This episode of Blogsmoke ran four years ago today. It takes a look at the program’s first episode and how it came to be.
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JOHN: I’m told that 57F Osborne (aka Bunny Boy, aka Xenophon) has a post up at Breitbart Unmasked that suggests I need a new hobby. Bunny Boy has given me advice in the past, and when I’ve acted on it, things didn’t go as he suspected. For example, back in November, 2013, …
Xenophon (the Troll) makes a lame attempt at ironic humor over at Breitbart Unmasked with a post (No, I won’t link to it) trying to cast me as the Internet Sheriff of Twitter Town. It has a sort of Blogsmoke theme.
Here’s how we would have done it back when I was working in radio—
HORSE MODEM CONNECTING FADES UP TO FULL MIKE—SINGLE SHOT—RICHOCHET
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ANNOUNCER: (VOICE OVER MUSIC) Around
Dodge City Twitter Town and in the territory out west of the net—there’s just one way to handle the killers harassers and the spoilers stalkers—and that’s with a U.S. Marshall an Internet Sheriff and the smell of “GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE”!
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“GUNSMOKE” “BLOGSMOKE” starring William Conrad W. J. J. Hoge. The story of the violence trolling that moved west with young America into the young Internet—and the story of a man who moved with against it. (MUSIC: OUT)
MATT JOHN: I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshall 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.
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