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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jack5 copy

The first day on the job is always the hardest

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jack7 copy

figuratively speaking, of course

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Jack leaves Vault 101 and ventures out into a bombed out Washington DC in Fallout 3 Jack-o Edition...

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'And now, here's Jack Thompson with the weather, Jack?'

Has a nice ring to it, I think. :P

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The perfect Job for ol' John Bruce. Weather men are never right but always claim to be.

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jack6 copy by you.

Now I'm just being silly.

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But still funny :)

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You need to put a warning well before the pic...I almost spewed soda all over my keyboard!

Keep them coming!!!

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Mr Thompson, if you would like a higher resolution version for yourself I would be more than happy to provide it. I;ll even spell lawyer correctly and everything :)

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I think it's cute how schizophrenic he is with his emails.  This is not the first, nor the last, crypic half-thought of an email he has sent that required a follow up. 

You gotta admit though, it's funny to see a guy who takes himself so seriously posing for a picture like that.  It made me laugh.

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The wind's not even blowing in the same direction, Jack.

So he's upset there's no reports about the hurricane in Florida? I mean come on, Florida gets decimated by hurricanes at least two times a year, it should just be a given by now.

Maybe he will become a weatherman, and claim the hurricane trained on murder simulators.

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A combination of Kirby and Lost Wind for the WiiWare. I can see it now.

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

If Jack is indeed practicing to be a TV weatherman, I can imagine it'll be just like Ollie Williams on Family Guy...

"And now here's Ollie Willams with the weather.  Ollie?"

"IT'S GON' RAIN!!!"

"Thank you, Ollie." 

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So THAT'S where that's from. I only heard of it from references on, like, webcomics and stuff.

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Tom: And now to our weatherman Ollie Williams for the Blackie-Weather Forecast, Ollie?
Olie: IT'S RAININ' SIDEWAYS!
Tom: Don't you have an umbrella?
Olie: USED TO!
Tom: Where is it now?
Olie: INSIDE OUT TWO MILES AWAY!
Tom: Is there anything we can do for you?
Olie: BRING ME SOME SOUP!
Tom: What kind?
Olie: CHUNKY!

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It's "Blaccu-Weather Forecast"....Sorry. Being really anal today.

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"did you reset your modem?"

"Yes"

"Do you want to adopt a puppie?"

"No, thank you, Ollie!"

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

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It's official, the man's finally gone completely insane

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Everyone let's look on the bright side.  Maybe he has finally realized that soon he won't be a lawyer any more and is just trying to find another job.  Jack, crazy lying old guys don't make good meteorologists, it requires looking at data and evidence, and let’s be honest that isn’t something you are vary good at.  I thought about it for a while and came up with some suggestions for jobs that might be good for you, although most of them you might be under qualified:

1.  dishwasher at denny's

2.  crazy homeless guy who yells at people on the street

3. crazy homeless guy who hands out pamphlets

4. greeter at walmart

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Never was all that fond of Denny's so would not miss it,  guess I would have to stop shopping at Wallymart though.

Also a thought.  Which do you think is the bigger blowhard,  TS Ike or JBT? 

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JBT, people actually pay attention to Ike.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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This is the final proof. He's lost it. PARTY!

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

~You Could Be Mine, But You're Way Out Of Line..~

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Well Jack, looks like our time of not taking you seriously has certainly come to a middle....

 

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

Sorry to be ridiculously anal about this, but you have a typo in your signature that has always bugged me.  Shouldn't it be "The Good, the Bad, and THE Videogame"?  You're missing a "the".

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Thanks, fixed

 

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WAIT WHAT?!!

Dude he's so crazy! I know I already posted that he lost his mind but this is just weirder and weirder, mayby i broke his mind when i sent him that email today XD

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What did you do, send him an unsolvable riddle?  Maybe a little subliminal messaging in the text?

 

WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!?!?!?

 

 

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O_o here's what i sent

Let me begin with a few thoughts of my own.

Over the past few years, you have continued to harass us “video game thugs” because of your unorthodox views and your ideals that video games are at fault for killings and what not.

Does that really make any sense Mr. Thompson? If I were to play a video game such as Grand Theft Auto often, would that turn me into a killer? No, it doesn’t make any sense. I would ask you to stop your video game attacks because 1. Its not working 2. Its making you look more and more unprofessional 3. Its infringement of freedom of speech and 4. Its not worth it.

Your harassment of gaming communities and companies is getting old and should end. Do something that’s more worthy like be a criminal prosecutor rather than some lawyer who wants to end video games. Is that how you want to be remembered? The guy tried to censor everything? I wouldn’t.

