CNN — The world seems to be going crazy for Pokémon GO.
The smartphone game’s incredible popularity is responsible for everything from a massive jump in the value of Nintendo’s shares to the discovery of a dead body.
Pokémon GO uses augmented reality to place creatures and items in real locations — which brought people, and Pokémon, to places they don’t normally go.
In some cases, it’s led to trouble. …
Missouri police have reported that armed robbers are using Pokémon Go to snare victims in isolated places.
Officers took four suspects into custody after receiving a 911 call around 2 a.m. local time Sunday morning. They later located a handgun, according to a statement from the O’Fallon police department.
“Using the geolocation feature of the ‘Pokemon Go’ app the robbers were able to anticipate the location and level of seclusion of unwitting victims,” officials said.
“The way we believe it was used is you can add a beacon to a pokestop to lure more players.”
I go away for a few days, and the whole world goes mad.
Sure, learned about Pokemon Go while I was roughing it up in the bush country of the great Pacific north. And I thought, “Now, here is a pure good. A social trend that involves mature adults obsessively chasing fictional anime characters through a landscape that combines the real and virtual world as God intended. What could possibly go wrong?”
Well, call me an idiot. In only took a couple of days for my idealism to blow up in my face like Shroomish’s Effect Spore.
Leave it to the human race to instantly take a force for purity and goodness in this world and use it to find a way to harm their fellow man. Like Alfred Nobel inventing dynamite only to see it used for evil, or Marie Curie’s plutonium turned into the atomic bomb, we’re now weaponizing the greatest invention of our age: our beloved Pokemon.
It’s a sad, sad development in an otherwise great social movement. But I hope it doesn’t deter people from the noble pursuit of trying to catch them all.
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:54am — Anonymous
Gary Tanguay and John Dennis team up for 'Headlines' while Kirk Minihane is out on vacation. Gary heads to the grabbers of loud sex, Klhoe Kardashian, and a matador death.
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:52am — Anonymous
The 9am hour of the show is filled with more emotional callers discussing various recent shootings in America and the apparent racial divide.
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:49am — Anonymous
John Dennis, Gary Tanguay and Jon Meterparel discuss the recent shootings in America and the various viewpoints of police officers, blacks, and victims.
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Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:48am — Anonymous
John, Tanguay and Meter discuss baseball's Home-Run Derby format and the state of the Red Sox manager after the team surges to a 49-38 record at the break.
[0:08:45] ... out. And I think they can still make a run at the WorldSeries if they pick up a pitcher they get out of the right time I mean price is gonna have to pitch well in the playoffs for the first time the slight. But I think the pat that the Red Sox can be dangerous team in the playoffs. There are dangerous but as currently constituted are they do enough to one. The WorldSeries are probably not no no no outside now. It could get there Mattel is a real far against the break you know not a I don't know what the clock is no we're fine play regularly and it's 67 minutes and I wanna talk about RichHill. Because he's a guy that I was screaming. In the offseason bridle to give ritual six million dollars the guy it was ... [0:11:31] ... guy thing is a little overrated. It was a dumb browse to BradAusmus Jim Leland Jack McCain more but if you could let them browse but it committed to general manager don't you wanna hire ...
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:46am — Anonymous
As you might have gathered over the last week and a half, I’ve been in Alaska. And this is my first post since getting back from the great, untamed wilderness. America’s Last Frontier. And before I get back to blogging about the pressing issues of the day, I want to acclimate myself to civilization with a few observations I learned up in the great northwest.
Lesson 1: You are not tough. Not at least by Alaskan standards. No matter how manly you think you are, to them, you’re only Lower 48 tough. And that don’t account for much up there. Bear in mind, I’m not talking about bar fight-tough. I’m not suggesting they’re all a bunch of surly rednecks looking to bust skulls with pool cues. I’m saying that they’re rugged. To a person. Hearty. The way we laugh at, say, Washington, D.C. when an inch of snow brings the city to its knees, is how they perceive us struggling through our piddling little winters. And every other person you meet up there is either a bush pilot, a helicopter tour operator or works on a boat. Every time I open my mouth to talk to an Alaskan, I realize to them I sound like Sheldon Cooper. No matter how hard I try not to. And my advice to any foreign power looking to conquer the U.S., having taken a tour of my niece’s new husband’s gun collection, you do NOT want to start your invasion in Juneau.
Lesson 2: See Lesson One. I once met a couple who live on a remote inlet in the middle of nowhere who not only wash their clothes in sea water, the wife has, on numerous occasions, killed bears and moose and canned their meat to feed to their kids. I can’t get anyone in my family to kill a moth. As a matter of fact, I’m still convinced I was roughing it because I couldn’t get the TV remote in the rental house to work so I had to walk across the room to work the on/off button on the back of the set.
Lesson 3: Darkness is your friend. You know how miserable you get when the sun sets at like 4:15 around Christmas time and you’d give your left nut to see some daylight? Yeah, about that. Try living someplace where it practically never gets dark. It’s unnerving to have it be light out at 11 at night, only to wake up thinking you slept til nine and find out it’s actually 4:00 a.m.
