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(Kotaku)   Florida Bar wants Jack Thompson to undergo psychological testing and accept a 91-day suspension of his law license. Making this the best thing Florida has done since ... um   (kotaku.com ) divider line
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2007-07-03 04:35:44 PM  
IANAL, but I suspect that headline is farked up.
 
2007-07-03 04:36:02 PM  
I submitted this with a completely different headline.

/hopes they lock the loony bastard up
 
2007-07-03 04:42:31 PM  
Hmmm... a psych evaluation. Maybe they'll diagnose him as having delusions of grandeur. The main delusion being that he thinks he has anything relevant to say about the video game industry.
 
2007-07-03 04:44:03 PM  
gadgets.macworld.com
approve

/evil hotlinker
//screw that loonie bastard
 
2007-07-03 04:44:05 PM  
submitter: Making this the best thing Florida has done since ... um

Since the Tampa Fark Party. New TAMPA FARK PARTY on August 4th, 2007 (pops)
 
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2007-07-03 04:44:18 PM  
SSDE.

He's had bar ordered exam before, so I don't see how this is going to change anything.
 
2007-07-03 04:44:34 PM  
TheOther
You Anal?
 
2007-07-03 04:44:59 PM  
I think the Penny Arcade guys had the right idea when they said that we need Jack Thompson, because if he did go away he could only be replaced by someone more competent than him, and that would be bad for video games.
 
2007-07-03 04:45:00 PM  
saving the world from president gore?
 
2007-07-03 04:45:22 PM  
lock up the looney who named the title.
 
2007-07-03 04:45:31 PM  
What's this guy done? Anyone?

/Sorry, non-Floridian
 
2007-07-03 04:46:23 PM  
Jack Thompson is a friggin' loon. I hope they disbar him.
 
2007-07-03 04:48:08 PM  
BobtheFascist: What's this guy done? Anyone?

Loony lawyer who attacks the video game industry over and over and over again. He recently sent a letter to Bill Gates saying that Bill was responsible for violent games that can run on Windows PCs.

This is like blaming Frigidaire because you can fit the chopped-up body of a prostitute in one of their freezers.
 
2007-07-03 04:48:17 PM  
This is all a result of the legal and psychoanalytical training offered by Grand Theft Auto.
 
2007-07-03 04:48:23 PM  
BobtheFascist: What's this guy done? Anyone?

/Sorry, non-Floridian


he's the guy who says video games train kids to kill.
 
2007-07-03 04:48:30 PM  
BobtheFascist: What's this guy done? Anyone?

He commuted Scooter Libby's sentence without permission of Net Authority.
 
2007-07-03 04:49:30 PM  
www.whatonearthcatalog.com
 
2007-07-03 04:49:56 PM  
Thompson threatened to sue me several years ago because of a letter I wrote to the editor of a newspaper. He made threats against me, against the paper, sent harassing letters and emails and made numerous calls to the paper and their attorneys. I managed to get him off my back without a suit (I had no money), but what a horrid experience. I hope for permanent disbarment.
 
2007-07-03 04:51:06 PM  
"Let's not start sucking each other's d***s quite yet".

This is the Florida BAR. Presumably, a collection of well-educated, degree holding people.

Believe me, they do not speak for the entire mutant Florida populace.

/South Floridian
//Chicago native
///Please kill me
 
2007-07-03 04:51:40 PM  
who the fark is Jack Thompson
 
2007-07-03 04:52:30 PM  
BobtheFascist: What's this guy done? Anyone?

He denied AOL federal funding to perform extremely late-term abortions.

/a pity, really
 
2007-07-03 04:53:02 PM  
foster404: who the fark is Jack Thompson
choose:
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2007-07-03 04:54:13 PM  
Compound words are your friend, subby.

/I under went that realization when I under took reading that headline.
 
2007-07-03 04:54:17 PM  
Blues_X

You can fit up to 5 in the standard Frigidaire if you don't mind pieces no bigger than your average pot-roast. Although, you may want to reinforce the shelves.

