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Jack Thompson Responds to Take Two Suit 131

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from the nothing-good-can-come-from-this dept.
interactive_civilian writes "Jack Thompson has personally replied to ArsTechnica regarding their coverage of the lawsuit from TakeTwo. Really, it's best for Jack to speak for himself: 'I have been praying, literally, that Take-Two and its lawyers would do something so stupid, so arrogant, so dumb, even dumber than what they have to date done, that such a misstep would enable me to destroy Take-Two. With the filing of this SLAPP lawsuit last week, my prayers are finally answered. This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.'"
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Jack Thompson Responds to Take Two Suit

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  • by Walt Dismal (534799) on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:44PM (#18403529)
    There is NO truth to the rumors that Jack will star in Saw IV.
    • by BSAtHome (455370)
      I think he could star as the comic relief at some stage though...
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Lord Kano (13027)
      I can hear it now...
      • "Hello Jack. I want to play a game. For more than a decade you've seen yourself as a moral crusader. You've attempted to dictate to others what music they should listen to and what video games they should play because of your own sense of ethics. Today is different. You are now chained to a chair with one pound of dynamite placed directly beneath your scrotum. This dynamite will explode in ten minutes. In front of you is a PC with the game Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas with the Hot Coffee
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by inode_buddha (576844)
        IMHO there is a huge difference between morals and ethics. Mr. Thompson and his actions are the perfect illustration of this phenomenon.
  • Stupid? Well quite high up there is Jack, a lawyer, praying. The man should have a bit of faith in his lawyer skillz ;D.
    • by kalirion (728907) on Monday March 19, 2007 @03:10PM (#18404609)
      The fact that Jack isn't in jail yet is a testament to his 1337 pr4y3r $k!112. Of course just who he's praying to is a matter of some debate...
      • by Darby (84953)
        The fact that Jack isn't in jail yet is a testament to his 1337 pr4y3r $k!112. Of course just who he's praying to is a matter of some debate...

        You, my fellow /.er are clearly a pirate of the eyepatch variety.
        I conclude this based on all the extra arrrrrrrs you threw into your post.

        pr4y3r=p4y3r and praying=paying.

        Ramen

  • by Vengeance (46019)
    I would ask if the man was mentally unhinged, but that's been obvious for a while. I wonder though, what he means by 'gone on March 23'?
  • Didn't the Florida Bar Association try to get him disbarred for his conduct?
    • by spribyl (175893) on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:50PM (#18403611)
      According to this it was Alabama not Florida.

      http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20051122-5613 .html [arstechnica.com]

      In Florida they are still working on it. Though, I don't think his status is still good standing.
      http://gamepolitics.com/2007/02/03/jack-thompson-f aces-florida-bar-disciplinary-hearing/ [gamepolitics.com]
      • by nuzak (959558) on Monday March 19, 2007 @04:42PM (#18405813) Journal
        Alabama hasn't disbarred him -- yet (he's not even licensed in Alabama). He got his pro hac vice status revoked on one case, along with 18 pages of blistering rebuke from the judge, an order to attach it to any further applications to practice in AL, a threat of contempt, and a referral to the Alabama bar's disciplinary committee.

        Thompson, in Classic Jack Style, filed his own ethics complaint against the judge. I think hearings are still pending. This was in 2005. I think Florida might be through with him before Alabama even gets to him, or it's possible that AL is just waiting, since if he's disbarred in Florida and has no other practice, the Alabama issue will be somewhat moot.
    • by bockelboy (824282) on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:57PM (#18403687)
      Yup. Here's a good quote from wikipedia:

      In February 2007, the Florida Bar filed disbarment proceedings against Thompson over allegations of professional misconduct. The action was the result of separate grievances filed by people claiming that Thompson made defamatory, false statements and attempted to humiliate, embarrass, harass or intimidate them.
      Thompson also sued the state bar in April 2006. After a few press releases, he dropped the suit in May 2006. For the most part this is how his cases go. There are a few big releases about "SUEING TAKE-TWO FOR $234 million," then the case is dropped within a month or two.

