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Jack Thompson Tossed Out Of Court

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the painful-exit dept.

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dmouritsendk writes "According to a story at IGN, Jack Thompson has been removed from the lawsuit filed by the families of two murdered police officers vs. Rockstar, Sony and game retailers. While previously he stated that he had withdrawn, details have now come out that the judge actually pulled his temporary license to practice law in Alabama. The reason for all this? Thompson's behavior." From the article: "The removal of Thompson from the case does not necessarily represent the end of the trial as his long-time associate Ray Reiser will assume the role of lead counsel for the case's plaintiffs. Not one to take such things lying down, Thompson fired back at Judge Moore by claiming the the judge has 'has violated... The Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics by his unfortunate, improper, and prejudicial acts in this case, at the expense of three bereaved Alabama families.'"

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381 comments

Who is Jack Thompson? (2, Funny)

colin_n (50370) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094015)

Can anyone explain who this guy is?

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (3, Funny)

Braino420 (896819) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094056)

yup [google.com]

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (4, Informative)

pat_trick (218868) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094078)

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (5, Funny)

RoadDoggFL (876257) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094626)

(Score:5, Informative) [wikipedia.org]

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (4, Informative)

Jerry Coffin (824726) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094096)

Can anyone explain who this guy is?

The short version is that he's a guy on a crusade against video games. One longer version can be found Here. [wikipedia.org]

--
The universe is a figment of its own imagination.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094520)

If I wanted to see sigs, I would enable them jackass.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094627)

Tough titties.

--
You WILL read my sig!

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (3, Funny)

Dante Shamest (813622) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094101)

Can anyone explain who this guy is?

Couldn't Google or Wikipedia for his name, could you???

The only person who's dumb enough not to do that is...OMG IT'S YOU, JACK THOMPSON!

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (4, Informative)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094127)

An asshole Christian fundemental lawyer who acts as if he believes that violence in videogames is solely responsible for violence in America. Because he states these facts so loudly, he is commonly interviewed on sunday morning talk shows and the like whenever some violent act occurs.

The funny part being that the things he claims happens in these games, many times is false; whether lie by ignorance or intent I'll leave an excercise to the reader.

He also appears to believe that his internal thought process is the one most likely for the US government to follow, and displays genuine surprise (and shock) when this is not the case, as in recently when he tried to get Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade locked up. Because they posted a blog indicating what a dick he was being to them and their loyal readers took affront to this mistreatment and wrote to tell him so; some of them not so politely, as I understand it.

One may also speculate that the massive traffic from Penny Arcade shut down his web server. But you can hardly blame that on PA can you? ;)

The funny part is, it was all because Jack promised $10,000 to the charity of choice of the first game development team that made a video game with a certain (particularly twisted) plotline, I guess to prove some sort of point (its my understanding that Jack is given to hyperbole)... when someone came through and made a (pretty extensive) mod to GTA putting Jack in the gunman's shoes raiding and shooting the employees of game stores, he refused to pay up.

So Penny Arcade went ahead and paid up. That, apparently, is what started all of this.

I recommend going through Penny Arcade's recent news archive for more details...

Oh and thinkgeek DOES sell an "I hate Jack Thompson" T-shirt if you're interested...

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (2, Funny)

Guysmiley777 (880063) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094243)

Because he states these facts so loudly

You misspelled "misguided opinions" in your post.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (0, Flamebait)

goldspider (445116) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094362)

"Oh and thinkgeek DOES sell an "I hate Jack Thompson" T-shirt if you're interested..."

Qute a mature, reasoned response to the ravings of this lunatic.

Nothing establishes your credibility and validates your viewpoint like an inflammatory t-shirt. Way to take the moral high ground!

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (4, Interesting)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094495)

The great part is... I don't need to take the moral high ground!

Morality in the context of Jack Thompson must refer specfically to religious morality. As a Zen Buddhist I care nothing for his Christian morality. Neither, incidentally, does the justice system of the United States of America.

Yes, I truly hate the man; both for purposefully deceiving America about what is involved in my favorite hobby with the intent of attaching a social stigma to the practice of such, for striving to make the practice of this hobby impossible for me and many others through barring and outlawing the content, and for trying to hold responsible the makers of videogames for acts which should be laid firmly at the foot of the persons doing these heinous deeds, or in some cases, partially at the feet of their parents.

Yes. I can hate a man that does those things. And I don't feel any need to pander to some so called moral high ground... I'm not trying to convince anyone I'm right. I know I'm right. If other people want to believe me, great. If not, well that's their choice. I'm pretty sure that if you stood me and Jack Thompson in a room together for five minutes on national television, and I said the most inflammatory hateful things that is in my soul to say, that I would STILL come out of the debate looking far more credible.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094516)

YOu hate Christians, Yet you take advice on moderation from a fat Buddha?

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (5, Insightful)

ToasterofDOOM (878240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094557)

Even so, it is wrong to ridicule Christianity. Most Christians simply laugh off this guy, myself included, even down here in the 'Bible Belt'. Trust me, he is all politics and this has nothing to do with his Christianity.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (5, Insightful)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094642)

You're right and I do want to make clear that when I talk about Jack Thompson, his brand of Christianity has as much to do with what they practice at the church down the street as McDonald's McFish sandwich does with the ocean...

To a man like this, his religion is a tool. It's one he brandies about and waves to get what he wants. Sure he likes to wave his Bible around and pretend that God is personally on his side. But if you were to show him some Biblical passages about freedom of choice and the ability of lawyers to turn darkness into light and so on... well I'm pretty sure he'd just rip those pages out and burn them on the courthouse steps...

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

hackstraw (262471) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094446)

he believes that violence in videogames is solely responsible for violence in America

This is a little offtopic, but not too far.

Humans are violent animals that are more often than not rewarded for being violent, even if it is against their own species. What evidence (if you believe in evolution to some extent) is there that we lost that hunter drive?

We get together in by the thousands to over a hundred thousand people to watch modern hunting games like soccer, football, basketball, etc.

We also get off on killing animals for "sport", even though we have other ways of obtaining food.

Its not that bad, my cats still have it too.

They have no need to hunt or kill. I give them a free flowing container of food, but they still kill rabbits, mice, and birds. And they bring them to me as a present too!

Is killing wrong? Not necessarily. But it does not come free of consequences either.

I love the religious saying, "Kill 'em all and let God sort them out". I can't put it any better than that.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

CFTM (513264) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094540)

I prefer the religious saying, "DEATH TO ALL ZEALOTS!"

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (5, Funny)

Geoffreyerffoeg (729040) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094459)

An asshole Christian fundemental lawyer

Please don't use the term "Christian" to refer to Jack Thompson, for the same reason that you shouldn't use the term "monkey" to refer to George W. Bush.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (2, Insightful)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094571)

I do apologize to all the Christians out there. Calling Jack Thompson Christian is a lot like calling Osama Bin Ladin Muslim... Many (in fact most) Christians are calm level headed people who would never knowingly lie about a videogame simply to prove a point, would not start a one-man crusade against immorality in the (supposedly) free United States, and would certainly not try to lay responsibility for hundreds of murders at the doorstep of videogame publishers, and not the people who, you know, pulled triggers to make bullets fly through the air at other people...

Most Christians would also not associate what is obivously a simple (and asinine) teenaged prank on a plaintiff in a multi-million dollar lawsuit...

(from wiki's jack article)

Upon returning home Jack Thompson discovered a tube of vaginal lubricant left at his front door. Thompson said he believes Rockstar may have been responsible for leaving it there.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

Professr3 (670356) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094579)

Yeah, we don't want to be associated with him, for obvious reasons. He reflects badly on his species.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

ToasterofDOOM (878240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094500)

Thanks for disrespecting Christianity, which has nothing to do wih this in the same way that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. If faith is/was at all mentioned it was only as a mask for pure politics my friend.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

plasmasurfer (384420) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094598)

Asshole Christian fundamental lawyer
Isn't that some sort of complex oxymoron?

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094129)

"Jack Thompson" is the name of an upcoming computer game title where a former lead counsel turned mad kills everyone at an Alabama courthouse with Doom 3 style weapons. Mark my words.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

B3ryllium (571199) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094577)

How do you turn "darkness" and "gloom" into weapons?

Jack Thompson is a lawyer (5, Insightful)

typical (886006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094210)

Can anyone explain who this guy is?

I don't think that the parent post is necessarily a troll. If you haven't been following the gaming press or reading Slashdot every day, he's not that hard to be unaware of. My mother certainly doesn't know who he is.

Jack Thompson is a lawyer who, for one reason or another, has attempted to attack violent games in the media.

It's actually getting to be very hard to obtain any accurate, netural information on him at all -- so many of the people online play video games and are scared of what they think that he might push through that almost all information is biased -- the Wikipedia article [wikipedia.org] on him is definitely not particularly neutral, and the gaming press dislikes him for obvious reasons.

Combine that with the fact that the man is a political conservative and a Christian (pretty obvious from his website [wikipedia.org] ) and given to rather inaccurate rhetoric, and you basically wind up with every article or online writing about him becoming a flamefest.

Re:Jack Thompson is a lawyer (1)

typical (886006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094277)

Sorry. I linked to the WP article twice instead of to Thompson's homepage. Here's the proper [stopkill.com] link.

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (0, Redundant)

valhallaprime (749304) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094413)

He's the right-wing radical Christian lawyer version of Gary Busey. That's all.

You have got to be kidding! I call shenanigans! (1)

Mille Mots (865955) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094478)

Are you seriously trying to convince the entire /. community that

...wait for it...

...here it comes...

You Don't Know Jack?

--
Burn, karma, burn

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1)

opposume (600667) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094582)

He is someone who cannot go a day without a post on /... Nothing new to see here move along...

Re:Who is Jack Thompson? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094601)

The name Lionel Hutz comes to mind.

What can I say but... (4, Funny)

Psychor (603391) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094019)

Hit the road, Jack.

Re:for (x=0 xx+1;x++) (4, Funny)

Chickenofbristol55 (884806) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094164)

System.out.print ("and don't you come back... no more... no more... no more... no more.");

Re:for (x=0 xx+1;x++) (1)

MarkGriz (520778) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094430)

Captain: What you say!!

Re:What can I say but... (5, Funny)

colmore (56499) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094418)

and don't you come back, no. -- Moore.

Hmm (2, Funny)

voice_of_all_reason (926702) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094032)

Any chance we can, as Red from The Shawshank Redemption so eloquently put "have him do the airdance before the first May flowers push up out the ground?"

Maybe the judge saw his book on Amazon (2, Funny)

ishmalius (153450) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094040)

That would inspire the typical "Who the hell IS this guy?" response.

Re:Maybe the judge saw his book on Amazon (1)

bryan986 (833912) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094311)

He likes to whine [slashdot.org] a lot

Grinning from ear to ear. (4, Funny)

sc0ttyb (833038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094046)

This isn't the same as him being barred from practicing law PERIOD, but I just couldn't help myself...

*plays Final Fantasy IV victory fanfare and dances*

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (1)

RiotNrrd (35077) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094182)

Just wait dude.

He's got enough rope and it looks like he can't tie that noose fast enough.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (1)

cpt kangarooski (3773) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094363)

Nah, not likely. A suspension _maybe_, but AFAIK he hasn't done anything serious enough to warrant losing his license permanently.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (1)

sc0ttyb (833038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094381)

I dunno. I hear some places will toss your license for being a bona fide asshat.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (1)

CaymanIslandCarpedie (868408) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094668)

Are we still talking about lawyers here? I'd always thought being an asshat, was a prerequisite for that profession?

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (4, Interesting)

ptomblin (1378) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094357)

Just wait. A lawyer friend of mine says that this order will be submitted to the Florida Bar, which is currently investigating his behaviour, and it WILL be used as evidence against him. Especially the bits about him violating the judge's order, and his spamming the judge and the opposing counsel with press releases and long paranoid diatribes.

