Jack Thompson Disbarment Celebrations?

October 24, 2008 -

The clock has just about wound down on Jack Thompson's legal career. As of tomorrow, his lifetime disbarment becomes effective.

To commemorate the event, a U.K. gamer sent us this graphic which is apparently circulating on 4chan (although I'm too frightened of 4chan to go there and check)...

Thompson's disbarment is truly the end of an era. With his bombastic online presence and frequent media appearances, he became the face of the anti-video game movement. And as he self-destructed, he took that movement down with him.

Although the tenacious Thompson won't be disappearing, whatever clout he may have earned with politicians and like-minded video game critics over the years has been flushed by his inexplicably vicious behavior. He has essentially made himself radioactive.

So, gamers, are you planning any celebrations to mark the day?

Here at GamePolitics we'll be posting some of the more memorable graphics and anecdotes from the Jack Thompson era, with an emphasis on funny...

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Hey does anyone know Jack's fail level?

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

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I went on a GTA shooting spree at midnight in GTA:SA. At the stroke of midnight, hookers died!

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To celebrate today I'm going to spend the day time playing Fable 2 and the evening playing Dead Space. Both got released yesterday here in Ireland, just in time :)

 

 

 

Playing GTA alone does not teach you how to maintain,operate or effectivly use any modern firearm, nor bestow unto you the resolve to shoot a human being. Give our public schools some credit people!

Playing GTA alone does not teach you how to maintain,operate or effectivly use any modern firearm, nor bestow unto you the resolve to shoot a human being. Give our public schools some credit people!

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I made a facebook event for the occassion http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29421904698

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lets count down:

3, 2, 1...

PARTY TIME!!!! Ding Dong the witch is dead...

 

Nice countdown clock EZK, let me do the countdown in real time. Ooh and it even says he's disbarred afterards, not just showing a zero clock, nice touch! Schadenfreude thy name is EZK

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I'm probablly gonna go real old, and crack open my original PS2 copy of San Andreas and wreak some havoc.

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I'll be gaming of course, but I'll play what I want to play, regardless of whether or not Mr. Thompson complained about it. Even in this I won't let him decide for me :P

Oh, and I have a bottle of bubbly to pop open at midnight.

 

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Tommorrow we're celebrating my buddy's birthday, so you can be sure there'll a nice, old bottle of Jack Daniel's sipping whiskey on hand to toast with.

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I'll be celebrating by getting the new Kirby DS game. I'm also going to play elite beat agents through my headphones. May not seem like much, but they're both my favorite games.

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I intend to celebrate by decapitating alien zombies in Dead Space. w00t!

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Well, I was planning on devoting a good portion of Saturday (maybe tonight too) to playing Mother 3, but not because of Jack. But I might work in some Manhunt/Hitman now that you mention it. 

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Every Year I shall devote this day entirely to the pursuit of Gaming in all of it's forms. Happy Jack Thompson Disbarrment Day!

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I don't plan to celebrate as such, I simply plan to be relieved that such a vicious, uncaring and vindictive man, who for all his accusations at gamers, was far more inclined to engage his mouth before his brain than most members of the Internet, will finally be recieving the justice that he earned for himself.

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I plan to try and finish Dead Space, head over to California to visit some friends and go to a rave, take part in some of the questionable and immoral activities Jack Thompson so frequently accuses us of partaking of, then come back just in time to start playing Fallout 3. Life is good :)

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I wish they'd delayed it a week, so I could play manhunt in celebration, But I'll have to settle with killer7 for now. Or maybe pick up Mortal Kombat and design that Jack custom character that got his panties in a twist....

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Joining the Manhunt 2 rush on the 31st!

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At the fork in the road,(between perverted or violent play)  I will take the route of perverted play.  You guessed it, The Sims 2.  Yes, my Sims are naked.  NO, They are not Ken and Barbie, and No they do not need a bed, car, or closet to woohoo.  Mine can do that anywhere.  (insert maniacal laughter here because I just can't spell it phonetically).  That will have to wait until I get home from work after midnight.

Jack go woohoo yourself.

 

 

Insanity has its toll. Please have exact change.

 

oops.  had to edit. forgot to spell check.

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Re: Jack Thompson Disbarment Celebrations?

Why take that route? Jack was mainly against violent games not porno ones. Although there are lots of insane people who think porno will lead to us all objectifying women or whatever made up stuff they drew out of a hat this week. Oh well, I shall be playing all the violent games that I can. Perhaps I'll finally pop in the Godfather game that I haven't tried yet and finish off with Hitman and GTA.

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Aunty here, using Warren's laptop.  Yes, he did attack violent games more, but said that The Sims 2 was worse than Hot Coffee.  He did harass EA Games about them, not as much as other game manufacturers, but still, he did.  I suck at playing GTA.  I keep wrecking the cars (when I'm not trying to).   I also am not good using a controller to shoot.   The console games I play (Zelda, FF, and Harry Potter) are not ones he has attacked. 

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

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....Or maybe I could take your route...but go a little farther than that. At Otakon '08, I got a Jap w/English subtitles hentai game called Bazooka Cafe, and I've just been waiting to tear that shit up. However, my laptop's gonna hafta take another hit. Oh, well.....Buh-bye, Thompson! Don't let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya! (so corny)

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

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I'm gonna play Painkiller (hopefully, if my laptop doesn't crash) and Dead Space (if 1. Dad will let me play and 2. if the comp holds up). Maybe a little RE4: WE...Ooh! I could go see if GameStop has a copy of GTA for the GBA!