Throw another 'ho' on the barby!
 
2007-07-03 04:55:50 PM  
The author of the linked story is an idiot, not necessarily the submitter, since he was quoting him. However, quoting an idiot is it's own reward.

From a REAL article, it's a "suspension" of his license, not a "suspect" of his license.

http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/07/jack-thompson-o.html

i140.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-03 04:55:53 PM  
I'm not entirely sure it's possible for someone competant to protest against video games. I mean.. he seems to be the only one, competent or not (not) protesting at all right now. I suppose someone could spring up in his place but wouldn't he need, I dunno, supporters for that? He'll just get replaced by Joe Lieberman. The 'war on fun' will go on as voiced by Droopy Dog and anyone who was even feigning attention before will fall asleep.

He's been ordered to get his head checked out before, I for one am eager to see if the results have changed. If nothing else maybe it'll shut down Hillary's campaign. Ron Paul for teh win.
 
2007-07-03 04:55:59 PM  
Gonnna need some more details here Mitra.


What EXACTLY did you write?

What paper?

What did he say?


Details...details.
 
2007-07-03 04:56:41 PM  
This headline was clearly written by a Floridian. suspect=suspension? under go=undergo? independent clause=dependent clause? That's three mistakes in one lousy headline.
 
2007-07-03 04:56:42 PM  
BobtheFascist:
What's this guy done? Anyone?


It's got nothing really to do with Florida itself as opposed to the fact that Thompson is basically the poster boy for for safety moms who think Grand Theft Auto alone will make you pick up a sawed off shotgun and gun down a hooker after you have unprotected sex with her. He likes insulting and threatening people (Including judges apparently) as well as making frivolous lawsuits which do nothing but waste people's time and give him more attention.

i4.photobucket.com

I do, however, agree with Gabe from Penny Arcade that Thompson should be able to do this for as long as he wants. If he steps down, someone competant might fill his shoes and give us gamers something to worry about.
 
2007-07-03 04:57:10 PM  
I too, did not know who Jack Thompson was.

This helped:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney)

(Sorry, limited html skills)

I'm particularly amused by this little nugget:

Thompson gave (Janet) Reno a letter at a campaign event requesting that she check a box to indicate whether she was homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual. Thompson said that Reno then put her hand on his shoulder and responded, "I'm only interested in virile men. That's why I'm not attracted to you."

Burned by a manly bull dyke. That's funny as hell.
 
2007-07-03 04:57:18 PM  
Jack Thompson is the single most annoying human being on the planet. Add that to his incredible stupidity and his legal antics which can only be described as legal thuggary (it's a word, really) and you get a scary mess of a man with nothing better to do than attack video game companies for making games aimed at adult audiences. I'm a gamer and I'm 23 and I personally don't think games aimed at me as a consumer should be blamed for corrupting little Johnny aged 8 years. Instead of blaming parents for bad parenting, or any other form of violent media he blames one single facet of media consumption and makes the following logical leap.

"Kids play video games. So all video games are for kids. If all video games are for kids then all video games should be violence free and support our lord Jesus in the interests of the children."

I hope he gets disbarred and beaten with a broom handle.
 
2007-07-03 04:58:02 PM  
give me doughnuts: Blues_X

You can fit up to 5 in the standard Frigidaire if you don't mind pieces no bigger than your average pot-roast. Although, you may want to reinforce the shelves.

Throw another 'ho' on the barby!


I get up to 10 - 15, but only after a few rounds in the mincer.
 
2007-07-03 04:59:04 PM  
Jack Thompson is a fark cliche. If you have to ask, you have not read enough fark.
 
2007-07-03 05:00:07 PM  
http://www.penny-arcade.com/2005/10/17

This has some of the better highlights of his feud with the Penny Arcade guys
 
2007-07-03 05:00:37 PM  
BobtheFascist: What's this guy done? Anyone?

