Jack Thompson Disbarment Celebrations?

The clock has just about wound down on Jack Thompson’s legal career. As of tomorrow, his lifetime disbarment becomes effective.

To commemorate the event, a U.K. gamer sent us this graphic which is apparently circulating on 4chan (although I’m too frightened of 4chan to go there and check)…

Thompson’s disbarment is truly the end of an era. With his bombastic online presence and frequent media appearances, he became the face of the anti-video game movement. And as he self-destructed, he took that movement down with him.

Although the tenacious Thompson won’t be disappearing, whatever clout he may have earned with politicians and like-minded video game critics over the years has been flushed by his inexplicably vicious behavior. He has essentially made himself radioactive.

So, gamers, are you planning any celebrations to mark the day?

Here at GamePolitics we’ll be posting some of the more memorable graphics and anecdotes from the Jack Thompson era, with an emphasis on funny…

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    metroidprimegmr says:


    Always remember, Dennis:

    If the background’s blue, the board’s okay; If it’s yellow, STAY AWAY!



    Jack Thompson: future Good Burger employee of the month

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    Adamas Draconis says:

    *hides the cell phone* Wasn’t me sir. I have no idea why theres a batallion of large female opera singers warming up on the front yard.


    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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    Adamas Draconis says:

    Hmmm now that I think about it…. Jackie sorta DOES remind me of a hangover, give you a headache and makes you a little nausous.


    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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    wiregr says:

    At this point, I don’t think that there’s really a need for any ill-will towards him. I mean, he’s like a dog that’s lost it’s teeth. Sure, it’ll might still want to bite you, but at worst you’ll receive a nasty gumming.

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    Father Time says:

    Nightwing would you care to say a few more kind words for Mr. Career or are you saving those for tomorrow?


    "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" – Tasmanian devil

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    Father Time says:

    International talk like Jack Thompson day, where we talk like the slightly delusional attorney we all know and love.

    At the end of the day we’ll say something about how JT got disbarred on this day and then celebrate with a nice hearty "Hooah" (or is it Hooha … I can’t believe I don’t remember anymore).


    "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" – Tasmanian devil

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    Father Time says:

    That reminds me of a quote from someone, I think it’s Mark Twain or Hemingway but I’m not sure, anyway it went something like

    "Sir you’re drunk."

    "Yeah well you’re ugly but the difference here is that tomorrow I’ll be sober."


    "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" – Tasmanian devil

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    travelsize says:

    Since my birthday was on Weds., this weekend is a combination b-day/disbarrment day celebration filled with fun, friends, games and booze.

    This is my first comment on here, as I just wanted to add my 2 cents about Mr Jack. I’ve followed his career for a while, and every time I read a story about him it made me laugh. All of his claims, his insane behavior, all the insults to people in blogs and message boards; its just too much to take seriously. And its not like you can agrue with him rationally. He’s in his own reality where he is king. But I have to admit, it was amusing.  You could always count on him to push the limits of sanity to the breaking point.

    Its like in that Simpsons episode where they go to Brazil. I the beginning, the phone was cut off and Marge asked Homer what he was going to do:

    Bart (with fingers crossed): "Crazy scheme, crazy scheme, crazy scheme…"
    Homer: "Get me tools and beer."
    Bart: "Yes!"

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    ecco6t9 says:

    Jack I truly truly hope you lose everything you have in your life.

    My guess is that when you were suing Take 2,Wal Mart and others you wanted nothing more than to see the boys who made GTA out on the streets begging for money. Personally when you ask me for change I will spit in your face.

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    DCOW says:

    I’m calling it "smashed off my ass" day. because I’ll be celebrating by doing all day WoW Raids


    what better way to celebrate failure than with massive success>?



    (if you don’t understand it, it’s because the true raiding pros in world of warcraft NEVER raid sober)

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    Michael Brooks says:

    Sept. 25 should be the celebration day, IMO. Of course, we should celebrate tomorrow, but I think the holiday should be in September. It was a remarkable day when the courts upheld American law. Oct. 25 is merely the official day he got the boot, but Sept. 25 is when it all finally ended.

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    ezbiker555 says:

    13 hours guys! Than, I’m going to clebrate by killing everysingle zombie i can in dead rising followed by more violent games! XD  Suck on that JT.

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    Skyler says:

    We’re having a countdown celebration party tonight. Pretty excited.

    “When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities” ~ David Hume

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    Zerodash says:

    Jack Thompson made me appreciate Free Speech and the First Amendment more than anyone ever did.  Perhaps his crazy antics trying to supress freedom was actually meant to create appreciation for those very freedoms?

