Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

August 15, 2008 -

Do you think Jack Thompson's act is a recent development?

No way.

Thompson has been waging his unique form of culture crusade for a long time. At least two decades, in fact, as demonstrated by this 1988 official investigative report from Deputy State Attorney Marshall King Hall to then Florida Governor Bob Martinez.

This one is a classic, featuring Thompson, Janet Reno, a shock radio jock and a mysterious phone phreak named "Fruitcake."

GP: Since we're publishing on a light schedule due to GP's U.K. visit, this seems like a good point at which to share this with GamePolitics readers.


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Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I've been gaming for about ten years (not that long, I know, people), and I haven't even TOUCHED a GTA game ONCE.  Get your world view straightened out, jacky boy.  Oh, and by the way, you're really starting to struggle for names that let us know who you are and haven't been blocked yet, aren't you?

And for your personal hitlist, and since I'm not scared of you:

Vin Shankar, Bristol, UK. lh7a7c0rqc[nospam]@sxipper.net

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

 Jack, when has something you sent to a court outside an actual case ever changed anything?

The answer:  never.  Your "bombshells" have all fizzled, and your aggressive attitude has backfired.  Prepare to reap what you have sown - disbarrment style!

 

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

More gay porn? More picture-books? I give up...what?

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

AH-HA! Fake! Jack NEVER uses emoticons! You've been exposed!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I'LL GET YOU NEXT TIME, GAMERS! NEXXXXXXXXT TIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

What JT says:

"You evil gamers!  Just you WAIT till you see [insert random legal-ish filing empty threat here] that will show up NEXT TUESDAY!"

What I hear:

"Mmmmmmmmm! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMM!!"

C'mon Jack. For once in your tiny little life, tell us something that we WON'T laugh at, okay?  At least make it somewhat believable.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

There is no doubt in my mind that what you're about to send to the Florida Supreme Court will, in fact, be funnier yet.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I completely agree.

Classic Jack Thompson Just As Weird As Modern Jack Thompson

What, you're going to send them bestiality porn?

Go change your Depends, old man.

Practice what you preach, worthless turd: Grow up and get a life.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Jack,

Whatever you send to the Florida Supreme Court won't get read unless you have another lawyer sign it, so it really won't matter.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Yeah I'm really scared. It's not like we've seen years worth of motions, filings and subpoenas (and at your rate that's litterally hundreds of them) being dismissed at the first consideration or being failed to be filed at all.

No, seriously, Thompson. Think for one second. How many of these threats have you made? How many were succesful? Does your mental illness really prevent you from even asking yourself these questions?

Sometimes I wonder if you're manipulative or just retarded, and things like that make me lean towards the latter. Using tactics like that with clueless housewives, pushover executives or people who don't know better, would be repugnant but at least would make some sense. But here? Who do you think you're fooling? I'm serious. This is a sincere question.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Oh. I stand corrected. It appears that this was not in fact a threat, but you actually meant "You think this is funny? The next one will be so funny it will make you pee your pants!" I must admit that this further glimpse into your gay porn obsession was pretty damn hilarious. Well done.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I don't even own any of the GTA series Eintstein.

And yes, I'm looking forward to having a good laugh at your next attempt to save your lying, violent, corrupt hide :)

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Smilies? Tom Jackson? Dennis, EZK verdict please? Faker or real deal?

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

you think all gamers are GTA addicts? (for the record, I sold my copy of Vice City because I rarely played it)
Better check on your son then, as he's probably playing your copy of GTA IV. (You said in a Rolling Stone interview that he has an Xbox360, you should've grabbed the PS3 version to keep him from playing it.)

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

His son has a 360?  That's the weirdest thing I have heard in a long time.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

yep. and from the same interview, a Sony PSP as well

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

weird

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I haven't played GTA in over a month. In the machien I have San Andreas on is packedi n a box for when my family moves.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I've never even played GTA...more of an RPG fan myself...

So, Jack, until you show us responses to these filings, I'm officially calling a big bull$hit on you.