      Also of note is that he did a similar campaign against Janet Reno. Yes, that Janet Reno. From wikipedia:

      Thompson gave 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." He filed a police report accusing her of battery for touching him.
      Even more:

      In 1990, after his election loss, Thompson began a campaign against the efforts of Switchboard of Miami, a social services group of which Reno was a board member. Thompson charged that the group placed "homosexual-education tapes" in public schools. Switchboard responded by getting the Florida Supreme Court to order that he submit to a psychiatric examination. Thompson did so and passed, and since then has stated on more than one occasion that he is "the only officially certified sane lawyer in the entire state of Florida."
      Yup - his antics are so ridiculous that they made him take a sanity test.
      • by Chris Burke (6130) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:31PM (#18404151) Homepage
        Yup - his antics are so ridiculous that they made him take a sanity test.

        Yeah, and the psychiatric profession is still reeling from the blow to the credibility of their sanity test. They continue to look for the solution to what they call "The Thompson Erroneous Sane Diagnosis Anomaly" or just "The Thompson Anomaly".
      • by Kaenneth (82978)
        Thompson gave 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." He filed a police report accusing her of battery for touching him. My respect for Janet Reno just increased exponentially. Not because she disliked Jack, but for her quick wit.
      • Careful when you argue against Jackson using Wikipeida. The last time I checked that article, it was one of Wiki's worst in terms of apparent reliability - the bias was so overpowering I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. Although that may have been from laughing.

        Anyway, remember to use a better source when explaining to your friends and family why Everyone Hates Jack Thompson.
      • by d3ac0n (715594)

        "the only officially certified sane lawyer in the entire state of Florida."

        Ok, I loathe Jack Thompson, but I have to admit, that's funny. :)

        One other point. As a Christian, I would like to formally denounce Jack Thompson as a hypocrite of the first class. He reminds me of the Pharisees of Christ's time. All pious on the outside, but completely corrupt and vile on the inside.

        Jack, stop quoting scripture. We Christians pretty much never get an even break in the press as it is. We don't need you making i

  • by RyanFenton (230700) on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:47PM (#18403565)
    At this point, I have to ask: Is Jack Thomson a real crazy person, or is he some cleverly created foil? The man acts like a fictional villain, trying to transparently conflate religion and his own fevered obsessions, and then trying to say that this gives him legal justification for his own insanity, insisting that the fact that he hasn't been completely stopped yet is proof.

    I do understand that people really can be this crazy, and worse, but there just seems to be an air of even more blatant unreality at this point in his insanity.

    Ryan Fenton
    • Re: (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by Applekid (993327)
      SCO would do [slashdot.org] well [slashdot.org] to add [slashdot.org] him [slashdot.org] to their crack [slashdot.org] legal [slashdot.org] team [slashdot.org].
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by HTH NE1 (675604)
      Vell, Jack Thompson's just this guy, you know?
    • I agree completely.

      In fact, I'd like to explore the theory that Jack is actually on some under-the-table payroll of Take-Two and other video game publishers. His job? Act like a total asshat thus doing immeasurable damage to the true "anti-gaming" policy pushers out there.

      Sounds reasonable to me...
    • by Don_dumb (927108)
      Fictional villain is a good analogy. He does seem to have such strange reactions and statements that show a persistent lack of reality. The March 23rd thing seems to be some weird prophecy that has no bearing on any announced events (as far as I can see)

      I don't know about you but like many evil super-villains, I am beginning to like him. Or maybe it's because I am British.
      • by Phisbut (761268)

        The March 23rd thing seems to be some weird prophecy that has no bearing on any announced events (as far as I can see)

        March 23rd is quite real [cnn.com]. However, Jack has nothing to do with anything that might happen on that day.

    • by SomeoneGotMyNick (200685) on Monday March 19, 2007 @03:10PM (#18404617) Journal

      Is Jack Thomson a real crazy person, or is he some cleverly created foil?
      He has a Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] entry, so he must be real. Right.....????

      Also, while I was on Wikipedia, I found out that Sinbad had died.

