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Title: Some days
Post by: Ashley_Rose on October 14, 2005, 09:54:03 pm
http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php

Sometimes you just have to love people some days.
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 15, 2005, 01:22:54 am
For those of you that view this after today, the permanant link is http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2005-10-14&res=l
And be sure to read the news article for that comic and the one before, as they both go into more detail on the issue.

But yes, Jack's "modest proposal" has gotten a lot of people up in arms. Jack Thompson is stupid. That's all there is to it.

Ctrl+Alt+Del had a funny counter-suggestion
http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/?t=archives&date=2005-10-12
Related Post: http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/?t=news&date=2005-10-12
Funny Response: http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/?t=news&date=2005-10-13
Title: Some days
Post by: Ashley_Rose on October 16, 2005, 04:24:11 pm
Just so everyone understands Jack boy's proposal, an overview is that he will give 10,000 dollars to a charity if a video game company makes his video game, in which a family gets killed.

For a more in depth look, here's a link: http://gc.advancedmn.com/article.php?artid=5883
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 17, 2005, 05:39:31 pm
I'd write the game... with a few... alterations. In which the main target would be him instead, and the goal would be to take out all the rich stupid people who like to follow in his footsteps and attempt to take away your rights.

Bonus if you can take him out with a bat. ;)


Honestly, how stupid can people get? If money makes you lose your mind, I'll do without thank you. Things that drive people off the deep end are a little more than games. I mean, hell, how many people are, were, or knew someone who is/was stressed over the gas prices, the soon to be utility hike in prices, the iraq or talaban crap, or something else that really doesn't have anything to do with video games?

Next thing you know he'll be targeting people like table top roleplayers and larpers.

Why not do something uselfull and point fingers at things that do cause violence. Things like gangs, drug dealers, smugglers, terrorists, rapists, etc...

All of which existed far before the first video game ever did.
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 17, 2005, 07:47:12 pm
"If video games really affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms with flashy, neon lights, munching small, white pills and listening to repetitive, electronic music."
Title: Some days
Post by: willsan on October 17, 2005, 10:33:37 pm
Yup, violent video games have caused all sorts of violent crime over the last 10 years, as you can see by these new statistics released just yesterday:

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All major categories of violent crime in the United States declined in 2004, bringing the rates of the most serious offenses, including murders, rapes, robberies and assaults, to a level 32 percent lower than those reported in 1995, the new figures show.
source (http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/10/17/crime.rate/index.html)

oh, wait...  :rolleyes:
Title: Some days
Post by: thefemnazi on October 18, 2005, 05:00:07 am
I totally want someone to actually make that game.  I would buy it.  And I don't really play violent video games, because I like to be able to allow my 2 year old brother to "play" with me.

*Note-I would probably NEVER play the game, for the aforementioned reason, but I would still buy it to figuratively spit in JTs face.
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 18, 2005, 03:45:01 pm
It would be better if the main character was him. The story being modified to read something like, "After multiple failed attempts to force his stupidity on humanity, Jack Thompson finally cracked and went on a violent rampage to eliminate what he perceived as the real threat.

Systematically he proceeded to gun down innocent people who were tied in any way with the development of any video game in existence. Not only current executives, producers, and developers, but their family, friends, neighbors, and even decendents of those who have passed on but helped in the creation of a game.

After completing his violent rampage he suddenly realizes that he has become exactly the thing that he wanted to destroy. Finding that he is now his own worst enemy he then decides to eliminate himself."
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 19, 2005, 08:18:54 pm
Ahem... Like this? http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/?t=news&date=2005-10-13
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 20, 2005, 01:05:02 am
OMG That's awesome!
Title: Some days
Post by: Gwyn on October 20, 2005, 01:15:45 am
The foot soldier one is pretty cool too

(http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/images/jackt.jpg)
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 20, 2005, 01:46:31 am
To put that in context, Jack Thompson said something to the effect that he was proud to be a foot solider for god, and Tim (the artist of the above) was reminded of the foot-clan soliders from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Title: Some days
Post by: Ashley_Rose on October 20, 2005, 03:08:02 am
*cries at teh blasphemy*
Title: Some days
Post by: thefemnazi on October 20, 2005, 03:30:26 am
My poor Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 20, 2005, 11:54:07 am
Ahahaha!

Let Thompson feel the wrath of the video game community!
Title: Some days
Post by: thefemnazi on October 20, 2005, 02:02:56 pm
yeah, taste our wrath.  My wrath tastes kinda like ginger snaps.
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 20, 2005, 02:29:16 pm
I remember some old saying of "don't knock it till you try it" apparently he never heard of it.

People who stupidly blame things that they obviously know nothing about and have no proof to support should fall off the edge of the universe. I also seem to remember a song by Kid Rock on the Cocky CD that this sorta reminds me of:

I'm wrong but your ain't right (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/kidrock/imwrongbutyouaintright.html)
Title: Some days
Post by: Ashley_Rose on October 20, 2005, 07:47:33 pm
My wrath doesn't taste good, makes people want it less. Probably tastes like that crap they made you take back in the day, you know that stuff, like in Mary Poppins, cod oil, or whathaveyou.
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 20, 2005, 08:42:48 pm
You mean castor oil? I think that's what it's called.
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 21, 2005, 01:44:06 am
Quote from: thefemnazi
My wrath tastes kinda like ginger snaps.
Heheh... there's a movie for that, full of tasty wrath even! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210070/
Title: Some days
Post by: tickyhead on October 21, 2005, 05:01:18 am
Heh, I think they also made a movie called ginger snaps back or something (saw it, not bad) pretty much a similar plotline (and I think same character names XD) but set in the colonial era.

My wrath on the other hand tastes more of pizza pockets.
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on October 21, 2005, 07:37:44 pm
Yes, that was the third movie, and it was a prequel, set in colonial times. Not the best werewolf movie, but pretty good. See Dog Soliders if you want a good (bad) were-flick.
Title: Some days
Post by: tickyhead on October 21, 2005, 08:38:55 pm
Will do. My mom and I adore good(bad) monster movies XD
Title: Some days
Post by: Databits on October 22, 2005, 03:48:38 am
Now speaking of this proposal... My friend says that he'd make it. He say's why not? Make the game exactly how he wants it. People will buy it, and the game itself still proposes violence. So for whatever company that makes the profit from making such a game would be more of a mockery of this idiot than a proof of his point.
Title: Some days
Post by: willsan on November 03, 2005, 06:19:53 pm
Normally I'm against cheap one-liners that just link to fark, but some of these nearly made coffee shoot out my nose...

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1730698
Title: Some days
Post by: Xepher on November 03, 2005, 07:53:23 pm
Good thing I put down the drink first. Hilarious stuff there. "Counter-Point" with the CT and terrorists in a roundtable discussion... classic! Also "FEMA: Row Vs. Wade" And props to whoever made the "Mortal Wombat" one... that's one of my favorite poems. "Cattlefield 2" is another great one. "Halflife 2: The exciting world of carbon dating."