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

This isn't news, GP is just trying to provoke him now.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

1. This ain't your site. It's a blog.
2. Nowhere does it say that this site is SPECIFICALLY just for news.
3. Anything with Jack Thompson's name on it provokes him.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

And as you can see from Jacko's numerous postings, it worked.

Obviously

Nowhere is there anything stated that www.gamepolitics.com is exclusively a news website.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Am I the only one here who thinks that Young Jack looks a bit like Luke Wilson?  I guess we know who'd play him if a movie were made about his life.  Pretty fitting since it'd have to be a comedy (well, if you don't count the bound-to-be-tragic ending).

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Or like the comedian Nick Griffin. They both look a little crazy ('cept JT's more so).

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I was thinking more of those 80s movie villains. Pretty fitting giving how often he fails.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Somebody find a pool for him to get thrown into while hair metal plays!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

How come he doesn't sign "Jack Thompson, att"- OH! The disbarment. Yeah. That thing.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Definition of insanity: Trying the same thing the same way and expecting different results.

John...no, Mr. Thompson, Sir, please just....go away.

You think too much in terms of False Dicotomies and blame the majority for the actions of the super-rare, psycotic minority.

In the first case, you see things in terms of "All Gamers" and "Not Gamers" You make the assertion that all Gamers are violent and stupid. Even a casual gamer to you is a timebomb of violence trained by a bunch of pixels to kill outside of countless books, music, television, film and even passages in the Bible on the subject. WIth the many exceptions to the rules including Buddhist gamers (And aspiring philosophers such as myself) who like to go through violent games without killing anybody if possible like in MGS.  You fail to see that not all gamers are the same and that your Dictomy is false.

The second thing is that you blame the majority of gamers for the actions of the smallest minority, psycotics. Violent mental illness is exceedly rare and not every single game player could possibly spontaneously contract rare violent mental illness by playing a video game. Every killer you accuse of being caused by games was a psycotic long before they picked up a game.

Also, you seem to believe that Violent games is marketed towards children. If they were marketed towards children, the commercials would show children playing with them like any toy. None of the games you protest have done so. Games targeted towards children would also use jingles for children to easily remember, this is also not the case. Games are advirtised more like Big-Budget movies when they are advirtised. Even Bully, rated T for Teen, has no Blood in it and the game itself is about a boy rebelling against a corrupt system.

It does not matter to me how many times you come onto GP and post court filings, you will be nothing more than a Bully yourself in the eyes of Gamers as long as you behave innappropriately, disrespect this community and make false accusations and assertions towards people like myself who play games for the same purposes: To have Fun. To make ourselves and the people we play with happy. and To escape this world into another one, a world we can control, a world without people like you in it.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

 your definition of insanity is mostly right

UNTIL you work with computers, then thats the only way to keep your sanity.

in any case JT is most certainly kookoo and i really feel pitty for him (in an Ain Rand kind of way, read the fountainhead if you wanna understand).

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

*clapping happily*

Bravo!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Exactly why is JT going after Rumpole?  i've lost track of all the people he was supposedly going to "destroy".

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

May have something to do with the "Barnaby Min" posting (who knows if it was really Barnaby Min, but Jack's convinced it was) at justicebuilding during Jack's hearing which Jack claims is proof that Rumpole works for the Bar in putting out the Bar's libel on his blog against those the Bar targets for unfair discipline. Therefore, Jack concludes, Rumpole is a criminal conspirator with the Bar nd should be disbarred, blah, blah, blah, blah. Same ol' same ol'. 

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

For some reason, the following keeps playing over and over in my head:

"My name is Jack Thompson. I used to be an attorney, until..."

*Ring* "You've been disbarred. You can't practice law anymore."

*Whistle*

"When you're disbarred, you've got nothing. No cash, no reputation, no clients, you're stuck in whatever city you can't afford to leave. You do whatever works comes your way (shot of a Gamestop blowing up) you rely on anyone who's still talking to you (Shot of... an empty room) Bottom line: until you get your revenge on the Florida Bar... you've got nothing to do all day."

