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‘I assure you, demons take it quite seriously’

Via Andrew Sullivan, here’s an ab fab warning about the Satanic threat posed by Pokemon. The best moment comes at about 1.43, when our speaker wails: ‘Your children need to know that there’s a Devil and he hates them and he wants to ruin their life.’ At that point, the screen displays a cute pink fellow named Jigglypuff. Yes, kids: there is a Devil and he’s called …  Jigglypuff.

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Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

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  1. I always knew there was something evil about jigglypuff. My eyes have been opened, rejoice for I was blind but now I can see!

  2. Is that a monster in your pocket or….
    Beelzybub, Jigglypuff – they even sound similar! I look at the concerned nodding audience members and grieve for their children.

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