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Pokémon collector breaks world record Answered

This an "oh dear" item for me, but what do you think?

One of many news articles



If I thought collecting stuffed animals would defeat bullies, my collection would be bigger. :-P
And it would be Beanie Babies.

 Beanie babies FTW!

I loved collecting those things with the thought they would someday be worth something (me, and several million others).  Hell, I still remember visiting the TY store.

I was around the age of 8, and the temptation of playing with them outweighed the thought of saving them for future's sake.  Hence, most of my beanie babies ended up raggedy and the tag removed.

Now that I look back, I realize that sometimes the eight year old "I want it now" mind sometimes is better than the older "patient" mind.

 Yes, but look at how many bids are on those high ticket items.

They were, until the bubble burst and people re-evaluated what the tings were actually worth...


Although I'm in a "oh dear" situation as well. My dad learned me the most valuable lesson there is. "If people want to do something and it doesn't hurt other people just let them do"

So if pokemon makes her happy I'm happy for her :)

Well yes. But a psychologist might tell you that the not-other person is in some way harmed?


Yeah but those not-others are aliens and nobody cares for them ;)

I meant the person whom has broken the record, rather than other-world-ers.


Obesssions can be harmful if they remove you from "real life"

Ooops,  I don't mean iblers either   LOL 

 ‘I was severely bullied at senior school, both verbally and physically. The bullying was quite bad and I was tearful most days. Coming home from school, the Pokémon really helped me through the hard times.’


Although you didn't mark it as such, I know you're quoting the article. Remember the Transformers (first-outing)? A kid at my school had a position very similar to:

‘"I was severely bullied at senior school, both verbally and physically. The bullying was quite bad and I was tearful most days. I wished Megatron would blow me away with his fusion-canon"


 Heheheh.  I guess when people need to grasp to something, they grasp to the wrong things.

He also grasped The Beastie Boys, Run DMC etc.


...in that case he was doing well!

Oh yes. But being short and ginger went against him...


 This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. 



The whole spread does take a bit of time to fully-comprehend, I think I get what you mean.


Broke the world record for loneliness...

.  What do I think? I think you have waaaaayyyyyy too much time on your hands. ;)

I read it in a free paper on the bus. So I've got a bit more than an hour in each working day.


Thats kinda cool, some people destroy their lives with drugs and alcohol to get rid of the bullying in HS she turned to pokemon.


8 years ago

That is a lot...

How did you stick the picture in the middle?

I honestly don't know what to say.