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May 10, 2001
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Some things are just wrong.
posted by Spanktacular (24 comments total)

 
Remember, Pikajew is the reason Saudi Arabia banned Pokemon!
posted by one.louder.ash! at 4:38 AM on May 10, 2001


Funny. He does not look Jewish
posted by Postroad at 4:41 AM on May 10, 2001


somethings are just plain funny.
posted by billybob at 5:16 AM on May 10, 2001


But he is a pound of flesh.
posted by holloway at 5:36 AM on May 10, 2001


don't give it page views, then. This guys gonna see his stats and say - woo wee, I got a lot of supporters today.

the farm report radio guys talk about the
evidence that demons are in pokemon.
posted by brucec at 7:09 AM on May 10, 2001


The link I think you meant, bruce.
posted by jpoulos at 7:40 AM on May 10, 2001


Postroad, just on his mother's side.
posted by jpoulos at 7:42 AM on May 10, 2001


don't give it page views, then.

Go view it, click on it a million times if you want, just make sure you're running some kind of ad-blocker. Its one thing to have hits and another to have hits, no money, and a slow server.
posted by skallas at 7:46 AM on May 10, 2001


I'm not sure how offensive yellow stars of David are since the character is usually yellow. Thoughts?
posted by ParisParamus at 8:02 AM on May 10, 2001


We should notify the ASPCA to investigate what this guy's doing with his Pokemon (Pokemons? Pokemen?). In the psychological profile note he talks about how it can't be "analized ".
posted by JParker at 8:25 AM on May 10, 2001


I'm assuming that whomever made this site is doing it in parody of the Saudi government's claims of Jewish influence in Pokemon. The government was looking for any excuse to get rid of it--the nation's kids were devoting more time to their games than their studies, and one young boy hopped off of a building, believing he could fly like one of his Pokemon "friends."

I could be wrong about it being a parody. It could just be some ignorant twerp who woke up one day thinking, "Pika-Jew! huh-huh-heh-heh-heh..." but I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt. Probably because I'm finishing my last undergrad term paper, and I'm feeling generous.
posted by one.louder.ash! at 8:28 AM on May 10, 2001


who let the bold out?

thanks for the assist on the link, jpolous

analized? hmmmm
posted by brucec at 9:12 AM on May 10, 2001


Pikajew is great, very funny
posted by PatMcGroin at 11:02 AM on May 10, 2001


He's not as funny as the Ricochet Rabbi, though.
posted by dwivian at 11:08 AM on May 10, 2001


Jew bashing. How novel. I was just reading some really funny stuff about the Holocaust ... oh, wait, it wasn't funny.

I can't wait to see this artist's next bit of inspired cleverness. A black pokemon getting lynched? The mind reels at such good-hearted sport.
posted by Zeldman at 11:13 AM on May 10, 2001


don't give it page views, then.

I wouldn't if people would kindly be a little more verbose about what they're linking to...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 11:18 AM on May 10, 2001


Nothing is funnier than bashing religion in my opinion, after millennia of religious oppression and persecution not to mention all the war and plunder carried out in its name, I think that 21st century will see the death knell of organized religion, and its about damn time.
posted by efullerton at 12:14 PM on May 10, 2001


That's funny alright; Lenin thought it would be the 20th century, and Stalin tried to make him right. Yeah ... Real funny .
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:27 PM on May 10, 2001


Sorry, ' should have tag that as sarcasm.
posted by Wulfgar! at 2:28 PM on May 10, 2001


Sheesh, it's not like the "creator" of this creature ascribed any stereotypical Jewish "traits" to the Pikajew...no yarmulke, no schnozz, no curly hair, no $$$ dancing in his eyes...I suspect it was simply a wordplay (Pikachu/Jew) thing that developed into a graphic thing. (btw, I'm from a Jewish family and am somewhat sensitive to ethnic slights, despite the fact that I am a militant Atheist.)
posted by davidmsc at 3:31 PM on May 10, 2001


Zeldman, take a pill. It's not offensive, it's parody and word play. Relax. You should be more offended by the guy posting the witty comment "but he IS a pound of flesh" bringing back the images of the money-grubbing Shylock.

Dip, I mean DiplomaticImmunity, you too need to lighten up. I wasn't very verbose because I didn't think I needed to be. My post was, in and of itself, a joke as well. I don't think it's wrong, I think it's funny. Kind of the way you might laugh at a buddy getting insulted and say "that's just wrong..."

Some of you people are so uptight.
posted by Spanktacular at 3:49 PM on May 10, 2001


From the reactions here it seems Jew+Pop=bad. Lighten up, ya'll. No insults - no money grabbing hands or large nose, brow, showl. It seems to be an innocent jewish pokemon.
posted by holloway at 7:08 PM on May 10, 2001


Well, I`m Jewish, and it looks like something my brother or I might have created. It`s cute.

Besides, it`s not like the thing is saying Jews are evil/greedy/big-nosed/stupid/in-league-with-the illuminati-and-the-trilateral-commission. The only traits listed are "menorah," "dreidel" and "XYZjew," which rhymes with "XYZchu."

I like it and I wish I could buy one.
posted by chiheisen at 10:09 PM on May 10, 2001


Git off the lawn!
posted by ZachsMind at 4:34 AM on May 17, 2001


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