Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Phone rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: No, I’ve been up for a while and was just going down to breakfast.

PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) The coffee shop in your hotel is pretty good. May I join you?


PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) You’re just around the corner from my office. I’ll walk over. Would ten minutes be OK?

JOHNNY: I’ll meet you there.

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!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out.

JOHNNY: The following is partial extract of the tweets sent and received during the Double Florentine Matter.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @CardinalCap The guy you recommended has taken the case.

SOUND: Quiet restaurant background.

PRO BONO 2: (Fading up) … so it was fortunate that you happened to be in town.

JOHNNY: Uh, huh. I was in town tying up some loose ends for a client who is suing The Grouch.

PRO BONO 2: Well, he’s also my client now. The Grouch is suing him in federal court here in Florence, and I’ve offered to represent him pro bono.

JOHNNY: Good. I suppose he’ll want me to share what I have with you. I’ll send him a DM after breakfast and ask him to authorize me to release everything to you.

PRO BONO 2: Thanks. Given your experience with The Grouch, I’d like to use you in the case down here as well. Specifically, I’d like you to look into [redacted].

JOHNNY: Yes, that could be an intriguing angle, and there might be a connection to [redacted].

PRO BONO 2: I like the way you think, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Call me “Johnny.”

SOUND: Restaurant background out.

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JOHNNY: Back in Westminster, I started going through my files on The Grouch, and [redacted]. There were several interesting overlaps. Coincidence or something else? It was time to give [redacted] a call.


CLERK: (Telephone Filter) Yes. The record shows that it’s still valid and that he’s moved out of state.

JOHNNY: Thanks. I owe you one.

CLERK: (Telephone Filter) No problem, Johnny. Goodbye.

JOHNNY: Goodbye.

SOUND: Telephone receiver hung up.

JOHNNY TWEETS: @ProBono2 He’s trying to be two places at once without being in either.

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

JOHNNY: Next week? Missing persons? Join us, won’t you.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Swell theme and under

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.

Be sure to tune in every Friday at 6 pm Eastern Time for an episode of Blognet or Blogsmoke on alternating weeks. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

23 thoughts on “Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

    • In next week’s exciting episode, [redacted] Kimberlin discovers that More Science Middle [redacted] [redacted][redacted] Commie Martyrs [redacted][redacted].

      Stay tuned.

  1. I’m the type of person that sees “CRIM_ OF TH_ C_NTURY” and asks to buy a vowel. So, while these shows are entertaining, I’m always left scratching my head as to what just happened.

    • Were they really good? Really? I had most of the bits from the albums released through 1975 or 76 or maybe even 77 memorized and several of us that shared a house boat in [redacted] could do 10 or 15 minutes at a stretch as we relaxed after work or while we were driving up to [redacted] for an evening at [redacted] before getting back to work at 8:00 a.m.. I’ve been afraid to listed to them for the last 25 years assuming that they were funny because I had either imbibed or inhaled [not mine, that smoke came from HIS thingamajobbie] too much.

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  3. Why would someone want a license, to rub curbs, from two States, when they don’t have a set of wheels? Asking for (redacted.)

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