I've read some of the emails that he's sent out. Did you know that his wife got some sample packet of vaginal lubricant in the mail, and he uses that as evidence that Blank Rome (the opposing law firm), the judge, and the Republican Party are all out to get him? Fascinating stuff.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (2, Funny)

sc0ttyb (833038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094421)

Wait, he thinks the Republican Party is out to get him? I thought he pandered to the neo-con Republicans with his Marguerite Perrin-style nonsensical raving.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (2, Interesting)

ptomblin (1378) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094449)

Don't look for consistency in the ravings of Jack. He also blames a lot of stuff on Clinton.

Re:Grinning from ear to ear. (4, Funny)

sc0ttyb (833038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094531)

In a sick way, I'll miss Jack when he's gone. I mean, reading all those E-mails of him just flying off the deep end, his verbal diarrhea on TV, and getting one-up'd by 14-year-olds filled my days with a great deal of amusement.

If Jack Thompson has done one thing for gamers it's made them laugh. He truly is the Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf of the videogame world.

Let that be a lesson to you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094604)

What you thought was "I don't like this person, or his views, so he is therefore a member of the political party I disagree with."

faulty logic, but I see it everywhere

Jack needs to... (5, Funny)

Chickenofbristol55 (884806) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094058)

...chill out- dude try playing some violent video games, gets all that anger out of you. I like the part in San Andreas were you screw your girlfriend, ever hear about that?

Oh, crap...

Re:Jack needs to... (2, Funny)

Kazzahdrane (882423) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094138)

You must have been a really bad date, I got coffee too.

Re:Jack needs to... (0, Redundant)

Not_Wiggins (686627) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094623)

...I got coffee too.

Was that "hot coffee?" 8)

Re:Jack needs to... (1)

alex4u2nv (869827) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094666)

"screw your girlfriend..."
In other news, Video Games stores around the world were slashdotted, with GTA San Andreas being sold out.

OH NOES!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094075)

The self-important asshat got tossed out. But don't worry Jack fans, he still has a fight to fight: AMAZON!!!!!

Gezz can't someone please buy this guy a clue and docs to show him how to use it??

Judge Moore FTW (5, Funny)

jlavarj (541976) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094077)

GM Judge Moore banned Jack Thompson from the Alabama realm of the controversial MMORPG "Reality" today. The game "Reality" allows players to engage in such controversial activities as genocide, murder, theft, and mis-representation.

Re:Judge Moore FTW (2, Funny)

PunkOfLinux (870955) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094220)

however, it also allows (and encourages, to an extent) being nice!

Re:Judge Moore FTW (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094471)

You are an intellectual abortion.

Re:Judge Moore FTW (1)

E-Rock (84950) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094483)

Man, I wish my server had that mod. :)

Quite the role model that Jack Thompson is (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094082)

Fighting day after day to defend impressionable children from inappropriate, uh, role models.

Don'cha come back no more... (5, Funny)

Hobbes897 (782722) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094083)

Leave it to Jack Thompson to get kicked out of Alabama for improper behavior.

So... (1)

RoadDogTy (921208) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094084)

If video games about killing cause kids to go out and kill people, how long would it take someone to whip up an FPS where all the baddies are Jack Thompson?

insert quote... (1)

10am-bedtime (11106) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094085)

about the south suffering from something other than the prevalance of fried food, here.

ugh, lawyers and their ways...

Advertisement. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094087)

I love how while reading about this on the main page, there was a giant GTA banner beside this story.

Judge Moore (4, Insightful)

alienmole (15522) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094089)

The article mentions Judge Moore, and this is Alabama. Is this the same Judge Moore that was removed from office [cnn.com] for refusing to get rid of his statue of the ten commandments? If so, I say his sanction of Jack Thompson is obviously correct. It takes one (wacko) to know one.

Re:Judge Moore (1)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094197)

That’s what I was trying to find out, too. Unfortunately, IGN has not yet upgraded their content management system to include that little feature where random web surfers can read articles posted on their site. But if Thompson just got bounced by Roy Moore for being an over-the-top nutjob, well, I don’t know quite what to feel. But it certainly would put an interesting spin on things.