Lesson 4: In New England, we have no idea what wildlife is. I’ve been to New Hampshire and seen a black bear from a distance and I know there are moose tours and I’ve been on a whale watch. But that is nothing. We had bears kicking around our back yard. Porcupine running around like squirrels here. Spotted grizzlies from the boat on a fjord tour. Saw mountain goats in the hills. And bald eagles there are a constant, awe-inspiring presence. At least when you’re seeing one soar overhead or zoom low along a glacial river. And not so much when you’re watching your national symbol eat out of a french fry box in a parking lot. But then again, that’s probably not a bad metaphor for where the country is headed.
Lesson 5: If you wear Patriots gear, you’re asking for it. This isn’t particular of Alaska, mind you, but pretty much everywhere. You haven’t really traveled until you’ve had a TSA agent tell you you’re facing an extra inspection because he doesn’t appreciate you wearing a Patriots shirt. In fairness, he was a transplant from Miami and a long-suffering Dolphins fan, so I forgive him. And as I told the poor guy, “You can check my bag all you want. Where I’m from we only cheat to win football games.”
Even on a vacation, you’ve got to stay in character. But it’s great to be back. Now what the hell is this about Kevin Durant not signing with the Celtics even after Tom Brady tried to recruit him?
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:46am — Anonymous
Dino, Meter and Tanguay talk a little Celtics as it appears Jared Sullinger's days are done and Isaiah Thomas is already campaigning for a big payday in a few years.
[0:00:32] ... to him and we opium. Sounds a little harsh for me. The BostonCeltics renounced. Jared summoned to renounce Satan and go to have. You know this is this such a waste. God given. And I know that you his family's been very worried about a lot of people worried about his condition in the cinema JohnLucas last summer. You train them lose wouldn't know we did as well I don't look at the largest drug base I guess ... [0:02:18] ... idol recently yes I believe that. And if he's going to the JohnLucas situation. Go to athletes performance and lose weight get in shape. It sounds like there's another component. Of this that might be ... [0:03:46] ... Months off fab Melo you hubris and low spot fat you have IsiahThomas rant that Eric right now I'm gonna trap I'm gonna get in trouble for this. But I can't take it I mean ... [0:04:50] ... Tony our triple a right to swivel down Alec you left handed AllenIverson so I am tired of these icons. He used the phrase specifically back up the Brinks truck up please you don't. Think he should say what you think he thinks that yes and so you don't want him to say what he thank Rex arrogant of me come on and he said good players. IsiahThomas thinks he's better at any AD is that may be the case but he is a cordial guy he is a media ...
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:41am — Anonymous
Dino, Meter and Gary talk a little more about why Tanguay came back to WEEI so quickly, including Kirk Minihane's endorsement of him as the Dino replacement next year
[0:01:24] ... the July if you stop waving his arms in front of the Bostonpop right on the us an odd when they just stop. It's really necessary. I mean with the exception with the exception of saying 012 large walk of one to start once they get started couldn't leave. I couldn't really do any thing no hatred yes. So so this keeps this late in my hand since you can't see me like KeithLockhart as keep everybody yes I was right pace on the same page is exactly mean to you to a failure or about ... [0:11:08] ... didn't have. Writing get any action until like my senior year in highschool in highschool and it happened twice in one week. I was in your colleagues call I was indeed that we're we're we can't get ... [0:12:17] ... until a certain time it was reckless and your senior year in highschool. Yeah and where were you camp. I was not a camp I wish it was a camp at RT yes I was ... [0:13:51] ... club us and everybody had the one and you hit at a NationalGeographic with naked women and invest in a NationalGeographic and you put it like up a Nissen bread bag so we get wet when it rained. Now our kids have it's ...
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:39am — Anonymous
John, Gary and Meter discuss the Red Sox at 11-games over .500 at the All-Star break. John Farrell is safe? Buchholz is back in the rotation, and E-Rod too? The guys discuss several Sox topics.
[0:01:24] ... little. Muscle too much. Little little search and to what what do JohnFarrell the wrong today. Well that's that's that's the parlor game. Your nightly. Every single game I don't know but it did he ... [0:06:58] ... right it was a while overreaction by Terry Francona did not let. PedroMartinez start this game he showed up late. We come to find items like the fourth time in a row yearn for lemon ... [0:09:41] ... example could. Any pitching coach. Fix what's wrong. With Clay Buchholz no DaveDuncan. Command here the other great pitching coach LeoMazzone illegal commander and fix what. Rather like buckle which club holding out against unfair by the way who was at the amazonian he was in his good. Of a pitching coach football helps when you have bilateral national. School you know 800 for a while about it and Jones automatics. And John Ferro PedroMartinez. My dad shilling their candidate look good nagging at it yet no buckles to John's point. Is the players that he mentioned ...
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 9:38am — Anonymous
Gary Tanguay walked out of the station last Thursday, but didn't stay away long. GT tells John Dennis, and fill-in co-host Jon Meterparel, why he came back.
[0:00:15] ... sense so that babble it was coming out of the mouth of JesseJackson was a pathetic display of putting their belief look at the situation we have some very irresponsible rhetoric coming from some very powerful people JerryKelly. And when you say black lives matter. That's inherently racist. And you make it big national thing and all of you in ... [0:15:54] ... for John to make the transition from television. Seriously good looking guy TalkingHeads here you don't understand coach sector two I've been shock jock I've been seriously to shock stock quotes troll I mean you ... [0:21:20] ... any said that. The reaction. On social media. By not supporting a policeofficers. Drove this individual to do this. This individual was gonna do something like this regardless of what happened I mean it was ...