Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm over the last few days and it seems like a good moment to reflect on the simpler times. A time when smart phones weren’t ubiquitous, hope was on the horizon and one of the dumbest people in history was President of the United States. On December 18, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi became an international hero by throwing his shoes at the President during a press conference. If only those shoes had been Poké Balls. Seeing Dubya fight it out with a Squirtle in arena combat would almost make it all worth it.