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January 31, 2005 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Pokemon causes cancer. Looks like they're not just limited to epileptic seizures anymore. (via Gamespot)
posted by riffraff (13 comments total)

 
Brachytherapy, I choose you.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:32 PM on January 31, 2005


Something tells me Nintendo will not be amused.
posted by QuietDesperation at 3:46 PM on January 31, 2005


More clever gene names. I particularly like evander, Thor, and cheap date.
posted by euphorb at 3:55 PM on January 31, 2005


Yeah, I'm expecting a Nintendo Sues Cancer FPP tomorrow.
posted by Simon! at 3:55 PM on January 31, 2005


This reminds me of the Ayds diet candy story.
posted by lobstah at 4:36 PM on January 31, 2005


Oncologists have a sense of humor, too. At least, I hope this was humor and not ignorance of pop culture.
posted by Plinko at 4:46 PM on January 31, 2005


It would be even better if Pokemon caused prostate cancer. Not that prostate cancer is funny but it would be a little easier to say you got the "Pokemon in the rear."
posted by fenriq at 4:56 PM on January 31, 2005


There's an important developmental gene called sonic hedgehog.
posted by mr_roboto at 4:59 PM on January 31, 2005


Still no cure for Pokemon.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:17 PM on January 31, 2005


Ironically it's a genetic disease: you cannot catch 'em at all.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:20 PM on January 31, 2005


I never thought I'd be so excited at reading about Pokemon, but as a smoker--this could be some good news. (Oh, don't look at me like that. It's not like you thought smokers were a rational lot to begin with. Sure, we're all hoping to one day smoke cancer free.)
posted by ThePrawn at 5:46 PM on January 31, 2005


Pretty_Generic wins
posted by greensweater at 7:16 PM on January 31, 2005


"The bad news, Mr Jones, is that you've got a Jigglypuff. The good news, and this is very good news indeed, is that it does not seem to be evolving."
posted by pracowity at 12:59 AM on February 1, 2005


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