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This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran seven years ago today.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Well, hello! We haven’t talked for a while.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) I’ve been busy.

JOHNNY: Yeah, me too. What’s up?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filer) The Grouch has got his old gig as an editor back.

JOHNNY: The same place?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Uh, huh. You should probably check it out.

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 my investigation of Second Time Around Matter.

JOHNNY TWEETS: (SYNTH VOICE) @TheGrouch I see that you’re still writing fiction.

JOHNNY: Bunny Boy had been the editor of the Goodguys Unmasked website since The Grouch had been fired in 2013. Bunny Boy had a three-year run, but was suddenly gone, and The Grouch had oozed back into his old job.

Back in 2012, The Grouch had published sealed documents from a lawsuit that had been leaked to him by The Bomber. It wasn’t long after he took over as Editor again that he had published something from lawsuit that had been fed to him by The Bomber. This time the document wasn’t sealed. Instead, it was a crude forgery of what was supposed to be a report from a foreign intelligence agency that defamed the wife of someone who was suing The Bomber.

Since the person suing The Bomber was one of my clients, I gave him a call.

SOUND: (Caller’s POV) Phone rings three times.

[REDACTED]: Hello.


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JOHNNY: Yes, and with that certification from the embassy, the case should be a slam dunk.

JOHNNY TWEETS: @TheGrouch You guys simply aren’t very good at forgery.

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

JOHNNY: Next time? Truth is stranger than fiction. 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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Johnny reminded me that one of the people he’s investigated has forged multiple documents from at least two foreign governments.

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