    • I understand what you mean. I too wondered if it was even possible for a real man who exists in the real world to be so diametrically opposed to everything we respect, even the rules of adult discourse. Thompson does an excellent job of reducing many of the complexities of the real world back down to the black and white realm we knew as children.

      In answer to your question, having known of and followed Jack Thompson's exploits since Hot Coffee, I believe that he really is the man he appears to be at face val
    • by Alsee (515537)
      Is Jack Thomson a real crazy person, or is he some cleverly created foil?

      Does he pronounce his last name with a silent-T?
      The 'Ompson Repor?

      -
  • so stupid as he seems or is this a kind of joke? I mean, religion has nothing to do with laws. If it were so we would find ourselves still in the dark ages. So what's exactly Jack Thomson looking for? Publicity? I find pretty funny that this man uses the Bible as example because I remember that no man should judge his brother, only God can do it. So... yeah... Is Jack Thomson proclaiming he's God and has the right to judge? This is pretty absurd...
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by aplusjimages (939458)
      A Joystiq user decided to talk to JT about Jesus. Here's his comment from Joystiq [joystiq.com]:

      112. I sent him an email last night about how Jesus didn't preach destruction of one's enemies. This is the response I got:

      "Actually, He is coming back to judge and to destroy. Learn your Bible, goofball"

      Anyone surprised in the least?

  • Hoax? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jandrese (485) <kensama@vt.edu> on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:50PM (#18403605) Homepage Journal
    Everybody knows Jack is a nut and all, but this smells like a hoax to me. The language doesn't feel right for a lawyer (even a crazy one) and I don't see the point of him sending a letter like this. However, if it turns out to be true then Jack has really gone off of the deep end.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      The language doesn't feel right for a lawyer (even a crazy one) and I don't see the point of him sending a letter like this.
      Have you ever read any of his other letters?

      Honestly it's amazing the man even has a law degree. I seriously wonder if it was found in a cracker jack box.
    • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      The language is perfectly fitting with his character. He frequently writes letters like that, and I've actually heard clips from him before. This is 100% Jack Thompson. He's not just a nut because of his viewpoints... he's frequently called a nut precisely for things like this.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by brunascle (994197)

      The language doesn't feel right for a lawyer
      i agree. as i read it, in my head i'm replying "so's your face"
    • by _Sprocket_ (42527)

      However, if it turns out to be true then Jack has really gone off of the deep end.


      Jack has not only gone off the deep end quite some time ago, he has spent years paddling around in it. It would seem the deep end is his element. What you're seeing here is simply Jack doing his usual backstroke while humming the theme to Jaws.
    • I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this letter is not genuine. Even JT knows that "God Himself" didn't write any of the Psalms. The Psalms of David are written by, get this, DAVID.
    • by Alsee (515537)
      No, no hoax. Jack Thompson is that nutty and more. What was quoted here was far from his nuttiest rant.

      Thompson's temporary admission to the Alabama bar was revoked by Judge Moore: "Mr. Thompson's actions before this Court suggest that he is unable to conduct himself in a manner befitting practice in this state." Last I heard his Florida license (his home practice) is currently in jeopardy because of his antics.

      This moron has a habit of including people's phone numbers in his internet rants. Not only has he
  • Good standing? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Chr0me (180627)
    How does having the Florida Bar investigate you for ethical violations and filing disbarment procedures constitute "good standing?"
    • Re:Good standing? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:06PM (#18403827) Homepage Journal
      You're in "good standing" until your license is revoked. Sometimes it seems like a lawyer's primary skill is to lie by telling the truth. When he says that, he is technically telling the truth, but through the language he uses (which is absolutely technically accurate) he makes it seem like the bar is supporting him completely, which is of course the diametric opposite of the truth. English is a really great language for lawyers because every word tends to have a whole pile of meanings.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Sometimes it seems like a lawyer's primary skill is to lie by telling the truth.

