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Via: Alexander Steinberg
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Alexander Steinberg, an 18-year-old aspiring filmmaker managed to put together a video that encourages us all as an audience to take a minute, and ask ourselves, 'why does Pokémon GO! matter?'

Does it really? Or is there something more meaningful, impactful 'afoot? Is it the game's ability to unite strangers that'd otherwise never cross paths? One quote captured in the video sticks out in particular:

“You know my favorite part about this? Number one my brother and I used to play this as kids. He ends up passing away,” CrobinMaxxis said, pointing up. “He’s up there still, still, having a better fuckin’ collection than I do. But all the violence in the world, brutality, all this fucking racism. Look around here. You see this?” he said, gesturing to the crowd. “Not a single one is the same. Everyone is having a good time. This is what the world needs now.”
Via: Kotaku
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Why bother going, when you can just dwell in your humble man cave and make the city in a game? Check out some of the pics as featured by Kotaku:

New York Pizza Men Puts the Pope on one of their pizzas.
Via: ABC 7 NY
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You might not know that the Pope is in America. Especially if you've been in a coma for the past month.

It's causing people to do some pretty intense things in the name of putting the papacy on its pedestal. Things like dressing their dogs up like the Holy See and creating emojis to welcome his visit.

Well, some pizza men in New York wanted to do something in their wheelhouse when the Pope comes to the Big Apple Sept. 25. So they put him on a pizza.

The five-hour process came from a place of respect according to local channel ABC 7:

"We want to do something special for the Pope, he's coming back to the city," said Tony Salihaj, the chef.

The highly anticipated arrival of Pope Francis in New York already has venues across the city cooking up a surprise or two.

"We decided to make an image of him the best we can," Salihaj said. "We're pizza men we're not artists."

Tony Salihaj says he came up with the papal pizza recipe along with a friend and then quickly put it into execution; with the help of mozzarella and ricotta cheese, tomatoes, anchovies, and peppers to round out the details and adornments.

"This took about five hours to make this one and lots of patience," Salihaj said.

Look at him in all of his greasy grace.

We can guess what their decision process looks like: