ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—
SOUND: Cell phone rings twice.
JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.
RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny! Where are you?
JOHNNY: Hi. I’m at an airport. I’ve rented a plane, and I’m just about to start the engine.
RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) So this isn’t a good time to talk, is it?
JOHNNY: Let me call you after I land.
MUSIC: Theme up and under.
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 the Double Florentine Matter.
JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @TheGrouch @BunnyBoy Did you know that Niccolo Machiavelli was from Florence?
SOUND: Light aircraft in flight (Interior POV).
TOWER: (Small speaker) Cessna Eight Three Five, you are clear for runway two seven.
JOHNNY: Roger, two seven. Eight Three Five.
I don’t get to fly as often as I’d like, so when it turned out that I needed go to Florence and to Florence on the same trip and that the only way to get to either required changes in Atlanta or Charlotte, I rented a Cessna TTx and flew it myself. Not only have I been able to get some stick time in my log, it’s taken less time to fly directly from Alabama to South Carolina that to go through a layover in Atlanta.
SOUND: Engine throttled back.
JOHNNY: It was worth spending a few days poking around Florence. I turned up some very useful information for a client. And the fishing was good on the Tennessee River.
SOUND: Tire noise from landing. Engine to idle.
JOHNNY: And now I’ll see what I can find here in Florence.
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JOHNNY: After a visit to the federal courthouse, [redacted]
SOUND: Engine starting (Aircraft interior POV).
JOHNNY: It’s going to be interesting.
JOHNNY TWEETS: @TheGrouch @BunnyBoy Don’t be late.
ANNOUNCER: Now, here’s our star to tell you about next week’s intriguing episode of our story.
JOHNNY: Next week? A comedy of errors. 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.
MUSIC: Theme up to music out.
ANNOUNCER: Johnny Atsign is a work of fiction. If anyone thinks it’s about him, he should read Proverbs 28:1.
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