Blogsmoke


BlogsmokeSOUND: MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET

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 Continue reading

The Usual Suspects


The Daily Beast has an article up describing a few of the organizations behind some recent “spontaneous” protests.

From San Francisco to New York City, … fellow progressive activists are building toward the same long-term objectives of peaceful but noisy resistance.

Peaceful? The organizers of the recent Berkeley protest about Milo were unavailable for comment.

More Left Wing Shutuppery


The Modern Language Association has filed copyright complaints against Legal Insurrection which caused YouTube to take down LI’s YouTube channel. Apparently, someone didn’t like Legal Insurrection’s news coverage of anti-Israel talks at an MLA meeting.

I haven’t taken the MLA seriously since I first encountered their silly footnote and reference system.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Some folks never seem to learn from experience as this vintage episode points out.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny. How’s that report for the peace order case coming?

JOHNNY: I was just running the final spell and grammar check. It’ll be ready later this evening.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Great. Email it as soon as you finish.

JOHNNY: It’s too long to email. I’ll put in your Dropbox. There are a couple things that I want to go over in person.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Let me read the report first. Are you available tomorrow?

JOHNNY: Why don’t I come by around 2?

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. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


The LBS crew is taking the week off for an extended Thanksgiving break. Here’s a vintage episode from last year—
Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Good evening, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Well, hello!

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Have you been reading any of the junk Bunny Boy’s been publishing lately?

JOHNNY: Not really. What have I missed?

RULE 5 GIRL: He’s done a post about that suit against The Bomber, and some of the comments are disturbing?

JOHNNY: Really? I’ll take a look.

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. Continue reading