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For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:44:08 PM »
Yes, they are reporting:

Accusing the immensely popular game of "possessing the minds" of children while promoting Zionism and gambling, Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law issued the fatwa, or religious verdict, this weekend.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=81345&page=1
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 10:45:43 PM »
Yes, they are reporting:

Accusing the immensely popular game of "possessing the minds" of children while promoting Zionism and gambling, Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law issued the fatwa, or religious verdict, this weekend.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=81345&page=1


Blasphemy!

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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 10:52:08 PM »
Sandshrew, sand attack! GO!
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 10:55:12 PM »
Yes, they are reporting:

Accusing the immensely popular game of "possessing the minds" of children while promoting Zionism and gambling, Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law issued the fatwa, or religious verdict, this weekend.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=81345&page=1

How old is this article, anyway? ??? I can remember Pokémon from the mid to late 90's, yet the article says the Pokémon phenomenon started with a Nintendo game only three years ago.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 11:02:08 PM »
Yes, they are reporting:

Accusing the immensely popular game of "possessing the minds" of children while promoting Zionism and gambling, Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law issued the fatwa, or religious verdict, this weekend.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=81345&page=1

How old is this article, anyway? \

March 2001. 

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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 11:04:48 PM »
Sandshrew, sand attack! GO!

Ground attacks aren't very effective against Saudis.

Got a Bulbasaur/Squirtle?
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 11:07:58 PM »
Haha, very fair enough. It's been more than 10 years since I played Pokemon.  :P

I always loved Squirtle. You couldn't pay me to pick Bulbasaur or Charmander.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 11:08:48 PM »
The Saudis have their own special Pokémon:  Hummusaur.

Sandshrew, sand attack! GO!

Ground attacks aren't very effective against Saudis.

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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 11:09:53 PM »
Hummusaur sounds downright delicious! I'll take two.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 12:33:02 AM »
Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 04:19:28 AM »
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lulz! gr8est thread evs!

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 04:21:14 AM »
of course it then goes they way of the srsly . . . and YAWN
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 04:24:06 AM »
^^ Yeah, sorry about that.  :laugh:
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 03:04:23 PM »
I am outgeeked!
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:32 PM »
Islamic Committees don't dress that well.  To be honest, those costumes are way cooler than just boring old cassocks!    ;)

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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2011, 03:56:09 PM »
Islamic Committees don't dress that well.  To be honest, those costumes are way cooler than just boring old cassocks!    ;)

Saudi Arabia's Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law

This isn't real, right? Come on, tell me it's a joke! Please! Someone?



To add, this is the future.  Future-looking clothes are obviously way cooler than the past.  Ties?  That's so 2020!
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2011, 10:16:38 PM »
I am outgeeked!

I am going to admit something I probably should not, on the internet: I still play Pokemon Yellow Version.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2011, 10:22:06 PM »
islamists use fatwa, it is super effective...(could not resist) ;D

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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2011, 10:23:00 PM »
I am outgeeked!

I am going to admit something I probably should not, on the internet: I still play Pokemon Yellow Version.
I WISH I had time for Pokemon.
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 10:34:57 PM »
I am outgeeked!

I am going to admit something I probably should not, on the internet: I still play Pokemon Yellow Version.
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2011, 11:37:01 PM »
NEVER!  You will never take my Pikachu away!!!
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2011, 11:42:07 PM »
ROTFL.  This is hilarious.  And James, I can picture you playing Pokemon.  I think it is the laugh.  :D
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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2011, 11:46:58 PM »
Lol, Ionnis.  I am one of those people that rarely stops liking something, I generally just add on to what I already like - not unlike an onion.
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2011, 11:58:03 PM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2011, 11:59:18 PM »
I never really got into the newer seasons of Pokemon, for some reason or another.  Besides, if I bought newer ones, I'd have to buy whatever hand-held device Nintendo has now.  I'm still using a Game Boy Advance SP!
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2011, 09:39:32 AM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2011, 10:33:50 AM »
Gold was the best one.

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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2011, 11:39:28 AM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
Word to ya mother, Vamrat. When I was a child, we only had blue and red to pick from (I chose Red). And we walked to school 300 miles in the snow.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2011, 12:32:34 PM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
Word to ya mother, Vamrat. When I was a child, we only had blue and red to pick from (I chose Red). And we walked to school 300 miles in the snow.

300 miles in the snow, lugging heavy boomboxes on our shoulders (no iPods in those days), parachute-pants flapping in the breeze.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2011, 12:34:45 PM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
Word to ya mother, Vamrat. When I was a child, we only had blue and red to pick from (I chose Red). And we walked to school 300 miles in the snow.

Dont forget up hill, both ways. Also that you killed a grizzly bear with you looseleaf notebook.....

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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2011, 12:35:30 PM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
Word to ya mother, Vamrat. When I was a child, we only had blue and red to pick from (I chose Red). And we walked to school 300 miles in the snow.

Dont forget up hill, both ways.

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« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2011, 01:16:04 PM »
Pokemon Yellow?

Get with it, man. Black and white are where it's at, yo.

It was Pokemon Blue for me.  And the screen was green and black, none of this "colour" crap.
Word to ya mother, Vamrat. When I was a child, we only had blue and red to pick from (I chose Red). And we walked to school 300 miles in the snow.

