Fear makes money.
Did you know that? It took me awhile to figure that one out so shut the hell up if you already knew it.
Insanity also seems to make plenty of dough, just look at people like Jack Thompson. Recently he declined to debate unless he got about $3,000 for one evenings worth of ‘work’. It is not like he ever changes his debating tactics, still harping on about Columbine and Doom.
His most recent series of embarrassments involving the Virginia Tech shooting started with him claiming to ‘know’ that Cho played counterstrike. Of course Cho’s roommates never saw that and yet Jack refused to believe that his assessment from 902 miles away before they even identified Cho could be wrong.
I get that by spewing more shit on the boogeyman of gaming he got on TV but where is the money for him? Was he counting on some more debate money coming in after his most recent TV appearances or does he just want the fame. I can’t for the life of me figure out if he is a true fanatic or a greedy sociopath. Making money by chasing after ambulances is despicable but does he even believe his own shit? Either way the guy has issues. I hope that the Florida bar will finally revoke his licence to practice law.
Jack, your current ‘open letters’ to good ole Billy Gates are stupidity incarnate. Just what do you hope to accomplish by this:Microsoft Corporation
Re: Halo 3
Dear Mr. Gates:
As you know, the Federal Trade Commission has repeatedly found that games rated “Mature” by the video game industry-captured Entertainment Software Rating Board are routinely sold to kids under the age of 17 despite the age rating. The most recent failure rate of the ratings on “Mature” games, according to the FTC, is 42%. The entire rating system is a fraud, and “broken,” the latter description aptly provided by Senator Hillary Clinton.
As you also know, Lee Boyd Malvo trained on Microsoft’s Halo to further enable him to become the remarkably efficient “DC Beltway Sniper.” That was reported by NBC News at the time and was noted in Malvo’s criminal trial.
You appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes II and rather revealing and usefully noted that “the cool thing about these games is that they transport you to a world you think is real.” Precisely. Capcom has recently disclosed to investors that your video game industry’s violent games, sold to children, pose a real hazard to the health of the industry. Right on.
The hyperviolent Microsoft Xbox 360 game Halo 3 is scheduled by your company for commercial release in September of this year. The Beta version that was released last week shows us all just how violent the game is and how inappropriate it is for play by anyone under 17, as the “Mature” rating it will surely receive indicates.
Here’s the deal, Mr. Gates: Either Microsoft undertakes dramatic, real steps, through its marketing, wholesale, and retail operations to assure that Halo 3 is not sold, via the Internet and in stores, directly to anyone under 17, or I shall proceed to make sure that Microsoft is held to that standard by appropriate legal means. I have done that before successfully as to Best Buy, and I shall do so again as to Microsoft and all retailers of Halo 3.
Regards, Jack Thompson
Jack, you don’t write like a lawyer. Did you realize that you sound childish and petulant in just about everything you have written recently? It is like you are regressing to a childlike state to escape something…. Perhaps your crushing failure?
And then there was you ill-advised and utterly bizarre attack on Wendy’s. What The Fuck Jackie boy? Where did that go? Oh wait, did you almost violate your agreemet with Take Two?
I was laughing so fucking hard when I read that by the way.
Go get a job Jack. You book failed, the laws that you help draft are shut down as unconstitutional and you were discredited on air on MSNBC.
Jackie buddy, I hope you read this. There is no way that you will ever win. It doesn’t matter if you are the clueless fanatic that you appear to be or a greedy sociopath because not only are you part of an aging demographic but you are your own worst enemy. Remember those contempt of court charges Jackie boy?
Allow me to spell that out for you in big slow letters:Y O U L O S E!
Once again Jack:
Y O U L O S E!
And just for your ease of use Jackie boy (you certainly don’t act like a man) you can threaten me via AmatureInsanity [at] gmail [dot] com