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

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


It seems like a good day to recycle this vintage episode—Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

GRAYSON: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, you’re not gonna believe this. Or, on second thought, maybe you will.

JOHNNY: Try me.

GRAYSON: (Telephone Filter) The Grouch has filed a peace order petition against me.

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

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

JOHN: I’m stepping out of character for this episode to share this bit of testimony from the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial. This exchange occurred on Wednesday afternoon …

MR. KIMBERLIN: Do you, on your blog, do you have a character [unintelligible] and Internet sheriff, Blogsmoke?

MR. HOGE: Ah, yes, um. A, um, website that I believe is associated with you called, ah, Breitbart Unmasked, ah, did a satirical piece about me, ah, trying to paint me as someone who’s the, ah, Internet sheriff and used the term Blogsmoke, and so I, ah, in return started a a feature that is a take off on the Gunsmoke radio program that was on in the ’50s. And, yes.

MR. KIMBERLIN: So you see yourself as the Internet sheriff?

MR. HOGE: No, I don’t. I consider it a way of poking fun at the people at Breitbart Unmasked by taking their idea and running with it and having a running gag that’s lasted for about two-and-a-half years now.

MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 4

ANNOUNCER: Autumn is here, and cool weather is settling in. Soon it will be time to sit by the fire with a hot drink. Are you a proud member of Team Lickspittle and a fan of Johnny Atsign? Why not sip that drink from a Johnny Atsign coffee mug? Johnny Atsign, Team Lickspittle, The Grand Hog, Murum Aries Attigit, and Res Judicata merchandise is available exclusively at The Hogewash Store. Drop by today, spend some money, and show your support for Team Lickspittle. You can also show your support by hitting the Tip Jar. Or you can do your Amazon shopping through the link on the Home page.

MUSIC: SCENE BUMPER MUSIC—RECORDED—CUT 5

JOHN: That’s it for this week. I hope everyone at Breitbart Unmasked enjoyed being mentioned.

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 pm for alternating episodes “BLOGSMOKE” and “Blognet.” This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

NORRIS: (Telephone Filter) Hello, Mr. Atsign, I’m Bill Norris from National Special Underwriters.

JOHNNY: Yes?

NORRIS: (Telephone Filter) I’d like to discuss using your services to help us investigate a claim.

JOHNNY: Really? Are you sure you’re calling the right freelance investigator?

NORRIS: (Telephone Filter) (Chuckles) Yes, I do. I believe your previous experience will expedite the investigation. I believe you have some experience with some called “The Bomber.”

JOHNNY: Yeah. You’ve called the right guy.

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