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Old 27 May 2015, 04:11 PM
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The complete, true story of Charlie Charlie, the ‘demonic’ teen game overtaking the Internet

If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/t...net/?tid=sm_tw
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Priest warns pupils the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' is 'demonic activity'

A priest has called the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge' "demonic activity", in an open letter warning his students against taking it.

In an open letter to pupils at the Saints John Neumann and Mario Goretti Catholic High School in Philadelphia, America, Father Stephen McCarthy said there was no way of knowing what could happen if they took the challenge.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10275830.html
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Old 27 May 2015, 07:40 PM
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Yeah, warning teens that it's "demonic" activity is really going to make them consider not doing it...

Might as well tack on a statement that says Charlie will give you candy at the end, it would be more effective.
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Old 27 May 2015, 09:16 PM
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Hmm, I really should check the new articles list more often ...
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Old 29 May 2015, 10:08 AM
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If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!
Eh? How is this any better or worse than Ouija boards and the Bloody Mary game? I've watched several of the Charlie Charlie videos and it's obvious that a lot of people are just having fun with it. The Young TurksYouTube channel covered this and the last examples, which are NSFW, made me laugh out loud.



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Old 02 June 2015, 05:14 AM
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#CharlieCharlieChallenge Was A Viral Marketing Campaign Because Everything Is Terrible

We’ve already written about stupid social media trend #CharlieCharlieChallenge, in which stupid teenagers use stupid pencils like a stupid Ouija board based on a stupid casually-racist rumor about a “Mexican demon” named “Charlie,” because that’s a reasonable name for a Mexican demon who likes pencils.

Anyway, it was a stupid marketing campaign.

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/06...g-for-a-movie/
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Old 02 June 2015, 05:21 AM
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Charlie Charlie Challenge: everyone on the internet thinks it’s a marketing stunt, but it probably isn’t

Charlie Charlie Challenge — the demon-summoning game that has taken over the web in the last couple of weeks — is probably just a weird teen meme, not a viral marketing campaign. But everyone on the internet is claiming otherwise.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-10289424.html
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Old 05 June 2015, 08:51 PM
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#CharlieCharlieChallenge Was A Viral Marketing Campaign Because Everything Is Terrible

We’ve already written about stupid social media trend #CharlieCharlieChallenge, in which stupid teenagers use stupid pencils like a stupid Ouija board based on a stupid casually-racist rumor about a “Mexican demon” named “Charlie,” because that’s a reasonable name for a Mexican demon who likes pencils.

Anyway, it was a stupid marketing campaign.

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2015/06...g-for-a-movie/
Thanks - I thought it had to be something like that. Are kids even actually doing the pencil game or is the whole thing made up?
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As we of a certain age are aware, Charlie is the ghost of a man who has been riding the Boston subways since 1949. So, please, someone just give Charlie that nickel and vote for Walter A. O'Brien (posthumously) so Charlie can stop bothering those poor Catholic school kids in Philadelphia.
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There are no such things as demons!

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