Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Blognet first ran five years ago today.

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BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. An infamous cyberstalker has filed a bar complaint against a First Amendment lawyer. Your job … help get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out.

SOUND: Footsteps in hallway.

FRIDAY: It was Tuesday, July 5th. It was hot and muggy in Westminster. We were working the night watch out of Internet Detail. My partner’s Liz Smith. The Boss is Twitter Town Sheriff W. J. J. Hoge. My name’s Friday. It was 3:53 pm when I entered Room S-140, Internet Detail.

SOUND: Door opens and closes. Footsteps across room.

WILSON: … OK, Bill. I’m sure we’ve got some useful information. I’ll ask the night shift to work something up for you … Yeah, we’ll send whatever we’ve got … Sure thing … Goodbye

SOUND: Chair pulled out. Telephone receiver hung up.

WILSON: Hi, Joe.

FRIDAY: Hey, Frank. What was that all about?

WILSON: That was Bill Arnold down in Richmond. They’ve been asked to look into the Internet angle on a bar complaint. They think we can help.


WILSON: The complainant is Parvocampus. They are looking for any connections he might have to this guy.

SOUND: Page torn off note pad.

FRIDAY: Oh, yeah.

SOUND: Door opens and closes. Footsteps across room.

SMITH: Hi, Frank, Joe. What’s up?

SOUND: Chair pulled out.

FRIDAY: Frank just got a little project for us. Here. Take a look.

SMITH: Not again!

WILSON: I’ll just leave that for you two.

SOUND: Chair pushed back.

SMITH: Gee, thanks, Frank.

SOUND: Footsteps across room.

WILSON: Always glad to be of service.

SOUND: Door opens and closes.

SMITH: Let me get this straight. Parvocampus has filed a bar complaint against the lawyer for the defendants in the case he just lost.

FRIDAY: That’s about the size of it.

SMITH: Is he ever going to learn?

FRIDAY: I doubt it. His level of ignorance is probably too great to be overcome.

SMITH: You’d think he’d eventually learn a lesson.

FRIDAY: Ignorance will usually respond to a dose of education, but not in Parvocampus’ case.

SMITH: How’s that?

FRIDAY: You can’t cure stupid.

MUSIC: Stinger and under.

FRIDAY: 7:48 pm.

SMITH: OK, Joe, I think I’ve got all the files that relate to Parvocampus and that Virginia lawyer. It’s several gigabytes. There’s no way we can email it.

FRIDAY: I knew it would be big, but that much?

SMITH: Parvocampus spews a lot of stuff. Almost all of it is his material.

FRIDAY: Hmmm. Let’s put it in a dropbox and send the link to Bill. I guess you should ask him if he wants us to mail him a DVD as well.

SMITH: I’m sure he’ll just be so pleased to have to plow through all of Parvocampus’s BS.

FRIDAY: Yeah, I feel a bit sorry for Bill. But look on the bright side for us.


FRIDAY: Someone else gets to deal with Parvocampus for a change.

NARRATOR: Bar complaints in Virginia are handled by the Virginia State Bar, an agency of that state’s Supreme Court. In a moment, a description of the process.

MUSIC: Stinger.

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NARRATOR: Bar complaints in Virginia are handled by the Virginia State Bar, an agency of that state’s Supreme Court. Incoming complaints are first reviewed for assure jurisdiction, then a response is sought from the respondent. Next, the Bar Counsel reviews the matter for potential rule violations and will either close the case or refer the matter for further investigation and review by a committee of lawyers and non-lawyers. The committee will either close the case or hold a hearing. Parvocampus’ complaint is still under review for jurisdiction.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: You have just heard Blognet, a series of authentic cases from official files. Technical advice comes from the office of the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department.

MUSIC: Theme up to music out.

ANNOUNCER: Blognet is a work of fiction. Anyone who thinks it’s about him should read Proverbs 28:1.

This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

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Office Smith informs me that Parvocampus’ bar complaint was found to be frivolous.

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