Well you have to understand where the animal ads are coming from. It's a serious problem so if they have to mess with peoples' emotions to get the message across they will. I wouldn't say advertising companies follow the most orthodox methods, but that's business for you.
I've heard of pogs when I was in elementary but I actually never played it myself... so no clue what they are really lol.
I am REALLY glad you're 23 or else I'd feel like I was old for knowing what they are. :| lol.
Pogs were so cool. They were like these round flat little things that you collected, and they had different designs and styles on them, and some were holographic and stuff. They were like Pokemon cards. XD