I'm Just Not Sure What to Make of This...

September 5, 2008 -

This picture just showed up in an e-mail from Jack Thompson.

There was no explanation, other than the subject line:

First feeder bands from Hurricane Ike hit Miami!

Color me confused. Is the man growing a sense of humor? Learning PhotoShop?

Maybe it's symbolism: the pole represents his law license. The hurricane is the Florida Bar and he's trying to hang on...

UPDATE: So it appears that Thompson may be preparing for a second career (you never know when you might need one of those)... as a weatherman.

In a followup e-mail Thompson claims that US news organizations are underreporting the upcoming Hurricane Ike because it's not as sexy as the recent Gustav, which threatened both New Orleans and the Republican National Convention. Even his BFFs at Fox are guilty, says Thompson (now is that any way to get air time?).

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Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

 

had to be done

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Didn't really work mate.

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Call me crazy, but I think Jack should pursue a career in comedy. He has a natural nack for it to me, even if he's not really trying, cause it has often made me laugh about how serious he is about something. He can say absolutely ANYTHING with a straight face, it seems.

And this picture just seems to aid this idea XD

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I think his second career might be worse than his current.  No... not a weatherman but politics.  I mean if he gets disbarred how could he possibly still give video games some grief?  Politics.

It isn't that odd of an idea either.  Jack Kevorkian is running for congress as an Independent in Michigan's 9th district.

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Everything is a conspiracy with Jacko. Everyone and everything is conspiring against him. Poor poor Jacko. It must be tough being the center of the universe... http://www.popularculturegaming.com

What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

Welcome friends and neighbors to another fun-filled edition of...

What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

According to GP's story:

"...Thompson claims that US news organizations are underreporting the upcoming Hurricane Ike..."

So, what's Jack Thompson talking about?

Unfortunately, I have no idea.  I haven't seen Thompson's press release so if he has a specific grievance beyond "it's underreported" I don't know what it is.

What I do know is that Hurricane Ike is all over the news and has feature stories at:

-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

-The Weather Channel

-Fox News

-Reuters

-CNN

Hell, the Miami Herald has had a weather map with oodles of info on its front page all day.  So, it's not like it's not being reported.  But is it being under reported?  Let's do a Google search:

Hurricane Ike: 841,000 hits

Hurricane Gustav: 11,000,000 hits

Okay, so Gustav has certainly garnered more ink.  Is it a conspiracy, news reporters playing favorites, or is it because Gustav has:

-been around a week longer

-made landfall five days ago

-killed 120 people

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

If it happened to anyone else he could care less, but it's happening to him, so anything short fo worldwide coverage is under reporting.

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Gustav was also a category 4 storm when it hit land and could have picked up speed instead of dying out.  It made a fair bit of air time this side of the Atlantic too as we were waiting to see if it was going to be as devastating as Katrina and if so how Bush was gonna handle THIS one.

Re: What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

Same lies as when Katrina hit, I'll bet you five.

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Re: What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

What, the Black population getting UN Aid before they get Government Aid?
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It seems JT wants to become a weatherman... oh well as soon as a major storm hits and he goes after it, we'll all win cause the weasel will drown! "loud evil laugh"

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

When Life gives you lemons, you find a new god.

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BunchaKneejerks WINS T3H I|\|T3R|\|3T$!11!!!!11!!!!

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Guns N' Roses have re-dedicated 'Estranged' to J.B Thompson. Go listen to it, and you'll see why. They are also considering doing the same to 'Get in the Ring'.
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Jack celebrating getting 100% on 'I Fought the Law' by The Clash.

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Was IFTL on GH? I only know it was on Rock Band PS3.

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Looks to me like the lamppost is his career, and Jack's holding onto it for dear life while the Florida bar aka. the hurricane is trying to rip him away from it, and hopefully splatter him all over Miami.

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How do I get on Jack's mailing list? I'm tired of getting the latest Jack-offerings second hand...

 

Didjya see what I did there? Didjya? Didjya?

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I think you have to own or write for some kind of media outlet that has reported on him at some time.

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The awesomeness of this picture will cause our reality to collapse and implode upon itself.

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I know what to make of it, I think we NOW need to stop covering a certain someone unless it is actually news-worthy.

