole whoopie pie situation, I do not know what is up with the whole pokemon riciculousness and how your sweet dauther got caught up in it.