He constantly berates the video game industry, apparently convinced they are "murder simulators."

He ran against Janet Reno in the late 80's. He incessantly asked what her sexual orientation was during debates. She said it shouldn't matter and when he insisted Reno put her hand on his shoulder and responded, "I'm only interested in virile men. That's why I'm not attracted to you."

He filed police report for battery.

I hope that describes what a douche he is.
 
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2007-07-03 05:03:04 PM  
Blues_X: This is like blaming Frigidaire because you can fit the chopped-up body of a prostitute in one of their freezers.

Make sure you get the high capacity freezer, though, because a body wont fit in a standard one. I mean, thats what I heard. From a friend. Er, a friend's neighbor. yea....
 
2007-07-03 05:04:10 PM  
I suspect video games convinced these people to chop up that prostitute... Let's tell Jack Thompson. Seriously, do competant people do stuff like he does? I mean where were the competant people protesting D&D? Or violent movies, books, rock music.. it's always been a bunch of idiots. For someone to be competant they have to purposely avoid blaming these things for all of society's ills or they get an idiot sticker on their foreheads.

You can't be both competant and an idiot. You just can't! Ask the president.
 
2007-07-03 05:05:05 PM  
No clue who that is either...there was a time when I knew all the cliches - though I did recently manage to land a girlfriend, so that might explain it.
 
2007-07-03 05:05:06 PM  
HulkHands: He constantly berates the video game industry, apparently convinced they are "murder simulators."

He ran against Janet Reno in the late 80's. He incessantly asked what her sexual orientation was during debates. She said it shouldn't matter and when he insisted Reno put her hand on his shoulder and responded, "I'm only interested in virile men. That's why I'm not attracted to you."

He filed police report for battery.

I hope that describes what a douche he is.


I didn't know that. I'd say the psych screening is long overdue.
 
2007-07-03 05:06:29 PM  
foster404: who the fark is Jack Thompson

From wikipedia:
Jack Thompson was pivotal in getting the "Abortions for whales" program federaly funded. The key was Jack's company providing, free of charge, extremely tiny thermonuclear charges for the procedure. After forcing a whale to miscarrige, the radioactive material is excreted to the seafloor where it adds a tangy BBQ and honey taste to the fish in the local nurseries. See also Long John Silver Specials
 
2007-07-03 05:06:35 PM  
91 days? Because obviously he wouldn't have learned his lesson with just a 90 day suspension?
 
2007-07-03 05:08:16 PM  
One of the modmins obviously fixed the headline. Which is a shame in away, since it so accurately represented Floriduh.

/ lived there for four years
 
2007-07-03 05:09:30 PM  
Jack Thompson is such a douche that even my 13 year old knows who hi is! Some video games are not meant for kids. I think that the rating system for games is better than that for movies. I mean really who but a mush brain buys an "M" rated game for an eight year old?
 
2007-07-03 05:10:22 PM  
Jack Thompson also filed numerous complaints to the FCC regarding Howard Stern, Bubba the Love Sponge, and Neil Rogers. There may have been more, but I don't remember. He has taken it upon himself to be the moral compass of all society.
 
2007-07-03 05:13:39 PM  
people need to just accept the fact that not everyone(maybe not even most people) who are this much of an A hole are not insane or in need of mental health. They are just A holes. accept it.
 
2007-07-03 05:14:23 PM  
HulkHands: He ran against Janet Reno in the late 80's. He incessantly asked what her sexual orientation was during debates. She said it shouldn't matter and when he insisted Reno put her hand on his shoulder and responded, "I'm only interested in virile men. That's why I'm not attracted to you."

Far and away the coolest thing she's ever done.
 
2007-07-03 05:15:56 PM  
"are insane"

damnit
 
2007-07-03 05:16:04 PM  
In this case, what an outstanding use of mental instability as a way to possibly disbar this waste of space.

/rock on
 
2007-07-03 05:16:51 PM  
I need my violent video games 'cause my freezer is broken.
 
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