Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller: Bullshit

September 16, 2008 -

GamePolitics has learned from embattled Miami attorney Jack Thompson that he will appear on an upcoming episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit. The irreverent, issue-oriented series airs on the Showtime cable network.

Although we have little additional information, it is believed that the program will focus on the video game violence issue and will likely air in the spring.


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Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Actually you have violated a posting policy. Multiple times. Remember when you were banned? Actually the Bar threw out Dennis's complaint because you two do not have a professional relationship. So yes it was dismissed. Lying again to make yourself look like a champ...too bad you are a chump and an idiot.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Insutling you, calling you stupid and taunting you are not libel Jack.

And yes Dennis allows profanity so I don't see why that wouldn't apply to you.

Although we do have this thing about large amounts of off-topic stuff.

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Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Calling someone a liar is not libel, Mr. Thompson. It's a statement. An opinion. What's next, the Thompson Thought Police?

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I have NEVER violated a posting policy here.  Never.  Name once.

CC'ing your letters here is a violation. You've done it twice today right here.
and to pour salt on the wound, "please turn your caps lock off when you type 'never', you dolt." (you said the same thing 2 days ago)

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: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

And what do you call the walls of text? The personal insults?

If you want the goddamned rules followe,d then set a damn example and follow them.

 

And for ONCE follow your own advice, turn off the caps lock when typing.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Hey Jack, your hypocracy is showing.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Furtheremore if you want to see just where you broke commenting policy, here you go:

 

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

You're obsessed with this site.  Get a life and do something meaningful. 

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

we could say the same thing about you from the looks of it.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I comment once and I don't have a life?  Are you Jack in disguise?

People are just so f**cking stupid sometimes.  I'm not obssesed with this site if I look at it for 15 minutes a day. 

 

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Pardon me, he's been useing strings of the same letter as account names for awhile now and i mistook you to be jack.  sorry about that.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

apology accepted. 

I thought you were Jack.  sorry about the harsh response.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

LOL

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Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

So you haven't called the people here frontal lobe fried children?

 

Of course you have never been able to prove that.  Unlike how it HAS been proven by Dava Tunis that you are a LIAR.

 

Enjoy your retirement Jack-ass.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

In his defense, I hear children taste a lot like chicken, true story.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Actually, like pork.

 

Trust is the sound of death.

Trust is the sound of death.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

While I most certainly don't agree with you, if Dennis actually did such things (yeah, okay, and Cho played Counter-Strike to train for VT too) I don't see any thing wrong with it. Jack Thompson has one rule: Whatever harms video games, no matter, (nice grammar btw, you fail at commas) how outlandish and libelous, allow it to spew forth from thine own mouth. Turnabout is fair play, Jacko.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Dennis did file a bar complaint, however, it was dismissed not because of what Jack said, but because you can only file a Bar complaint when you are a party to a court case (i.e. you are Plaintiff/Defendant/opposing attorney/judge in a court case)

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

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Oh look, you took something completely not about you, made it about you, and then threatened the top dog at the Bar, and a Chief Justice. It's almost like you don't even want to be a lawyer any more.

Kudos, my senile friend.

 

P.S: When you do something this stupid, normally you don't want to actually forward on to the press, you're supposed to try and cover it up. C'mon Jacko, it's almost getting sad now. Oh who am I kidding, watching you fail has to be every gamer's guilty pleasure. You could even say we enjoy watching you fail as much as Catholic priests like young boys. And yes, that was a shot at your faith. Enjoy.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

 

September 16, 2008
 
 
Regards, Jack Thompson
 
Copies: Bar Governors
              Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post
              William Abramson, Attorney
              Others
 
 
 

GP: Don't post documents in here, for the 500th time.... Body of letter deleted.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Oh that was beautiful.  Moments after Jack was claiming he has never broken the rules here he has his post deleted for breaking the rules.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Twice.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Are you dividing by zero, or just that fucking stupid? Cut down the spam. God, you're about as computer literate as John McCain.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

"Are you dividing by zero, ... ?"

Rule 37. The calculator forbids it.

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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.



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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.

Is He That Stupid? Yes. Yes He Is.

this is the same Jack Thompson who tried to pass off murdering a cat by locking it in a microwave as perfectly acceptable and humane, as long as video games aren't involved. he's too damn stupid to be allowed to live.

Re: Is He That Stupid? Yes. Yes He Is.

And also that sexual abuse is better for kids than video games.  He should never be allowed to live that down, and every media outlet should know he said it.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

We also have to consider that Penn and Teller don't pull any punches on thier show.  JT has shown up on tv recently, and his hosts have always ignored the fact that he's in the middle of being disbarred.  But not on Bullshit.  They'll come right out and tell the world that Thompson is getting disbarred for literally being an asshole.  "Then there's THIS asshole," indeed.

But yeah, Jack Thompson probably doesn't watch the show, otherwise he would know about Penn's personal views on freedoms and zealotry.  They probably politely asked him to talk about video game violence, gave him some softball questions, and mostly let him rant.  Then they'll go to the editing table and make him look like the idiot that he is.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

According to their show they give interviewees copies of past episodes and try to make it clear what side they'll be on.

I wonder which episdes they sent Thompson?

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

They might not pull punches, but if he rolls over, goes limp, and tries to make it be all silly, like he's done with previous shows/interviews, then it will become difficult for Penn & Teller to do much about it.

"I'm not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

"I'm stel not responcabel fer my comuter's spleling errnors." -- Xlorep DarkHelm

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Lets cut to the quick, here is what Penn is most likely to say at the end of the show:

"We're all for parents controlling what thier children can and cannot see or do.. that is just good parenting.. However, the idea that games make kids into murderers or are in any way harmful to otherwise healthy individuals is BULLSHIT"

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They'll dig deep, they'll go to both sides of the "conflict" they will do the research and lay it out in an intelligent, quirky and fun format thier show is popular for. Most importantly they will definatly grind Jack Thompson and his ilks arguments into a fine, bull-shitty paste.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I expect a play by play Bullshit debunking on ever thing Jacko says. They will probably come to a screaching halt very three words.

"And now, here's that asshole, again." Will be said a lot I think.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

This proves it. There is a god.

<3 P&T

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I bet Penn is kicking himself right now for making you think there is.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

OMG... I was hoping they would cover video games... but I was worried they might be against them... and when Penn puts forward his arguments... damn, do they sound convincing...

But if they have Jack Thompson on... by god... I can't wait to hear Penn say, "And then there's this a**hole"... will make me grin for days.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

You just know there will be hundreds of Youtube vids of Penn saying that to JT, so we can enjoy it for years and years...

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

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Yeah, you've got balls Jack, the only problem is they're sitting in a jar over at Dava Tunis's house.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I can only think of a few episodes where they only interviewed one person for the opposing viewpoint, so with that in mind who else do you think they grabbed interviews for.

Oh and who do you think they nabbed for the pro-gaming side? Perhaps if they're still doing interviews Dennis might be next.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

No way.

I've always wanted them to do an episode on violent video games, but I always thought that if they did they shouldn't put Thompson out there since, well when was the last time you heard Thompson involved in a legal case that didn't involve disbarrment (well ok to be fair I don't think many lawyers continue doing cases when they're facing disbarment).

Anyway I LOVE penn and teller bullshit and I can't wait for this episode.

I wonder if Thompson sounded a little nuts or if he did his TV interview face where he sounds reasonable until you factcheck his claims.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I absolutely cannot wait, it'll be a beautiful thing.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Good luck finding a job you arrogant ass.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Dude that was unnecessary.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Actually, it was. And the reason that's so easy for me to say...err, type...is the fact that Jacky Boy has spent many, many hours being as much of a douchebag as he can possibly be, and now, he needs to find himself a new job because of that.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I know exactly who they are, what the format of the show is, and what the risks are.  Unlike you anonymous cowards, I actually have balls.  I have been accused here of being unwilling to submit to a hostile media setting.  Apologies please.  Jack Thompson

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Jack, they are gonna own your ass so bad, you will need diapers for the rest of your life. If one thing I learned about that show, is that nobody is bulletproof. And one thing I´ve learned about you is your arguments are almost equally to ZERO.

What´s the thing about appearing on Bullsh1t, Jack? They are gonna rip you apart every single comment about games or violent media you are gonna to say.

You don´t have "balls". You are just pretty stupid if you think you have any chance to proof any point of view you have about anything you think you represent.

It´s gonna be fun.

 

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Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Apologies.....ummm NO!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Again with the hypocricy.....

LOL, This is coming from someone who AVOIDS debates, avoides ANSWERING THE ONES WE POST, and recently stared on a G4 -a station that only "idiots" like yourself watch- show as the joke you are.

Yeah right, you sure have some "balls" that you are overly protective of, even if one needs a high powered microscope to find "them".....

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

All the balls in the world wont stop you from being legally impotent soon enough.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Unlike you anonymous cowards, I actually have balls.

only anonymous cowards like you use services such as freeproxyserver.net
and according to Matthew 19:11-12, Jesus said to castrate yourself in order to get into heaven. Better sharpen that knife or prepare your asbestos suit Anonymous.

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: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

Ok John, this is the second time I've posted under my real name. What of it? Nothing, that's what. Now if you've done your research before going into this (Which I doubt.) You'd know that Penn has written the forward to one of the most violent pieces of print media in ages. That would be "Preacher" published by DC comics. Having said that, do you think either of them are going to agree with your stance on violence? I highly doubt that. Good luck, hope your ass doesn't get burned to badly.

Re: Jack Thompson to Appear on Showtime's Penn & Teller:

I think it's also notweworthy that their show in Vegas also features some violent content such as this (which I was fortunate enough to see live)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNsGGTt9CTs

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