Michael Baker was determined to catch all the Pokémon he could get around 1 a.m. Monday morning. It’s been the 21-year-old’s dream to play his childhood game in real life.
“Its been too long, too long. Gotta be the first one to catch them all,” said Baker.
When the game Pokémon Go came out, Baker was set on being the best.
“I basically risked my life,” Baker said.
The game uses GPS, which means players have to get up and get moving to play. When a player sees a Pokémon, they capture it. The game also allows people to challenge each other.
Early Monday morning, Baker was walking near 19th and Filbert in Forest Grove to catch as many Pokémon as possible when he saw another man, possibly playing the same game.
“I saw him go by and asked if he was playing Pokémon Go. He was like ‘what?’ I guess he wanted to battle because he came up at me with a knife,” said Baker.
He just keeps making shit up:
Donald Trump told Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday that he witnessed people call for a moment of silence for the man who killed five police officers and wounded eleven other people at a Black Lives Matter rally last week.
Asked by the Fox News host if there was a divide between blacks and whites in America, Trump used this as an example of how “there would seem to be.”
“It’s getting more and more obvious and it’s very sad, very sad,” Trump went on. “When somebody called for a moment of silence to this maniac that shot the five police, you just see what’s going on. It’s a very, very sad situation.”
There were no media reports about anyone calling for a moment of silence for gunman Micah Johnson, though groups from Congress to the New York Stock Exchange held moments of silence for the victims of last Thursday’s mass shooting. Searches on social media for people making such calls also came up short.
25 seconds in, Michelle looks over and has that look on our face that I had while watching it. “WTF?”
Noted documentarian Ken Burns, along with historian David McCullough, started a Facebook group yesterday called Historians on Donald Trump. Like all Ken Burns documentaries, the videos are highly informative and slightly boring but in a cute way that’s kinda fun. Right now the page contains 19 ~three-minute videos of historians doing very academic takedowns of America’s latest doofy demagogue, Donald J. Trump, and they are amazing.
“He’s clearly a charlatan,” says Kai Bird, which is clearly academese for “fuck this dude.” But, unlike so many who toss off insults all the time (me!), Bird goes on to describe why it’s such a bad thing for Trump to be a charlatan and a clown: “…Because Mr. Trump is so clearly a clown, some people may conclude he’s essentially harmless. But farce can become dangerous. Farce can become national disaster.”
Gov. Pat McCrory signed controversial legislation Monday regulating the release of recordings from police body and dashboard cameras.
There were growing calls for McCrory to veto the legislation because it makes it difficult for the public – including people involved in a recorded police action – to see it. But the Republican governor said the law will strike a balance between improving public trust in the police and respecting the rights of officers.
McCrory signed the bill while surrounded by law enforcement officers from several departments and against the backdrop of fatal police shootings last week of black men by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana, along with the shooting deaths of five police officers by a black gunman in Dallas who was targeting white cops.
These shootings or their aftermath were captured on the telephone cameras of witnesses.
McCrory referenced those deaths in his remarks and said the law “ensures transparency.”
I’m not quite sure how a law restricting the release of video footage “ensures transparency.”