MOM WHY ARE YOU POSTING OLD PICTURES OF ME ON THE INTERNET GET OFF MY WEBSITE

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Alright, alright, so this isn’t actually me. Why not? Because if this was taken when I was this kid’s age, my entire bed would have been covered with Pokemon Cards. I had every card from the original, jungle and fossil sets, not to mention two, count ’em, TWO Charizards. To answer your ┬ánext question, yes, the ladies did flock to me. I did not have that awesome robe however.

In all seriousness, it was Pokemon cards that allowed me to first make friends starting a new school in 7th grade. I saw one kid bring his binder to school, and after talking with him, I brought my own. Nerd cred was instantly earned among the Pokemon card collection group at my new school (also known as “the cool kids”), and I was in.

Godspeed kid, may your holofoils bring you love and fortune.



  • Lima Zulu

    My school’s policy was to confiscate them all. Except for my brother’s teacher, who gave out confiscated stuff as prizes to good kids.

    I’m pretty sure that’s a crime, and might have played a part in her dismissal. Either that or she was as shitty a teacher as she was a disciplinarian.

  • http://author-quest.blogspot.com Eric Juneau

    “Ladies, the line forms to the left.”

  • AngryAmerican

    He’s a Pokenerd but he’s making the Vulcan symbol.