        As Shakespeare wrote in "The Merchant of Venice", "The devil can site scripture for his purpose."
      • by demon (1039)
        I think that would fall in the category of "lying by omission" - strictly he's telling the truth, except for leaving out the really telling bits.
        • Re:Good standing? (Score:5, Informative)

          by tinkerghost (944862) on Monday March 19, 2007 @03:39PM (#18404989) Homepage
          Good Standing is actually a technical term for professionals, as a lawyer it has a specific meaning:
          • He has a certified law degree.
          • He has passed the State Bar Exam.
          • he has paid his annual dues.
          • He has not been expelled or suspended from the State Bar.
          That's it. Once you are in, you are in Good Standing unless you loose your license or forget to pay your dues & allow it to lapse. So like Jack, you can be in the process of being disbarred for baritry while at the same time legitimately claim to be in good standard.
          • by demon (1039)
            Yes, exactly - he can say "I'm in good standing with the Florida Bar Association!" - while leaving off the "for now", which really should be tacked on there.
  • This dude is of his rocker.... I mean completely insane.
  • by Dachannien (617929) on Monday March 19, 2007 @01:57PM (#18403689)
    The "nothing-good-can-come-from-this" department?

    We've already gotten something good from it: twenty-four karat comedy gold!
    • Actually, Take Two stands to gain a great deal from this press release.

      The statement "Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." comes readily to mind, although in this case, "say" would actually be "write."
  • by CompMD (522020) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:00PM (#18403745)
    If only Jack would join forces with Fred Phelps, we'd have the ultimate legal team for all that is moral and right in this world.

    In all seriousness, I think Jack should move to Topeka with Fred. With the two of them together, I think we can justify the use of nuclear weapons on American citizens. Just two of them. It would so be worth it.
  • That has to be a hoax.

    There's no way the guy could have written that. A lawyer wrote that? A vague bunch of threats and insults insinuating he's going to do something next week?

    Huh?

    Well, if it is him, he sure is losing a lot of credibility. We used to worry about the exposure he got, now I'm finding more and more non-gamers have heard of Jack Thompson - the far right looney toon who sues to stop them from making video games.
  • by stubear (130454) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:02PM (#18403767)
    "This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law."

    Apparently he's never taken a good close look at the lawsuits he's filed against Take Two or the laws he's helped write - which, by the way, have all been subsequently rejected on constitutional grounds. Part of me hopes he gets disbarred but that might be the only thing that's helped keep him in check (well reasonably in check compared to what he could possibly do without the fear of being disbarred - run for office for instance).
    • Attempts to deflect the truth is a fairly common with his type. It's always convenient to say "they are the a-holes for doing x, y and z" all the while doing x, y, and z in a greater magnitude. The proverb of plank in your own eye vs. speck in someone else's eye still holds true.
  • Does JT think he is intimidating? He is like a thirteen year old with a brand new thesaurus. His response boils down to "No ur dum."
    • Supposedly there was an email exchange between Thompson and an actual fourteen year old, where it did in fact boil down to that in a quite literal way, minus the spelling. It was not the child that sunk to name-calling.

      It doesn't seem to be online anymore but I'm sure it's on an archive page somewhere. Mentioned in this thread.
      http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=165566&c id=13810762 [slashdot.org]
  • Bible? (Score:2, Interesting)

    He ... he quotes the Bible. Why is he quoting the bible? I mean ... if the Almighty God has sent Jack down to save us from the heathens, personally I think we're fucked I think the fact that jack seems to completely ignore games such as God of War (Which has the same rating as GTA, is MUCH more violent and has a much higher quality of nudity than the super secret unlockable) proves he doesnt really care about protecting the innocent children, take two was in the news a lot so going after them is big public
    • by nuzak (959558)
      > jack seems to completely ignore games such as God of War

      Nothing more than a rather bland form letter at any rate: http://www.jackthompson.org/archives/index.htm#06_ 08_05_01 [jackthompson.org]

      Aside from his odd little rant at the Maxis Porn Simulator (aka The Sims 2), Jack's videogaming bete noir has consistently been Rockstar Games, transferred to Take-Two at large. Before that it was 2 Live Crew (yes, he was behind the campaign of hounding them)
      • Hah I didnt even know that. But then this gem pops up:

        I wish to thank you for your call that the FTC investigate Take-Two Interactive in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" scandal, specifically as to whether Take-Two lied.

