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!

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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Caller’s POV. Phone rings twice. Line picked up.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Hello.

JOHNNY: Good morning, Pete. It’s Johnny Atsign. You left a message on my answering machine.

ZOMBIE: (Telephone Filter) Right. I was checking to see how the investigation was going on The Grouch’s story about his banking problem.

JOHNNY: I was just writing up my notes. I can give you a brief summary over the phone.

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 four times. Caller’s POV.

JOHNNY: (Telephone Filter) You’ve reached Johnny Atsign’s answering machine. I’m taking Thanksgiving week off and have gone fishing. I’ll be back in a week or so. You can leave a message if you want.

SOUND: Beep.

ZOMBIE: Hey, Atsign, it’s Pete Candler. Give me a call when you get back.

MUSIC: Theme up and under

ANNOUNCER: Now, here’s our star to tell you about next week’s intriguing episode of our story.

JOHNNY: Next time? Deadbeat vs. The Undead. Join us, won’t you?

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Swell theme and under

ANNOUNCER: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign, starring W. J. J. Hoge, is transcribed in Westminster. Be sure to join us next Monday, same time and URL, for the next exciting episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

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ANNOUNCER: 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 a episode of Blognet or Blogsmoke on alternating weeks. This is LBS, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


It’s been a busy day in the Real World. On top of lab work, it became necessary to finally retire a 2001 Saab with a new ride. The hours spent signing papers ate into the time to finish another Johnny Atsign episode.

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Phone rings once. Telephone handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

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

JOHNNY: Hello, Lieutenant. What’s up?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I’ve got a job for you.

JOHNNY: Something must be wrong with the line. It sounded like you want me to investigate something?

LT. BRADSHAW: (Telephone Filter) I do, Atsign. It’s a personal matter.

JOHNNY: I’m all ears, Lieutenant.

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


It’s been a busy day in the Real World, so LBS will be presenting a recycled episode this evening—

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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Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

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

JOHNNY: Hello! It’s good to hear from you again. What’s up?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Uh, huh. We haven’t talked for a while. I thought I’d give you a call to remind you of an important anniversary?

JOHNNY: Oh, what anniversary?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) October 29th, five years ago.

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: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s [REDACTED].

JOHNNY: Thanks for calling. Did you get that report I forwarded?

[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yeah. Are they serious?

JOHNNY: It sure looks like it.

[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Hmmm. Technically, it shouldn’t affect our client’s case, but …

JOHNNY: If you think about his long-term interests …

[REDACTED]: (Telephone Filter) Yeah.

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