Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

This episode was originally presented in February, 2014—

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s Aaron.

JOHNNY: Good morning!

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Your tweet said that you found something.

JOHNNY: Certified copies.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Of the charging documents?


AARON: (Telephone Filter) When can I come up and see them?

JOHNNY: I’m free all day.

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ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

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JOHNNY: The following is partial extract of the tweets sent and received during my investigation of Short-Fused Dud Matter. I think it was Hunter S. Thompson who said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

THE GROUCH TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @JohnnyAtsign That looks like Aaron’s handwriting to me.

JOHNNY: The Bomber had sued a large crowd of bloggers and media people for defamation. One of his claims is that their reporting on a fresh set of criminal charges filed against him was unfair because they had bribed the victim to file the charges in the first place. He contended that Aaron has prepared the Application for Statement of Charges that the victim filed. His proof was that the paperwork had been typed up in advance when most applications are handwritten. When the handwritten addendum on the form was noted, The Grouch, who often served as The Bomber’s PR flack, sent that tweet.

AARON: I didn’t write that.

JOHNNY: I know. It’s legible. Also, I compared it with other samples of the victim’s handwriting. It’s a match.

AARON: Good. Well, now that we’ve got the certified copy, it’s evidence that can be introduced in court. The Clerk’s certification makes it self-authenticating.

JOHNNY: Yeah. Even if The Bomber has intimidated the victim into not testifying, you’ve got your proof.

AARON: And if the victim were to actually completely change sides and try to testify for The Bomber, the certified record would impeach that testimony.

JOHNNY: But without favorable testimony from a third party, he’s screwed in the state case. He can’t testify because of that perjury conviction.

AARON: Yeah. But he still can in the federal lawsuit.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @thegrouch Sorry, it’s not Aaron’s handwriting.

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SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s Aaron. He’s amended his complaint.

JOHNNY: What? Who? The Bomber? He only filed day before yesterday.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Well, you have to admit the original was full of errors.

JOHNNY: Well, yeah.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) His biggest problem was that he didn’t list everyone the text of the complaint references as a defendant in the caption. That made them non-parties.

JOHNNY: So he fixed it?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Not exactly.


AARON: (Telephone Filter) He’s still left someone off.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @Goodguyunmask Hey! Who’s been proofreading your paperwork?

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ANNOUNCER: Now, here’s our star to tell you about next week’s intriguing episode of our story.

JOHNNY: Next week? As a deadline approaches, something goes dead in the water. Join us, won’t you.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

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ANNOUNCER: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign, starring W. J. J. Hoge, is transcribed in Westminster. Be sure to join us next Monday, same time and URL, for the next exciting episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

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ANNOUNCER: Johnny Atsign is a work of fiction. If anyone thinks it’s about him, he should read Proverbs 28:1. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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