Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku & Kitchen Sink in Court Filing

October 21, 2008 -

It must be awfully difficult to be a disbarred attorney. I mean, what do you do with all of that free time?

If you're Jack Thompson you file court motions. And Thompson filed one of his more bizarre ones today. It's another of those picture books filings that the disgraced attorney has taken to submitting in recent months. Apparently capitalizing upon his free time, Thompson has taken the trouble to paste in snaps of:

  • GP volunteer comment mod E. Zachary Knight
  • GP editor (me)
  • Hal Halpin, head of consumer group the ECA
  • Brian Crecente, editor of Kotaku
  • Strauss Zelnick, chairman of Take-Two
  • Doug Lowenstein, former ESA boss

His purpose seems to be an attempt to make the case - yet again - that the video game industry is responsible for his disbarment. That's an odd approach as most of the people he names in today's filing aren't part of the video game industry.

Thompson seems particularly upset over the amusing Disbarment Countdown Timer created by EZK. On that score Thompson writes:

If there were any doubt as to the core purpose of this disbarment, instigated by the video game industry, note... The Jack Thompson Disbarment Countdown Clock is at the center of a commerce-driven lynch mob... This court should grant the emergency stay to at least freeze the Countdown Clock pending an evidentiary hearing on this nonsense.

It's so clear now! The multi-billion dollar video game industry reached down from its perch on Wall Street and demanded the creation of a free Disbarment Timer add-on for Firefox. Makes perfect sense...

As to my involvement, he writes:

GamePolitics.com’s operator is Dennis McCauley, who filed his own Florida Bar complaint against Thompson for being mean to videogamers. GamePolitcs ran a multi-part series about Thompson’s Bar trial, court transcripts and all. Mr. McCauley, pictured below, worked with Referee Dava Tunis to place court documents at his site before Thompson got them...

It's true that I filed a Bar complaint about him in 2006. I've written about that in the past. The Bar complaint certainly wasn't about "being mean to videogamers."

GP did indeed run a multi-part series on Thompson's Bar trial, complete with transcripts. I'm very proud of that series. The assertion about working with Judge Dava Tunis is simply a lie.

UPDATE: Thompson also mentioned that GamesLaw.net has been tracking his court filings. All part of the conspiracy, eh, Miami Jack?

FULL DISCLOSURE DEPT: The ECA is the parent company of GamePolitics.

Read the court filing here.


Comments

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Wouldn't be surprised.  GP tries to be merciful to JT and the last time he got the banhammer was when he tried to attach GP and Kotaku as defendants in one of his cases on the Florida Bar (or something like that.)  GP lets JT into the house for the most part, but when your houseguests start trying to burn your house down it might be time to review who you open the door for.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

so how long till he shows up with a ned id then or was his ip banned and not the name?

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I am wondering what his next user name will be. But usually bannings are IP bannings here.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

as awesome as that is zach, you ahve to remember thompson likes hiding behind proxies too.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

My only regret is I never got the chance to be replied to by his crazy arse. :P

Ah well.

-- "Jack and listen are two words that don't go together...just like Jack and sanity, Jack and truth, Jack and proof, Jack and win..." -- sortableturnip | http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/

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Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

You and me both, Tetsuya. You and me both.

Why, Jack? Why would you NEVER reply to even ONE of my posts? Please, Jack... reply! Say SOMETHING to me! Even "Burma Shave"!...

Ah, screw it. >_<

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

thanx for the info. hey i got an idea have dennis send thank you letters to all proxy companies "for thier help in that one matter" jackie boy will go rabid lol

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I think Jack knows how to use a proxy or something like that.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Despite Mr. Lowenstein’s appearance, below, the

producer for

60 Minutes says Mr. Lowestein travels with his own make-up artist:

yeah jack... all the industry's fault... not the fact you are unprofessional as that VERY comment shows.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

three days, 8 hours 50 minutes and 33 seconds left

RTS gamer

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

becareful an idiot might come along and try and sue you

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Anyone else having trouble getting the file? I keep getting a message telling me it's a corrupted PDF.

