Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. This one ran three years ago today and tells of a minor overseas contretemps involving The Grouch.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Matti Sorensen. I’m calling from Fortion Energy. We are a power company in Finland.

JOHNNY: Yes?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) You have been recommended to me as someone to conduct an Internet investigation in the United States.

JOHNNY: That’s my line of work. Exactly what sort of investigation?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We believe that someone in the U.S. is infringing our intellectual property on Twitter.

JOHNNY: Why not simply send a takedown notice?

LAWYER: (Telephone Filter) We want to know more before we act.

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!

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign is from six years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

COUSY: (Telephone Filter) Hello, Mr. Atsign. My name is Bob Cousy.

JOHNNY: Not *The* Bob Cousy who played for the Celtics. I’m a fan.

COUSY: No. Just *A* Bob Cousy. I hadn’t been born when that Bob Cousy was playing point guard. I’m calling about The Grouch.

JOHNNY: What about him?

COUSY: This has come out left field … sorry to mix my sports metaphors … but he’s suddenly started harassing my wife and me. And our baby.

JOHNNY: So why are you calling me?

COUSY: I’m told you might be helpful.

JOHNNY: Perhaps. Tell me your story.

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 Asign!

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


There’s an idea that there’s usually not more than six degrees of separation in the connections between two people. It’s often the case that the matters Johnny Atsign has investigated wind up being closely related. That point comes out in this episode from three years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Restaurant background

SOUND: Cellphone rings twice.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Paul Candler. How’s it going?

JOHNNY: Well enough. Everything and everyone has been located. I finished my final checks this morning, and I’m grabbing a late breakfast at a nearby Waffle House.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Sounds good.

JOHNNY: Yeah. They serve real southern country ham.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) No, I mean it’s good that you’ve got everything located.

JOHNNY: Yeah. It will make the tracking a lot easier.

SOUND: Restaurant background 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. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


OPSEC (Operational Security) and COMSEC (Communications Security) failures can provide important breaks for an investigator, as can be seen in this episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign from three years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Paul Candler. Thanks for locating The Grouch.

JOHNNY: Well, that was only his temporary address—if you can believe what he told the judge.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Uh, huh, but it matches with my other source which tends to vouch for her reliability.

JOHNNY: I take it you want me to keep up with the task.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Yes.

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign is from four years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s Bob Bailey. Have you heard about The Bomber’s latest suit?

JOHNNY: I heard he was appealing recent loss in federal court. What else is he up to?

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Remember how he tried to make a state case out of the dismissed state claims in his first RICO suit?

JOHNNY: Yeah. You don’t mean …

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Right! He’s recycling the state claims from the second case now.

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s good to have connections with interesting people. Many of my acquaintances have have help me with research for this blog. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign from six years ago today shows the how friends can wind up helping friends with fact finding.

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

SOUND: Cell phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Johnny? Where are you? I thought you’d be back today.

JOHNNY: Not yet. I’ve taken a detour to run down another lead.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Oh?

JOHNNY: I’m driving back from Chicago rather than flying. It’s given me a chance to stop off along the way and interview some witnesses.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Witnesses? To what? Where?

JOHNNY: Right now, I’m in Bloomington.

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!

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign. It first ran five years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s Aaron. It looks like both trial courts have told The Bomber that he’s really lost his cases as far as they’re concerned.

JOHNNY: He’ll appeal.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Probably, but based on the record, he’ll lose in the end.

JOHNNY: Let’s hope so.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. Look, let’s get together and look over your notes one more time. There may be something there that will be useful if … no, when … The Bomber appeals.

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