I'm also gonna gorge myself on junk food, watch some TV....and hopefully start on my project for my Tech. Writ./Com. class. Damn oral presentation......

Update: No such luck with Dead Space or GTA. Best Buy says they may have Dead Space, but the back room's too cluttered to find it (get to work, you lazy bums!). Gamestop had GTA2 for the GB Color, but they said it sucked, so I didn't go for it. -.- If I can find it, I'll just play my old disk of FPS classics I downloaded off the Internet when I was still in high school. Had the classics: Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Heretic, Hexen...it was kick ass.

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Maybe I'll go out tomorrow, purchase GTA4, and finally play the damn game... Victory is sweet.

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Since my birthday was on Weds., this weekend is a combination b-day/disbarrment day celebration filled with fun, friends, games and booze.

This is my first comment on here, as I just wanted to add my 2 cents about Mr Jack. I've followed his career for a while, and every time I read a story about him it made me laugh. All of his claims, his insane behavior, all the insults to people in blogs and message boards; its just too much to take seriously. And its not like you can agrue with him rationally. He's in his own reality where he is king. But I have to admit, it was amusing.  You could always count on him to push the limits of sanity to the breaking point.

Its like in that Simpsons episode where they go to Brazil. I the beginning, the phone was cut off and Marge asked Homer what he was going to do:

Bart (with fingers crossed): "Crazy scheme, crazy scheme, crazy scheme..."
Homer: "Get me tools and beer."
Bart: "Yes!"

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Jack I truly truly hope you lose everything you have in your life.

My guess is that when you were suing Take 2,Wal Mart and others you wanted nothing more than to see the boys who made GTA out on the streets begging for money. Personally when you ask me for change I will spit in your face.

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At this point, I don't think that there's really a need for any ill-will towards him. I mean, he's like a dog that's lost it's teeth. Sure, it'll might still want to bite you, but at worst you'll receive a nasty gumming.

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I'm calling it "smashed off my ass" day. because I'll be celebrating by doing all day WoW Raids

 

what better way to celebrate failure than with massive success>?

 

 

(if you don't understand it, it's because the true raiding pros in world of warcraft NEVER raid sober)

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Sept. 25 should be the celebration day, IMO. Of course, we should celebrate tomorrow, but I think the holiday should be in September. It was a remarkable day when the courts upheld American law. Oct. 25 is merely the official day he got the boot, but Sept. 25 is when it all finally ended.

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I have just come home from buying Dead Space and will be playing it today to celebrate :)

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By the way, Dennis, if it's circulating 4chan, it's most likely circulating /v/ and theres really nothing to fear there other than trolls.

Yes I have a WIP. Just wait and see.

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TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH TRUTH

Always remember, Dennis:

If the background's blue, the board's okay; If it's yellow, STAY AWAY!

 

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Jack Thompson: future Good Burger employee of the month

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Well, time to update the news on 01chan.

Yes I have a WIP. Just wait and see.

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Tomorrow, I'll get out a bottle of rum and drink to his disbarment!

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13 hours guys! Than, I'm going to clebrate by killing everysingle zombie i can in dead rising followed by more violent games! XD  Suck on that JT.


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We're having a countdown celebration party tonight. Pretty excited.

“When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities” ~ David Hume

“When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities” ~ David Hume

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So what are we gonna call tomorrow?

First Amendment Day

I'm not an Attorney, but Neither Are You Day

Jackhole Memorial Day

-- http://pixelantes.blogspot.com/

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How about Pixelantes Independence Day? (your signature gave me the idea)

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International talk like Jack Thompson day, where we talk like the slightly delusional attorney we all know and love.

At the end of the day we'll say something about how JT got disbarred on this day and then celebrate with a nice hearty "Hooah" (or is it Hooha ... I can't believe I don't remember anymore).

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I'm still a fan of "Personal Responsibility Day"

But that's just me.

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has a nice ring to it.

 

i kinda prefer JackAss day lol

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Hubris Day?

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Schadenfreude Day.

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To tie that back to the gaming lingo:

Epic Fail Day

-- http://pixelantes.blogspot.com/

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How about Gamer's New Year?

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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Jack Thompson made me appreciate Free Speech and the First Amendment more than anyone ever did.  Perhaps his crazy antics trying to supress freedom was actually meant to create appreciation for those very freedoms?

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Remember its not over until the..... eeer who ordered a singing fat lady?

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*hides the cell phone* Wasn't me sir. I have no idea why theres a batallion of large female opera singers warming up on the front yard.

 

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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I guess he'll have to change his tagline from:  "

 

This has to be the beginning of the downhill dive.  I give it less than a month before we hear about some lawsuit slaped on his ass.

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I prefer "Jack Thompson, Legal Eunuch and You're Not".

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Jack Thompson, Forum Troll and You're Not

Jack Thompson, Disgraced Former Attorney and You're Not

Jcak Tohmsopn, Dislexic and You're Not

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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I have to pull out my old dusty copy of GTA to celebrate.

Ok, we got Jack Thompson down, now lets go after MP Keith Vaz. This is going to be harder because he is more sane, but since he is a MP, we have the power of democracy. Gamers Unite!

 
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