I ask you, do you do this to get attention, for religion, or because in your eyes, it’s the right thing to do?

Stop using video games as excuses. People kill people Mr. Thompson, not video games. Games do not have subliminal messages in them nor do they try to influence people to kill. They are just a new form of entertainment, that has different variations, from realistic simulations to simply solving puzzles. If I were you I would go after drug problems in the USA. Not many people deal with that but maybe you can.

Also, don’t even think about threatening me with leagal action as I’m only expressing my opinion to you and pointing out the facts.

 

Sincerely, a video gamer

 

P.S. Get a life.

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Dude, in my experience, just don't email him at all. Just don't. This goes to everybody here.

He doesn't read them. He just thinks they're harrassing death threats. He doesn't give a crap what you say.

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Nah...that couldn't have been it...he would have read the first line or two and deleted it...

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

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The news release was not the least bit off topic, you idiot.  It was about Hurricane Ike, and one of your posters here is suggesting that I am making light of the danger posed by hurricanes.  I went through Hurricane Andrew with my family, which include a 2-week-old son.  The point of the news release is that the media are grossly underreporting Ike because there is no political angle.  Why don't you get a real job, ezk?  Jack Thompson

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Yes Jack, there are terrible hurricanes in the south east area of the United States.  They happen every year so having in depth coverage of every single one is nuts.  Dealing with hurricanes is something you signed on to when you moved to Florida.  Where I live I have to deal with yearly floods, blizzards, and tornadoes.  You don't see all of them with in depth news coverage even if they cause terrible damage.  You know why?  They are a yearly occurance.  Pick your natural disaster and learn to live with it because every area of the country has one.

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Yet you still penned a piece of videogame legislation in Illinois that diverted funds from the state helping Katrina victims and rebuilding efforts.

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kkkkkkkkkkk

So... Are you saying you're in the KKK now, Jack?  Or did your keyboard just get stuck?

 

 

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I think it's related to fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff somehow.

http://www.lawlforkids.com/v/ffffffffffffffffffffffff.jpg.html

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Here's the thing though, Mr. Thompson... weathermen ACROSS THE COUNTRY don't even know if it will danger the US. Not just the guy you saw. What, you're thinking all weathermen across the country are in on the 'conspiracy' against you now? What does that make now?

Weathermen
ECA/GP/Dennis
Game Industry/ESRB
Gays
Non-Christians
The Bush Family
T2/RS/Blank Rome
FBI
Florida Bar

And for a reason such as 'not sexy enough?' And you're trying to NOT make yourself look strange?

And no. You're losing your lisence. The trial is over. You're not going to get them to overrule the punishment DURING your 'sentencing.' (Forgive me if i'm using an incorrect legal term. I'm working for a math major, not trying to be a lawyer. And i'll bet i'll make more money than you ever did in your dung heap that you call a career.)

I'll say this much: "You'll get no sympathy from me."

David "DavCube" Gagnon, Sane Human Being, and You're Not

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And Tew Cardenas.

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You forgot the US Marshalls *snickers* and the Flordia Supreme Court!

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Oh yeah, that. Oh, there's the Department of Defense of some state as well...
And damn near every judge in several states...

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  The point of the news release is that the media are grossly underreporting Ike because there is no political angle.

It's mind-boggling, that you still haven't noticed what this site is about. (Hint: You might want to look at the name.)

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Maybe the hurricanes smashing into Florida is a sign from God, Jack!

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Didn't realize being a web developer was not a real job. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

E. Zachary Knight
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Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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It's true. We don't need web developers for the existence of blogs, forums, and anywhere else online that you're entitled to a public opinion.

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And this is significant because......

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

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UPDATED the story...

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Awe...

Now the press releases I deleted are on topic and I didn't save them. How dare you.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

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I guess not now that Dennis has made it public that they are.

E. Zachary Knight
http://www.editorialgames.com
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

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Maybe he learned a new Internet term today, "doing it for the LULZ"

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OH SHIT!!! YOU IDIOT!!! YOU JUST BROKE RULE 37 AND DIVIDED BY...

[Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis Of Jack Thompson has been disconnected.]

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

DAMN YOU, WAFFLES!!! YOU WILL TELL ME HOW TO GET SHADOW BACK OR I PROMISE I WILL INFORM JACK OF YOUR VIDEO-GAME-SIMULATED MURDER OF SHADOW DARKMAN!!! 

 
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