        Hold on, waita minute, back it up. What does the FTC have to do with video game standards and protecting the children (o wont you please think of the children). I thought Take two was being investigated for backdating stock options

    • by grub (11606)

      He ... he quotes the Bible. Why is he quoting the bible?

      Because he's a delusional kook who thinks he's working for an invisible super-being. Letters such as his give a lot of insight into his mental state.

    • by lmnfrs (829146)
      God of War has a more sophisticated storyline, rooted in ancient history and full of references to ancient times. Because of this, its audience tends to be older or more knowledgeable than that of the GTA games, which are played by everyone.
      In other words, he's just attacking what's popular and known enough that non-gamers have heard of it. That way he will get more air time and print coverage, which will lead to the misguided anger of the weirdos in religious and activist groups. That's all he's really ab
  • From TFA:

    The pit Take-Two has dug for itself will be patently clear next week when I strike back. Oh, and by the way, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone on March 23, so this pit-digging comes at a very bad time indeed.
    You heard it here first. On March 23, 2007, the entire Take-Two management and board will be gone.

    Guess we'll just have to wait until Friday. I'm not holding my breath.
    • Re:March 23, 2007 (Score:4, Informative)

      by Vaibhav_Locke (1010373) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:23PM (#18404025)
      Actually he's referring to the fact that the CEO will be resigning, idk any details but the investors have decided to take over the board, mainly because of all the bad publicity they have been receiving (thanks in no small part to jacky). The CEO however was convicted of backdating stock options, something that has nothing to do with Jack or the video game industry at all.
    • by GodInHell (258915) *
      If he kills them.. we are stupid for not seeing it coming.

      Well.. I guess I'm now going to be stupid if he dosen't try to kill them.. but.. whatever :).

      -GiH
    • March 23? That's odd, I could have sworn that was the date of the annual board meeting... until it got rescheduled [take2games.com] until March 29, that is.
  • WOW! (Score:2, Funny)

    by sanjacguy (908392)
    Jack Thompson's letter closes with

    Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games. Jack Thompson

    OMG, I'm like the most religious person ever with my raiding guild! Quick! To Blackwing Lair! For Justice! For Freedom! For Jesus!

    Man, I couldn't even TYPE that with a straight face!

    • Re:WOW! (Score:5, Funny)

      by MeanderingMind (884641) on Monday March 19, 2007 @04:42PM (#18405817) Homepage Journal
      All I want to know is, how did Jesus manage to keep from releasing his spirit for 3 days without being in an instance? He couldn't have used a soulstone otherwise.

      But then he did say, "Into your hands I commit my spirit", which would indicate he instantly released. If that's the case, I guess the corpse run was just a really long one. Having them move the body into a sealed tomb probably didn't help, although he might have been in range to rez outside.

      I'm sorry God, don't smite me. I haven't hit level 60 yet!
      • Alternatively, he could've gotten to his corpse pretty fast and just not res'd for 3 days. He couldn't have not released, because you auto-release after 6 minutes. But you can stand by your corpse indefinitely without res'ing. ;)
        • by theghost (156240)
          The guild was camping his corpse. He just logged off and came back a few days later when they weren't around.
          • by theghost (156240)
            lol - The guild's name was "Roman Legion," but by including brackets i turned it into an html tag and made it disappear. When will i learn to preview? ;)
  • Don Quixote (Score:5, Funny)

    by Vaibhav_Locke (1010373) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:26PM (#18404067)

    I me15ter on the ars discussion puts it best, so i quote his quote here:

    In short, his wits being quite gone, he hit upon the strangest notion that ever madman in this world hit upon, and that was that he fancied it was right and requisite, as well for the support of his own honour as for the service of his country, that he should make a knight-errant of himself, roaming the world over in full armour and on horseback in quest of adventures, and putting in practice himself all that he had read of as being the usual practices of knights-errant; righting every kind of wrong, and exposing himself to peril and danger from which, in the issue, he was to reap eternal renown and fame. -Don Quixote
  • Written by God? (Score:3, Informative)

    by n9uxu8 (729360) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:34PM (#18404195) Homepage
    Didn't David write the psalms? You know...singing and praying to God? You'd think he could at least get that right...
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      Please, ever word in the Bible is the unfiltered word of God himself, clearly untouched by over two thousand years of interpretation, translation and additions
    • He's a Fundie. God wrote it all with His own unerring hand.

