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LOVE IT whoerver made it.[edit]

good job to the one who wrote that.Waronstupidity (talk) 23:35, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

This wiki is correct[edit]

Jack Tompson sounds insane in many ways he has a weird type of religeon and he is obviously wrong about video games if anyone wants to defend video games from people like this pathetic loser they can join a wiki called "Anti Game Banning Wiki". — Unsigned, by: 124.182.26.60 / talk / contribs

Tetris?[edit]

I can hardly believe that I'm trying to defend Jack Thompson and criticise someone for mocking him but I don't think the sentence, "Thompson blames video games as the primary cause of violence and crime among young people, [1]" and the foot-note, "1. ↑ This is why the popularity of Tetris has led to more people killing others by dropping oddly shaped blocks on them," is really fair... More accurately, "Thompson blames *violent* video games as the primary cause of violence and crime among young people," not puzzle games like Tetris. Even someone as crazy as him would probably never try to claim that a falling blocks game could instil murderous urges into small children. Everybody knows that Tetris makes you communist and gives you OCD, not a lust for violence.  ;) Having said that however, he *did* try to convince everybody that The Sims 2 was loaded with pornography and images of naked children so it's hard to make any kind of guess as to what kind of wacky thoughts are crashing around inside his head...

I should also add that I do actually agree (partially) that violent games can sometimes make kids do violent things - I have seen it happen! Long, long ago, I let my younger sister (she would have been around thirteen at the time) have a go at Mortal Kombat on my old Amiga while I went to watch TV downstairs. After half an hour of playing, she came downstairs, struck a victory pose, announced, "Kano Wins!" and then kicked me in the head. --Myk

Penny Arcade[edit]

So, being new here, can I add some humorous mentions and links of his associations with penny-arcade? Gabe and Tycho do well to highlight and lampoon his insanity. LiberalOfAnUnknownVariant (talk) 22:01, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Essay link[edit]

Essay:The Scandal of the Activist Mind. I think it's fairly obviously relevant, and clearly marked as an essay and an opinion piece; the link belongs here. - Smerdis of Tlön (talk) 04:20, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Honestly, there's good reason to keep the essay off this page. First of all, it's an opinion piece on activism in general, and you cannot tell me that Jack Thompson is like any old regular activist and therefore a good representative of activism, he's quite out of the ordinary.
Second of all, it would be fine if all your essay was is an opinion piece full of speculation and slippery slopes, as long as it's non-controversial here. But it's quite controversial around here, as one can tell by looking at the essay talk page. It's certainly not material to be linked from main space, then. Nullahnung (talk) 22:47, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

And now he's back...[edit]

...thanks to Davis Aurini and Gamergate. Memetic levels of insanity. --Paul S (talk) 04:12, 19 November 2014 (UTC)