Pokemon meets health care reform

In the world of Pokemon, everyone enjoys an ideal healthcare situation. No matter the city or town, there's always a Pokemon Center where you can heal your Pokemon of any and every ailment -- for free! The health care bill could have been so much simpler if it had just said, "Make health care like Pokemon." 

Sadly, politics and Pokemon are two passions that rarely overlap. So what happens when a kid asks people on the street for their opinions on health care reform, but slowly switches the topic to Pokemon? (Or rather, what happens when your ability to spout nonsense is greater than your listening skills?) See below:

May 4, 2010




  • Cyberninja - May 5, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    they were right nurse joy is sexy she can heal me anytime man people are idiots
  • Cwf2008 - May 5, 2010 3:59 a.m.

    Medapod is my favorite program too.
  • awesomedudes - May 5, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    old news slowpoke
  • 510BrotherPanda - May 5, 2010 12:38 a.m.

    I'm am surprised few people caught on to what the heck these dudes are talking about. reCAPTCHA: training Pawnee....Pwneetuh?
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 5, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    I lost my shit when he mentioned the ghosts...
  • GameManiac - May 4, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    Those guys are conversation pros. I'm sure that they must've worked hard to do so. I can't believe that those people (victims) fell for that without realizing that their listening skills have faded away. Coming from a guy like me (who has ears like a bat), I'd immediately recognize their tactics. However, what do I know.
  • slimjim441 - May 4, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    That is absolutely awesome! Not only have these guys worked Pokemon into a politics conversation (very well, might I add), but it also goes to show how much the average citizen has no idea what they're talking about! How ARE we supposed to heal our pokemon with this new health care anyway?!?
  • twewy13 - May 4, 2010 10:26 p.m.

    lol, "people from veridian are going to be different than those from pallet town" "exactly...exactly"
  • MediocreDinosaur - May 4, 2010 10:22 p.m.

    @ loonyman978 I could never keep a straight face. Especially with that Elmo hat.
  • loonyman978 - May 4, 2010 10:10 p.m.

    ahahaha, that guy must have nerves of steel, id just have burst out laughing
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - May 4, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    An article about Pokemon written by Carolyn. I thought she hated Pokemon and I'm going to continue to be of that opinion until she appears on TalkRadar (100 please).

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