 

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

No, it's you.  Try updating your adobe acrobat or reader (whichever you're using) or try to right click save then open it.

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

jack thompson corrupts anything hes involved with thats the reason for your error =p

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Dennis is trying to ruin Jack thompson.  Thompson never whined about a kitchen sink.  YOU FIEND

In truth, a funny submission by Jack Thompson, as always

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

You know, the funny thing is, the Court will probably not even read this, since he didn't have another attorney sign and file it for him, in accordance with his filing restrictions.

Also, what happened between last week and this week?  His filing last week was nice and neat, and this week???  Shite.  Maybe he forgot to take his meds this week or something...

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

So let's see... His disbarrment was announced on 9/25.  It's now 10/21.  So he's had 26 days to put together a convincing argument for why he should remain a lawyer, and this is honestly the BEST he could come up with?!

Jack's mental unhinging is fascinating to watch.  Can't wait to see what happens in 4 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes.  (Thanks again for the add-on, EZK!)

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

"If there were any doubt as to the core purpose of this disbarment, instigated by the video game industry, note... The Jack Thompson Disbarment Countdown Clock is at the center of a commerce-driven lynch mob..."

Wait what?  John Bruce, just how the FUCK does that make the slightest mote of sense?  An INDIVIDUAL on a blog makes a firefox addon. (not really a massive feat).  So just how does that prove that the entire video game industry is in control of the legal system in Florida for the sole purpose of taking on their least successful opponent?  What's next? "Erik called me a pants-on-head retard, therefore that proves that Kennedy was killed by a second gunman on the grassy knoll"

It wasn't EZK's firefox addon that was responsible for our disbarment, it was John Bruce's insipid, childish and threatening submissions to a court of law.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Yet another publicity stunt by the internet’s biggest publicity whore; Jack Thompson.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

so why did he post pics of zach or that mod dude??? is it cause of the firefox extension thing???

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I gets a Page Not Found when trying to view the filing document.  Did the mighty Jack succeed in getting it removed so fast?

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

 

woohooooo *turns up a jojo cd* sweet saturday!! Ya know duffy will be posting in that one for sure..ohh yea and then i can go home and play some liberty city stories...and i got to talk to my girly! the 25 will be a AWESOME day

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

..... okay, maybe I'll miss these posts, after it's all over.

maybe.

-- "Jack and listen are two words that don't go together...just like Jack and sanity, Jack and truth, Jack and proof, Jack and win..." -- sortableturnip | http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/

400 Episodes, TEN YEARS and counting: http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/ | Voice of Geeks Network - http://www.vognetwork.com

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Yay!  You still have my quote in your signature line!

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Well enjoy it while it lasts, I'll prolly remove it this saturday (only to further the whole 'Jack who?' so we can forget about him sooner than later. ^^;

-- "Jack and listen are two words that don't go together...just like Jack and sanity, Jack and truth, Jack and proof, Jack and win..." -- sortableturnip | http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/

400 Episodes, TEN YEARS and counting: http://www.orangeloungeradio.com/ | Voice of Geeks Network - http://www.vognetwork.com

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

In the words of stone cold steve austin

"I just pulled a can of WHOOP ASS on you"

Nice one guys :D

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

so what day does the 25 land on anyways i'm hoping saturday or something..libary is closed on sunday and definitly want to post in that story

 

 

somebody let me know thanks

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

25th is this Saturday. You can be sure there will be severa lparties going on and counting down to the second.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Oh man, this is great. I had completely forgotten about the wonderful holiday rapidly approaching in 3 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 47 seconds! It turns out I'm already going to be in Los Angeles partying my ass off, so now I have a reason to celebrate!

And special thanks to Jack Thompson for pointing out the countdown clock. I somehow seemed to miss this little jem, but I have no doubt it will keep me entertained for the next 3 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 49 seconds...

Re: Jack Thompson Whines

Perhaps he thinks the bar will forget to sign off on his disbarment if they're all laughing too hard?  You played your hand too early, Jack.  The filing is chortle-worthy, but it's not gonna last to the end of the week.  Should've held it 'til Thursday, when everyone's nice and dour and needs the chuckles.

