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. A cyberstalker has filed a nuisance lawsuit against a group of bloggers and has disappeared, apparently to avoid service of court papers. Your job … find him.

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. Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

Johnny is out on an assignment, so we’re recycling this episode from a couple of years ago—

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

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

JOHNNY: Good morning. It’ been a while since you called. What’s up these days?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Nothing much with me, but The Bomber’s finally filed his opposition to the motions to dismiss his RICO suit.

JOHNNY: Oh, yeah. That was due yesterday.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) I just saw it on PACER.

JOHNNY: I guess 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

Mmmmm … Coffee

I’ve had several questions asking which coffee maker I use. Based on a recommendation from Glenn Reynolds, I bought a relatively inexpensive Cuisinart model for use at stately Hoge Manor, and it has provided excellent service—and it makes good coffee. It’s available from Amazon.

There’s no Cyber Monday deal on it, but the price is right anyway.

Let’s Make a Deal

Cyber Monday deals are still available at Amazon through the weekend. If you do you shopping via the links here at Hogewash!, you’ll pay the same low prices, and this blog will receive a commission which will help pay for its expenses. I’m thankful for your support.

Do you put up holiday lights around your house? Have you considered switching to a solar-powered system? There’s a Cyber Monday deal on a solar-powered LED light rope. Click on the image on the left to see the details.




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”!


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.


Let’s Make a Deal

Cyber Monday deals are being offered all week at Amazon in every department. If you do your shopping through the links here at Hogewash!, you’ll pay the same low prices, and this blog will receive a commission which will help defray it’s costs.

If you still have holiday shopping to do for a bass fisherman, Johnny Atsign recommends the Rose Kuli Multi Jointed Life-like Swimbait Hard Fishing Lure. Click on the image on the left to see the Cyber Monday Week deal.