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    Titantim says:

    I guess he’ll have to change his tagline from:  "


    This has to be the beginning of the downhill dive.  I give it less than a month before we hear about some lawsuit slaped on his ass.

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    KayleL says:

    I have to pull out my old dusty copy of GTA to celebrate.

    Ok, we got Jack Thompson down, now lets go after MP Keith Vaz. This is going to be harder because he is more sane, but since he is a MP, we have the power of democracy. Gamers Unite!

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    nightwng2000 says:

    To John Bruce,
    Today, October the 24th 2008, you might still call yourself an attorney.
    Today, I can be called butt ugly.
    Tomorrow, I’ll still be butt ugly.
    Today, maybe you should get blind stinking drunk.
    That way, tommorrow you’ll have SOMETHING to look forward to.


    NW2K Software

    Nightwng2000 has also updated his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

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    Nocturne says:

     I’l have to make some posters or something.

    Like we keep telling Jack, evidence or it didn’t happen (Here at GamePolitics we’ll be posting some of the more memorable graphics… ) Get to work!!!!!

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    SeanB says:

    I’m having a party at my house on the 25th. I honestly didn’t realized the day’s were the same, but I’l have to make some posters or something.

    I’l let you know how it goes!

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    magic_taco says:

    Im gonna celebrate JT’s disbarment by buying a violent video game!, Then Pizza, Cheeseburgers, And to warm up the celebration!, DDR TIME!

    Then a brief period of remeberance of the hilarous,rediculous,assinine and lewd acts of Jack "Douchebag" Thompson, We did it folks, We did it.

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    Alevan says:

    Well, being that I lack money to go buy a game out of spite to the soon to be ex lawyer, I’ll probably take my adopted son and we’ll play a game together on Saturday.

    Amy Levandoski

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Doesn’t he have 5 extra days after he is disbarred to wrap up the loose ends?



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    1AgainstTheWorld says:

    I’m going to celebrate by finally buying Grand Theft Auto IV.  Although I probably won’t play it much for awhile, what with Fallout 3 coming out next week.

    As for Jack, I think the best is yet to come.  He may still be around, but he’s bound to land himself in some serious trouble with the law if’n he doesn’t wise up and knock off the crap.  Which he won’t, so it’ll be marvellously entertaining to watch.

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    DeepThorn says:

    We should ban JT to not be able to post in any threats until they are directly about him, like this one, haha.  I think it would be only fair for him to defend himself, but since has absolutely disrupted the community, and many others…  He should have no right to be allowed to even get online IMO.

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    Icarus_IRL says:

    To celebrate today I’m going to spend the day time playing Fable 2 and the evening playing Dead Space. Both got released yesterday here in Ireland, just in time :)




    Playing GTA alone does not teach you how to maintain,operate or effectivly use any modern firearm, nor bestow unto you the resolve to shoot a human being. Give our public schools some credit people!

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    Aliasalpha says:

    lets count down:

    3, 2, 1…

    PARTY TIME!!!! Ding Dong the witch is dead…


    Nice countdown clock EZK, let me do the countdown in real time. Ooh and it even says he’s disbarred afterards, not just showing a zero clock, nice touch! Schadenfreude thy name is EZK

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    Cyberdodo says:

    I’ll be gaming of course, but I’ll play what I want to play, regardless of whether or not Mr. Thompson complained about it. Even in this I won’t let him decide for me 😛

    Oh, and I have a bottle of bubbly to pop open at midnight.


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    Werrick says:

    Tommorrow we’re celebrating my buddy’s birthday, so you can be sure there’ll a nice, old bottle of Jack Daniel’s sipping whiskey on hand to toast with.

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    Cecil475 says:

    Aunty here, using Warren’s laptop.  Yes, he did attack violent games more, but said that The Sims 2 was worse than Hot Coffee.  He did harass EA Games about them, not as much as other game manufacturers, but still, he did.  I suck at playing GTA.  I keep wrecking the cars (when I’m not trying to).   I also am not good using a controller to shoot.   The console games I play (Zelda, FF, and Harry Potter) are not ones he has attacked. 

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    Mattie says:

    I’ll be celebrating by getting the new Kirby DS game. I’m also going to play elite beat agents through my headphones. May not seem like much, but they’re both my favorite games.

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    Quad9Damage says:

    Well, I was planning on devoting a good portion of Saturday (maybe tonight too) to playing Mother 3, but not because of Jack. But I might work in some Manhunt/Hitman now that you mention it. 