---
The Mammon Industry

---
Fangamer

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Oh this is Rich! And by the way, it's cool to see what EZK and Dennis look like. :)

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

You know... I'm starting to think Jack Thompson isn't crazy... I think its possible he's a total Genious. Follow me for a second. He's already admitted he's had stock in Take 2. Now imagine if he had gobbles and gobbles of it just piling up, decides its about time to retire, and decides it's time to up his stock worth. So he goes on a religious crusade bashing them left and right, making a complete and total arse of himself, on purpose mind you, to get attention for Grand Theft Auto. The more the stock rises, the more heck he tries to raise. Knowing his conduct will eventually get him disbarred, he sells his stock at the most opportune time, kicks up for a final hurah, and waits for the curtain to close. He gets infamy AND a retirement fund. After all, he did seem to have a frothingly avid interest in the EA deal. Very Sneaky sis...

Bah who am I kidding... 

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Indeed, a very nice explanation on why he cares about T2 not going for the money. In other words, Jack is a brilliant capitalist. o_O

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

http://www.myspace.com/hermoinefan_420 (and boom goes the dynamite)

 

 

hey disbarment day!! hell yes i love that idea..who's buying the cake?! i'll bring the twinkies and shasta's

 

Woohooo Party!...Seriously jack i mean come on how many times have we heard "the video game industry is against me" come up with something new already

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

<reads JT's court filing> Oh, this. Is. Hilarious.

Oh, wow. EZK, I didn't know you look like that. You look kinda funny with that helmet. XD

Whoa! Dennis, dude, I thought you were younger! Looks like you need some Just For Men. *ba dum tish*

Just kidding, guys. Actually, every time I look in a mirror, my reflection reminds me that I'm no Hugh Jackman look-alike....Actually, when I look in a mirror, it breaks. *ba dum tish*......Sorry. Being annoying.

5th page, 3rd paragraph: "...by the video game industry pon the First Amendment rights of..."

Whoa. Looks like someone needs a spell checker. ZING!

~Game on, brothers and sisters.~

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

You know, next time the games industry commissions me to attack one of their enemies with a Firefox add-on, I am going to have to ask for some money.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Make one for the iPhone instead, and you could make some Apple sorts of Money! ;)

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

That countdown was really a clever idea, sir. Who would've thought he'd be offended over something as silly as that?

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Doesn't surprise me.  After all, he got really upset over this.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Aww man, I remember that. I remember that whole "admission of guilt" thing, that was awesome.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I do wonder if he has it installed.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Good job BST doesn't kick in till Sunday Morning, probably saved you a few lines of code ;)

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I did some researching into that and hte functions I used compensate for DST.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Nice! I suppose you could have run it off the System clock, but that would have probably caused more problems than it solved, since it makes a lot of assumptions about the system it's being run on. I'm assuming you used some kind of online Sync instead?

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Actually, I am using basic javascript time functions. I have it adjusted for EST. So if you are in CST, it is counting down to Oct. 24th at 11PM. If you are on GMT it counts down to Oct. 25th 4AM. So when it gets to zero, it will be zero for everyone.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I just have to say one thing: BAWWWWWWWW!

There seems to be no time where Jack Thompson doesn't speak without hyperbole, and takes his hyperbole literally. The sad thing is, as deluded as this man is, no one is sympathetic enough for him to undergo psychiatric examination. He has all the major traits of narcissim, and it's one that's tricky to figure out. For starters, narcissists are known for manipulating the very therapists that are supposed to treat them.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

This is just sad.  Why does he continue to be in denial?  At this point, he should just accept it to save any diginity he has left, if any that is.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

Dear Jack,

 

**** Off already.

Please contect one Shane Dougals formerly of TNA Wrestling and see if he can get you a job at that Target he works at.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I am declaring October 25th to be an international gamer holiday, celebrating the disbarment of Jack Thompson. It shall be called Disbarment Day, and gamers around the world shall celebrate it by making time to play their favorite violent video game.

Re: Jack Thompson Whines About GamePolitics, ECA, Kotaku &

I like the name Disbarment Day. It's catchy, and I think I can remember that date..

 
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