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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Jack's New Word: Satire.

Did this tonight once we got back into town. So let me know what you think. Hopefully Jack can tell that this is satire...and it didn't involve letting down little children or other charities in the process ;p

Again, way to go Penny Arcade and standing up to the Wacko Jacko.

So, what do you think?
http://www.canvasofsand.com/squeeks10192005.html

So many visitors?

I'm impressed. Ever since I began this blog a few days ago, I have had a lot of people using it. I just figured I was making a website, and no one was really coming to it..lol. So, where are all you guys from and how did you find out about the website? Was it the comic strip Squeeks, or just by luck? Anyway, I think its great. I really do want more traffic to the site, and any suggestions are very welcomed.

Btw, I'm going to try and get a new comic up today! It will be a "tribute" to the historical pwnage that has happenned to Jack Thompson.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Jack Thompson, Man or Mouse?

I tell you, this news has to be the greatest news I have yet to see on the video game scene in a long time. Move over PSP...step aside upcoming Xbox360. Jack Thompson just got pwned!

Read below for more info..lol:


"10/17/05 Last Time, I Swear
posted by dUKE
I hate to give Jack Thompson any more press, but his downward spiral into madness is too compelling. Today, final victory over the man was achieved by the guys over at Penny Arcade, and it may be safe to say that nobody will take him seriously ever again.
Which makes today a pretty good day for those of us who enjoy freedom.
For those of you unfamiliar with what I am yammering about, you can get a pretty good overview of the Jack Thompson saga from the story of how he tried to arrest my boss. Since then, Jack has only gotten stranger.
First, the National Institute on Media and the Family, a group I would normally describe as a "bunch of crackpots", actually did something rational and issued an open letter asking Mr. Thompson to stop using their name all the time. The gist of it was: Dude, you're too crazy, even for us. Jack responded with some vague threats and insinuations that NIMF was being paid off by Target and Best Buy, who Jack says he is currently suing over Bully, a video game they didn't make and that isn't even out yet.
Next, Jack made a $10,000 challenge, offering to donate the money to the charity of Paul Eibler's (the president of Take Two Interactive) choice, if someone would make a video game where a deranged sadist kills "Paula Eibler", the president of "Take This", as well as going on a killing spree throughout the video game industry.
Weird, huh? But nobody loves a challenge like gamers do, and sure enough within days, there was a whole plethora of games that conformed to Jack's scary vision. Try out Zork Thompson 1.0 or A Modest Video Game Proposal or The Golden Rule: O.K.'s Revenge or Jack Thompson Presnts: Osaki!. Most impressive of all is the Grand Theft Auto 3 mod (how ironic!) Defamation of Character: A Jack Thompson Murder Simulator which should easily qualify all of Jack's criteria.
Confronted with actually ponying up the dough, Jack actually backs down and breaks his word. That's right, he won't even give the money he promised to charity.
This is when the guys over at Penny Arcade, who had an earlier encounter with Jack, step up to the plate. Where Jack Thompson weasels out like.. well, a weasel, P.A. has actually donated the whole $10,000 to charity in Jack Thompson's name. There needs to be a new word for having cajones like that.
Gabe, Tycho, my hat is off to you. It is a nice hat, and it is off, clutched before me in a manner of awe and supplication.
I personally am going to double my contribution to Child's Play this year, and I urge the rest of you to do the same. "
From GameRevolution http://gr.bolt.com/blog.htm?q=node/80




On top of that guys, check out the Penny Arcade post:


"You LoseMon, October 17 2005 - 12:04 PMby: Tycho
It was only a matter of time until a mod team took Jack Thompson's disgusting revenge fantasy and made it flesh - and, just as I suggested, it was deemed insufficient.
Thompson now claims that his repellent suggestion was "satire," and we must conclude that his financial offer was also satire, some new breed of satire apparently that I'm sure is just hilarious to people in need.
You know what, Jack? We're going to be the men you're not. You said that your insulting, illusory ten thousand dollars would go to the charity of Paul Eibeler's choice. We've got a good guess that he'd direct your nonexistant largesse toward The Entertainment Software Association Foundation, a body that has raised over six point seven million dollars over the last eight years. We've just made the donation you never would, and never meant to. Ten thousand dollars' worth. And we made it in your name.
(CW)TB" http://www.penny-arcade.com/news.php?date=2005-10-17


Well now. Jack Thompson, I believe you have just been pwned. Time to hide back in your little hermit cave. You really do reap what you sow.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

My Extra Life Comics!

I have to tell you...this guys website is just awesome. I love his comics. Simple, yet some of the funniest on the net I have seen. If you haven't checked him out, do so here at http://www.myextralife.com/

Squeeks Diary Version 0.5

Ppbbtt ;P
I knew something was up when my owners continued to take away all my belongings the past few days. Little did I know that they were preparing to move away, and take me with them. They claim I was a "good Kitty"...but they stuffed me in the back and threw a pillow on my kitty carrier to drown out my cries for freedom. After what seemed like an eternity, they finally released me in a strange place...and expected me to play with a new toy for their pleasure.I must plan for my escape!