Friday, October 3, 2008

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...

For those that don't know him, Jack Thompson is the douche bag... erm, I mean, the lawyer who often advises parents' groups and other would-be 1st Amendment squashers in lawsuits against the gaming industry. He's produced all kinds of "facts" about games and gamers, most suggesting that playing video games will turn you into a cross between Charles Manson and the Columbine kids. Well, turns out, people finally got tired of his bullshit, and he's on the fast track to being DISBARRED.

Here's a sample of the ruling:

Page Two details the extensive misconduct of respondent and his complete lack of remorse. In her report, the referee states: Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally unrelated cases and individuals, [r]espondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes. He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him.

In other words, for those of you not up on lawyer-ese: he's lower than dog vomit and they're telling him he can't practice law any more.

The lovely Rachel Weisz said it best in The Mummy:

"You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance. Always."


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