Blogsmoke


SOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICOCHET

MUSIC: UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 1

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around Twitter Town and in the territory of the net—there’s just one way to handle the harassers and the stalkers—and that’s with an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: THEME HITS: FULL BROAD SWEEP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 2

ANNOUNCER: “BLOGSMOKE” starring W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the trolling that moved into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved against it. (MUSIC: OUT)

JOHN: I’m that man, John Hoge, Internet Sheriff—the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job—and it makes a man watchful … and a little lonely.

MUSIC: MAIN TITLE—RECORDED—CUT 3

SOUND: Footsteps coming down a hall and into the room.

PRODUCER: Howdy, Sheriff. Grab a cup of coffee and join us.

SOUND: Coffee cup taken from rack. Coffee poured. Chair pulled out.

JOHN: What’s up?

PINKY: Nothing much. Just taking one last coffee break at the end of a short work week.

JOHN: Short week? I thought you were up seven days a week.

PINKY: My feature’s done like a lot of old time radio. Johnny Atsign’s adventures are “transcribed,” and so are my little quips.

JOHN: Sounds like an easy way to make a living. This Internet Sheriff gig is mostly hurry-up-and wait, but it’s on-call 24/7. Speaking of Johnny Atsign, was that thing that came in early this week for real?

PRODUCER: It turned out to be very real. It’s scrambled the production schedule, but it’s an important lead for [redacted].

JOHN: Good. I think.

PRODUCER: Well, good and bad. Good in that it may mean that [redacted]. On the other hand, it’s bad that [redacted] was able to [redacted]. Based on that, The Grouch has got everything ass backward.

PINKY: We’re definitely going to need more popcorn. Can we order some of it cheese-flavored this time?

MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 4

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MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 5

BRAIN: This is a pleasant surprise.

PRODUCER: Yeah, I beat you to making coffee this time.

BRAIN: Smells like Kona.

PRODUCER: It is. Grab a up and pull up a chair.

SOUND: Coffee cup taken from rack. Coffee poured. Chair pulled out.

BRAIN: How’s it goin’, Sheriff?

JOHN: It’s slow. Most of the cases that might have been active are on hold, waiting for court rulings or for filings that aren’t due yet.

PINKY: What about the case where you’re the plaintiff?

JOHN: The judge denied my motion to amend the verdict. I’ve talked it over with my counsel, and we have a plan for how to deal with the problem going forward.

BRAIN: Hold it? I thought you were representing yourself pro se.

JOHN: Brain, all I have to say about that is that I’ve talked thing over with counsel and that we have a plan.

BRAIN: Oh.

MUSIC: CLOSING TITLE UP AND UNDER—RECORDED—CUT 6

ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Even with a good imagination, we can’t come up with stories as strange as The Bomber and his buddies provide for episodes of “BLOGSMOKE”!

MUSIC: SWELL AND CONTINUE TO MUSIC OUT

ANNOUNCER: The Legal Department wishes the following declaimer read: “‘BLOGSMOKE’ is a work of fiction. Anyone who feels it might be about him should read Proverbs 28:1.” Be sure to tune in on Monday at 6 pm Eastern Time for the next intriguing episode of “Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign,” and join us again every Friday at 6 for alternating episodes “BLOGSMOKE” and “Blognet.” This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

5 thoughts on “Blogsmoke

  1. Pingback: In The Mailbox: 10.13.17 : The Other McCain

  2. A journalistic never-was, versus a former White House Press Correspondent and currently working Investigative Reporter.

    It’s like a retarded chimp trying to say it is smarter than Einstein .

  3. Bill’s very pathetic “Hey look at me. I’m smart. I”m not stupid. I’m important dammit” act again? You know, the one where he spreads lies because he has to make shit up because he is too lazy to, you know, actually investigate anything. He just plagiarizes other people, invents the rest and then pats himself on the back and tells himself what a wonderful investigative journalist he is.
    OK Bill, challenge time. Let us know every news organization you were paid to work for where you were an “Investigative Reporter”. Must be dozens since you keep claiming 30 years of experience as one. I’ll bet you can’t post anything other then maybe the Penny Pincher and the one local rag with a circulation of 50. A pathetic loser like you should maybe think twice about trying to attack your betters. It usually backfires on you doesn’t it? I mean, look where you are in life.

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