      (Every other, more realistic, Christian is able to admit that the Bible was written by at least 70 different authors, all of whom are thought to have written everything down in more limited roles as God's messengers. This just proves Jack's off his nut in more ways than one.)

      • God wrote it all with His own unerring hand.

        And in the King's English, no less!!

      • by n9uxu8 (729360)
        But seriously, fundie or no, the psalms are David's prayer's to God (or several folks prayers depending upon your tradition). They are defined by the fact that they are the human response to God and therein lies their beauty...all of which is neither here nor there, I 'spose.
  • by Bogtha (906264) on Monday March 19, 2007 @02:41PM (#18404263)

    This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law--while in continuous good standing to do so with The Florida Bar, I might add, the shock radio and video game industry's efforts notwithstanding.

    Would that be the same Florida Bar that he has sued (unsuccessfully) twice, which he alleges is unconstitutional, engaged in a vendetta against him, and is made up of criminal racketeers? The Florida Bar that is in the process of disbarring him?

    I guess his idea of "continuous good standing" and mine differ somewhat.

  • Thompson quotes the Bible in his letter:

    7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit,
    which without cause they have digged for my soul.

    8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares;
    and let his net that he hath hid catch himself:
    into that very destruction let him fall.

    9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:
    it shall rejoice in his salvation.


    Seems to me ol' Jack actually found the place in the Bible that perfectly describes the situation, except he refuses to see that he's the one falling into
  • Question (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Sigma 7 (266129) on Monday March 19, 2007 @03:27PM (#18404825)
    Does anybody know the term for a "pseudo-lawyer" that's comparable to "quack" being used to describe a fake doctor?

    And while I'm asking, if you're going to give him more media attention than he deserves, why not provide a link to one of his previous failures in the main article text? Sure, I could pull it up on a search, but there's at least some readers who aren't aware of previous blunders.
  • by sdhankin (213671) on Monday March 19, 2007 @04:50PM (#18405941)
    "This lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is, without a doubt, the single dumbest thing I have ever seen any lawyers do in my thirty years of practicing law..."

    Listen to the man - if anyone knows stupid moves, it's Jack.
  • by LKM (227954) on Monday March 19, 2007 @05:04PM (#18406151) Homepage

    Is this letter genuine? I mean, seriously? He's claiming that he's praying for crap to happen to Take Two? Wow, what a devout christian. And the idiocy doesn't stop there:

    First he writes:

    I encourage folks to read Psalm 35, a Psalm of David, which is brilliant in its entirety (since God Himself wrote it)

    and then he finishes with

    Amen, and Praise be to God Almighty, maker of Heaven, Earth, and yes, the maker even video games

    Ignoring all the mistakes he makes, if Jack claims that something is brilliant because god wrote it, and then claims that god wrote all video games, doesn't that make all video games brilliant?

    Personally, I think he's a heretic. We all know that god didn't make all video games. He only made some of the Mario games, the early Donkey Kong games, Zelda and Pikmin. I mean, Jack is talking about Miyamoto, isn't he?

  • I wonder if the whole 'Take Two's Board will be gone March 23rd' could be construed as Jack making a terrorist threat. ...religious lunatic? Check. ...vague threats, targets, dates? Check.

    Ping: Homeland Security!

  • That God Mode is just a figure of speech?
  • The whole thing is so much more demented than the little snippet quoted here. Thompson is very clearly off his rocker, quoting scripture and praising god for this opportunity to destroy Take-Two. It's a must-read.
  • *cough* We the Video Game owners have a prepared statement for Jack Thompson:

    "Fuck You"

    That is all.

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