300 miles in the snow, lugging heavy boomboxes on our shoulders (no iPods in those days), parachute-pants flapping in the breeze.
Wearing Doc Martens and flannel shirts tied around our waists. And boomboxes? How about my Walkman with the big antenna that never seemed to pick up anything but the easy listening radio station?

Geez, we are SO old!  :o Haha. Kidding.  8)
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2011, 02:55:09 PM »
I used to have Blue and Red, it's a shame I don't still.  I also had Diamond for a while.

You know, I also had the Green version at one point - Akimori is probably the only one on here, besides me, that even knows what it is.
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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2011, 03:11:07 PM »
I used to have Blue and Red, it's a shame I don't still.  I also had Diamond for a while.

You know, I also had the Green version at one point - Akimori is probably the only one on here, besides me, that even knows what it is.

and i am going to call bull on that, on the basis i know what it is

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« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2011, 03:12:27 PM »
I've played Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond.

BTW And I know what Green is.
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« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2011, 03:16:22 PM »
I used to have Blue and Red, it's a shame I don't still.  I also had Diamond for a while.

You know, I also had the Green version at one point - Akimori is probably the only one on here, besides me, that even knows what it is.

and i am going to call bull on that, on the basis i know what it is

Yeah, it isn't.  My dad retired from the Marine Corps in 2001, after 20 years.  At one point, not too long I suppose, after he and my mom divorced, he was stationed in Japan (in fact, we - my sisters, mom, and I - were about to move to Japan to join him when he called my mom and said he wanted a divorce).  For my birthday, or something else (it's been a lot of years, I don't recall exactly), he sent me a couple of things one of which was Pokemon Green version.  Unfortunately for me, it was all in Japanese.  Fortunately for me, I had played enough other Pokemon games to have a basic understanding of what to do, even though I didn't understand any of the words - though I never did finish Green version, or really get that far.

However, I did in fact own a copy of it, at one time.
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« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2011, 03:22:03 PM »
I am going to admit something I probably should not, on the internet: I still play Pokemon Yellow Version.
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« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2011, 03:24:20 PM »
Why when I was a kid we had proper cards, like Topps and Upper Deck with famous athletes not cartoon characters.  I'd walk in the snow barefoot, uphill both ways, to the gocery store to buy then for 25 cents a pack; even came with stale bubble gum to gave me sustinance for the long walk back.

You kids today with your "ipods" and your "internets" just wouldn't understand. And another thing, stay off my lawn!
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« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2011, 03:28:26 PM »
Why when I was a kid we had proper cards, like Topps and Upper Deck with famous athletes not cartoon characters.  I'd walk in the snow barefoot, uphill both ways, to the gocery store to buy then for 25 cents a pack; even came with stale bubble gum to gave me sustinance for the long walk back.

You kids today with your "ipods" and your "internets" just wouldn't understand. And another thing, stay off my lawn!

God my Grandfather would PWN you all with cards from cigarette packs.
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« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2011, 03:41:46 PM »
Why when I was a kid we had proper cards, like Topps and Upper Deck with famous athletes not cartoon characters.  I'd walk in the snow barefoot, uphill both ways, to the gocery store to buy then for 25 cents a pack; even came with stale bubble gum to gave me sustinance for the long walk back.

You kids today with your "ipods" and your "internets" just wouldn't understand. And another thing, stay off my lawn!
Hey, I bought Topps and Upper Deck too, with basketball players. I had boxes of them under my bed, for goodness knows what reason, since none of my friends liked sports the way I did. Hoarder much?
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2011, 03:44:00 PM »
Why when I was a kid we had proper cards, like Topps and Upper Deck with famous athletes not cartoon characters.  I'd walk in the snow barefoot, uphill both ways, to the gocery store to buy then for 25 cents a pack; even came with stale bubble gum to gave me sustinance for the long walk back.

You kids today with your "ipods" and your "internets" just wouldn't understand. And another thing, stay off my lawn!
Hey, I bought Topps and Upper Deck too, with basketball players. I had boxes of them under my bed, for goodness knows what reason, since none of my friends liked sports the way I did. Hoarder much?


All this basketball business is making me question if that "wondering" during HS didn't more truth to it.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2011, 03:46:18 PM »
I have two choice words for you that I will not post here.

PS. Not cool. Luckily for you I am in a forgiving mood, today.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2011, 04:09:55 PM »
I have two choice words for you that I will not post here.

PS. Not cool. Luckily for you I am in a forgiving mood, today.

Well, Orthie, better decide on those last words.  My mastery of I Ching has shown me that you will push this and she's gonna put a cap in your donkey with an "almost .50".
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2011, 04:22:51 PM »
Hoarder much?

One day you'll find me on that hoarders show for sure, drives my wife crazy!  I still have sealed boxes of Desert Storm I trading cards.  I thought they'd surely make me rich.
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Re: For Orthonorm - Fatwa Against Pokémon Issued in Saudi Arabia
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2011, 04:25:25 PM »
I have two choice words for you that I will not post here.

PS. Not cool. Luckily for you I am in a forgiving mood, today.

Well, Orthie, better decide on those last words.  My mastery of I Ching has shown me that you will push this and she's gonna put a cap in your donkey with an "almost .50".
I'll probably more likely get a shot in his right pinkie, if I'm lucky.

Just thought I would get my opinion on the record. Is all.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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