However, I honestly don’t remember... was Judge Moore ever reinstated? And if so, why?

Re:Judge Moore (1)

Martin Blank (154261) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094358)

Roy Moore was not reinstated, but has remained on the media circuit, and has announced his intentions to run for governor in 2006 against incumbent Gov. Bob Riley. Because both are Republicans, they'll be facing off in the summer primary.

Re:Judge Moore (1)

alienmole (15522) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094525)

Roy Moore was not reinstated, but has remained on the media circuit, and has announced his intentions to run for governor in 2006 against incumbent Gov. Bob Riley.

I like the story here [pluralism.org] :

"As Republican strategists weigh the party's prospects for 2006 and 2008, they are increasingly worried about a political confrontation with Roy S. Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who became a hero to religious conservatives when he refused to follow a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state's judicial building. Moore, a Republican who enjoys widespread support in his home state, is poised to run against a vulnerable Republican governor. If he wins, some party strategists speculate, he could defy a federal court order again by erecting a religious monument outside the Alabama State Capitol building. With the 2008 presidential race looming, President Bush would then face a no-win decision: either call out the National Guard to enforce a court order against a religious display on state grounds or allow a fellow born-again Christian to defy the courts."

Re:Judge Moore (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094223)

I'm afraid not - This one is James Moore, and the other wacko is Roy Moore.

Re:Judge Moore (5, Informative)

Otter (3800) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094230)

That was my first thought, but, no -- this is Fayette County Circuit Judge James Moore, not Supreme Court Chief justice Roy Moore.

Re:Judge Moore (5, Informative)

ProZachar (410739) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094298)

That's former Chief Justice of Alabama, thank you very much. They threw his ass out a while ago.

Re:Judge Moore (5, Informative)

lelitsch (31136) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094254)

No, Jack got tossed by Fayette County Circuit Judge James Moore. The Ten Commandment case centered around Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Roy got removed from office in November 2003 Alabama's judicial ethics panel for his conduct in that case, by the way.

Backup theory (1)

alienmole (15522) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094433)

I thought Judge Roy might have quietly gotten reinstated as an ordinary judge in the meantime, after the media fuss had died down. My backup theory is that having two Judge Moores in Alabama can mean only one thing, the explanation for which can be found in the entry for Alabama on this page [noapologiespress.com] .

Asshattery (5, Insightful)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094100)

Thompson was effectively thrown off the case for actions "before this Court [that] suggest that he is unable to conduct himself in a manner befitting practice in this state." Furthermore, Moore has referred Thompson's conduct to Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama Bar for "appropriate action."
That's from the article, but the rest of the Court's statememnt goes on to blast Jack for being an asshat and making wild claims.

In a prime example of karma, the defense submitted some of Thompson's own press releases to the Court as evidence of why he was unfit.

Woah (0, Redundant)

Xshare (762241) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094104)

New acheivement. Thompson got kicked out of court by the guy who put a couple tons of Ten Commandments in the court.

sweet...

I think there needs to be a CSI:Miami Episode..... (1)

8127972 (73495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094105)

.......where the CSI team has to find the killer of a outspoken anti violent video game crusader who angered a group of geeks with his irational activities.

Re:I think there needs to be a CSI:Miami Episode.. (1)

ral315 (741081) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094512)

Funnily enough, last night's episode involved some gamers who were competing in a real-life game that involved them killing innocent people. No anti-gaming crusader dead, though.

A Judge has revoked your license to practice law.. (4, Funny)

Spad (470073) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094111)

Do you:

a) Accept their judgement with good grace
b) Grudgingly accept the judgement but state that you believe it to be in error
c) Accuse the judge of breaking the law, of being biased against your clients and of generally being incompetant

If you're Jack Thompson you probably also do d) File a lawsuit against the judge for dismissing you.

Information about Jack Thompson (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094132)

For the many who didn't care before and who won't care afterwards..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorn ey) [wikipedia.org]

Just another lawyer who might have been on TV too much...

