I would hope that this is a joke, but looking at that kid, and seeing the passionate love for Pikachu in his eyes, I really don’t think it is.
Being somewhat of a nerd myself, I normally don’t hate on my fellow brethren. But this guy is to nerds what rednecks are to white people. In my eyes, it’s perfectly acceptable to bust out a game or two of Pokemon on the DS, but to have your senior portrait taken with Pikachu? You deserve to be ridiculed your whole life and then die alone. Sorry if that was too harsh, but I want to whack this kid on the head with stick that says “Common Sense” on it.