Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The similarities between the plots in some fictional stories and the activities of certain cyberthugs sure are interesting coincidences, aren’t they? This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran a couple of years ago today.

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ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Phone rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: No, I’ve been up for a while and was just going down to breakfast.

PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) The coffee shop in your hotel is pretty good. May I join you?

JOHNNY: Sure.

PRO BONO 2: (Telephone Filter) You’re just around the corner from my office. I’ll walk over. Would ten minutes be OK?

JOHNNY: I’ll meet you there.

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 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.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Mr. Atsign.

JOHNNY: Good morning.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Are you booked next Tuesday?

JOHNNY: I’m busy, but I could arrange to have part of the day free.

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) Good. I’d like you to be a witness for me.

JOHNNY: A court appearance?

BLOGGER: (Telephone Filter) (Fading Out) Sorta/Kinda. Let me explain …

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 first ran five years ago today.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Hello, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Well, hello.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Have you seen what The Grouch is tweeting this morning.

JOHNNY: No, I haven’t bothered to check his feed yet today.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) He’s saying that he had permission to use all of those blog posts he copied. He’s going on about some sort of blanket permission.

JOHNNY: Nah, he never had permission.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) He seems to think so.

JOHNNY: He didn’t do a good job of reading the fine print.

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 first ran four years ago today.

Oh, to provide some perspective … CPL Davis appeared in earlier episodes. He’s with the Department of Natural Resources Police.

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

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

CPL DAVIS: (Telephone Filter) Mr Atsign, this is Corporal Davis.

JOHNNY: How’s it goin’? Caught any poachers this week?

CPL DAVIS: (Telephone Filter) No, the woods are pretty quitet now that the spring seasons are over. Of course, it’s still open season on varmints. As a matter of fact, that’s what I’m calling you about.

JOHNNY: Hey, my license is up to date, and I haven’t gone after woodchucks at all this year.

CPL DAVIS: (Telephone Filter) (Chuckles) I’m talking about a two-legged varmint. Check your email, then give me a call back.

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 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.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, Bob Bailey here.

JOHNNY: Hello, and call me Johnny.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) OK, Johnny, I see that The Grouch has had another appeal rejected. You worked on that case, didn’t you?

JOHNNY: Yes.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) I’ve developed a personal interest in the matter, and I wonder what you can tell me without breaching your client’s confidentiality.

JOHNNY: Quite a bit, Mr. Bailey. Quite a bit.

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 first ran four years ago today.

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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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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Some people are more careful with the details of their paperwork than are others. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran three 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.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny. It’s Aaron. Have you seen The Bomber’s latest federal suit?

JOHNNY: The one where he’s suing those senators?

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Yeah.

JOHNNY: I haven’t looked at it closely.

AARON: (Telephone Filter) Take a good look at the first paragraph.

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