He really needs..... (5, Funny)

8127972 (73495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094160)

..... a cup of hot coffee to help him calm down.

Ray Reiser? (1)

MobileC (83699) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094167)

So do we boycott the Reiser file system now?

What A Dick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094198)

"Thompson fired back at Judge Moore by claiming the the judge has 'has violated... The Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics by his unfortunate, improper, and prejudicial acts in this case, at the expense of three bereaved Alabama families.'"
Myabe he'll be slapped with contempt of court.

modders (1)

penguin-collective (932038) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094205)

Where is the Doom 3 "Jack Thompson" mod? I think Thompson would be perfectly cast as an evil Nazi zombie.

Karma? Stupidity? (2)

WhiteWolf666 (145211) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094310)

Either way: Just desserts.

As much as we hate Jack-o, I'm surprised... (2, Funny)

Cl1mh4224rd (265427) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094338)

...that Slashdot didn't jump on this when GameSpot covered it [gamespot.com] ... 4 days ago.

Re:As much as we hate Jack-o, I'm surprised... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14094502)

If you seen this 4 days ago, why didn't you submit it to Slashdot?

Re:As much as we hate Jack-o, I'm surprised... (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094570)

Gamespot doesn't pay for stories like other sites/posters

I take back... (1)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094351)

...any bad thing I may have ever said about Alabama.

And now Jack can go home, sulk, and concentrate on suing Amazon [slashdot.org] for all the mean things people said about him.

.

Jack Thompson replaced by Hunter Thompson (2, Funny)

hosecoat (877680) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094367)

Jack Thompsons incorrigible behavior, his mumbling incoherence, his fishing hats, aviator frames and cigarette holders have cause him to be tossed out of court only to be replaced by Hunter S. Thompson

insert (0, Offtopic)

Kamic (723048) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094369)

!-- insert hot coffee jokes here --!

headline for 11-23-05 (1)

phlegmofdiscontent (459470) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094389)

Jack Thompson Sues Alabama

In related news... what about the CSI episode? (1)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094400)

remember CSI episode with the GTA-like videogame? I don't live in the US, so I wanted to know if any of you guys watched it. Was it good, bad?

Re:In related news... what about the CSI episode? (5, Funny)

hublan (197388) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094599)

Was it good, bad?

Dude. It was CSI. It was bad.

Next up... (5, Funny)

SlashAmpersand (918025) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094429)

Jack Thompson will soon issue a "prize" of $10,000 for somebody to code a game in which Judge Moore is flogged then killed violently. Then he'll tell Judge Moore it was meant as satire.

Re:Next up... (1)

Maxim Kovalenko (764126) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094545)

I just hope somebody else other than Gabe and Tycho pick up the $10,000 tab on that one.;)

Can we... (2, Insightful)

fallen1 (230220) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094496)

get a link that DOESN'T include frigging flash ads as part of the deal? My system as set up will not continue on to the article itself and, yeah, some of us actually RTFA ;-)

Re:Can we... WHOOPS! (1)

fallen1 (230220) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094539)

Nevermind. Here you go everyone: IGN link with no frigging ads [ign.com]

Blame Jack's Church (1)

BigBuckHunter (722855) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094515)

We should probably lobby to make it a crime for Jack's church to preach to people under the age of 18, since it obviously causes deviant behavior in adulthood. This church's "social conditioning" seemingly teaches children that suing people you don't like, insulting judges, teaching religion in science class, and general ass-hattery are OK in the modern world. We need to "protect the children" from this sort of de-sensitization "abuse".Parents also need to be hold accountable when they volunterily relinquish control of their teenagers to this "inhumane" religious institution. The punishment bieng life "in Alabama".

Making my own attempt at sarcastic ass-hattery
BBH

Watch out... (1)

jZnat (793348) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094578)

So they say they're replacing Thompson with Reiser. I thought they were trying to bring in someone who'd act like a professional...

Obligatory Nelson (1)

javaxman (705658) | more than 8 years ago | (#14094616)

(pointing) HA HA! [tk421.net]
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