Thompson Backs Out!

I don’t want to say I told you so, but… On Saturday I blogged about Jack Thompson and said:

You know, I kinda hope that some game company answers this challenge, makes that game, pays for the distribution of few thousand copies, then signs over all the copyright and liability to him and then slaps his name on the cover. Then Thompson will have to sue himself for distributing the most violent game in the century 😛

Today’s slashdot headline:

Jack Thompson has rescinded his offer of a $10,000 donation to charity if a video game were made to fit his model. Recently a group of GTA modders cooked up a scenario to fit the bill but apparently Thompson is claiming that his piece ‘A Modest Video Game Proposal’ was intended as satire that the video game community was not bright enough to grasp. Perhaps Thompson was just afraid he was going to have to sue himself?

Am I psychic or what? Thompson chickened out! Ha!

This guy is priceless source of entertainment! I was looking at his exchange with Scott Ramsoomair of VGCats that was linked from Penny Arcade and I have to say wow:

From: “Jack Thompson”
To: scott@vgcats.com
Subject: Re: This sex isn’t hidden, Scott. Wouldn’t want the facts to get in the way or your drawing, now would you?
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 13:56:23 -0400

No, you emailed me. HOnestly, are all of you gamers on drugs, or what?

This guy is supposed to be a lawyer? Dude, are you 14? This is something that you would expect to see in some adolescent AOL chatroom, not in an email from a lawyer. Geez!

Too funny!

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