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    Father Time says:

    Why take that route? Jack was mainly against violent games not porno ones. Although there are lots of insane people who think porno will lead to us all objectifying women or whatever made up stuff they drew out of a hat this week. Oh well, I shall be playing all the violent games that I can. Perhaps I’ll finally pop in the Godfather game that I haven’t tried yet and finish off with Hitman and GTA.


    "What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" – Tasmanian devil

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    Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    ….Or maybe I could take your route…but go a little farther than that. At Otakon ’08, I got a Jap w/English subtitles hentai game called Bazooka Cafe, and I’ve just been waiting to tear that shit up. However, my laptop’s gonna hafta take another hit. Oh, well…..Buh-bye, Thompson! Don’t let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya! (so corny)

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

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    AuntySocial says:

    At the fork in the road,(between perverted or violent play)  I will take the route of perverted play.  You guessed it, The Sims 2.  Yes, my Sims are naked.  NO, They are not Ken and Barbie, and No they do not need a bed, car, or closet to woohoo.  Mine can do that anywhere.  (insert maniacal laughter here because I just can’t spell it phonetically).  That will have to wait until I get home from work after midnight.

    Jack go woohoo yourself.



    Insanity has its toll. Please have exact change.


    oops.  had to edit. forgot to spell check.

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    GoodRobotUs says:

    I don’t plan to celebrate as such, I simply plan to be relieved that such a vicious, uncaring and vindictive man, who for all his accusations at gamers, was far more inclined to engage his mouth before his brain than most members of the Internet, will finally be recieving the justice that he earned for himself.

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    wiregr says:

    I plan to try and finish Dead Space, head over to California to visit some friends and go to a rave, take part in some of the questionable and immoral activities Jack Thompson so frequently accuses us of partaking of, then come back just in time to start playing Fallout 3. Life is good :)

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    darkenchanter says:

    I wish they’d delayed it a week, so I could play manhunt in celebration, But I’ll have to settle with killer7 for now. Or maybe pick up Mortal Kombat and design that Jack custom character that got his panties in a twist….


    Joining the Manhunt 2 rush on the 31st!

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    Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    I’m gonna play Painkiller (hopefully, if my laptop doesn’t crash) and Dead Space (if 1. Dad will let me play and 2. if the comp holds up). Maybe a little RE4: WE…Ooh! I could go see if GameStop has a copy of GTA for the GBA!

    I’m also gonna gorge myself on junk food, watch some TV….and hopefully start on my project for my Tech. Writ./Com. class. Damn oral presentation……

    Update: No such luck with Dead Space or GTA. Best Buy says they may have Dead Space, but the back room’s too cluttered to find it (get to work, you lazy bums!). Gamestop had GTA2 for the GB Color, but they said it sucked, so I didn’t go for it. -.- If I can find it, I’ll just play my old disk of FPS classics I downloaded off the Internet when I was still in high school. Had the classics: Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Heretic, Hexen…it was kick ass.

    Game on, brothers and sisters.

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    NovaBlack says:

    it would be funny, but the problem is that it actually echos  quite accurately the unbelievably stupid claims Jack has spewed time and time again.


    I mean literally it was like 7 days ago he was claiming he still wont be disbarred because of some suprise or other. I think it must have been his big ‘Firefox countdown clock’ == commercial conspiracy nonsense.

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    HarmlessBunny says:

    Well me and a bunch of co-workers are heading down to a pub, and going to drink some snakebites. Of course they would be in memory of the bile and bitter venom Jack has been spewing for years 😀

    Oh and play GTA4 and Counterstrike just for the heck of it 😛

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    Shadow Darkman Anti-Thesis of Jack Thompson says:

    Nice joke, Nova. Too bad I’m not laughing.




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    NovaBlack says:

    lol no no guys, youve all got it wrong. Jack has assured me he has a ‘big suprise’ that will ‘prevent his disbarrment’


    err i mean theres still a few hours left … what? a  liar? …Jack??  NO WAY! I WONT BELIEVE IT !!! you’ll see! the florida bar will turn round and pardon him, and the people of america will unite, and make Jack the first King of America. You’ll see. itl happen.

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    sabin_blitz says:

    I’m going down to Piscataway for Ubercon with some friends. I’ll make sure to spend some time in the PC and console gaming sections and gib a few unfortunate saps just for you, Jack.

     "There are some things in life worth making a fuss over. This probably isn’t one of them."~ Something a lot of stressed-out people in the world need to remember.

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    Zen says:

    Honestly can’t happen soon enough.  But sadly it won’t really stop him from being his crazy self in his quest to do anything against common sense and parental responsibility. But who knows, maybe we can get him playing WoW with all of that free time he has now.

    Jeremy Powers aka Zen
    Panama City, Fl.

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