Now, I am not complaing about the amount of stories, and I know GP has very little coverage of such as of late, but I do think this site doesn't need any stories about what this nutcase does in their spare time.  Maybe just post it in the forum thread most of us ignore...

Speaking of hurricanes, has he gotten a clue that people and government brances like the courts have other things to do then to return his threatening calls/spams/faxes/etc before/during/after such?

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For a minute there, I thought he might have had us going.  Just kinda screwing with us for the fun of it; but this "politics of weather" stuff smells faintly like something he would actually do.  I have to wonder about the conceit of a guy that drops "press releases" on a personal whim. Imagine if everyone could do that, "restaurant ran out of coke, only pepsi, film at 11!"

 

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...i think he finally lost the few marbles he had left?

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Good maybe he'll blow away. I sent him a text message asking how the weather was

 

Wow Jack lost it already

Hey whats up everyone its todd i know i havent posted in a while and just wow i mean damn i thought he had lost it a while back when gp was still Live journal but just...Wow thats nothing compared to what i read..how often does he post now??

Re: Wow Jack lost it already

I's say about twice a week on average, unless someone's saying "Video games made me do it!" or he sends something to Dennis. then it skyrockets.

 

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Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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Wait...don't you need to be properly trained to become a meteorologist? I don't know how much help a law degree does in getting into this job.

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HA! That is awesome, JT you have made my friggin' day!!! THANK YOU!!

 

 

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Last one

jack8 copy by you.

Last one, anymore and I may end up pissing off the mods :)

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words about my 'shops.

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I am Zachary Knight, moderator, and I approve these shops.

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What's the "E" stand for, then? j/w

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I'm sorry, I had to do one more.

gta-florida by you.

This is my tribute to Dennis McCauley who's photoshop skills far surpass my own

(http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/09/04/11-year-old-girl-saves-family-cre...)

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Damn it, forgot to tag it again.

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It's like FARK in here, excelent 'shopping skills there Buncha!

Gift.

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Everyone of your pics was classic, priceless, and funny as all hell!

Thanks!

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Cheers :)

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So what does this mean? From now on he'll sue the planet for bad weather?

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*Sneaks in looks around and says under his breath.*

Why doesn't JT try and ban hurricanes from Florida?...

*sneaks out*

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Re: I'm Just Not Sure What to Make of This...

Ha!  Hey Jack, maybe you should try to post your off topic press release a dozen more times.  The first dozen times you failed, but the next dozen... well you will fail again.  But we all will, as always, be endlessly amused by your failings!

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So, let me get this straight:

John Bruce is ticked that a hurricane named after a popular abuser isn't getting enough attention, while a hurricane named after an outstanding, incredibly beautiful, GP Forum moderator and poster is getting too much attention?

John Bruce really needs to get his priorities straight.  :P

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You realise she's taken, right?
~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

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Doesn't mean he can't crush.

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The way I see it is that Jack is the crazy Bible-thumper uncle that the family always invites to reunions but never speaks of him in public.  Love him or hate him, you cannot deny he has a certain style. 

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Wow. I always knew that there was no limit to what Jack'll do in order to get a little attention (negative or positive) but this is a whole new level. What's next? Photos of Jack wearing his underwear on his head?  

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I.... just don't have anything to add, really. Between the epic 'shops, repeated JT spam, and the whole pic to begin with, there really isn't anything else I could add... :(

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Re: I'm Just Not Sure What to Make of This...

What the, am I high?

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I look forward to Jack appearing on TNA in the near future leading a heel stable like RTC.

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Potential members of this stable:

Sting: Acting like he's everybody's mother, i.e. his current character

Kurt Angle: Do the whole character he did during his feud with Eddie Gurerro

Booker T: Bringing his King Booker attitude back (not the gimmick de to trademark concerns)

Sonjay Dutt: Hey, its not like he's got anything better to do gimmick wise

Shark Boy: That would just be plain out funny

AJ Styles: Do a complete reversal like Val Venis during RTC (as its well known AJ is a hardcore gamer)

Jeff Jarrett: Its the only way you could get him to do a heel turn considering how much symathy he has (which he deserves) its going to be hard for him to be accepted as a heel (which is what he does better than any else)

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That would be CLASSIC!

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Jack VS Foley = RATINGS
 
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