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Burn Notice is a great show.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Here are we -- and yonder yawns the universe.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Love the show, but now I have that playing in my head when I watch it on DVR...Damnit!! Where's the clip of Anwar in a swimsuit STAT!!!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

It seems obvious to me that the man has finally snapped. Any further filings are just going to go as evidence against him.

 

I wish he'd just get on Wordpress.com and set up his own blog. It wouldn't even need comments enabled, the material alone would net him so many AdSense $, he could form a new living.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, compelling evidence that we evolved from Monkeys....

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

dont insult monkeys!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

LOL You're right, at least when monkeys start throwing poop around, they actually tend to hit their target ;)

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

 And Jack doesn't seem to have advanced that far. Give the rest of us a little credit.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

 The Florida Court should have sentenced him to psychotherapy. An Anti-Narcissism support group, medication, something! This guy needs help!

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

It's sad that an individual so obviously insane, and in need of psychiatric treatment could go for so long with help.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

"[the harassing phone calls] involved the sending of unsolicited pizzas to his home, the making of medical appointments in his name with a PROCTOLOGIST, etc"

BUAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

#5 was a good one, it just proves he does the same smear tactics that he accuse the media/porn companies of...

#.... Battery against him by Janet Reno while at an elementary school?  And Jack probably knows as much about the electoral process as he does about the law...  Wait a minute, SO THAT HE WHERE HE PRESENTED THAT "UR A EVIL HOMO" LETTER!!!

"Further, [witnesses] were disturbed by the tactic of Mr. Thopson presenting such an odious letter at an elementary school."

They would probably be even more disturbed by his long history of such similar acts....

Loved the part about "I'm a lawyer, I know how you should do your job Sgt. Yaro."  Yeah right, and all lawyers know lightly touching someone on the shoulder is "battery".....

"No criminal battery took place and Mr. Thompson did this as a political ploy."

 

And we all know how well that worked out for him...

#8 Again with the pedophile accusations of Mr. Neil Rogers.  Given what the said earlier, they probably knew it was a lie even if they had to investigate it.

#9, hmmm, "we sent it to appropriate people with jurisdiction" seems to be their way of saying "not our department, even though it is probably another load of BS."

"It was also clear that Mr. Thompson appears to have an obsessional hatred of Mr. Neil Rogers and his radio show."
 

It also notes that these complaints are probably due to Jack's civil lawsuit against the same radio station...

"Through our investigation, we have determined there is no credible evicence to support the allegations made by Mr Thopsom."


And that still holds true up to --and well beyond-- this day.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

"Once again, the perceptions of Mr. Thompson are not in harmony with the facts of the stiuation."

This should be included in ever article ever written about Jack Thompson.  Ever.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

I'm still waiting on this so called 'victory' that you claim to have Jacky boy... To be honest it's baseless as well as your professional career which is coming to an end... Rumpole is going to beat you senseless, you attacked Tunis and she is still standing... Take 2 are still standing so why does it matter now because you are getting desperate and ignorance is not bliss twatface... you are going to be disgraced, mocked and set an example.

Oh and btw I still think your gay... observe that you should be: Jack Thompson Secretly Gay and your not. :D

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

@ Adam and Pominator:

There is no set date for Jack Thompson's disbarrment. Judge Dava Tunis has finished her report and the Supreme Court will decide when they're good and ready. It could be tomorrow, it could be next year. Although I can't see the Supreme Court wanting Jack to be part of their organization for a second longer than they have to. I imagine they want to cut this turd off now. (Sorry for the toilet mouth but it seemed like the most appropriate metaphor for Jack)

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Wow! Three posts in one article to tell us WE are obsessed with the site? He's totally off the rails now.

Re: Funniest Thing You Will Read Today: Classic Jack Thompson

Say, how many times has he been banned today? I noticed his username keeps changing and figured he was repeatign history, again

 
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