Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny called in from [redacted], but the line quality wasn’t good enough to record an episode. Until he gets back from the third world, we’ll probably be recycling vintage episodes like this one from a couple of years ago.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) Atsign, it’s Bradshaw

JOHNNY: Hello, Lieutenant. To what do I owe the pleasure?

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I’ve got a job for you, or rather, a referral if you want it.

JOHNNY: Are you sure you called the right number?

BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I hate to admit it, but, yeah, this one’s right down your alley.

JOHNNY: OK. Tell me more.

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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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s Bob Bailey.

JOHNNY: Hi! I have heard from you for a while,

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Oh, I’ve been busy with projects of my own. I thought I’d give you a call to see what’s happening.

JOHNNY: Quite a bit, actually. But not stuff that’s cleared for broadcast yet.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. I know how that goes.

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


Given the way the Real World has been messing with my blogging, this episode from 2014 seemed like a good one to recycle—

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Yes?

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) My name’s Bailey. Are you online yet this morning?

JOHNNY: Not yet. I’m still on my first cup of coffee.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) You’ll enjoy it this morning. Somebody thinks you’re not real.

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! Continue reading

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


It’s amazing how the Real World gets in the way of the Interwebz! There isn’t a new Johnny Atsign script available because of the amount of work being required by my day job. OTOH, my liberal friends tell me that recycling is a good thing, so …

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

SOUND: Cell phone rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. It’s Aaron. I hope I didn’t wake you. You’re an hour behind us in Illinois.

JOHNNY: Good morning back to you. No, I’m running on East Coast time. I’ve got to drive back to Indiana to the other side of the time zone line later today.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Oh?

JOHNNY: Yeah. I’ve found the records we wanted here, but I’ve also developed a lead on a related case.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) The Bomber?

JOHNNY: Uh, huh. I’m headed back to 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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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


SOUND: (Caller’s POV) Phone rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) Hi, you’ve reached Johnny Atsign’s voice mail. I’m off in the wilds of Virginia running down leads on a new matter and can’t make it back to the studio to record a new episode for this week. I’ve asked the Producer to run an episode from a couple of years ago that deals with the joys of winning a case.

SOUND: (Telephone Filter) Beep.

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

JOHNNY DMS: (SYNTH VOICE) @LizSmith I’ll be right over.

SOUND: Footsteps in hallway.

JOHNNY: It was Friday, April 8th. It was cool and cloudy in Westminster. We has just brought a joint operation to a successful conclusion, and it was 7:29 pm when I entered Room S-140. Internet Detail. Continue reading

Coming to a Web Browser Near You …


ANNOUNCER: The following preview has been rated as suitable for general audiences—

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s [redacted]. Have you got some time to do some work for me?

JOHNNY: I’m not fully booked. Whatcha got?

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) I’ve got some clients being sued for defamation. It’s a flimsy case, but I need to make sure all the Is are dotted ant Ts crossed.

JOHNNY: Uh, huh. I’m going to be down your way on Thursday. Why don’t we get together for lunch and talk?

[redacted]: (Telephone Filter) 12:30 at the usual place?

JOHNNY: Works for me.

ANNOUNCER: Tune in next week at 6 pm to hear more.

Johnny Atsign is a work of fiction. If anyone thinks it’s about him, he should read Proverbs 28:1.

Be sure to tune in every Friday at 6 pm Eastern Time for an episode of Blognet or Blogsmoke on alternating weeks. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny is on a fishing expedition scouting along a minor tributary of the Missouri River. He’s suggested that we recycle this vintage episode.

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once. Telephone receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Hey, Johnny, it’s Little Bird. Have you seen The Grouch’s Twitter feed this morning

JOHNNY: No. I’m supposed to have other things on my plate today. And I still haven’t finished my first cup of coffee.

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Well, when you wake up, you may want to check his timeline.

JOHNNY: Really?

LITTLE BIRD: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. Then you may want to look at the email I just sent you.

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