Jack Thompson For Dummies

[b]stu?pid[/b]? [i][stoo-pid, styoo-][/i] adj.
1. lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
2. characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
3. tediously dull, esp. due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
4. annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
5. in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
–noun
6. Informal. a stupid person

[b]red?neck[/b] [i][red-nek][/i] n.
1. an uneducated white farm laborer, esp. from the South.
2. a bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class.
–adjective
3. Also, red-necked. narrow, prejudiced, or reactionary: a redneck attitude

[b]stu?pid red?neck[/b] [i][stoo-pid, styoo-; red-nek][/i] adj., n.
1. Jack Thompson.

Sorry for the quick English lesson, but I had to give those of you read my blog a quick lesson in what a “stupid redneck” would displays the qualities of, and Jack Thompson is quite possibly that.
In fact, calling Jack Thompson a “stupid redneck” is probably offensive to all rednecks, especially the stupid ones.

Jack Thompson, the man who thinks video games are responsible for people’s violent actions as opposed to the people themselves (perhaps Mr. Thompson should read some anthropology or even some psychology) is at it again.

Already within the past two weeks, he’s tried to have another Rockstar game banned from being release in America.
[url=http://au.gamespot.com/ps2/action/bully/index.html?q=bully]Bully[/url], a game which immediately drew controversy before anyone outside of [url=http://www.rockstargames.com/]Rockstar[/url] had played it, has you playing a Bully that, from what I understand, has to endure life’s lessons by beating up other bullies himself. Makes sense to me. It would have been nice if bullies were playing this shit when I went to high school.

Regardless, the judge let it in and Mr. Thompson was left to cry and whinge about the judge while the rest of the gaming community pretty much called Jack a piss-ant and a wanker since the event.

But he’s back. Not one to shy out of a spotlight that he doesn’t deserve, he seems compelled to fling himself back into the line of fire completely missing the logic train.

This time, he’s complaining about the games sexual and relationship exploration segment of the game which allows the character you play, a 15 year old boy, [url=http://www.gamebrink.com/playstation-2/1833-Bully-video-2.html]to kiss a boy[/url]. Sure, you can kiss girls in the game and chances are you probably will be, but you can also kiss a guy.

[url=http://au.gamespot.com/news/6160340.html]Gamespot have an article about this[/url] where there’s a quote by Mr. Thompson I’d like to specifically comment on:

[quote]The Entertainment Software Rating Board surprised some people last month when it issued a T-for-Teen rating for the game. The content descriptors listed for the game on the ESRB’s Web site are crude humor, language, use of alcohol and tobacco, violence, and sexual themes. When asked about the boy-on-boy make-out sessions, the ESRB told GameSpot, “That content was considered in the assignment of the rating.”

Thompson addressed ESRB president Patricia Vance in an e-mail he claimed to have sent to “every major news organization in America and the UK,” as well as a host of lawmakers and industry representatives.

“Dear Ms. Vance,” Thompson wrote, “We just found gay sexual content in Bully, as Jimmy Hopkins makes out with another male student. Good luck with your ‘Teen’ rating now, Patty.” [/quote]

Jack, you’re an idiot. Since when is being gay something to give a higher maturity rating for?

Oh that’s right, you’re an idiot. Sorry, I forgot to check my Christian Coalition card to see how far out you are with what’s accepted as a social standard. Strangely, I find it easier to be friends with gays and lesbians (which I have a fair few of) than stupid redneck idiots like yourself.

First of all, kissing another bloke in a video game isn’t going to make you gay. Second, it’s not the first time a game has had this feature.

The Sims, the world’s best selling game, let two guys get it off. Hell, gay and lesbian relationships were the first things I tried out in The Sims to see if they left the user the choice of what they could do in the game. Yet I didn’t see you complaining about [url=http://www.rhjung.tmfweb.nl/gaysims/]The Sims[/url] or the [url=http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2003_Feb_4/ai_97175004]The Sims Online[/url] “T” / “Teen” ratings back when they were released. You complained about The Sims 2, but only to the point where you said it was a “pedophile’s paradise”.

Crikey… the genitalia is pixelated beyond belief! Maybe your genitalia looks like that in real life, tiny in compressed squares… but not the rest of us (well, most of us anyway)!

Perhaps you need to come back off of your high horse and let 15 year old Jimmy in Bully try out your tongue.
It might calm you down, you stupid redneck.

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