Nobody's arguing that Pokemon GO isn't a runaway success that appeals to the childlike wonder in our hearts in a world where maybe everything is currently on fire. But seeing all the traditional media outlets act like it's this mysterious new entity or some kind of dangerous harbinger of doom is baffling. There's been so many fake stories about deaths and accidents caused by the game and some op-eds seem to be written by actual hermits who have never heard of smartphones, GPS, and popular culture from the past 20 years.

Here's what it would look like if OTHER popular activities got the same level of treatment from the media:

1. Sports

undefined

 

2. Skateboarding

undefined

 

3. Portable Gaming

undefined

 

4. Dancing

undefined

 

5. Hula-Hoops

undefined

 

6. Paintball

undefined

 

7. Any kind of collectible game

undefined

 

8. Etc...

undefined