Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

OPSEC (Operational Security) and COMSEC (Communications Security) failures can provide important breaks for an investigator, as can be seen in this episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign from three years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Paul Candler. Thanks for locating The Grouch.

JOHNNY: Well, that was only his temporary address—if you can believe what he told the judge.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Uh, huh, but it matches with my other source which tends to vouch for her reliability.

JOHNNY: I take it you want me to keep up with the task.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Yes.

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 Red-Headed Leak Matter.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @Zombie Can the undead get a life in Final Fantasy?

JOHNNY: The next step for this investigation was to improve [redacted]


NERD: So that’s a far as I can probe things from here. You need answers from further up the food chain.

JOHNNY: They’re notorious for stonewalling this sort of request.

NERD: Maybe. But how much will it cost you to send a letter by Certified Mail?

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JOHNNY: To my surprise, I was able to get some cooperation from Twitter for a change. They were able to [redacted]


ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Of course, she wasn’t a part of the conversation. She butted in.

JOHNNY: Some people just have bad manners. And remember, that’s part of what got The Grouch in trouble back in 2013.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @DreadHead You talkin’ to me?

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

JOHNNY: Next week? [redacted] is the name of the game. 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.

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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I wonder if The Grouch will ever figure out how [redacted] screwed up and [redacted], giving Johnny the break he needed, but proper OPSEC still prevents further discussion of the matter.

3 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. As much as I despise seeing [redacted], it’s some small consolation that it must be even more frustrating to other, more interested parties. It reminds me of an exchange I read in a book years and years ago.

    Person A approaches Person B. “I’m going to take your wallet.”

    Person B immediately grasps their left front pants pocket.

    A: “Thanks for showing me which pocket it’s in.”

  2. I love seeing [redacted]. It’s a sign that information can’t be release because the case isn’t really closed. Maybe we’ll get some new episodes in the future.

    • People like Brett Kimberlin and his enablers did a lot of wrong by a lot of people. I hope many of those other people will also find a way to keep their “cases open” until justice is done.

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